Nautilus – Lincoln’s 335 hp paper octopus of Greek folklore
Photos Words. Angus MacKenzie
Every once in a while one gets tired of lugging the 85 lb Canon mit 70-200 lens about the countryside. Sometimes it’s nice to just pull the Samsung Galaxy S9 out of the coat pocket and get on with it. Which is exactly the route I took when shooting Lincoln’s 2.7L turbo AWD mid-level SUV a few months back.
According to the all seeing, all knowing, never compromised source that is Wikipedia, “The word NAUTILUS is derived from the Greek ναυτίλος nautílos and originally referred to the paper nautiluses of the genus Argonauta, which are actually octopuses. The word nautílos literally means “sailor”, as paper nautiluses were thought to use two of their arms as sails.”Translated, Lincoln’s ride is essentially an octopus sailor…with paper arms. If I read that correct.
This ain’t my first Nautilus rodeo. Head over to there for more fine imagery and car verbage from a 2019 photo-featurette. Of the Lincoln lot, the Nautilus remains one of my most liked for styling, engine options and driveability.
(S9 Camera Verdict) Samsung has done an amazing job at stuffing 2017 DSLR quality tech into this phone. While it does get a little HDR & ISO noisy in tricky lighting situations, overall its dynamic range, ability to retain excellent colour and tonal ranges puts it up there as a solid DSLR point/shoot alternative.