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Sat. 05.15.10 - The Just for Fun camera phone / DSLR comparison is back. Given that the Camera Phone Fairy showed up this week with a Nokia N900 under my pillow, I decided today to shoot a local gerba daily with a water droplet in the sun, as well as Scruffy and Magnus playing with the Nokia N97, Nokia N86, Nokia N900, and Nikon D70s with a 50mm f1.8 lens.

Remember all the above photo comparisons are for fun on a lovely Saturday afternoon, and if you came over from a serious DSLR forum, please read the title, enjoy the images, and then when you go to rant about this back at the forum, the photographer & site owner here at Black Phoebe is a woman not a guy. A cheeky one at that. Just sayin'...

;o)

Nokia N86: Mom and Belle Nikon D70s: Mom and Belle

Nokia N86: Local Roses Nikon D70s: Local Roses

Nokia N86: Nopales flowers to be Nikon D70s: Nopales flowers to be

Nokia N86: Scruffy walking into the wind Nikon D70s: Scruffy walking into the wind

Nokia N86: The Pink fringe beach umbrella is now out & about Nikon D70s: The Pink fringe beach umbrella is now out & about

Nokia N86: Fire pipes at the Seal Beach Pier Nikon D70s: Fire pipes at the Seal Beach Pier

Nokia N86: Local Sycamore tree with fresh Spring baby leaves Nikon D70s: Local Sycamore tree with fresh Spring baby leaves

Nokia N86: Local landscape with barbed wire Nikon D70s: Local landscape with barbed wire

Photos by Ms. Jen on the Left with the Nokia N86 and on the Right by the Nikon D70s.



Sat 04.03.10 - This afternoon my Mom and I took Les Doggies for a walk about Seal Beach and I decided to take both the Nokia N86 8 megapixel camera phone and the Nikon D70s DSLR camera out so that I could take photos of the same things to then see the comparison of how each camera would perform.

Jen, are you high to compare the photos of a camera phone and a respected DSLR? Why yes, I am. I decided to do it for the fun of it but also wanted to see how each would perform.

Nikon D70s - Erika Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda Nikon D70s - Sky and Orange-Red Succulent Flowers Nikon D70s - Cacti | Succulent Forest Nikon D70s - Mammalaria A' Bloomin' Nikon D70s - Siliconia Busting Out All Over Nikon D70s - Delicate ruby flowers Nikon D70s - A Magnolia tree starting to flower Nikon D70s - A Magnolia tree starting to flower Nikon D70s - Old Fashioned Roses Nikon D70s - Japanese Koi Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda & Erika on a bridge over the coy pond Nikon D70s - Gingko canopy Nikon D70s - E & JW in the Bamboo stand Nikon D70s - Gateway Guardian Nikon D70s - Tree Nikon D70s - Tossing Gingko leaves Nikon D70s - Yellow & White Koi Nikon D70s - Shrine Nikon D70s - The Camellias are starting to flower Nikon D70s - The new Chinese Gardens and lake Nikon D70s - The new Chinese Gardens and lake Nikon D70s - Erika Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda Nikon D70s - Super clear early January day looking up at the San Gabriel Mountains Nikon D70s - Artemis Nikon D70s - North Vista Lawn Fountain Nikon D70s - North Vista Lawn Palm Trees Nikon D70s - Family Photos at the North Vista Lawn Fountain Nikon D70s - Poseidon and the Pergola Nikon D70s - Grape Leaves Nikon D70s - Monks and a digital camera Nikon D70s - Exiting the Huntington at Dusk
Photos taken by Ms. Jen on Sat 01.02.10 with a Nokia N97.


Sat 01.02.09 - The thing that is either most wonderful or most baffling about Southern California, 32º to 35º latitude north, is that we don't really have a real winter, but in the time period of December and January when the rest of the northern hemisphere is socked in with snow and cold, we are having a mixed fall | spring.

January in SoCal has some trees are still shedding their yellow and red leaves just as some trees, bushes and flowers are just starting their spring blooming cycle. For years, I found this maddening, as I wanted a real fall with a real winter and then after time a real spring, not all three mashed up layered over each other in a course of 4-6 weeks.

This day after New Years Day trip to the Huntington with Erika and Julie Wanda showed me again, through the lens of the Nikon, how delightful the overlapping of autumn and spring can be when experienced in California's mixed up mediterranean climate.

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My climbing rose up close, Part I My climbing rose up close, Part II My climbing rose up close, Part III
Photos taken by Ms. Jen with a Nikon D70s.

Tues 11.24.09 - How close can I get to my front stoop climbing rose with Thomas's Nikon D70 with a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 lens set at 1.8 f-stop before I loose all focus? That was today's experiment: how to balance up close while keeping a small area of focus and getting a lovely bokeh in the rest of the frame.

Turned out nice and dreamy.

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Alex Hernandez Paige Hernandez

Sat 08.15.09 - A diptych of photos of Alex and Paige Hernandez taken by Ms. Jen with a Nokia D70s at Alex's Bar.

Palm Tree Former Date Strands


Morning Glory Telephone Pole Closeup Neighborhood Dog Greeting

Photos taken by Ms. Jen with a Nikon D70s


Thurs 08.06.09 - Last Saturday, I asked Thomas Bertling if he had an extra digital camera that I could borrow for a month or so. Thomas had a Nikon D70s camera body that he uses occasionally for strobe work and won't be using this upcoming month, thus he was willing to loan it to me if I could supply the lenses, usb cable, and compact flash card.

Luckily for me 4GB CF cards are cheap on Amazon and my Nokia N95 usb cable works great with the Nikon D70s, so the only hurdle was the lenses. My Nikon FM3a film camera's lenses have the same mount but both are manual only and don't work with the D70s's auto-focus nor with the light meter. For the first day or two, I tried to guestimate the settings but the photos were coming out a bit blurry and dark, except in bright sun.

After some doing this week, I was able to obtain an auto-focus Nikkor 50mm 1.8 lens for the time being. Today was my first afternoon that I had the time to set it all up, read the manual, and then go out for a small neighborhood photowalk. The above photos are my favorites from the 46 I shot this evening.

I like the Nikon D70s. I like switching between manual and auto-focus. I like coming home and seeing the results quickly. I still, other than resizing, don't like to do any 'processing' in Photoshop. With two of the above photos, I attempted to fiddle with curves, levels, and color, but decided that I preferred the original file to the processed one.

I realized that there are whole slews and herds of photographers out there who prefer and are happiest when they are processing images in Photoshop, but I am not one of them. I prefer the act of shooting, which is why I have so tenaciously stuck to camera phone photography for so long. In my month long test of using the Nikon D70s, I want to expand my options in the act of shooting, but will be shooting in JPG rather than RAW, so that I don't have to worry about doing something I don't enjoy which is processing images in Photoshop.

Watch this space and my Flickr stream for the results of this month long experiment. Big thanks to Thomas for the loaner camera body.

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