we’re out and about chasing the wind with the kite aerial photography rig and odin grabs the dslr and follows me around shooting away. it didn’t take long before he starts shooting selfies.
“poppi, i never told anyone but i’d really like a camera like this. i think i’d like to take more pictures.”
he takes a ton of photos with his ipod but he thinks the pictures on the DSLR look much better and likes how he can have more control. i think our future will be filled with photowalking adventures!
and in case you’re wondering day 253 was the first time he took a picture with the DSLR and day 1000 he shot his first selfie ( before they were called selfies ).
just a few days after i wrote, “i suspect my camera bag in the near future will be filled with lenses that compliment and extend the capabilities of my smartphone,” i ran across this wonderful photo shot by grant hutchinson with a qx100 which retails for about $500. and then i find this incredible kickstarter project for “moment” lenses with, “..optimized multi-element designs using the same recipe in designing professional cinema glass for HD film…” which will retail for $99. project out 3 years and the full body “prosumer” dslr is getting devoured on both the high and low end.
i was just talking to someone about digital cameras and said i was thinking about not replacing my aging d70 with another dslr and they looked at me like i was crazy. but using my lumia 928 – which is a remarkable camera ( with a stellar “pro” camera app ) saddled with an unremarkable operating system – you can see clearly the author’s conclusion that smartphones are rapidly evolving into premium, prime-lens compact cameras that rival dslrs in many respects and that “…many of their limitations will disappear in a few short years with zippier processing. Only their fixed lens remains as an Achilles’ heel…” ( the gap will close faster than the authors conclude ) and that’s why i think i’ll probably hold out a bit longer for smart lenses like the Sony QX10 and QX100. i suspect my camera bag in the near future will be filled with lenses that compliment and extend the capabilities of my smartphone. i hope nikon is there because i still love, love, love nikon glass. update: now that i think of it, why not a “smart” box with a sensor in it like the sony QX10 that works with existing nikon glass like the wonderful nikon 50mm f/1.8? [ via ] update coincidental post from kottke, “Goodbye cameras, hello networked lenses”
none other than marco arment laments the realization that the photos he’s taken over the past two years with his iphone look like junk when viewed on screens larger that 3.5″ and really don’t hold up on large, high-density screens like the retina display. when compared to how his dlsr photos have held up, the difference is so pronounced that he’s switching back, or at least attempting to be more conscious about using his big rig to future proof his photos. good choice, since optics/physics fundamentals dictate that camera phone photos will always be limited to looking good on smaller, lower density screens. there’s just no away around it. an interesting conundrum for handheld hardware manufacturers who are simultaneously pushing larger, higher density displays.