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There is an ongoing and almost eternal debate on the net about JPG versus RAW. I don't take part in it. I just shoot RAW and here is why.
I have had a couple of fisheye lenses in my long career with SLR's and have always considered them a lot of fun.
This lens is a no-brainer for any Nikon owner! It might not be the best lens Nikon ever made, but the quality to price ratio is unsurpassed.
A real eyeopener (litterally) and the start of my still ongoing wideangle craze
I've always liked two things in my lenses: wide angle and brightness. Combine the two and you have a winner!
My acquisition of a Sigma 10-20mm wideangle zoom many years ago was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, to quote Bogart in Casablanca. It is just my kind of lens.
I often use some very simple ”studio” setups to shoot small items in my office or my living room, even my bedroom. There's no reason to make things too complicated.
This is probably the most often used flash modifier apart from the diffuser--if not, perhaps it ought to be.
A snoot is a tube in front of your flash, which keeps its beam of light tight and concentrated, while a grid has lots of smaller, parallel tubes that do essentially the same thing.