Interesting list - good article.
Strangely, since I understand you're an Amazon company, I couldn't find the GripTight on Amazon at all!
larrytusaz: If it means I won't have to read about iPhone photography (an oxymoron if I ever heard one) so often now, I am all for it.
I have to respectfully disagree about it being wrong that serious photographers are separate from "snapshooters." Of course they are. It has always been that way, and the existence of smartphone cameras doesn't change this. The only difference is that 20-30 odd years ago the snapshooters used a Polaroid SX-70 or Kodak Instamatic, while the enthusiasts & professionals used 35mm SLRs or medium format. Now, it's smartphone cameras and/or point & shoots, and DSLRs or mirrorless (or medium format).
And in both cases, the serious users make attempts to learn things about lighting, composition, taking control with f-stops and white balance etc--whereas the snapshooter has no interest in learning the f-stop/white balance stuff & just points/clicks without much, if any, regard to lighting (maybe composition a LITTLE). They ARE separate worlds & should be treated as such.
There may be a difference between serious photographers and snapshooters, but I do believe that serious photographers can produce attractive pictures using fairly basic tools. If these tools can be reviewed and discussed by people who understand photography, I am sure that we will all benefit.
I can tell the difference in image quality between pics taken on a 5D with L glass and a cameraphone - of course I can - but I don't carry three or four kilos of camera around with me all the time. I do carry a phone.
Learning about the relative image quality of various phones will undoubtedly help shape my choice next time it comes around to phone renewal time.
Congratulations on the new site!
Mobile phone photography is clearly here to stay, and the technical quality of these devices is bound to improve rapidly (as, indeed, it has been doing over recent years).
I believe that the compact point-and-shoot camera will rapidly become obsolete, as the quality of mobile phone cameras improves. That quality will be a serious differentiator, your reviews will help us choose which devices to go for.
Further, the forums will be of great benefit, and I do hope that there will be a lot of reviews of photography-related apps.
Well done, and good luck to the new site!
alan_potter: So... to use this format, you need to upgrade to CS6 or the latest Lightroom.
Which means it's a device to drive revenue.
That's fine, Adobe is a commercial organisation. But it might be a little less disingenuous to admit that, rather than pretend it's an attempt to produce an industry standard.
All of which would be lovely if they didn't then force you to up-rev to the latest version of their software in order to USE the files!
So... to use this format, you need to upgrade to CS6 or the latest Lightroom.
Please give us a "next" button at the bottom of a post, so that we can move to the next post in the thread without scrolling back to the top of the page?