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Eddie Rizk Senior Member • Posts: 1,222
Re: Traveling with only a phone camera

timoteotresgatos wrote:

I spent two hours this morning shooting with my phone in a park. I learned a lot. No, I wouldn't be satisfied using only a phone for travel. I really thought it could work for me but I've changed my mind. I can use it for some travel photos but by no means all.

I don't have as much control over how the picture is taken with my phone compared to a camera. The reflection and glare off the screen is a problem at times. Raw files are only available in "pro" mode but it is far from a true "pro" mode - no aperture control. I like control - I used to shoot film with a Canon F1 in manual mode.

I also had problems occasionally getting the camera to focus on the exact spot I wanted like a foreground flower in front of a larger background. It can't always lock on to the smaller object and instead locks on to the background.

In two hours of shooting I ran my battery dry so I'd have to get a pretty powerful external battery pack for travel.

The images themselves seem to be very high quality but I just don't have the control i need to use it exclusively for travel.


I am excited about having a much better phone camera, though, not to replace my real camera, but to take a new set of shots that I wouldn't have taken before.  I will now get some shots of friends that I just would have missed out on by not having a camera.  If I'm in an interesting place without my camera, I'll take some artistic template shots to come back and get with the real camera.

The only real camera use case the new phone will replace is that of documentary shots, looking at property with other real estate brokers, documenting a maintenance problem, etc.  I believe I can now document anything I see that's close enough.

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