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On article New anamorphic adapter lens for iPhone 5/5s (37 comments in total)
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madmaxmedia: Um guys, we're talking about an anamorphic adapter here, not some sort of standard zoom or tele attachment. You can't do this with any pocket camera. You can do it with adapters mounted on mirror less cameras and DSLR's (typically on rails because the adapters tend to be big and heavy), but its not cheap or easy.

For around $100 this is a pretty cool adapter to mess around with, if the image quality is decent. You can't really tell from the video, but my guess is that it's a mirror adapter (to get the price low.)

Well most pocketable cams start at 24mm which is still wider than a crappy iPhone with this adapter? Why spend more on a crippled device who does half-decent pictures in daylight?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 01:47 UTC
On article New anamorphic adapter lens for iPhone 5/5s (37 comments in total)
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webrunner5: Not much love here. But I think it is pretty darn neat. iPhones take better video than you think. Hey you have a phone with you all the time. Why not have a little pouch with a few adapters in it. Beats carrying a phone and a camera. It is the future like it or not.

How about if you put you inexpensive phone that does the job better if not as good as iPhone in one pocket and the other pocketable decent P&S in the other pocket?

I will pick the phone only if I have calls or sms or need to browse. I will pick the pocketable p&s for my photographic needs.

So I don't have a bulging pocket full of plastic accessories.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:55 UTC
On article New anamorphic adapter lens for iPhone 5/5s (37 comments in total)
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mikiev: Because I am already bring my iPhone, so I just have to carry an additional adapter, or two, and not a "travelzoom" camera. If I was trying to be "serious" I would bring my NEX-7 and lenses.

Now put those 100$ plastic accesories in your pocket with the iPhone. For sure at the end of the day, you will have to PP the image to death and put lousy filters for intacrap uploads. Where is the mobility there?

There are tons of premium compacts and travelzoom with FL from 24-720mm which is 10x better than iPhone in IQ and flexibility. And they cost around 250-500 only. Much better than a trying hard cameraphone.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 02:53 UTC
On article New anamorphic adapter lens for iPhone 5/5s (37 comments in total)

Lemme guess, a common Joe will have to bring iPhone, some plastic adapters for macro, tele and wide and many more. Why not just carry a much better travelzoom that has FL from 24-600mm and forget about the misery and disastrous result from using iPhone? Trying to be serious? Get a serious tool and not a toy.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 22:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article High-end pocketable compacts roundup (2013) (266 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 10:10 UTC as 71st 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.

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.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 22:25 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2013) (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.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:36 UTC
On article What if historical figures had Instagram? (19 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 17:01 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article 2013 Holiday Mobile Photography Gift Guide (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.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 14:25 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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