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This was taken from the iphone with the HDR feature - I changed nothing. My 2k Nikon wouldn't even balance it out this well.
 

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It's funny... when Jobs was demo'ing HDR during the recent event, the crowd seemed really quiet and underwhelmed.

Meanwhile, I was going, "That is so damn useful for quick n' easy outdoor photography. What is wrong with you ppl?".

Guess it's not enough of a 'power nerd' feature or something.
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It's funny... when Jobs was demo'ing HDR during the recent event, the crowd seemed really quiet and underwhelmed.

Meanwhile, I was going, "That is so damn useful for quick n' easy outdoor photography. What is wrong with you ppl?".

Guess it's not enough of a 'power nerd' feature or something.
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Because 99% of hipsters NOT on RBR don't know what HDR means.
 

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Because 99% of hipsters NOT on RBR don't know what HDR means.
But he showed it to 'em. And they still sat on their hands.
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But he showed it to 'em. And they still sat on their hands.
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You see "HDR" is tech speak. You use tech speak to a bunch of people who buy anything that is shiny-and their eyes will glaze over, and their brains will overload.
 

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Marc said:
You see "HDR" is tech speak. You use tech speak to a bunch of people who buy anything that is shiny-and their eyes will glaze over, and their brains will overload.
I'm pretty sure I recall him showing how much better the photos actually looked... i.e. not just a dry technical explanation.
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SystemShock said:
I'm pretty sure I recall him showing how much better the photos actually looked... i.e. not just a dry technical explanation.
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But if they're not even somewhat serious about photography they probably don't care a heckuva whole lot about dynamic range. The fact that they take photos with their phones that have too-dark shadows or blown highlights doesn't even occur to them.
 

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the fact that they use their phones to take pictures identifies the problem....I mean for a quick "document this" shot I get it......but...
 

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nice! I have a 3GS so I can't get the HDR feature, but I got an app called TrueHDR that does just "okay" if used in bright light situations. Still fun to play with.

If you haven't got it, the Hipstamatic app is loads of fun to play with. It simulates various films, flashes and lenses to produce old school looking shots.

edit: these are Hipstamatic shots, obviously not HDR.
 

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the fact that they use their phones to take pictures identifies the problem....I mean for a quick "document this" shot I get it......but...
Sure, nothing can beat a dedicated camera. But there are some cameraphones that ain't too shabby. The Nokia N95 and N82 come to mind.

The iPhone 4 doesn't seem bad either, don't know for certain since I don't own one and won't 'til the stoopid ATT exclusive ends. :nonod:
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Sorry, but the sky is blown out and everything else is too dark.

Also, if you can't do better HDR than that from your Nikon images, get it fixed.

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Sorry, but the sky is blown out and everything else is too dark.


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It still IS a cellphone camera, not a Canon 5D MkII or a Nikon D3S etc.

Plenty good enough for me for a cellphone camera. Can't really expect much more.

//Useful for mobile uploads etc or anytime you don't have a real camera with you.

///Actually, I've seen real camera (pns granted) shots look worse than that so....
 

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OK, wait, come on - I didn't say my Nikon couldn't do better, I said with one shot, no alteration this is amazing, then add it's a phone and well, it is really cool. Here are two more shots - on without HDR and the other with.
 

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I have to agree, I find myself taking more pics with my iP4. The shots are really quite good and very forgiving for us amatuers.

Certianly they don't compare to what an experienced photographer can do, but for a cell phone camera that (unfortunately) I pretty much have with me most of the time, not too bad.

Not to hijack but the video and sound pickup on the video camera end is also pretty impressive too.

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OK, wait, come on - I didn't say my Nikon couldn't do better, I said with one shot, no alteration this is amazing, then add it's a phone and well, it is really cool. Here are two more shots - on without HDR and the other with.
I'm guessing the top pic is HDR and the bottom is not? The top picture I find my eyes drawn to your water bottles only while the bottom I look at the bike and landscape but everything is too dark. So which photo is really better, I don't know. :)
 

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I'm guessing the top pic is HDR and the bottom is not? The top picture I find my eyes drawn to your water bottles only while the bottom I look at the bike and landscape but everything is too dark. So which photo is really better, I don't know.
Your eyes are drawn there only 'cuz his water bottles are day-glo orange, set against a natural background (and this is one more reason I don't dig 'loud' colors on bikes).

I think most ppl would agree the top pic is better in most respects (though I do like the clouds in the non-HDR pic). The bottom one is just far too dark regarding anything on the ground.
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