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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by duceditor, Sep 6, 2018.
Now if I only had a “real” camera and not just a phone...
Thanks! A local community paper used it on the cover, and it was a favourite in a charity fundraising calendar I produced.
A phone is a real camera, don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise. I don’t use mine for that much, but I should. I used to visit National Geographic’s “Your Shot” site frequently and I was flabbergasted by the quality of photos submitted that were taken on a phone.
"Growin' in the Snow"
Yes, coming across these in mid-January was a surprise. Nature's like that!
I'd say 90% or greater of mine here were shot with my iPhone 6S Plus.
And having an even better camera is the only reason I think some about upgrading to a 12 Plus.
Summer Saturday Morning - iPhone 7
I renewed my relationship with cycling in a big way this year. I would rather just use my phone over toting my Olympus when I’m out.
"The World Dressed in White"
I went to school for Photography, I lived in an Artists Co-Op, I lived and breathed cameras, film and photo stuff since the early 80’s. My kids broke my DSLR like, 2 years ago and I sold off my 120-format stuff to pay for my car. So this is the longest I’ve gone without an actual camera since getting my Chinon SLR in 1984... I just feel like using my phone is “cheating” or something.
When my dad told my grandmother that I, at about age 13, was about to get "an electric guitar" she felt that way. "I so much like it when he plays it himself" said she.
Seriously, that is how some people saw it those new fangled things.
To me -- and I both studied film arts and made a lifetime career of doing it -- a camera is just a tool that records patterns of light. If it does that and I can transmorgify what it records into what I "see" in my mind then it is a good tool.
I still have gobs of great camera gear. Entire systems in 2/ 1/4 (Rolleiflex), 6x7 (Pentax), 35mm (Nikon F3 systems), 4x5 and 5x7 sheet film. -- its all in boxes.
And my Canon DSLR system is still lovely, but it is used far less often than my iPhone.
Maybe I am just lazy?
No, you aren’t lazy, you’re just using the tool that makes it most easy to record the image you want. I just seem constantly wishing I had something else to use (a Fuji GX-617 with all of the available lenses if I’m honest, but that’s about $15,000 worth of camera... I’m frustrated with what I see are the limitations of my phone, instead of marveling that I have something that can do what it is able to do... “it’s just your attitude that’s the problem, Daan!”
I used Chinon gear
The 'Squier' of
Modern tech makes
a phone comparable.
I took this on my phone a couple of years ago when out on my morning walk. We have an observatory here and the morning clouds were just right. Enjoy!
I got a rise out of my
LG-7 Premier Pro.
This, over 'the pond'.
My dad had bought his Chinon at a PX somewhere on a deployment to replace the Petri he still had, that the shutter broke on (it was stuck on about 1/15, no matter what you set it to) There used to be seemingly dozens of camera manufacturers.
Chinon made some decent equipment. I really liked the CE-4 and bought it over the contemporary Pentax ME Super. It had some very nice featues and accessories and was actually rather advanced in comparison to any of Pentax's consumer cameras. For example, it had a nice electronic Seiko metal shutter that was pure bliss at that time. Build quality was excellent.
A little history, Chinon made cameras and parts under different names for a variety of companies for many years before finally going end-user in the late 70's. Design and manufacturing was their strong suit but don't feel that extended to lens...they probably bought that from someone else.
The Chinon I had, was the only one I ever saw until years later I worked at a camera store. Mine was kind of the lowest level one and I was checking out the really nice CE ones in the used area. Those really could have been a big player if they had a different name or something. remember the Minolta autofocus ones? The Chinons seemed just as good, but like 10 years earlier