jcmarfilph

jcmarfilph

Lives in United States Boston, United States
Joined on Jan 28, 2010

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On High-end pocketable compacts 2013 roundup article (264 comments in total)

From what I have seen, XQ1 is better than S120 especially on high ISO. Why recommend a smearing machine?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:10 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply

If I were Apple, I would focus first on improving camera's sensor, image stabilization and ergonomics.

Holding a slippery brick with lousy IS and mediocre sensor is not encouraging at all even for noob photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

80 bucks? no thanks...

I'll buy a 50$ P&S and it will produce far better image than iPhone with or without lousy converter.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 22:25 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Enthusiast compact camera 2013 roundup article (236 comments in total)
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D1N0: Get the MX-1 it's les than $300, by far the cheapest.

It is a slow turtle and very annoying to use if you want to take the next picture.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:36 UTC
On What if historical figures had Instagram? post (20 comments in total)

Such a disgrace putting these important part of our history into a lousy frame with worthless filters.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 17:01 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On 2013 Holiday Mobile Photography Gift Guide post (5 comments in total)

Id rather buy a decent compact this holiday season and forget the miseries and nightmares of shooting with a mobile phone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 14:25 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography post (41 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: One uses a smartphone because there are certain photos you can only get with a smartphone. Anyone who thinks you cannot make a good photograph with an iPhone not only has been asleep the last few years but is likely to remain asleep. The Revolution is here whether you like it or not. It is not whether the iPhone offers the best absolute quality, it is that you choose the right tool for the circumstances. The reality is that the iPhone can do the job more times than you may think. Do not dismiss this tool to quickly.

Lol what a joke. Anyone who thinks his iPhone can be used on anything other than on a static subject in a bright sunny day is hallucinating. You can do your so-called art of salvaging out of focus shot, blurred, smeared shot by PPing it to death and call it a photo if that is what you want.

Oh I remember from my recent trip, one lady is saying "damn phone, can't see a thing". She is trying to shoot a cute monkey inside a glass enclosure which has enough light on it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 13:03 UTC
On Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography post (41 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: Why would somebody waste time and resource in using a mediocre camera phone and a book just to get half-decent shot at best? I'd rather spend my money on a decent compact and don't even need to buy book on how to make decent shot from it.

Given the tremendous amount of so-called art or "manipulation" these artists are doing with the smartphone photos especially from the trying hard ones, I'd carry my pocketable decent compact anytime of the day and upload the SOOC pictures when I get the chance to connect to WIFI or upload pictures to my computer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 01:01 UTC
On Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography post (41 comments in total)
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J One: Three comments from people completely missing the point and without any understanding of the art (yes - ART) that can be produced with a camera phone. Are there better options to shoot with, of course; stop worrying about the device and go shoot some interesting images. Check out some of the iPhone images by http://richardkocihernandez.com and realise that you have not shot anything as interesting - though feel free to give us a link to your amazing images.

He could have done it 10 times better with any decent compact and not worry about the "Art of manipulation " just to hide the mediocre quality of an iPhone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 21:57 UTC
On Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography post (41 comments in total)

Why would somebody waste time and resource in using a mediocre camera phone and a book just to get half-decent shot at best? I'd rather spend my money on a decent compact and don't even need to buy book on how to make decent shot from it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2013 at 14:37 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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jcmarfilph: Is does appear that iPhone 5s mid-ISO is as horrible as high ISO of the other 3 phones in the Studio Comparison low-light comparison.

Oh they gave up with the rubbish camera of iPhone?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 21:09 UTC

Is does appear that iPhone 5s mid-ISO is as horrible as high ISO of the other 3 phones in the Studio Comparison low-light comparison.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 14:53 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies

Such as crappy IQ. Either bad copy or user error. Does it have NR setting?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 04:33 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies

A mediocre phone that hardly takes steady picture of still subject that is being used on this is type of shooting is catastrophe.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 02:34 UTC as 4th comment
On Sample Gallery: LG G2 smartphone images post (48 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: If you really want to shoot using smartphone, don't force yourself or just eat your pride and buy pureview phones and not an overpriced mediocre iPhones.

And what else are you trying to do with your phone other than make calls or send messages? Use it as an editing tool for your phone's mediocre photo and send it directly to instacrap? Document editing within the phone is more important than wasting your time with non-sense photo-related apps within your phone.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:13 UTC
On Sample Gallery: LG G2 smartphone images post (48 comments in total)

If you really want to shoot using smartphone, don't force yourself or just eat your pride and buy pureview phones and not an overpriced mediocre iPhones.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 23:50 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On The Q Camera wants you to 'shut up and shoot' post (27 comments in total)

This actually is much better than using tablet or slippery smartphone brick with lousy or no physical control at all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 19:31 UTC as 20th comment
On 5 photography apps to download to your new iPad post (157 comments in total)

Just another run-of-the-mill publicity for Apple. Nothing new!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:44 UTC as 13th comment

4/5 stars? Really?
It's waste of money IMHO and also a waste of time trying to make smartphone do everything when it cannot for a very simple reason.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 21:03 UTC as 4th comment
On Google announces Nexus 5 and unwraps KitKat post (14 comments in total)

"For photographers, the Nexus 5 does not exactly stand out from the competition. Its 8MP camera looks an awful lot like the Nexus 4 camera, and compared to the pixel-packing competition, the Nexus 5 falls short at first glance."

Compared to 1020 and 808 yes but compared to iPhone5 it has the same horrible image of the iPhone. Funny thing is, in your iPhone5s article, you are praising it to death when the truth is, it is just another horrible phone from iPhone and not even worth-considering for serious photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 12:28 UTC as 4th comment
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