Photography Gift Guide

Welcome to NYC Photo Safari's Holiday Gift Guide. Unlike previous years, this year we are going to feature the top ten things you DON'T want to buy for your favorite photographer! Yes, you read that right. The top ten things NOT to buy. For the photographer who seemingly has everything it is very tempting to buy gadgets small and large, inexpensive to outrageous, but not all of these are

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Photo Prime Lens

What is spotting?

In the days of prints from film, very often there was dust on the film which left white spots on your print. To get rid of these white spots you had to take a small paint brush dipped with special ink and brushed them out of the print by hand. This was called Spotting.

Photo Prime Lens

What is a prime lens?

In the old days (you know last year), before digital, lenses that you could not zoom were referred to ask "fixed focal length lenses". A 50mm lens for instance is a fixed focal length lens. Sometime with in the last ten years or so the common vernacular has been to refer to these lenses as "Prime Lenses" perhaps be cause it's shorter? or perhaps because it just sounds sexier. But in the end they are the same. Our friends at Nikon are using the term "Single-Focal Length". Same thing.