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Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by colemanitis, Apr 8, 2010.
Can I butt in here with 2 questions.
Smartphones don't usually have universal camera mounts, so how do you keep the phone stable for a timed shot?
Does any phone have macro capability?
I've never tried a timed shot. There are some phones that have macro mode. I think Roger's (Baco Noir) Motorola has macro. There's a product called olloclip that makes a wide angle and macro lens for iPhone 4/4s.
Most Android phones have a "macro" mode that needs to be manually selected.
iPhones have it too and IMHO can get even closer but there is no need to manually select "macro". It just does it by itself.
How do you get an iPhone into macro mode?
It's automatic. There is no need to push a settings icon followed by scrolling and selecting the tulip icon. Much simpler.
I just zoom in with my fingers.
These were taken with a basic model Samsung point and shoot camera using a tripod and auto:
I now own a Panasonic LUMIXDMC-FT1 shock and waterpoof 12 megapixels which takes slightly better quality shots than these. To improve quality even further, I was thinking of getting a Nikon or Canon bundle, however their downside is hauling them around on my travels and have them hanging off my neck as they are bulky and not much good for surreptitious photography whereas an iphone or iPod touch may just be the answer. I have an iMac at home as well, so it would link up nicely.
Christmas shopping -dutyfree- is plan I think although Apple gear is pretty much the same price everywhere.
Second thoughts ~ I'll just keep using my LUMIX as it is such a versatile little unit!
You may need timer modes if you want lume pictures: