I realize that I have not posted for some time. When there is misery and pain at work, there is a resultant fall off in blog luminosity.

Last night, however, I join the elegant Rumi san and some friends to release baby turtles. This is always the best. I take my super duper Nikon and my lowest light lens.  It is dusk and the sun has plunged dramatically into the East China Sea.

This is a baby turtle incubator. I set the highest aperture, the lowest shutter speed, high ISO and this is what I get.


A box of baby turtles

I take a similar shot with my IPhone. This is what I get.


IPhones are amazing low light cameras.


Turtle freedom fighters. Wilco, ace science writer on the left.


Freedom! Rumi holds doggy to avert unfortunate incident. Wilco makes a movie.

Here is a movie that Wilco made on his phone.



So you can still take great specialized photos with a DSLR, er like depth of field change, macro, extreme distance, but frankly for everything else the IPhone wins.


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4 Responses to Cameras

  1. Alan says:

    That’s scarcely a fair comparison! The turtle incubator is clearly in a dark place whilst the bucket of turtles is outside in pretty bright light, enough to cast shadows, as can be seen by the light on the left of the bucket. Are you angling for an Apple sinecure to ease your advancing years?

  2. Rosemary says:

    Ah ignore him, he is just jealous! What a perfect cure for a bad day at the office, you lucky man.

  3. Alan says:

    You may have a point, Rosie!

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