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Is it good to buy used lenses?

Used camera lenses is not a simple product to purchase. It will be better and easier if inspection can be done before the purchase since the chance of buying a broken lenses or lenses with missing accessories will be significantly lower. Photography is an expensive but very popular hobby. There are many retailers that offer a wide array of brands of lenses.

The advantage to buy used lenses is that the cost is much more economical compared to buying a new lenses. Different specifications have different prices and brand names will also be more expensive but their quality will always to be up to standard.

There are many people who buy from ebay which I personally find it to be somewhat risky unless extensive due diligence have been taken. You really have to do plenty of research and ensure all recent reviews and feedback are positive. One useful tip is always look at top rated seller first since they have a proven track record.

How to choose nd filter for your camera lenses?

The first thing to consider is the width of the lenses. The filter size is based on the lense’s width. The second factor to consider is the stop value which is the optical density. For professional photographers, 77 mm size is often used so getting that size is recommended.

The Hoya ND400 is priced at $100 so it can be quite expensive. When looking at the value, the higher the ND, the less light enters the lenses. The cost of neutral density filter also depends on the brand and manufacturer.

There are various types of ND (Neutral Density) Filter included graduated ND and 10 stop ND. The graduated filter is used for shooting landscape while the other is used for shooting water based scenery.

How to ask for a raise?

Most of the jobs will give a certain percent of raise every year for workers who have been contributing over the years. The raise is usually just a token of gratitude that the employer appreciate what the employee has dome for the company as well as an incentive for the employee to remain with the company instead of another competitor. In poor economic conditions, most company will attempt to cut cost by downsizing and trimming unnecessary expense. These expense include raises and bonuses and can impact the company’s overall bottom line. When an employer cannot offer monetary compensation, vacation times are often suggested to employee as an alternative form of raises.

Not only does this cost less for the company but also give an opportunity for the employee time away from work and upon return, they can be more energized and productive. Other forms of bonuses including coupons, tickets or employee discounts. The type of compensation given depends on the type and size of the company.

There are several ways to request a raise. The most powerful and direct method is to prove to employer that results and goals are achieved. These can range from boosted sales or costs saved due to specific implemented initiatives or projects. The case can be built stronger with reports backed by strong solid figures, numbers, and charts. With proven quantifiable metrics and consistent result delivery, it is much more easier to convince employer offering a promotion or raises.

Besides achievements, one can request raises and promotion through seniority. The premise is the longer the individual has worked for a company, the much justified the person should receive a raise. However, many companies focus on contribution and for senior workers, the compensation is offered via pension.



How to reduce stress?

Most of us has some sort of stress whether is work, family or relationships. When things doesn’t go our way or the way we expect, we then to be unhappy and worry about the situation. For example, projects and deadlines from work can lead to overtime which can affect work performance. This in turn affect periodic evaluation and ultimately, raises and promotion.

In relationship, we often get into arguments we the other person since no two person think or behave the same way. Two people are bound to be different due to their inherent core values, believe system, education, culture and so on. The best approach to reduce arguments is to be listen and try to understand one another. It may not be simple or straightforward but there’s always room to try.
Also, one can learn and accept that there are things we cannot change.

There are many ways to tackle stress including through exercise, diet or just changing the way we think. It is very important to control stress level since it can greatly impact how well we do things as well as how we treat others.