Samsung’s NXs is an Interchangeable Lens Selfie Stick


Don’t count Samsung out of the camera/photography game just yet: today the company announced their latest entry into the NX series of cameras. It’s called the Samsung NXs–with the “s” moniker alluding to selfie sticks.

Despite the fact that a kitten dies every time that you use one, even I need to admit that the Samsung NXs is bound to appeal to the people who want DSLR (or mirrorless camera) quality with the ease of use that the Selfie Stick allows.

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Eight Fantastic 85mm Lenses for Portrait Photographers

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Zeiss Rokinon Sigma 85mm f1.4 three way comparison (1 of 3)ISO 4001-125 sec at f - 3.5

The 85mm lens–it’s a classic and one of the most popular focal lengths for portrait photographers. This focal length is highly valued for many reasons–but above all else it compresses the view of the portrait subject just enough to render them flattering while allowing the photographer to maintain a close, intimate proximity to the subject. Beyond this, everyone loves bokeh and focal lengths like this offer lots of it.

We’ve scoured our Reviews Index to find and compile some of our favorite 85mm lenses just for you and have also included sample images from each of our reviews.

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An Independent Analysis of Flickr’s Most Popular Tags

Flickr's Most Popular Tags

Flickr has evolved over the years. As a place that used to be for serious photographers, it still is in some ways but it has evolved into something much different to also appeal to the mobile photographer enthusiast community. Explore Flickr and you’ll find what remains of a couple of very hardcore groups as well as loads of random, but very good images. Then consider the fact that the most popular cameras in the community are Apple and Samsung phones. After this, you’ll find traditional DSLRs from Canon and Nikon then come Sony mobile phones. Then add in the variable of the community’s most popular tags.

So what does this mean for the community and how it has changed?

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The Best Mirrorless Camera Lenses for Photojournalists

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Samsung 50-150mm f2.8 OIS review product images (2 of 10)ISO 4001-40 sec at f - 5.0

On the heels of our roundup of best mirrorless cameras for photojournalists, we thought we’d complement that piece with a roundup of the best lenses to go with those cameras. The go-to focal ranges for many years have been 24-70mm and 70-200mm with Canon L glass being the crème-de-la-crème with a price to match. Thankfully with time, the equivalent focal range zooms have arrived for various systems, though not all photojournalists work with zooms. Here, you’ll find a mix of primes and zooms.

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The Best Portrait Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras

Model: Natalie Margiotta

Model: Natalie Margiotta

Mirrorless cameras offer pretty much everything that most photographers need and are the next step in the evolution of cameras (along with smartphones and what they’re capable of). And for many, there is no reason why a portrait lens wouldn’t be in their camera bag. The best portrait lenses are longer focal lengths that allow a photographer to separate elements of a scene from their subject so that viewers will only focus on them. Additionally, wider focal lengths tend to make someone (and their parts) look very distorted.

We’ve scoured our reviews index to find some of our favorite portrait lenses for mirrorless cameras. Here’s our roundup.

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An Analysis of EyeEm’s Most Popular Cameras

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Photography app EyeEm is one of the best ways for a photographer to organically get discovered. You’ll also notice the feed is much different from Instagram. Your feed is filled with handpicked talent and albums so new talent can emerge. If you want to view what your friends are contributing, then you’ll need to specifically go to the “following” tab.

Browsing through the work of the artists on the platform introduces you to some of the similarities with VSCO and Instagram. For example, while lots of folks use their phones to shoot photos, there are many that use dedicated cameras and then upload to the service.

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