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    iPhone 4S Photo samples

    FYI - Apple has posted a gallery of photos from the upcoming iPone 4S - looks pretty promising.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/built-in-apps/camera.html

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    Re: iPhone 4S Photo samples

    I was looking at those yesterday. I'm pretty excited to get my hands on the new camera but we have to wait and see if AT&T figures out the upgrades. There are a whole bunch of people that went to the iPhone4 at launch that aren't eligible for upgrade until November. I don't want to wait a month but $250 is a lot to pay for not being patient enough to wait the short amount of time.

    There was some noise in the blue sky of the balloons but all in all it seems like there is a ton more detail.

    More impressive it seems are the shot to shot times.

    Thank goodness they also added some basic editing tools so that you don't always have to go to another app to rotate or crop.
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    After many false starts I had finally made up my mindto get an iPhone. So, the announcement of the 4S is especially exciting for me. The improved camera features are the icing on the cake. It has an f/2.4 lens on it, too, though I'm sure the focal length is tiny. Still, one of the sample photos actually showed some (relatively) short DoF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    I was looking at those yesterday. I'm pretty excited to get my hands on the new camera but we have to wait and see if AT&T figures out the upgrades. There are a whole bunch of people that went to the iPhone4 at launch that aren't eligible for upgrade until November. I don't want to wait a month but $250 is a lot to pay for not being patient enough to wait the short amount of time.

    There was some noise in the blue sky of the balloons but all in all it seems like there is a ton more detail.

    More impressive it seems are the shot to shot times.

    Thank goodness they also added some basic editing tools so that you don't always have to go to another app to rotate or crop.
    I've never known you to be patient enough to wait for new gear

    I too like the idea of the built-in (albeit basic) editing features - definitely a nice step forward.

    I should get my hands on one soon (a permanent unit anyways) though I won't be able to post any photos until the official release date
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    Re: iPhone 4S Photo samples

    anyone know what the field of view might be, best expressed in 35mm equivalent? the 4g was about the same as a 43mm on a 1:1.1 crop digital back, see how confusing that is? probably around the same as a 30mm on a full frame 35mm sensor

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainjoe View Post
    I've never known you to be patient enough to wait for new gear

    I too like the idea of the built-in (albeit basic) editing features - definitely a nice step forward.

    I should get my hands on one soon (a permanent unit anyways) though I won't be able to post any photos until the official release date
    Well on this one AT&T is just being weird to make a whole group of users wait a month.....all I've seen with November upgrade dates bought iPhone 4 on launch date....the most loyal bunch.

    So, are any of the posted samples yours? I know you would have to shoot me after answering that question

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    Wow - bummer news just now.

    The world just lost a true visionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Wow - bummer news just now.

    The world just lost a true visionary.
    Yes - very sad mood here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Wow - bummer news just now.

    The world just lost a true visionary.
    Indeed.

    Steve Jobs, finishing up his Commencement Speech at Stanford, 2005:

    "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life....because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important ... there is no reason not to follow your heart."


    He will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainjoe View Post
    I've never known you to be patient enough to wait for new gear

    I too like the idea of the built-in (albeit basic) editing features - definitely a nice step forward.

    I should get my hands on one soon (a permanent unit anyways) though I won't be able to post any photos until the official release date
    you an Apple employee?? didn't know there were others on the forum

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    you an Apple employee?? didn't know there were others on the forum

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    Yes - you too Jim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainjoe View Post
    Yes - you too Jim?
    Ah - I see you in the directory - we should get together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainjoe View Post
    Yes - you too Jim?
    yea.. IOS Wireless Engineering.

    Was a tough day all around. I was in a training class in one of the Tantau buildings.... the shooting this morning took place across the street from us, and the woman was shot during the attempted carjack at the corner. Our building was in lockdown most of the day, and then, the announcement about Steve. Class ended, with no one saying anything.. just silence.

    very sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimCollum View Post
    yea.. IOS Wireless Engineering.

    Was a tough day all around. I was in a training class in one of the Tantau buildings.... the shooting this morning took place across the street from us, and the woman was shot during the attempted carjack at the corner. Our building was in lockdown most of the day, and then, the announcement about Steve. Class ended, with no one saying anything.. just silence.

    very sad
    Ah ... Another Apple person here. i'm in Dev Pubs (DA6), you can find me in the directory. My route to work runs me up Homestead from Santa Clara to De Anza, had to shunt off down Tantau and up Stevens Creek to get in this morning, delayed me about 45 minutes on a usual 25 minute commute ... The place was littered with police everywhere.

    With all the other stuff going on in Cupertino today, I decided to work from my home office this afternoon, rather than have lunch and return, so I exited the campus at 1:30 and took 280 back down to Santa Clara. I was head down into a piece I'm writing when the news popped up in my news feed.

    what a day.

    Joe and Jim, we should do lunch! Probably after I get back from my trip, though ... I'm leaving on Sunday, gone until October 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    Ah ... Another Apple person here. i'm in Dev Pubs (DA6), you can find me in the directory. My route to work runs me up Homestead from Santa Clara to De Anza, had to shunt off down Tantau and up Stevens Creek to get in this morning, delayed me about 45 minutes on a usual 25 minute commute ... The place was littered with police everywhere.

    With all the other stuff going on in Cupertino today, I decided to work from my home office this afternoon, rather than have lunch and return, so I exited the campus at 1:30 and took 280 back down to Santa Clara. I was head down into a piece I'm writing when the news popped up in my news feed.

    what a day.

    Joe and Jim, we should do lunch! Probably after I get back from my trip, though ... I'm leaving on Sunday, gone until October 26.
    Godfrey - I thought you were no longer at Apple or I would have looked you up a long time ago ;-)

    We should definitely all get together.

    Jim - I'm in special HW - worked with some folks under Hooman. Yes it was very quiet this afternoon after the news broke - I don't think anyone could even formulate their feelings into words yet and so folks didn't say anything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainjoe View Post
    Godfrey - I thought you were no longer at Apple or I would have looked you up a long time ago ;-)

    We should definitely all get together.

    Jim - I'm in special HW - worked with some folks under Hooman. Yes it was very quiet this afternoon after the news broke - I don't think anyone could even formulate their feelings into words yet and so folks didn't say anything...
    I just recently accepted an offer for another full-time position, after contracting a couple of stints. Ironically, the day I signed the offer and handed it to HR was the day SJ stepped down as CEO .. Aug 23. It felt a little odd.

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    Re: iPhone 4S Photo samples

    THe iPhone 4S has a better camera:

    - better WB
    - More Detail
    - More open shadows





    I don't own a 4S but had the chance to use one.
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    Re: iPhone 4S Photo samples

    Uwe is right on the money with what he said. The 4S is pretty remarkable all the way around, coming from my old 3GS, but the most impressive thing after Siri to me is the improvement to the camera. The stills are dang good, considering the sensor size, and the Video is remarkable! It's not a GH2, but pretty amazing considering it is coming from a Smartphone!

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    Just took this inside on of our lobbies and played around with it using Snapseed - amazing what you can do on your iPhone ;-)

    Some of the grain is from the 4S sensor - some of it was added - I like the overall effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainjoe View Post
    I like the overall effect.
    So do I.

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    Re: iPhone 4S Photo samples

    I've now got a 4S. The biggest issue in my mind so far is a few jpeg uglies (e.g. white fringes at high contrast transitions, particularly those involving the sky). Some tendency to blow highlights. But overall a blast. It would be great if it were possible for it to produce raw files, or at least tiffs.

    Examples:



    As one might have guessed a lot of depth of field.



    This is my standard "out my window" brick wall test. Note that this little baby is really rectilinear. Resolution is pretty good for a phone. This is the image that exhibits a 1 pixel white band at the sky-building transitions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Campbell View Post
    I've now got a 4S. The biggest issue in my mind so far is a few jpeg uglies (e.g. white fringes at high contrast transitions, particularly those involving the sky). Some tendency to blow highlights. But overall a blast. It would be great if it were possible for it to produce raw files, or at least tiffs.

    Examples:

    This is my standard "out my window" brick wall test. Note that this little baby is really rectilinear. Resolution is pretty good for a phone. This is the image that exhibits a 1 pixel white band at the sky-building transitions.

    Woody - can you send me the original file? I would like to file a bug report.

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    Woody, is this normal or HDR? The HDR images of the 4S are way over sharpened.
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    Re: iPhone 4S Photo samples

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Woody, is this normal or HDR? The HDR images of the 4S are way over sharpened.
    There you go. That's the answer. It's an HDR.

    Thanks.

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    >That's the answer. It's an HDR.

    Their HDR is over the top sharpened. It also maybe bad alignment or both.


    Was also with IP4.

    Do you know how to remove these halos?
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    4S video

    http://vimeo.com/31228794

    Using iPhone ear plugs as remote:

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    Some more:





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