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 …

Krka National Park, Croatia

On Valuing Your Work

I just happened to read this blog post by Jay Patel. He says: “Never give away your work for free. This could mean that you’ll lose out on some opportunities to gain immediate exposure, but it will help you become established as someone who is providing unique content… whether it is your photographs, article, techniques, or tips.” Valuable advice here, …