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Cell Phone Photography

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by Chutes » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:21 am

I know that cell phone are progressing in quality, and I still prefer my SLR, however, I just got a macro lens that attaches to my phone(HTC Evo) via magnet and it is pretty neat. I love messing around with it photographing whatever I can find, so I thought I'd share. I didn't know they made these lenses until just recently. There is no way I would be able to focus the camera on my phone this close without the macro lens attached.
Marco lens purchased here -> http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/cell-phone-lenses/

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by navigator » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:31 am

Those are pretty cool pics but I'm usually further away from the stuff I want to take pics of :-)
On your link though I saw they have other lenses as well. Neat idea.
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by Gordinho80 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:44 am

That is interesting. Price isn't bad either.
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by v7guy » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:49 am

that's some good stuff.
I've found myself taking more and more pics with the cell. Mostly in the garage where I have good light and can set it on something steady to get a solid pic. In that environment there's no difference between the cell and the point and shoot.
Our Kodac Z981 has been kinda disappointing to be honest and I find myself going to an old Olympus T100 because it takes better shots.
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by Harry Moto » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:28 am

Something you don't see mentioned much in cheapy camera's (cell phones, point and shoot) is pixel density. On the CCD, if you have 16 megapixels that is cool, but if they are in a CCD that's 1mm x .7mm you'll never get crispy images. The expensive DSLR often has fewer megapixels, but the CCD is 16mm x 24mm (from memory, it's something like that) so that the image from the lens can be a LOT bigger on the CCD. There's a limit to how clear an image can be, and it's related to sending the light through lens's and how big the image ends up. Back in the days of film cameras, many pro photo guys would use large format systems with a negative measuring 100 x 150mm (or even 200 x 300mm) to capture that perfect image. We use a CCD instead of a negative, but the size thing still relates. I'm hacking the explanation totally, hopefully you see what I mean.

And if I didn't make ANY sense (not uncommon) check out http://www.dpreview.com/news/2008/7/3/pixeldensity
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by djthumper » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:13 am

Harry,

You come out of hibernation for how long and you expect that to all make sense? :poke:
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by TangoBravo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:37 pm

Taken today, just a small engine I'm workin on.Image
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by boog2006 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:21 pm

That's incredible...what's its purpose?
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by snowmirage » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:25 pm

Must turn the worlds largest margarita blender!
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by TangoBravo » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:16 am

It is used as a compressor. To keep natural gas in the pipeline at a steady compression level. We use several types of engines from what is pictured to even larger ones to jet turbines.
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by TangoBravo » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:17 am

It wont make a margarita but it will cook your lunch. Outside temp was 12° inside 96°
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by Wahugg » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:07 am

The size of the turbo on that thing... :awesome:
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by TangoBravo » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:19 am

Yeah it is pretty awesome. I like standing inside the engine ontop of a 1000# piston.
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by Moots1288 » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:27 pm

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by trailboycer72 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:26 pm

My HTC one m8 actually takes pretty good pics. I believe it has the 14+ ultra pixel dual camera. The phone has 3 cameras (1 selfie cam and 2 forward). Image
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by Bacnbit » Wed May 07, 2014 1:28 pm

Hey photo Buffs,
I have an old Rebel 35mm (film). That I found in some stuff when my dad passed. I will never use it. Any one want it. I would be more than glad to just pay it forward to someone that would enjoy it. :photo:
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by TBYODA » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:08 pm

I spent a few days on cape cod with my Boy Scout troop. We went on a whale watching, this one of my favorite pictures from my iPhone.
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by Wahugg » Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:16 pm

Snagged this one with an iPhone 5s this evening. Did some post editing in Lightroom to get things more acceptable.

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by AA1PR » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:07 pm

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