Incomprehensive History Undermines Patriotism in Liberia

first_imgLiberian Historian and writer, Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu (PhD),  has attributed the lack of patriotism in Liberians to “Incomprehensive” history which, he says, does not make all Liberians to feel a part of the country.Dr. Joseph Saye Guannu who has published many Liberian History texts, including Liberian History Up To 1847, A Short History of the Liberian Republic, Liberian Civics and Liberian History Since 1980,  made the assertions in a recent exclusive interview with the Daily Observer.According to Dr. Guannu, Liberian History is not only incomprehensive but also full of distortions, in which many Liberians who played major roles in defending the country do not see themselves well pictured.Making a reference to a historic Liberian, Sao Boso, Dr. Guannu said this powerful Bopolu chief intervened in the land crisis between the settlers and the tribal people when conflict sprang up after negotiating for the Cape Mesurado.“The tribal people after negotiation came together and said they did not sell land, and this caused the settlers to be on the Providence Island for sometimes.  When Sao Boso was contacted, he came and convinced the tribal people to consider their brothers, and through his influence the tribal group agreed to give the land; and that laid the basis of Liberia.  However, this man’s effort is not recognized in history written by some Liberians,” Dr. Guannu said.He said most Liberian History texts only speak good about the settlers whose brothers and sisters wrote them (History), but completely sidelined the indigenous who played some major roles.Furthermore, he noted that Liberian History gives honor and praises to some people who do not deserve such honor and praises.Citing another reference, Dr. Guannu said the historical account that Matilda Newport was a teacher, shot a cannon to disperse tribal warriors and participated in flag making in 1847 is false.Dissenting that note of this Liberian woman in the history books, Dr. Guannu confirmed that Matilda Newport did indeed exist and came to Liberia, she did not shoot a cannon, neither was she a classroom teacher; nor did she  participate in the making of the Liberian flag.  She was illiterate and died before 1847, said Dr. Guannu.The Liberian historian and writer also pointed out that Liberian President Edwin James Barclay and others also played major role in preventing Liberia from being  colonized by Europeans, but such role is scarcely found in  Liberian History.Additionally, he indicated that the Bong County Sande society zoe, Madam Suakoko, played active roles in assisting the Liberian Frontier Force to expand Liberian territories to Bong and Nimba, but some Liberian History texts make no  Dr. Guannu did much of his studies in the United States of America and holds the PhD degree in History from New York City’s Fordam University, a Roman Catholic-run institution.  He noted that Americans have statutes of historic Americans all over that country, reminding people of what American patriots did for their country.When others see these statutes and hear what people who are symbolized by them did, they gain courage and want to emulate them.“But such is not the case with our country.  Suakoko, Sao Boso, Barclay and some tribal men who played roles in making Liberia what it is do not have statutes or have no streets named after them.  Such historical biases cannot allow people to develop patriotism, he noted.In the 1970s, however, the Tolbert administration named Front Street, which overlooks the Water Side, as in memory of King Sao Boso.With the negative impact Liberia’s historical  inconsistency makes on the citizens, Dr. Guannu said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has authorized a team of writers to rewrite the Liberian history, but this project is yet to kickoff.Until Liberian History is inclusively written to make all Liberians see themselves in it, the spirit of patriotism will take long to develop.However, he noted that minimum change is taking place in Liberians towards their country, but more needs  to be done if the country is to  compete successfully with other developing countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Offshore partners to provide jobs for Carnegie students

first_img2019Students of the Carnegie School of Home Economics are expected to benefit significantly after several overseas companies have indicated their interest in providing jobs for qualified students. This statement was made by the Principal of CSHE, Myrna Lee, at the launching of the three new programmes on its curriculum – caring for the elderly, childcare management, and housekeeping. “Guyana will be experiencing first oil in the near future, CSHE has linked with new offshore partners who have indicated the interest in hiring qualified individuals [students] to serve their companies”, she stated. Lee, however, did not reveal the names of the companies but rather stated that they will be made public at a later time. Nevertheless, the newly launched programmes are intended to provide quality services in Guyana and will be offered as full-time and evening programmes to new students at the school of Home Economics. Representative of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG), Mitra Ramkumar in his remarks said that some of these courses are highly underestimated and with Guyana’s booming development, the courses offered by CSHE has great potential to boost the country’s tourism sector. “As we emerge as an oil and gas economy, tourism is going to employ the vulnerable in our society…if we are to look at the value of a housekeeper in the hotel sector, we have a number of repeat guests that come to boutique hotels and lodges. If you ask what is the reason for repeating, it is because of housekeeping and the way they were treated”, he said. Meanwhile, Director, Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Floyd Scott explained that there is a lack of skills in the programme that is being offered by CSHE and noted that if the country is not fully prepared to provide quality services to tourists, Guyana will not benefit as a nation. Students of the newly added programmes at CSHE were advised to take full advantage of the programmes offered since they are expected to benefit tremendously as Guyana develops.last_img read more

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Gonzales stonewalls irritated Senate panel

first_imgWASHINGTON – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, trying to salvage his job, endured withering questioning Thursday from Senate Judiciary Committee members who expressed grave doubts about his truthfulness and judgment in the firing of federal prosecutors. In more than five hours of often-combative testimony, Gonzales, who sat grim-faced, clasping his hands and hunched over, struggled to offer a coherent explanation for the firings. He apologized for his mistakes in what he described as a flawed process, but defended the dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys as proper. “Although the process was nowhere near as rigorous or structured as it should have been, and while reasonable people might decide things differently, my decision to ask for the resignations of these U.S. attorneys is justified,” Gonzales said. His performance clearly exasperated the committee members, including Republicans, who were angered as he invoked a faulty memory more than 50 times. Two senators – Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y. – called for him to resign. Other Republicans added their complaints. Coburn later told Gonzales, “I believe you ought to suffer the consequences that these others have suffered.” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., dismissed Gonzales’ explanations of the removals as a “stretch,” questioning whether the Justice Department was trying “to make up reasons to fire them because we wanted to get rid of them.” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said Gonzales’ memory lapses about key events were “troubling.” The furor over the firings has provoked a clash between Congress and the Bush administration over access to documents and testimony from top aides, including political adviser Karl Rove. The U.S. attorneys are confirmed by the Senate after being nominated by the president, but they can be removed at any time by the administration. Democrats continued to question whether the firings were politically motivated, and therefore, improper, an accusation that generated the vociferous debate that has already forced two senior Justice officials to resign. Gonzales provided few new facts about the dismissals Thursday, instead often expressing a lack of recall about details of key conversations and events. He can’t remember They included: A conversation he concedes occurred in October 2006 with Bush about complaints the president had received that three U.S. attorneys had failed to prosecute voting-fraud cases. A meeting in late November with his senior staff in which the firing plan, then in its final stages, was discussed. Whether Gonzales had ever spoken with a top aide about firing Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the U.S. attorney in Chicago, who was then leading the leak investigation in the Valerie Plame case. That resulted in the perjury conviction of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the vice president’s former chief of staff. How the entire idea of firing a certain number of the prosecutors originated. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., who is the committee chairman, expressing annoyance, pressed Gonzales about whether he had, as he has previously said, approved the firings sometime late last year. “Well, how can you be sure you made the decision?” Leahy asked. “Senator, I recall making the decision from this – I recall making the decision,” Gonzales replied. “When?” Leahy responded. “Senator,” Gonzales replied. “I don’t recall when the decision was made.” Gonzales, an American flag pin on his lapel, began the morning smiling, patting members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on their backs and arms as he greeted them. But the tone quickly changed. As Leahy delivered his opening remarks, the attorney general was shaking his head back and forth, signaling “no,” as if rejecting what would be hours worth of criticism of his performance. In past appearances on Capitol Hill, Gonzales has been unflappable and polite, while giving often uninformative testimony. But at times Thursday, he was impatient and testy, demanding copies of documents cited by senators and leaning forward in his chair, jabbing his index finger on the witness table to make a point. In his opening statement, Gonzales blamed others for “attacks on my integrity,” and for wrongly suggesting that he had intentionally misled the public about his role in the firings. Instead, he said, he had been imprecise. “My misstatements were my mistakes, no one else’s, and I accept complete and full responsibility here, as well,” he said. “I never sought to mislead or deceive the Congress or the American people.” Gonzales seemed to make a plea to stay on as the nation’s chief legal officer. “I have learned important lessons from this experience,” he said. “I believe that Americans focus less on whether someone makes a mistake than on what he or she does to set things right.” Panel unsatisfied But the Judiciary Committee members, for the most part, seemed unsatisfied with Gonzales’ explanations, saying the rationales he and other department officials had offered for the firings had changed so many times, they were not sure which explanation to believe. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., noted that five of the seven prosecutors fired in early December were involved in corruption investigations of government officials. “Don’t you see that this might have been interpreted as trying to send a message to U.S. attorneys around the country to stay away from sensitive political-corruption cases?” Cardin asked. Gonzales said he considered it a fair question, but that it was an unjustified fear. “We follow the evidence; we make decisions based on the evidence and not based upon if the target is a Republican or Democrat,” he said. In retrospect, Gonzales said he would have handled the removals differently. He said he should have been more involved, given aides more explicit descriptions of factors to use in evaluating the U.S. attorneys and insisted that there be face-to-face meetings with those identified for possible removal. After Gonzales listed the reasons for each dismissal, Graham expressed skepticism that those were, in fact, the criteria used. “Mr. Attorney General, most of this is a stretch. I think it’s clear to me that some of these people just had personality conflicts with people in your office or at the White House and, you know, we made up reasons to fire them. “Some of it sounds good, some of it doesn’t, and that’s the lesson to be learned here.” Despite weeks of criticism and questions about his credibility, Gonzales gave no sign that he plans to step down. Responding to a question from Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., about whether he can still lead the Justice Department, Gonzales said: “I have to know in my heart that I can continue to be effective as the leader of this department. “Sitting here today, I believe that I can. And every day I ask myself that question: Can I continue to be effective as leader of this department? The moment I believe I can no longer be effective, I will resign as attorney general.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the end of the hearing, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., the ranking Republican on the panel, said, “I think we have gone about as far as we can go,” adding, “We have not gotten, really, answers.” The White House said Thursday that Gonzales retained President George W. Bush’s “full confidence,” adding that Bush “was pleased with his testimony.” Truth questioned Specter opened the hearing with a clear warning to the attorney general, whose previous accounts of the circumstances of the dismissals have been contradicted by other witnesses and e-mail records released in recent weeks. “We have to evaluate whether you are really being forthright,” Specter said. “Your characterization of your participation is significantly, if not totally, at variance with the facts.” last_img read more

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Neville urges players to walk off if racially abused

first_img0Shares0000Crowd target – Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, pictured throwing an object off the pitch, was on the receiving end of “racist songs” from home fans during a 2-0 win away to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, according to Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 23 – Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville again urged players to walk off the pitch unprompted in response to racist abuse after Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger appeared to come under attack from home fans during the Blues’ 2-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.A fan was seen directing a ‘monkey gesture’ at German defender Rudiger while an announcement aired three times over the ground’s public address system said “racist behaviour from spectators is interfering with the game”. Tottenham promised they would undertake a “thorough investigation” after Willian’s first-half double saw Chelsea to victory in a fiery London derby where Spurs’ Son Heung-min was sent off for a needless kick at Rudiger.An object was also thrown at Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.“Maybe we have to empower the players to walk off the pitch and stop the entertainment while it is happening,” said Neville, commentating on the match as a pundit for Sky Sports television.Neville, meanwhile, said he regretted his failure to do more to support Ashley Cole when his team-mate was racially abused during a 2004 international friendly match away to Spain.Neville, who said his inaction then might lead to accusations from current footballers he was now in an “ivory tower of a commentary box”, added: “Ultimately I would be ashamed of myself for not doing (it) 15 years ago as I would be absolutely proud of players for doing it now.”Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was wary of walking off the pitch, however, with the ex-England midfielder saying “it needs to feel right”.“It would depend what the players are feeling. If that moment comes it would be a group decision,” he added.“We are not there yet so it is hypothetical.”As the debate continued, Rudiger posted a one-line Twitter message that said: “Biiiiiiig Wiiin! #NoToRacism #PleaseGetSomeBasicEducation #AlwaysBelieve #Hustle #cleansheet @ChelseaFC.”0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: PARENTS PLUS COURSE LAUNCHED BY THE RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE

first_imgRaphoe Family Resource Centre:Season’s Greetings:The Management Committee, Staff, and Volunteers of Raphoe Family Resource Centre would like to sincerely wish a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year to all children, young people, and families in the Rahpoe area. Thank you for your support in the past year and we look forward to your continuing support in 2015.The Family Resource Centre will close on Friday 19th December and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015.PARENTS PLUS – SUPPORTING PARENTS6 -11 years The New Year offers an opportunity to start things on a fresh slate. It is the period for letting go of the old habits, old ways of working and makes way for the new.So it’s the ideal time to start the year off on a positive note.So book a place on our forthcoming Programme starting on Wednesday 21st January 2015 for positive parenting skills.Springboard Family Support Project in conjunction with Raphoe FRC is running an eight week Parents Plus Programme – A practical & positive guide to parenting children.Topics include: • Being a positive parent.• Encouraging and supporting children.• Promoting children’s language and development.• Helping children concentrate and learn. • Building co-operation in young children.• Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problems.This programme is free of charge.To book a place on this programme, contact Springboard Family Support Project office on 074 9173918 or Raphoe Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBON FRIDAY NIGHT LAST RAPHOE BOXERS ORAN DEVINE AND LIAM MC MONAGLE WERE IN ACTION AT A MAJOR TOURNAMENT STAGED IN THE BALLYLIFFEN HOTEL. ORAN CAN COUNT HIMSELF VERY UNLUCKY TO HAVE LOST OUT ON A SPLIT DECISION TO CLONMANY’S E.J. GIBBONS. LIAM TURNED IN A SUPBERB DISPLAY OF RING-CRAFT WITH A CONVINCING POINTS WIN OVER DUNGLOE’S AIDAN MC COLE, LIAM ALSO RECEIVED THE BOXER OF THE NIGHT AWARD.TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THE VLUBS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DRAW WITH THREE PRIZES UP FOR GRABS. OVEN READY TURKEY KINDLY SPONOSRED BY KIERAN MCCULLAGH, TIN OF CHOCOLATES AND BOTTLE OF VODKA AND FINALLY A CHRISTMAS CAKE AND BOTTLE OF WHISKEY. TICKETS ARE KEENLY PRICED AT 1 EURO OR BOOK OF 6 FOR 5 EURO AND AS ALWAYS YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:The Club Meet every Friday in the Volt Hall from 10:30am until 1pm. For further information please contact the Secretary on 074-9145462 or the Tidy Town Office on 074-9145692.Volt HouseCalling all boys and girls. Have you been good this year? There is now a special letter box in the Volt House for all your special letters for Santa. If you would like a reply please enclose a stamped address envelope. Latest date for posting will be Thursday 18th Dec’ 2014.The Christmas Appeal for families is now open. Please help this year if possible. Further information from Martin on 0879473527. Gifts or donations may be left in Volt House. Your kindness will make a difference to a family, child or children this year for the better. Thank You to everyone for your kindness.DD LOCAL: PARENTS PLUS COURSE LAUNCHED BY THE RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE was last modified: December 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWSFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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MAN CHARGED WITH EXTORTION AND MAKING THREATS TO KILL

first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with extortion and making threats to kill.Letterkenny District Court.Miroslow Klukzak, 37, appeared before Letterkenny District Court. He is charge with the offences on April 4th, 2013 at 20 Celtic Apartments, Pearse Road, Letterkenny.No details of the alleged offences were given in court.Klukzak, of 59 The Maples, Lismonaghan, Letetrkenny was sent forward for trial at the Letterkenny Circuit Court on January 28th next.MAN CHARGED WITH EXTORTION AND MAKING THREATS TO KILL was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:extortionJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District Courtthreats to killlast_img read more

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Everything’s on offer at Ed’s! Pop-up shop opening for three weeks only

first_imgWhen the deal is gone – it’s gone!A brand new pop-up shop is about to open in Dungloe for three weeks of cut-price bargains. Ed’s Deals, by Edward Sweeney, is offering top brands with clearance discounts on men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear, workwear and gifts. This unique pop up will launch on Wednesday 17th April on Gweedore Road Dungloe at the Garden Court complex, just on right after Dungloe Hospital.Ed’s deals will be open for 3 weeks, Monday to Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 12-4pm (including Easter Sunday ).They’re offering workwear and sportswear at one off prices and gift ideas at great value. All stock is limited, so when it’s gone it’s gone. Come early to avoid disappointment.Check out all their offers and keep updated by following Ed’s Deals on Facebook: https://facebook.com/Eds-Deals-2471268272893037/ Everything’s on offer at Ed’s! Pop-up shop opening for three weeks only was last modified: April 16th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeed’s dealsPOP UP SHOPSALElast_img read more

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SA ‘still weighing up’ rhino horn trade proposal

first_img9 June 2014 South Africa has made no final proposal on legalising the global rhino horn trade as a way of reducing the level of rhino poaching in the country, the Department of Environmental Affairs said on Friday, rebutting recent media reports on the issue. Last year, the Cabinet authorised the department to explore the possible legalisation of the rhino horn trade at the 17th conference of the parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which takes place in 2016. However, the department said, “no final proposal has been compiled, or decision made, regarding the future legal trade in rhino horn as an additional intervention to reduce the levels of poaching”. The department said it had appointed a panel of experts, chaired by the department’s Fundisile Mketeni, to assist the inter-ministerial committee tasked by the Cabinet with weighing up a proposal on the trade in rhino horn. The panel had started its work and would, in the coming months, listen to all sides of the trade debate before submitting a set of recommendations to the committee. South Africa’s proposal would be tabled at CITES in 2016, and would be based on sound research, uninfluenced by any individuals or groups seeking to make a profit or by any group opposed to the country’s sustainable usage policies, the department said. “South Africa believes that the decision to table a proposal at the next CITES COP is timeous, and may be a step towards addressing the scourge. South Africa is however not in any way insinuating that the possible trade in rhino horns would be a panacea to the problem of poaching.” South Africa, which is home to more than 80% of the world’s rhino population, has been facing an onslaught from poaching syndicates since 2008. Since the start of this year alone, 442 rhinos have been poached and 123 suspected poachers arrested in the country. The department has taken a number of steps in response, including increasing the numbers of rangers in its parks, as well as improving regional and international collaboration with both rhino “range” and rhino horn “consumer” countries. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Curiosity Cube Content Revealed: Winner To Become An In-Game God

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… nick statt Tags:#Curiosity#games#now#smartphone 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts center_img The social experiment and smartphone app Curiosity: What’s Inside The Cube finally came to a close early Sunday morning. The winner, Bryan Henderson of Edinburgh, Scotland, will become an intrinsic part of creator Peter Molyneux’s new game Godus as the one god ruling over all other players. After UK studio 22Cans accelerated the experiment to its final 50 layers earlier this month, the race was on to be the final person to tap the floating cube and reap the rewards.(See also Gaming Legend Peter Molyneux: What Makes A Great Game?)What part will Henderson’s status play in Godus, a cross-platform mobile and PC/Mac game that will let you run a civilization as a deity? Early indications are that he will not only rule over potentially tens of thousands of other players – setting rules, imposing a moral code and acting as a sort of Zeus of Greek mythology – but he will also share in the profits of the game and its in-app purchases. How big a slice Henderson will get is not yet clear. (See also Curiosity Update Will Let Players Find Out What’s Inside The Cube Much Faster)Here’s the video Henderson was given access to as the winner of Curiosity, which he subsequently agreed to let 22Cans share with the world: 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

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Knockoff Alert: Introducing the Yongnuo 35mm F/2

first_imgAperture Rangef/2-22 Anti-Reflective CoatingYes AutofocusYes Aperture Blades7 We haven’t yet found any test images from the Yongnuo 35mm f/2 to see if it’s going to be a useful alternative to its name brand counterpart, but if the other lenses in the Yongnuo line are anything like this one? It’s safe to say that it’s probably going to be a decent alternative. Petapixel declared the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 to be aesthetically a better lens. Pricing and AvailabilityThe Yongnuo 35mm F/2 lens is currently going for $280 on ebay for buy-it-now and is available for shipping immediately. Some of the lenses are also available for auction, so you might be able to pick one up for less than $280. Want to learn more about Yongnuo or other knockoff gear? Check out a few of the following posts:Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4: The Chinese Knockoff You’ve Been Waiting ForHow to Spot Counterfeit Camera GearHow to Spot a Fake Canon BatterySo, which is it? Yongnuo 35mm new or Canon 35mm used? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Closest Focusing Distance0.25m/0.8ft Lens Construction5 Groups Like knockoff lenses? Here’s another cheap one to add to your arsenal.If you’re not already familiar, the camera manufacturing company Yongnuo is famous for creating highly detailed knockoff camera equipment that’s sold on the market at a fraction of the cost. Up until last year, Yongnuo mainly focused on still photography equipment like speedlights and wireless triggers. However, in an effort to expand their reach, Yongnuo has decided to start selling lenses — lenses that bear a striking resemblance to Canon lenses. So far Yongnuo has created a 50mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.8, both of which are almost identical to the Canon counterparts in every way except quality. The knockoff business must be booming, because Yongnuo has decided to release their latest lens — the 35mm f/2 — which is designed to be very similar to the Canon 35mm f/2, a lens that has been on the market for some time now. While the new lens certainly isn’t groundbreaking, it is amazing in the fact that it has very similar specs at a small fraction of the price. To put it in perspective, a new Canon 35mm f/2 costs about $550, whereas the new Yongnuo 35mm f/2 costs $280. Sure, the Yongnuo will likely not be as sharp or accurate as the Canon, but for half the price it’s really not a bad deal. With a used Canon 35mm f/2 going for a similar price (if not cheaper) on ebay, a new question has emerged: Is a new Yongnuo better than a used Canon?Yongnuo 35mm f/2 AF Lens Focal Length35mmlast_img read more

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