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Nikon has just announced a new low-light prime lens, the AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G.
This latest addition to the NIKKOR lineup features a large maximum aperture of f/1.4, enabling it to be used for easy handheld shooting in dark settings, such as a dimly lit room. It also allows photographers to easily create beautiful large blur effects. The lens’ Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures quick, quiet autofocus. Autofocus shooting is made possible with SLR models that do not have a built-in motor, such as the D40 series and D60.
The AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G is a high-performance large-aperture, single-focal-length lens especially suitable for professional and advanced amateurs who use Nikon FX-format cameras such as the D3 and D700, and frequently shoot human subjects as well as night landscapes and astronomy. What’s more, when attached to a DX-format SLR, this f/1.4 lens with 75mm equivalent picture angle is capable of shooting portraits with beautiful blur effects.
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Victims of African Civil War. Woman & her Child. Forced to choose between remaining in homes-huts & being burned by rebels or fleeing & being shot by them as they leave. Part of graphic gallery by terrific photographer whose pics are disturbing & at same time, in some cases, vividly beautiful.