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    • I often wonder if people can tell when I take a shot in Portrait mode on my phone. I usually can, depending on the scene and sometimes I worry that it looks fake.

      Here's an example. It's taken with my phone and I actually prefer it over the look of my DSLR in this case because it kept her forearm in focus so we could see her tattoo. It pretty much kept all of her in focus, so it has a bit of a composite look as if it was taken in front of a green screen.

    • yes it's not easy to distinguish a real depth of field effect from a DSLR, rangefinder, mirrorless and Point & Shoot cameras with nice Aperture stops - 0.95-3.5 (actually the lens this is what creates this effect and not the camera) from Smartphone effect on the small display of Smartphones, but you can easily recognize which one is real (optical) on the big PC monitors or in prints by the damaged pixels in edges between with effect and no-effect parts.

      The image below i took with Asahi M42 50mm 1.4 lens with freelensing technique - the lens is unattached to body - in this case it was FF camera but also maybe every camera with interchange lens possibility.

      #freelensing #photography

    • This is another example of the "Better Mousetrap" fallacy.

      Eight track cartridges were superior to Cassette Tapes but Cassette Tapes outsold the Eight Track and claimed the consumer market. Yet Eight Track Cartridges were still being used in the 1990s by those for whom sound quality was more important than price and convenience.

      The general consumer who is not as interested in quality as in keeping expenses down, is not going to go for the best but rather for the good enough while those who love quality will spend large amounts of money to get it. A prosumer photographer is not going to be happy enough with the new iPhones' gimmick but the iPhone geek may spend extra just to get that same feature.