Five Fantastic A Little Longer Than 50mm Lenses for Portrait Photography

There are whole swarms of photographers who absolutely swear by and to the 50mm focal length, yet when it comes to portraiture, it’s easy for a lot of photographers to find the focal length a bit lacking. That’s where all of these slightly longer focal lengths have been coming from for a while now–something just a bit longer than a 50mm lens is often a fantastic option for portraits because while it isn’t as constrained as an 85mm lens, you tend to get a slightly longer field of view and therefore just enough more compression when shooting.

Here are some of our favorites.

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Cheap Photo: Save $40 off Fujifilm’s Instax Share SP2

Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 is currently on sale for a cool $40 off, bringing it down from its usual $200 price point to a $160 price tag. These little printers are great for those who want to have some fun instant prints available from your smartphone or Fujifilm X-Series camera without buying one of the dedicated Instax Mini cameras.

In other related news, those interested can also pre-order the newly announced Instax Mini 9 , which is set to start shipping on April 23rd (this upcoming Sunday).

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Sony Overtakes Nikon in the Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera Market

This morning, Sony announced some very big news: they’ve grown to the point where they now are in the #2 position over Nikon in sales of full-frame interchangeable lens cameras. This is incredible news as many companies are shrinking in some ways but Sony is continuing to show growth. Earlier on, Nikon announced restructuring after stating that the DL lineup wasn’t coming.

The company’s press release is after the jump.

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Review: Fujifilm GFX 50S Mirrorless Medium Format Digital Camera

For years and years, a lot of us have been drooling over the idea of mirrorless medium format digital cameras, and the Fujifilm GFX 50S is one of the first offerings to make it onto the scene. Fujifilm opted to take the same route that Leica, Pentax and Hasselblad have done with a sensor built into a body vs the more traditional SLR styles of Phase One and some of Hasselblad’s lineup. The Fujifilm GFX 50s (price) you’d think would be targeted at the photographer who needs that kind of resolution, but instead it’s aimed at the photographer who typically uses a Canon 1Dx Mk II or Nikon D5 type of camera. Essentially, the highest end of the highest end. Weddings? Yup, this is for that. Sports? Well, that’s where Fujifilm starts to hit a wall.

However, the camera is an alternative option: opting instead for better resolution and a larger sensor in the same way that wedding photographers years ago reached for 645 medium format film cameras.

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The Nikon D7500 is the Nikon D500’s Little Brother

After announcing that the company is going to focus on their mid to higher end cameras, Nikon is announcing the Nikon D7500. This camera is almost everything that the company’s award winning Nikon D500 is. With that said, the company skipped ahead in numbers to the D7500 because they thought that the changes were really that significant and large. The key differences between the two cameras are burst, XQD, build, controls and AF system.

At the heart of the Nikon D7500 is the same 20.9MP imaging sensor that the Nikon D500 has. It can shoot 4k video and has an EXPEED 5 processing engine. On top of that, it eliminate the Optical Low Pass filter. Its ISO range is 100-51,200. More details from the press release are after the jump.

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Shooting with the Fujifilm GFX 50S: Extended Thoughts and Sample Images

The Fujifilm GFX 50S has been in for review for a few days now and I’m sort of wrapping my head around how to test it correctly. That’s kind of tough to explain for many reasons. You see, Fujifilm sent me the camera along with the 63mm f2.8 and the 120mm f4 lenses–both primes which are great for general work, portraiture, and the mainstay of most medium format photographers out there. Zooms are often tough to work with, but in some ways I feel like Fujifilm is genuinely trying to redefine the way people work with medium format cameras, lenses, and sensors.

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Nikon Releases New 100th Anniversary Edition Products (That None of Us Need)

So today, Nikon is announcing commemorative editions of a lot of their really good products. This is commemorate the fact that the company is now 100 years old. To that end, all of these new products are collectors editions and, well, I guess they’re exciting. But nowhere as exciting as a new camera.

Any way, the press release and all the details and photos are after the jump.

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