Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI

Let’s party like it’s 1976!

1976 is the year this lens, a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, was made. This is the time when lenses were just metal and glass, with no electronics or motors. The lower ring had apertures engraved on it, going from 1.4 (its maximum) to 16 (its smallest). The aperture ring had quite noticeable clicks at those f-values, but no intermediate clicks at …

Real Pros Don’t Shoot With Flash At f/22

If you could read the exposure data of the photos taken by pros when they are using flash as the main source of illumination, you would notice that, in most cases, the smallest aperture used would be f/8. They would rarely go down to f/11 and never ever to f/16 or f/22 (*). Why this? To understand why this is …

Rome, the Forum

The Best Spots to Take Panoramic Pictures in Italy

Whether you are a professional photographer or you just have a great passion for photography, you will be certainly interested in finding some beautiful places in Italy where photographers go to get the most stunning views of the Italian boot. Here are some interesting spots where you can get gorgeous views from above. Just keep in mind two important rules: choose the moments of …