Macros with a phone camera - Android Galaxy Note N7000

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petermcwerner
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Macros with a phone camera - Android Galaxy Note N7000
Apr 22, 2012

Even if it is only a phone, a sturdy tripod is a must for macros; this was the setup:

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In reply to petermcwerner, Apr 22, 2012

Nice!!!
where did you find the piece that is grabbing the phone?
I am looking for something like that.

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no RAW and no Edition... if is possible...

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In reply to petermcwerner, Apr 22, 2012

I really like your cellphone tripod adapter. I'm grinning right now... I've had fun recently exploring the macro capabilities of my cellphone as well. This is the first one I've had (LG Nitro) that I feel can be used to take photographs, and not just pics.

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In reply to Alexramos, Apr 22, 2012

Alexramos wrote:

Nice!!!
where did you find the piece that is grabbing the phone?

4thdesign Tripod Grip 5787 for any mobile device iPhone/ iPod / Galaxy S & Note

http://www.ebay.com/itm/260990988551?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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In reply to sixfootzero, Apr 24, 2012

I got an i717 (ATT LTE version for US)... I'm having lots of problems with Android and general system stability/flow but the hardware is quite nice, the screen gets a 9/10 and would be perfect were it not for the greyscale clipping issues.

Did you clamp your Note into that metal bracket without a case or anything..?

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In reply to petermcwerner, Apr 24, 2012

While these are great for a phone - they clearly illustrate why photography is still best done with a camera...

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Loring von Palleske wrote:

While these are great for a phone - they clearly illustrate why photography is still best done with a camera...

Problem is I do not always carry along my Leica or Nikon gear + lenses.
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sensibill wrote:

Did you clamp your Note into that metal bracket without a case or anything..?

The clamp has a rubber padding where it touches the camera.

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In reply to Loring von Palleske, May 9, 2012

I agree, to an extent.

"Extent" means to try the Nokia N8. I suspect the 808 will be lightyears ahead of the even N8, which is lightyears ahead of any other phone in photography.

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While these are great for a phone - they clearly illustrate why photography is still best done with a camera...

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In reply to petermcwerner, May 9, 2012

Whew. That was looking very scratchy on your Note. I've tried to baby mine, even though it's been a major headache in many ways compared to the iPhone 4 I traded in.

A girl I dated had some kind of flexible tripod for her iPhone so she could take videos and pics without having to prop it up. I'll leave it up to your imagination as to what exactly she was doing.

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In reply to snake_b, May 9, 2012

I wanted to reinforce that cellphones can be capable in the right hands, especially when people understand their limitations and either work with them, or avoid them and do what they do right.

Here's the N8 thread:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1046&thread=40752580&page=1

Additionally, pay particular attention to Vlad's post, which seemingly has many pictures in it, but it was a joy to go through them all because he really knows how to use this phone as a camera well and I suspect he would do well with many cameras.

I also have some shots I'm very, very happy with in there, with a couple that finished fairly well in some challenges.

And I'm not a huge fan of flowers, to be honest, but I took this as a closeup recently with the N8 (only adjustments made in-phone, reduced and compressed for web viewing):

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In reply to petermcwerner, May 11, 2012

but you carry a tripod and phone adapter??

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In reply to snake_b, May 11, 2012

There is no question that you can get reasonably good photos with a phone. If I am putting that much effort into getting them - by using tripods, lights etc... I would just go the extra cm and carry a reasonable csc camera.

I have taken some very good shots with my iPhone - my regret usually stems from when I want to print them. It is better than having no camera but it really is no substitute for the real deal.

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