Sydcar

Joined on Oct 1, 2018

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Sydcar: I'm still waiting for anything with a lens as wide as my LG G5. The wide angle is addictive creatively and essential in my work. Surely there's always room for ONE ultra wide lens when it opens up such HUGE opportunities?

My G5 is slow these days, the GPS is broken (common fault, I get lost, or even carry an extra phone just for GPS) and I'm out of contract so can get anything new for 'free' or very cheap, but I've searched high and low for anything with this wide angle and can't find anything. V30 was the best (i.e. widest) I found iirc.

I'd also take a 7 inch screen - I need images and review of images. They come above everything else. Closely followed by micro SD slot, swappable battery and 3.5mm jack. I really don't care if it weighs 350g and is 15mm thick, it's a tool not a fashion accessory for me. I've even looked at small tablets in the past.

If anyone knows of anything...

But yeah, 5 lenses for slightly better image quality when pixel peeping - vaguely interesting.

Franzfifty, Vadims - you are my new best friends!! Thank you soooo much for your advice. :)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2019 at 01:49 UTC

I'm still waiting for anything with a lens as wide as my LG G5. The wide angle is addictive creatively and essential in my work. Surely there's always room for ONE ultra wide lens when it opens up such HUGE opportunities?

My G5 is slow these days, the GPS is broken (common fault, I get lost, or even carry an extra phone just for GPS) and I'm out of contract so can get anything new for 'free' or very cheap, but I've searched high and low for anything with this wide angle and can't find anything. V30 was the best (i.e. widest) I found iirc.

I'd also take a 7 inch screen - I need images and review of images. They come above everything else. Closely followed by micro SD slot, swappable battery and 3.5mm jack. I really don't care if it weighs 350g and is 15mm thick, it's a tool not a fashion accessory for me. I've even looked at small tablets in the past.

If anyone knows of anything...

But yeah, 5 lenses for slightly better image quality when pixel peeping - vaguely interesting.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2019 at 11:30 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
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noncho: I want a phone with 18-36-72mm equiv.

Really? So tame. Have you used a mobile with a real wide, like the G5 with a 9mm? (is that right? I'm quoting someone above re focal length - it's 135 degrees) It changes how you think... once you try a G5/135 degrees you can't go back!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 00:23 UTC
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samfan: But but but... I thought everyone is happy with just having a 28mm lens?

Me too. Waiting for another 135 degree mobile before I upgrade...

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 00:17 UTC
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(unknown member): I wonder whether a smartphone camera with a macro lens would be possible. Otherwise I would like to see more phones with a 80mm (or more) camera. I imagine that 50mm or 40mm might get replaced by a 48 megapixel 26mm camera in the future, though this could be worse for depth detection possibly.
When it comes to ultra wide angle cameras, they shouldn't be too wide in my opinion. Ultra wide angle cameras often have much distortion, so I think they shouldn't be wider than maybe 18mm.

I am still using an LG G5 for its 135 degree wide angle. Couldn't care less about the lens distortion - it's a mobile phone, not an architectural tilt shift lens on a medium format! I am out of contract so could upgrade any time - I'm still sticking with my G5 despite the GPS being broken (common G5 fault) but there has been nothing since with that amount of wide angle. I just want as much as possible in shot, the compositional possibilities with the G5 are amazing. Come on LG - give us something dramatic!

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 00:06 UTC
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