bigley Ling

bigley Ling

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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Joined on Jun 21, 2004
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Dré de Man: 28mm equivalent is mostly boring for landscapes and cityscapes and way too short for almost all pictures of people. It's the one focal length I hardly ever use. It is very good though for egg head and other ugly pictures you can only excuse for by saying your phone manufacturer is smarter than you are.

each to their own. Historically there has been many 28mm lens released and have sold well for SLRs and DSLRs. Also point and shoot film cameras frequently had 28mm as well.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 21:39 UTC
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Timmbits: I find that the sweet-spot for street is the 40mm f1.8 I use.
It is quite remarkable really.

I hope there are lens adapters that can mount on front of the CM1 to allow for an approx 40mm FOV experience

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On Amazon Fire Phone camera review post (59 comments in total)
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peevee1: ISO 40? What kind of sensor do they use for that? Interesting choice of base ISO, probably because the lens has fixed bright aperture.

it may be possible that ISO 40 may be a pushed ISO just to allow for cleaner image capture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 04:13 UTC
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didida do da do da do da: For those who want to use it for long exposures:
It's not very useful yet, since it doesn't go over 1/2 s and it doesn't have any self-timer.

2.7 seconds is the max exposure time for my 808

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 11:43 UTC
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RStyga: 645Pro is the best RAW-output camera app for the iPhone that I've seen; it does not offer manual control, however, it offers AEL so you can point to a darker/brighter point and then AEL so that you force the camera to the exposure settings of your liking. Direct ISO control, though, is still not possible.

hmm agree the output JPG from 645pro will always have noise reduction already applied optimum. The idea of RAW is to be able to apply more image processing effects like Nr sharpening, edge enhancement etc post

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:23 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: What's the interest of manual settings when you're stuck with a fixed aperture lens? Shooting with the iPhone is akin to shooting with a conventional camera in A mode and automatic ISO.
The lengths they go to sell apps...

are you sure there was "manual focus" capability in apps before iOS8??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: What's the interest of manual settings when you're stuck with a fixed aperture lens? Shooting with the iPhone is akin to shooting with a conventional camera in A mode and automatic ISO.
The lengths they go to sell apps...

even with fixed aperture lens, option like manual ISO and shutter control can have a great effect on creative photography. Also with manual focus, it will help acquire sharp focus on low contrast subjects.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:18 UTC
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Liberator: I just downloaded this app on my iPhone 6 Plus and it is enjoyable.

nice! could you tell me if this app has the ability to say magnify while manual focusing? wold be handy if it did for fine tuning focus on close up subjects.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:15 UTC
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Jostian: all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

not necessarily true. Will have to determine how good the CM1 is at high ISO bearing in mind how much larger the sensor and pixels are in the CM1

I bet my old canon 5d at ISO 800 will blitz the 1020 at ISO 100 with xenon flash any day.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:11 UTC
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BAHRI-D: zoom optical is wanted

the CM1 is already quite large for a connected phone and camera. Adding an optical zoom with the 1" sensor would make it extremely thick.

If zoom is your priority, then the Galaxy K Zoom is more suited for you.

The CM1 smartphone camera will be all about quality imaging.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
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mojo34: I can't help but wondering if I would buy it without a swappable battery. If I'm heading out into a national park with nothing but a cell phone for a camera, I definitely want to be able to swap a second battery into place.

Having a user removable battery would have been nice, but for today's smartphones, more manufacturers are design conscious which in a lot of cases negates the design of a battery door or removable battery.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 23:24 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile Report: Sony Xperia Z3 post (11 comments in total)
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Cartagena Photo: I hope they managed to make a better phone thatthan the 3 different Z2 i had. The camera was a joke since it overheated after a short time shooting stills or video. 4K was a joke since it heated up like mad. But at least you could cook your eggs on it ;-)

seems like lots of Sony products can over heat especially when shooting video. My Nex 5n always over heated after taking video for any descent length of time

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 04:17 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile Report: Sony Xperia Z3 post (11 comments in total)

This color shading testing, was this ever done on the 1020 and the 808?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 04:16 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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Jostian: all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

Lets wait for high ISO image samples, then judge.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 08:23 UTC

hmm wonder how much dropping and shock the Cm1 can take with so many moving optical elements.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 22:51 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Jostian: all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

u will have to wait and see. using ISO 25600 may not be optimum for picture quality on the CM1 but bet the shutter speeds for general indoor shooting will be more than 1/8 or 1/20.

for example for indoor shots the 808 easily does 1/20 shutter speed at just ISO400.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:28 UTC

Would also be nice to compare against the older Toshiba sensor in the 808.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 22:29 UTC as 1st comment
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Jostian: all this wowness and they give it an LED flash!! what were they thinking? LED flashes are useless at freezing any movement, so unless the scene is static you can forget about getting a decent photo!! XENON, come on Panasonic!

the CM1 will be able to freeze motion by increasing the ISO. This of course comes at a cost of image IQ, but hopefully the larger sensor will be able to negate unfavorable digital noise.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 22:20 UTC
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Freeman-Jo: Some of you said this will be your next smartphone. i could be wrong but from the pictures shown here, I don't see any lens cap. And we know where we keep our cellphone, in the pants along with the keychains and whatever else that could scratch this big & awesome lens.
Just a thought.

Nokia already pioneered having a build in lens cap in their older S60 based smart phones. One reason for not having a len cap is that when dust and dirt or grit get in between the lens cap and the lens glass, it will actually scratch the front glass as the lens cap slides across.

The other reason is to do with thickness as Menneisyys has pointed out.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:58 UTC
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Serious Sam: The pricing of this thing is the real problem as others rightfully pointed out. With that kind of money, I can get an Xiaomi plus a QX1 plus lens/QX100.

And come to think about it...controlling the camera through android is just so F up. Oh well we will see. May be people in Panasonic has build a usable camera app, fingers cross.

think the CM1 is targeting this smart phone as a luxury device, since it is a premium product (Leica branding on lens) it deserves premium pricing

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:54 UTC
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