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    Lightbulb General Photography Thread

    Well, there is a thread specific for Wildlife, so I thought I'd make with a general one.

    Just got a Sony a68 and OMG is that thing impressive for a less than $600 chassis. No WIFI or NFT, but I feel like I'm cheating using this thing. I tested it out, and was quite disappointed to find out that it doesn't have a remote shutter input like my previous Sony Alpha. So I was stuck with a max 30 second shutter time, unless I get a couple cables for field use. Turns out, 30 seconds was probably the right exposure. Only modification was resizing it for sharing here. Serious focus issues here, mainly because everything is generally in motion due to the train or wind. I thought it was absurd that it can focus with an ND10 filter on it.


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    Let's see if this works...



    CaisCais, Portugal last summer. Galaxy s8+ HDR on.
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    Manhattan from the flight deck of the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier Galaxy s6 Edge+ . handheld, HDR on.



    I have a Canon EOS6D and a range of lenses, but phone cameras are blowing them away...plus you're more likely to be carrying a phone. more of the time.
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    Anyone else getting forced to resize to 2048 x 2048 max by VBulletin? Given that my phone camera takes much bigger and better than that, should we ask if the Admins will up the size limit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
    Let's see if this works...

    CaisCais, Portugal last summer. Galaxy s8+ HDR on.
    OP'er hat on... no cell phone photos... no HDR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
    Let's see if this works...

    CaisCais, Portugal last summer. Galaxy s8+ HDR on.
    OP'er hat on... no cell phone photos... no HDR.

    You're saying that a general photography thread can't have photos from the most generally available cameras on the planet?
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    Curious: just how good are camera phones getting these days? What phone should a former serious SLR enthusiast be looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruby sparks View Post
    Curious: just how good are camera phones getting these days? What phone should a former serious SLR enthusiast be looking at?
    They are getting superb. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, with two 12MP dual-pixel cameras facing forward, both with OIS, and a third 8MP camera for selfies. One has standard 1x zoom, the other 2x. The resolution is incredible. I have added a Ztylus Revolver 4-lens carousel, so i now have a full suite of lenses which fit in a pocket. My Canon EOS 6D and lenses cost almost $6000, and the phone camera is often just as good, at under a 6th of the price. All the photos I posted on this thread, and the wildlife thread were taken on phone cameras. As the old cliche says, the best camera is the one you have with you. I love my DSLR, but carrying it and all the lenses is inconvenient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phands View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ruby sparks View Post
    Curious: just how good are camera phones getting these days? What phone should a former serious SLR enthusiast be looking at?
    They are getting superb. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, with two 12MP dual-pixel cameras facing forward, both with OIS, and a third 8MP camera for selfies. One has standard 1x zoom, the other 2x. The resolution is incredible. I have added a Ztylus Revolver 4-lens carousel, so i now have a full suite of lenses which fit in a pocket. My Canon EOS 6D and lenses cost almost $6000, and the phone camera is often just as good, at under a 6th of the price. All the photos I posted on this thread, and the wildlife thread were taken on phone cameras. As the old cliche says, the best camera is the one you have with you. I love my DSLR, but carrying it and all the lenses is inconvenient.
    Cool. Thanks.

    What's your opinion/knowledge about iphones camerawise? I'm kinda tied into apple because it's what I use for my work (designer) so I'm probs going to be sticking with mac as a computer, and ipad, and hence by extension an iphone, because of interoperability.

    Couldn't agree more about the inconvenience of SLRs. If I get similar quality from a phone, I'm ditching my SLR. Personally, I go back to 1979, a manual, non-digital Zenith and developing my own pics, so I'll be a bit sad, but times change.

    I ask because I'm at a point in time where both my Camera (Canon Rebel, 2007 vintage) and phone (iphone SE) arguably could be upgraded, so I'd like to kill two birds with one stone. Should I move from Apple to get a better camera is my question.

    I sometimes print and frame, but never more than A3 size, so if the differences are minimal at that size, it's not going to be an issue for me, even if it still is for commercial/professional photographers.

    I guess I should also look into whether stuff like the zytlus revolver are either avialable for or compatible with an iphone.

    Nice pics by the way, yours.
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