Brass grip gives iPhone camera feel and control of a DSLR

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Pictar Pro
Get a grip on your iPhone when shooting pictures or video with the Pictar Pro
Photo: miggö

Each new iPhone and its ever-improving camera tends to stir up talk about the demise of the DSLR.

Yet, there are just some key features of a conventional camera’s form factor that relegates the iPhone to the casual camera category.

But the photography accessories company miggö has developed – and now improved – a nifty attachment dubbed Pictar tp bring DSLR-like speed and ergonomics to the iPhone.

Beautygate: Apple might ‘fix’ iPhone XS selfie camera

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Some people get better looking with age and some get better looking with the iPhone XS.
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The selfie camera on the iPhone XS may soon return your sudden good looks back to your old face. Apple is reportedly working to dial back some of the effects from its front-facing camera after several complaints of unnatural skin hue, glow, and smoothness.

Shortly after the iPhone XS and XS Max got into the hands of eager upgraders one week ago, users took to Twitter, Reddit and YouTube about their experiences with the front-facing camera.

LG latest smartphone to one-up Apple on camera count

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The LG V40 and its many cameras.
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Korean electronic’s giant LG is teasing the rollout of a new smartphone with multiple cameras.

The LG V40 will feature three cameras on the back plus two front-facing cameras, joining Samsung and Huawei in what is shaping up to be a marketing war featuring the phone with the most cameras.

iPhone pix of craggy lunar surface sends photog over the moon

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Here's what you get when you mount an iPhone to a telescope.
Photo: Tom White

An iPhone 7 is not the first camera you’d think about when figuring out how to get good shots of the moon. It certainly wasn’t Tom White’s first choice.

But after trying to get his DSLR mounted to a telescope just so, White wondered if his iPhone could do the job. The end result feels like the view astronauts would have from an Apollo command module in the moon’s orbit.

Galaxy A7 one-ups Apple with three-camera smartphone

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Samsung's latest has three cameras.
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While the camera upgrades have some Apple fans considering paying the price of a MacBook for an iPhone, Samsung announced a three-camera smartphone today that will retail for about $400.

While Apple is reportedly on track for a three-camera iPhone sometime next year, the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 joins Huawei’s P20 Pro as the only handsets to feature a third rear-facing lens.

Travel photog ‘thrilled’ with iPhone XS camera

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Austin Mann in Zanzibar with the iPhone XS.
Screenshot: Austin Mann/Vimeo

Travel photographer Austin Mann, among the first to get an iPhone XS for testing, expected to be underwhelmed before his shoot in Zanzibar off the east coast of Africa.

However, the upgrades to the camera left him impressed, saying “I’ve never worked with a camera that can balance light like this – not even close.”

iPhone XS camera put to the test by globe-trotting photog

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Travel photographer Austin Mann tests the iPhone XS in Zanzibar
Flickr Screenshot: Photos by Austin Mann for PetaPixel

Austin Mann is one of those lucky photographers who gets a new iPhone before the rest of us. Apple knows he will take it to some colorful location and make the kind of pictures that show off the camera’s upgrades.

Mann doesn’t disappoint with the iPhone XS, which he put to the test while on a recent assignment in Zanzibar.

Take better pics on your iPhone with the help of Chase Jarvis [Deals]

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Score 12 lectures that'll teach you the secrets of taking great smartphone photographs.
Score 12 lectures that'll teach you the secrets of taking great smartphone photographs.
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If you’ve got an iPhone, you’ve got a great mobile camera. But like any camera, they can’t take great pictures unless you know how to make great pictures. So instead of aimlessly pointing and shooting, here’s a chance to learn from a master of mobile photography.

iPhones’ blazing A12 Bionic chip powers ‘new era of photography’

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Phill Schiller showing off pictures from the new iPhone Xs
Photo: Apple

Any mobile photographer wearing an Apple Watch likely received a notification about an irregular heartbeat as they watched Phil Schiller talk this morning about the iPhone Xs series’ new camera.

Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, flashed several stunning images on the screen during today’s Gather Round keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater. The images showed depth, detail and colors not seen from previous-gen iPhones, including the current flagship iPhone X.

Phoneslinger is a fancy fanny pack for iPhone photogs

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Mobile photography from the hip.
Photo: Cozyspeed

The serious iPhone photographer has forsaken their DSLR and the weight of a bag full of gear. But they’re running out of pockets.

That’s because mobile photographers, much like a DSLR shooter, are starting to carry some of the same accessories: lens attachments, filters, a battery, jump drive, and a tripod.

Carrying a bag feels like a cumbersome step backward. A Phoneslinger could keep you quick on the draw.