Another first view on the new iPhone smart bokeh slider function :


Nice new photo features on the new IPhone, again getting closer to DSLR capabilities in a lot smaller package with a mix of hardware & software improvements: „The iPhone XS and XS MAX feature a newly designed dual-camera system with new sensors on the backside. There’s a 12MP wide-angle camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 6-element f/1.8 lens. The telephoto camera is a 12MP one with OIS and a 2x optical zoom with its 6-element f/2.4 lens. „One of the major focuses with this new generation is computational photography, or combining AI technologies to improve and enhance photo quality and capabilities. „The new A12 bionic processor in the iPhone does image signal processing every time you snap a photo, and the iPhone combines those functions of the processor with the neural engine for a whopping 1 trillion operations per photo.“ „with Smart HDR, the phone captures a primary 4-photo buffer, secondary interframes at different exposures, and a long exposure for shadow details. The phone then analyzes all the photos, selects the best portions of each, and then combines them to create an optimal version of what you’re trying to capture.“ „Apple says it studied some of the highest-end cameras and fastest lenses to characterize the quality of bokeh. It then combined that knowledge with computational photography to create the new Depth Slider feature. t allows you to adjust the photo’s depth of field after it’s captured from f/1.4 to f/16. You’ll be able to see the depth of field and bokeh change before your eyes as you use the slider.“ Apple Unveils the iPhone XS and XS MAX: Smart HDR and Bokeh Slider

One of the first real world test of the new Nikon mirrorless. The future looks quite good on all points important to me looking for a Z6: Autofocus, Adapter, EVF, Low ISO and this typical Nikon use & feel for big hands like mine :) “What truly surprised me, was how the Z7 feels: like a DSLR. Nikon’s ergonomics are unrivaled, and with the Z7 it’s no different.” “So this adapter does two things: it converts the Z-mount into an F-mount, and it increases the flange distance to that of a DSLR. This also means that no glass is needed inside the adapter, unlike a TC. Understanding this, it makes perfect sense that there is no loss of quality or performance when using my F-mount lenses on the Z7.” “From my limited experience with this camera and the large variety of lenses I have used, I can say that the image quality is superb. All my F-mount lenses performed just as good as on my DSLRs, and some of them got VR as a bonus via the FTZ-adapter (AF-S 14-24/2.8 VR!). ”