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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    I was hoping to see what everybody else thought. I think it gives it a fake looking sky.
    Frank
    Not fond of polarizers as it makes the sky unnaturally dark and fake, as you say.
    Oh, and I don't have a cell phone.
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    filters of any kind are pretty much useless in the digital age...


    they will just screw up your sharpness anyway

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    So I should bin my ND and CPL filters?
    Don't think so!

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    I will take the ND filters. LOL There is definitely a need for them.

    Frank
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    Nice try, Frank.

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    Mine too, 8MP (HTC's Droid Incredible). It's a great photo considering I always have it handy. Great for receipts, business cards, auto accidents, a white-board before being erased, and the like. I've taken loads of such convenience photos. Also it's very very nice being able to instantly send it around the world, upload to facebook, whatever. Probably even an app for Smugmug and Flicker.

    When I get more apps it'll become an invaluable tool for things like instant receipt scanning (and auto-filing them ... I've even heard there's an app that will OCR it and enter the numbers into Quickbooks ... well maybe that's too ripe for an expensive bug) and other business functions. Maybe even legal.

    Old phones - never used it more than a few times - maybe on a ski lift just for fun.
    Last edited by Gopher; 05-20-2010 at 11:52 PM. Reason: app info
    Lots of Canon DSLR stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher View Post
    Mine too, 8MP (HTC's Droid Incredible). It's a great photo considering I always have it handy. Great for receipts, business cards, auto accidents, a white-board before being erased, and the like. I've taken loads of such convenience photos. Also it's very very nice being able to instantly send it around the world, upload to facebook, whatever. Probably even an app for Smugmug and Flicker.

    When I get more apps it'll become an invaluable tool for things like instant receipt scanning (and auto-filing them ... I've even heard there's an app that will OCR it and enter the numbers into Quickbooks ... well maybe that's too ripe for an expensive bug) and other business functions. Maybe even legal.

    Old phones - never used it more than a few times - maybe on a ski lift just for fun.
    That is the phone I have. It comes with a flickr app. I wish there was a Quicken app. It also needs a way to print. If I can write invoices on it and then go into the Real Estate office I did a job for and print them an invoice maybe I could get a check on the spot instead of waiting 2 weeks.


    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    Frank, if that is a serious requirement, you can run Foxit Reader software on a U3 Smart USB Flash drive. Plug into any computer and you can edit and print a Form from the flash drive without leaving anything on the computer when you unplug the flash drive.

    I don't think Quicken has written a U3 version for flash, but there may well be something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    Frank, if that is a serious requirement, you can run Foxit Reader software on a U3 Smart USB Flash drive. Plug into any computer and you can edit and print a Form from the flash drive without leaving anything on the computer when you unplug the flash drive.

    I don't think Quicken has written a U3 version for flash, but there may well be something else.

    Thanks Pete I will look into it now.

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    Frank, I'm not sure where we're going with this one.
    It's a given that the cell phone image cannot approach the quality of the one from your DSLR.
    Blue skies are hard (noise wise) for a DSLR and even harder for a cell phone with maybe a 20x crop factor and a much reduced S/N ratio.
    As we all know, "size matters".

    That doesn't mean the device has no merit. What counts is that the cell phone is always with you so, although 99% of cell phone images have no artistic merit and are of interest only to a very limited number, there are occasions when the images are invaluable. Which of us did not see the images of Iranian protesters in the streets of Teheran or the Indonesian Tsunami.
    I think there is more value to it than that. To me sometimes a blown-out noisy picture is the effect I am looking for. And I think the limitations of a cell phone camera can really help the photog to see and think differently. Chase Jarvis has devoted a whole site and iPhone application to the concept. I shoot BW film for the same reason. Making the photo about the composition and subject, not the IQ, can make amazing art.
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