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Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G: The fastest DX-format lens

To all you photography afficionados who use a Nikon digital camera, Nikon has announced the AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens. It’s Nikon’s first fixed focal length DX-format lens. The AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G lens is scheduled to be available at Nikon authorized dealers beginning March 2009 with an estimated selling price of $199.95 (estimate).

AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G

The AF-S DX NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G features a large maximum aperture of f/1.8 enabling effortless handheld shooting in dark settings, such as a dimly lit room. This lens makes it easy to create large, beautiful blur effects. And the built-in Silent Wave Motor (SWM) ensures fast, quiet autofocus, even with SLR models that do not have a built-in motor, such as the D40 series and D60.

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Photography as a hobby

I’ve decided to start learning and collecting information about photography today. Since one of my goals this year is to buy myself a DSLR camera I thought that while saving money for the digital camera, I’d start blogging and posting about the topic. It’s a way for me to put up an online archive that I can go refer to again while learning.

To start off things, I’ve made some changes to my blog to include a separate category on photography. I’m currently looking for some photo gallery plugins for WordPress. I’ll post more about this later.

If you’re into photography as a hobby or even as a profession, please post a comment or contact me. Maybe we can learn photography together online and help each other out.

Site of the Week: Creative and artistic bricks

This week, I found this guy who maintains a flickr site of some creative and artistic creations using Lego bricks. If you’re into Lego, you can find some very good renditions of popular things all made of Lego bricks! For instance, take a look at the Lego equivalent of the trains we have played with during childhood. Not just as big as the setup below which is complete with it’s own suspension bridge!

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