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Re: New Hobby

Postby quantus » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:09 am

I agree that an iPhone5s is probably good enough for 80+% of photo taking at this point. Extremes (lighting, zoom, etc...) are always going to be "better" with a specialized device. Just the margin of difference in the situations that matter to most people is continuously decreasing. The iPhone3G/GS cameras weren't really tolerable, but around the iPhone4s generation, you started to get to ~50% acceptable. I'd expect to be at 85-90% with the next generation and see the death of consumer grade handheld cameras in about 3 years. With computational photography, that might be hastened. The compression of time from photo taking to sharing is also an undeniable benefit. There's also auto-backup of photos which a camera wouldn't do ordinarily with a MiFi storage card, but it's just an app as far as the phone is concerned.

Anyways, the direction of the Galaxy NX is where standalone cameras are going to need to head I think... Then we just need multi-device data plans that aren't incredibly expensive.
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Re: New Hobby

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Re: New Hobby

Postby quantus » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:39 pm

I've seen the Olloclip version a couple years ago and they were pretty good with the ipad image stabilization at the time. Pretty expensive though back then. My phone at the time couldn't use it and I couldn't borrow my wife's phone for pictures too much, so not worth the expense. I might contribute to this kickstarter though. It'd be nice to have lens options once in a while. No flash with the lenses though from the looks of it. Anyways, that still leaves low light conditions as the main missing use case to get better at.
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Re: New Hobby

Postby Jonathan » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:19 pm

http://www.dxo.com/intl/photography/dxo ... /denoising

Denoising to the extreme using depth in noise characterization to identify the noise pixels precisely. They claim 4 stops improvement in IQ.
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Re: New Hobby

Postby Jonathan » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:45 pm

http://sansmirror.com/newsviews/state-o ... rless.html

Good overview of the lens options available for all the different interchangeable-lens mounts, both DSLR and not.
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