Evening in Malcesine

14 09 2018

Making holidays in Europe with my son, a paragliding nerd, instead of watching the Apple event. This is definitely much more amazing.

The same people using the same phrases about the improved iPhone models every year. Phil Schiller: “It’s amazing. This is the best iPhone we’ve ever made.” Yeah Phil, great news and the company would make a fool of itself if the XS wouldn’t be an improvement.


The iPhone Xs Max is an equivalent to a three week holiday at this beautiful location in Italy. Photos taken with the latest iPhone iterations are only marginal better than those taken with my 6s Plus. Furthermore, in many cases the imagination standing behind a photo counts much more than the quality.

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The 6s Plus Camera

7 09 2018

Think about this awesome device

before it’s possibly discontinued on September 12.

You might ask why I post content about my three year old device. Well, I don’t see big differences in what the 6s Plus camera can do compared to iPhone iterations.

And hey, it actually costs $549!

On paper the iPhone 6s Plus specifications don’t look too impressive next to some of the high-powered Android competitors but, as usual, Apple is getting the most out of the hardware resources.

In good light the device usually delivers consistently good exposure and images with slightly saturated and warm but pleasant colors. As usual on small-sensor smartphone cameras dynamic range is a limitation but the iPhone is just a touch less prone to highlight clipping than many of its rivals.

When zooming in to 100% images still look good but sometimes also much processed with a bit of noise in the mid-tone areas. Most people aren’t pros so the cheap 6s Plus is definitely worth to buy now. I think it will be discontinued after the September 12 event this year. So hurry up.

Look at the photo I took this morning of an oak tree. Isn’t it great?

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It’s not only the price

28 07 2018

My 3 year old iPhone 6s Plus does make beautiful shots. Here’s an example, a banana tree in my wife’s garden.

We’re at the point where you can buy a premium smartphone for as low as US$530 and still get a similar high-end experience as you would on a US$1,000 smartphone, and the option to go the less expensive route is more alluring than ever.

Btw, the camera isn’t the essential point in photography. It’s the sense of the photographer and the imagination people have when looking at images showing thrilling moments.

Does the iPhone X make better shots than a much cheaper device?

$1,000 vs $530

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