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RE: PHOTOFORUM digest 5832
IF the Iphone is comparable to the droid, don't be so quick to ditch the regular camera just yet. Had a friend get me an image from her brand new droid just to see how good the camera was in the newer models. Opened it up and I really wasn't surprised. If I wanted to print this without resampling I had a 4x6 ish type of print at 300 dpi. Translation is I had a snap shot.
Would look fine on a computer and though it was soft, it was at least bearable. Then again my friend isn't a photographer and I didn't take it.
Anyone with an Iphone out there ever check this out to see just how big of a file you actually have to work with? With all the Iphones out there, Id be interested to know
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Subject: Re: PHOTOFORUM digest 5832
From: Belinda Peters <picasso@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Mon, October 24, 2011 5:57 am
To: List for Photo/Imaging Educators - Professionals - Students
I must be getting old, as the camera on my new iphone is spectacular. I went to the State Fair this past weekend and didn't even carry a camera.....just my new iPhone. Changed my habits already!
And I remember going into debt to buy one of the first digital cameras in the 80's.
On Oct 22, 2011, at 11:02 PM, List for Photo/Imaging Educators - Professionals - Students wrote:
Subject: Re: PHOTOFORUM digest 5831
Date: October 22, 2011 5:01:41 AM EDT
From: Karl Shah-Jenner <shahjen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: the Next Big Thing
While being able to play with DoF after the fact sounds appealing, this doesn't look like the camera to do it for me
just looking at their website https://www.lytro.com/camera I see an example pic of an 'out of focus' situation, showing the standard HUGE depth of field found with tiny sensors... horrible. and that's supposed to be with the constant f2 lens.
Don't be too quick to write off this new technology or else we will all sound like those who dismissed digital cameras when the first consumer items appeared. "It will never catch on" they said, "never replace REAL film", and now look - Polaroid has gone, Ilford has gone, Kodak may even follow them into oblivion - all because the public, in their millions, enthusiastically adopted the "new" technology.
I once used a Fuji bridge camera, a Leica digital camera, and a mobile (cell) phone - now 90% of my photography is done on an iPhone 4, soon to be replaced by the 8 MP iPhone 4S - such is progress. Oh brave new world, that has such wonderful things in it.
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