As you probably realize, I've been using my iphone for virtually all of my photos since I returned home from the hospital, over two and a half years ago. For more than half that time, my large Nikon was just too heavy to hold. But I've now been using the Nikon (having built back up the strength in my arms) for most of my bird pictures out the window, and a few flowers over the past few months. I've come to recognize two clear specific shortcomings of the iphone camera.
Friday, April 30, 2021
First let me point out the advantages of the iphone camera. Besides being lightweight, it's the camera I always have with me. It fits in a neat pouch hanging on the side of my wheelchair; it's even under my pillow at night. I always have it with me as a safety precaution. And it seems to take perfectly good pictures as long as I'm not zooming; at least you haven't complained! This is the view out the window yesterday morning in the fog.
..... this one taken with the iphone. Clearly the whites are too white here. I think you can also see that the iphone picture, at full zoom, is a little blurry compared to the Nikon picture. That's the second problem, because I've cropped this a fair bit.
You may recall this picture of a Pileated woodpecker out back. An absolutely terrible picture, cropped from my iphone, but I was so excited I posted it anyway!
On the other hand I had time to grab my Nikon when the Rough-legged hawk stopped by, and got this fabulous picture when I cropped it in.