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iPhone 11

Discussion in 'Smartphone photography' started by Brian, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

  2. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    I like the top one
    Very dramatic
    Have you done the editing on the phone??
    Is it the 11 or 11pro??
    Told my partner my intention of buying the 11pro soon, backed off out of harms way....to my utter amazement she welcomed the idea, replying “ does that mean you won’t have so much camera gear?? “
    “yes “ was my stunned reply.

    I’m curious to know what actual outputs are like when printed. Many say prints show the failings of the small sensor??
    Do you intend to print any??
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Fair bit of thin haloing around the high contrast areas (the lamp and the leaves on the far right for example). Adding during processing or there in the original?
  4. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    No Tony, it was me being a little heavy handed. Here's the original SOOP.

    [​IMG]untitled (14 of 25) by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

    Printing? No problem with A3+ out of an Epson SC P 700.
  5. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Here you might as well see the other one in it's original state.

    [​IMG]untitled (19 of 19) by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

    For my sort of thing the IPhone really does have a place. So now it's the phone plus my new purchase, the Leica Q P and my Fuji XPro2 with 23mm lens.
  6. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

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  7. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    The bottom picture sharpness is quite ridiculous, it just confirms my previous comments that smartphones are a fantastic substitute for non specialised photography (I.e sports, macro etc etc)

    Again Brian, which 11 is it? The pro has the 3 lenses including the ultra wide. That’s possibly the one I’ll go for.
  8. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    It's the 11, I don't reckon the 11pro is worth the extra, at least not for me. The tele lens bit is a crop.. I'm getting files around the 11Mb plenty for A3 printing.
    [​IMG]untitled (1 of 1)-10-Edit by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr
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  9. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I am sure I read that when the 12 is released, they are dropping the 11 pro. Might get discounted (OK, knowing Apple probably not!)
  10. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up :)
    I was originally going to buy the newer SE model to replace my original SE. But my son wants the SE for Xmas, so I’ll buy the 11pro (or 12 if it’s out and worth the extra)
    A friend has just upgraded to the 11pro and keeps sending me shots. He’s currently on holiday abroad and sent me a shot where he’s captured his son doing a backflip into the pool. I’m shocked that it froze everything and got the exposure right. Looks stunning, I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t be proud to have taken it. Opened my eyes.

    Off topic - I’m still in de-cluttering mode. 2nd skip is almost full!!
    I’ve condensed my entire photo gear down to 2 small storage boxes...that’s from what was originally almost half the junk in the loft and spare bedroom (tripods, studio flash, bags etc) it is incredibly liberating.
    When the house is done and decorated (6-8wks) I’ll reward myself to either the 11pro or 12. I’ll then begin the cull on what’s left of my canon system.
    2021 will be the year my photography turns over a new leaf - “travel light travel far” as they say, can’t wait!
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  11. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    De -cluttering is a great idea. I just rate the iPhone, above all its fun and a trifle naughty.

    untitled (1 of 1)-25-Edit.jpg
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  12. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    Totally agree with the “fun” comment
    If I go out with a dslr and lenses I feel pressured to get results otherwise why spend all that money, carry all that gear unless you are going to get top pictures.
    With a smartphone there is no pressure at all, you can make it as easy or hard as you like...and the best thing is nobody gives you a second look. I bet street photography is a doddle with modern smartphones.
    Good for you Brian, I think it’s great that you’ve been open minded and not just dismissed them as a lesser tool for capturing images.
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  13. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    Yes, I do agree, photography above all for we amateurs should be fun. I remember years ago on this forum, it might have been Fen suggested collective nouns for photographers. Mine didn't go done too well, it was 'A Sad' of photographers.

    For street photography as you suggest the phone is ideal. Another factor, the iPhone is not just weatherproof....it's waterproof down to 50' for 30 minutes.
  14. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    ...though whether the photographer will still function after being 50' down for 30 minutes is another matter!
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  15. John Fantastic

    John Fantastic Well-Known Member

    Hello Brian, very nice pictures. Images like yours made me decide that the time has come for me to shift to the lighter (physically) stuff by going mobile photography.
    Initially was thinking of going the FF mirrorless upgrade but heavier lenses than an APS-C camera made be change my mind and go mobile for 95% of my shoot. :)
  16. Brian

    Brian Venerable Elder

    John after a life time being bogged down by photo equipment I have seen the light. I suppose the question is . " Whats more important, the image or the process? Marshal McLuhan (sp) summed it up. " The media or the message".

    So now I use my iPhone most of the time. If I am feeling in the mood I will take out my Leica QW-P. I also keep a Graphite X Pro 3 with a trio of Fijicrons just in case I ever get the urge to play " Photographers".

    Obviously it also depends on one's interest in terms of photographic subjects.But for most of us if we are truthful an iPhone or equivalent is perfectly adequate.
  17. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    Just seen the iPhone 12 pro ad, it looks amazing. I just wish Apple would copy android and offer the ability to use a separate card.
    I’m currently watching YouTube videos on a 55” TV mostly on iPhone 11. it blows my mind that a tiny sensor can stand up to being viewed on a 55” tv
  18. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    So, I seem to be 8 versions behind now.
  19. pixelpuffin

    pixelpuffin Well-Known Member

    Well, if it’s any consolation I’m still using the 1st gen SE! I’ve deliberately kept hold as most newer releases were tablet sized!! But the 12 mini has just changed that.
    My phone tells me I spend over 5 hours a day using it!! But then I rarely watch TV and only boot up the laptop for photo editing. My phone gets used as a torch, a calculator, a watch, weather forecast, newspaper, shopping basket, web browsing, and best of all taking impulse snaps.
    It has to be by far the best value for money I’ve spent. Paid £60 for mine off eBay 2yrs ago. Battery is still holding 88%
    Pretty astounding. Just wish it had a separate removable card for storage.
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Every so often I'll use my iPhone or even my iPad for photography. Then I feel better and go back to my preferred toys. :p

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