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07/13/2012 07:56:31 AM · #26
I don't want my DSLR to make phone calls either.
07/13/2012 08:05:58 AM · #27
This is going to be my personal worst. No reasons to submit that image, but since I have no time to make a decent shot I wanted to be part of the game again...
07/13/2012 08:22:07 AM · #28
Originally posted by vawendy:

I don't really see much purpose for the camera phone. Never been impressed with the results. I think I'd rather carry a point and shoot in a purse or something. ...


vawendy, I understand your comment. It's a widely held opinion. However, there are times and situations when one doesn't have the top end stuff in hand. (I know you know and understand this.)

"The best camera is the one that's with you." - Chase Jarvis. It's easy to get caught up in a competition to see who has the best equipment. There's always a better lens, more megapixels or a higher grade of camera. This photography quote is a good reminder that it's capturing the images that really matters.
07/13/2012 08:29:18 AM · #29
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I don't really see much purpose for the camera phone. Never been impressed with the results. I think I'd rather carry a point and shoot in a purse or something. ...


vawendy, I understand your comment. It's a widely held opinion. However, there are times and situations when one doesn't have the top end stuff in hand. (I know you know and understand this.)

"The best camera is the one that's with you." - Chase Jarvis. It's easy to get caught up in a competition to see who has the best equipment. There's always a better lens, more megapixels or a higher grade of camera. This photography quote is a good reminder that it's capturing the images that really matters.


agree
07/13/2012 08:35:11 AM · #30
Camera Phone Free Study II
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One excellent comment. The score is okay, but not great.
07/13/2012 08:37:56 AM · #31
I figured this for a high 5 or low 6 and so far my Lil' android seems to be holding up against the iPhones.

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Message edited by author 2012-07-13 08:39:20.
07/13/2012 09:13:05 AM · #32
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

I figured this for a high 5 or low 6 and so far my Lil' android seems to be holding up against the iPhones.

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I'll raise you my Li'l Nokia ... 6.1154. with 26 votes.

er, 6.1111 with 27 votes.

Message edited by author 2012-07-13 09:19:58.
07/13/2012 10:23:12 AM · #33
Thankss everyone. I am glad you all feel that the mobile phone camera will never replace the DSLR. I don't mean what I said at all. It was just my way of getting the confirmation that I was hoping for. I don't even have a mobile phone with a camera and don't want one. I still have an 10 year old Samsung with an oyster flip-up lid. And my DSLR is the first digital Pro DSLR Olympus made and it is now considered a cult classic. It has only 5 MP but such beautiful pixels. I am not even interested in a newer model DSLR. This will hopefully be my last camera ever as I love it so much. It's simple and has only real essential features you need.
No video, no pop-up flash, no scene modes, no art filters. It has a tiny LCD screen at the back just useful really for making sure you got an exposure. It's a real no-nonsense photographic tool, rugged and tough and solid and with no bells and whistles.
07/13/2012 10:32:34 AM · #34
When I leave a comment with "#x", that x is where I have you placed, not the vote I gave you. More than one person has asked, so I thought I should make it explicit. Going to comment on all photos where I give a vote of 7 or higher.
07/13/2012 10:35:45 AM · #35
Originally posted by LanndonKane:

Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I don't really see much purpose for the camera phone. Never been impressed with the results. I think I'd rather carry a point and shoot in a purse or something. ...


vawendy, I understand your comment. It's a widely held opinion. However, there are times and situations when one doesn't have the top end stuff in hand. (I know you know and understand this.)

"The best camera is the one that's with you." - Chase Jarvis. It's easy to get caught up in a competition to see who has the best equipment. There's always a better lens, more megapixels or a higher grade of camera. This photography quote is a good reminder that it's capturing the images that really matters.


agree


I understand what you're saying -- but my droid seems to get such poor quality pictures, that in the end I'm not glad I got the shot, I'm sad that I didn't bother having a better camera with me. They're not just in the poor photo category, but in the completely missed shot category.

On the other hand, my husband's phone gets wonderful shots -- and it's wonderful when we don't have another camera with us.

That being said -- we both have the same phone.


07/13/2012 10:38:10 AM · #36
everyone should watch this

there's a whole series of these and they're great
07/13/2012 10:41:43 AM · #37
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my prediction for my shot is mid 4 so i'm pretty happy where it is so far.
07/13/2012 11:32:41 AM · #38
Originally posted by vawendy:

One of the big difficulties is that the droid screen is so hard to see in the sunlight. When I took my shots, I had to guess whether or not I was getting what I wanted, because I couldn't really see it on the screen.


i had the same issue. for 5 days of shooting.
even looking at the images in the shade you can't tell if it's focused properly
so many times i had what i thought were great images only to get to the pc and find out they're rubbish, and that was at 10pm, which meant shooting more pics the next day only to repeat the process.
even took off my 'screen protector' thinking it might help with glare, it made NO difference. :(

ironically this is currently shooting for a new PB for me which i'm both happy and disturbed with. "Yay new pb! wait, why is my camera picture outscoring my SLR images?" :(
07/13/2012 11:53:56 AM · #39
Originally posted by RyanWareham:

Originally posted by vawendy:

One of the big difficulties is that the droid screen is so hard to see in the sunlight. When I took my shots, I had to guess whether or not I was getting what I wanted, because I couldn't really see it on the screen.


i had the same issue. for 5 days of shooting.
even looking at the images in the shade you can't tell if it's focused properly
so many times i had what i thought were great images only to get to the pc and find out they're rubbish, and that was at 10pm, which meant shooting more pics the next day only to repeat the process.
even took off my 'screen protector' thinking it might help with glare, it made NO difference. :(

ironically this is currently shooting for a new PB for me which i'm both happy and disturbed with. "Yay new pb! wait, why is my camera picture outscoring my SLR images?" :(


This may be a silly question, but were either of you wearing sunglasses? Polarized sunglasses will have a large affect on what you can see on an LCD display.
07/13/2012 12:03:56 PM · #40
No. I tried with and without, no discernible change.
07/13/2012 12:51:32 PM · #41
Thank you. That was great.
I bought the lego camera for my daughter and it is cool looking but has MAJOR flaws. The ND filter is necessary and I actaully used a pair of sunglasses over the lens - which taught my daughter something about like I suppose (not everything happens magicallyinside a device) - ANYWAY, point being, the iPhone camera is SOOOOOOO much better than the lego camera -
And this is the perfect "Stop whining about this challenge" comment! LOL

Originally posted by LanndonKane:

everyone should watch this

there's a whole series of these and they're great
07/13/2012 12:52:16 PM · #42
Originally posted by giantmike:

Originally posted by RyanWareham:

Originally posted by vawendy:

One of the big difficulties is that the droid screen is so hard to see in the sunlight. When I took my shots, I had to guess whether or not I was getting what I wanted, because I couldn't really see it on the screen.


i had the same issue. for 5 days of shooting.
even looking at the images in the shade you can't tell if it's focused properly
so many times i had what i thought were great images only to get to the pc and find out they're rubbish, and that was at 10pm, which meant shooting more pics the next day only to repeat the process.
even took off my 'screen protector' thinking it might help with glare, it made NO difference. :(

ironically this is currently shooting for a new PB for me which i'm both happy and disturbed with. "Yay new pb! wait, why is my camera picture outscoring my SLR images?" :(


This may be a silly question, but were either of you wearing sunglasses? Polarized sunglasses will have a large affect on what you can see on an LCD display.


prescription glasses -- no prescription sunglasses. :(
07/13/2012 03:32:14 PM · #43
Hovering back and forth across that magic 6.

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07/13/2012 03:35:16 PM · #44
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07/13/2012 03:50:36 PM · #45
Made it up to 6.02. 3 nice comments. :)
07/13/2012 04:28:27 PM · #46
trying to keep up with Lanndon ;-)

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07/13/2012 04:28:59 PM · #47
Originally posted by scarbrd:

trying to keep up with Lanndon ;-)

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sorry bud, just moved up to 6.56
07/13/2012 05:08:18 PM · #48
I don't like posting partial scores, but I have to say I'm anticipating being a bit annoyed if this ends up as one of the top three on my profile page ... :-(
07/13/2012 05:12:35 PM · #49
Originally posted by GeneralE:

I don't like posting partial scores, but I have to say I'm anticipating being a bit annoyed if this ends up as one of the top three on my profile page ... :-(


It's the price you pay for greatness, Paul... Mine won't make my profile page, but it's getting close to that range. When you consider the bux I got invested in glass, that's giving me pause to think, so I hear ya :-)

R.
07/13/2012 05:43:14 PM · #50
Originally posted by LanndonKane:

everyone should watch this

there's a whole series of these and they're great


The lesson I pull from Jarvis' example here is that it's about connecting with people for him. He seems to prioritize those connections ahead of technical details, and in the end it probably even helps with the technical end to build a positive & supportive community around himself. Thanks for sharing the vid.
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