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Remembering Yitzhak Rabin

Twenty years ago, on November 4, 1995, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in Tel Aviv.The Israeli warrior and prime minister died after being shot at the conclusion of a peace rally during a heated election campaign.Rabin was not at ease with the media and uncomfortable at staged events and photo sessions.Unfortunately, this showed in his awkward and stiff expressions and body language.If you were patient and had quick reflexes, you might get lucky and catch him at a good moment.Rabin... continue reading

The 50 mm blessing!

So, I bought my Nikon AF 50 mm F/1.8 for about six or seven months ago and I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am of its performance. It is absolutely incredible and wherever my camera goes, it goes!Reasons?1) Sharpness - The sharpness of a zoom lens is nothing compared to the one of a prime lens. It is wonderful!2) Bokeh - An absolutely stunning bokeh will be at your disposal.3) Price - For about 180 dollars you can get this outstanding lens which is nothing compared to the prices... continue reading

50mm - a magic lens!

They say Kit lens is the beginner's lens. True it is. But I started my DSLR photography with a 50mm prime and since then I am madly in love with my magic lens! In fact I still do not own any kit lens! :DYou can do thousands of experiments with this much lighter weapon!The focal length is almost close to the perception of human eye. It covers the whole zone as your eye can see at once. Makes the picture more real. I never forget this tiny wonder when I go for street photography. Just apt for... continue reading

Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens review

I used to be seeking the perfect P&S - one that was good enough in quality to allow me to abandon the idea of carrying my dSLR for all but the most critical situations (naturally the dSLR is the first choice in the home or studio as weight and size are not factors).I've slowly come to the conclusion that there are too many disadvantages.It isn't that great shots can't be had from a small sensor camera with zoom, but the problem for me is that beyond scenics and travel... continue reading

Pro-optic 8mm f/3.5 fisheye

Here is my first image approved with a new lens, the Pro-optic 8mm f/3.5 fisheye.It is a remarkable lens in a few regards:1. Price.At $250 this lens is almost as cheap as the nifty fifty, yet adds a view to your kit that is impossible to achieve otherwise.2. Solid build.Surprisingly, it is well built.Nothing wobbles.3. Manual controls.At first this seems a shame, but with a fisheye you really can't focus by eye anyways - just a quick glance at the distance scale and you are in business.... continue reading

Canon 50mm 1.8 II Lens - The Best Lens....

Let me start off with a disclaimer, I am not in any way endorsing Canon or any of its products.This is just my personal opinion based on my personal experience with their product, particularly the humble 50mm 1.8II lens.The Canon 50mm 1.8II is not made up of any expensive material, doesn't have the bells and whistles that all the other lens have.As a matter of fact, once you hold it, you kinda get the feeling that it is not made for the working pro.It is made of plastic and feels flimsy.... continue reading

Why primes rock! (Part 1)

For a while now I've been using my zoom lens a lot, but after getting a Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 lens I realized how much I miss using prime lenses.After getting and using a 28mm for my SLR I'm reminded how versatile prime lenses can be.Here are my top reasons for liking to pull out a prime lens over my zoom:1. Rejoice - no choice!There is something freeing about having only one focal length.If you have some room to move about you can accomplish a lot of selection on the background... continue reading

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