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Works as a architect, photographer
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VENTURE-STAR: Phones are not especially good for anything much more than taking snaps. Most people (the general public) who own a camera-phone are clueless about using theirs properly. Those who shoot video, seem to think that everything is best filmed in portrait mode. I'm really not sure if adding an optical zoom is very important for the average user and in my case, I always carry a decent compact for a possible news event.

That said, I really can't see the problem with building in a modest zoom that operates in a sideways configuration with a prism or mirror system. I suppose it depends on whether or not picture quality is of the slightest importance to you. Many think digital zooming is great!

There are many people, me included, who would rather not carry yet another camera with us, but use phones for not so serious shooting. And I really REALLY would like to have focal length suitable for portraiture in my phone.
That said, sideways zoom optics/sensor w. prism would be just fine.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (251 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I don't understand the attraction of fixed wide angle lens cameras when you can just whip out your phone instead, other than better low light performance what do these cameras bring at the table anyway? It's just another piece of tech to carry around, I just don't see the point of it.

Should have teleconverter... :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
On article Macphun Aurora HDR version 1.2 update released (24 comments in total)
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PKDanny: Why no Windows??? Only MAC!!! HUH.....

WinPhun just doesn't sound convincing.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:38 UTC

Just get a DMC-XS3 for 100 €. Looks as cool and probably has as good image quality too.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 10:31 UTC as 9th comment

I can understand why I would want attach an olloclip telephoto lens, but with all this gear we reach the point where it is more sensible use a dedicated camera with normal equipment.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 13:45 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple patent describes dual-camera design (31 comments in total)
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tkbslc: All brand bashing aside, this seems like a great idea to get a little zoom into camera phones.

I am not much into zooms but decent optics for portraiture would be cool. Wideangles just do not do it.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
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RadPhoto: So, the "Pro" should pay more (double) to get presets. Shouldn't the "Pro" create his/her own presets?

I thought "Pro" gets plug-ins for LR etc?

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 12:26 UTC
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Sarge_: I just wish there were a way to convert the optical effects to what you would see from a medium or large format sensor, to eliminate the distortion.

As a pro who shoots a lot of architecture, that's my biggest beef with shooting wide on a 35mm body; there's not much value as things get so ridiculously distorted.

Has anyone found any filters or software in general that can overcome the 'wide angle' distortion from these wide lenses?

The geometry in the image still looks the same. (BTW, I have also 47mm Super-Angulon.. have not used it for ages :-D)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 08:37 UTC

I do not think that lens is a zoom lens. Just ordinary 2X teleconverter.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 16:34 UTC as 1st comment
On article 5 new must-have photo editing apps (99 comments in total)
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Fixx: 3 is enough. Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop.

Architectural photography. HDR is needed for managing the dynamic range.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 06:02 UTC
On article 5 new must-have photo editing apps (99 comments in total)

3 is enough. Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:38 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

I still have my Kodak DC50.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 06:06 UTC as 81st comment

Does this work with RAW-photos or does the processing produce JPEG-files? That is, if I have distortion control enabled in my camera, do I get corrected NEF-files to my Lightroom library?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 20:20 UTC as 13th comment | 12 replies
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Closely Observed Images: After decades of constantly battling with windows based architecture I bit the bullet and bought a S/H Mac Pro 1.1 that is the most amazingly capable (and stable) computer I have ever owned. I handles LR4 and photoshop apps with ease and speed, but runs Snow Leopard (IOS 10.6.8).

I have used every version of LR since it's inception.

Why no support for LR5 running under Snow Leopard then? I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer who makes a living driving taxi's and enjoys tinkering with images.

I'm gutted that whilst I would happily pay for an upgrade. Adobe have just lost my custom by making themselves even more exclusive.

Bye . . . . .

Snow Leopard is though very stable and efficient operating system. There are few benefits in upgrading to Mountain Lion.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 11:55 UTC
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