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voyagerfan99

Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again
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You'd be surprised how big a difference things look from monitor to monitor.
 

Geoff

VIP Member
I've been trying to find a good monitor for a decent price since July..
I knew it was bad, but didn't think it makes that much of a difference?
You'd be surprised how big a difference things look from monitor to monitor.
It makes a huge difference. You can make your monitor better by calibrating it using a Spyder calibration device, but you're at the limits of a TN-based display. If you don't want to buy one of those, use some online calibration charts and at least get your brightness and contrast set correctly.
 

Geoff

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First thing I notice is that it's out of focus, how were you focusing on the stars? What were the settings for this photo? My guess is around 30 seconds, which I think is a bit too long since you have the beginning of star trails.
 

spirit

Moderator
Staff member
Lumia 930 I'm guessing. It is a little out of focus and that bright light in the trees (is it some kind of camp?) is a bit distracting but for a phone shot it isn't bad at all! :good:

I am guessing this wasn't handheld?
 
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Darren

Moderator
Staff member
I'm not photographer but that's a really impressive shot for a camera phone. My phone would just show you a black screen with a light blur at the bottom for a picture like that.
 

Geoff

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It was hand held. Set to an iso setting, cant remember which one.
I call you out on that. If you look at the star trails, the ones in the center are for the most part consistent in their location, while the trails get longer as you get further away from the center. This is what happens when you take a long exposure of the sky, no way could this happen with just 1-2 seconds hand held.
 

Okedokey

Well-Known Member
Dude, the 930 has various iso settings which adjust things. Im telling you, i took the photo with my phone.
 

Geoff

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Dude, the 930 has various iso settings which adjust things. Im telling you, i took the photo with my phone.
ISO only adjusts the sensors sensitivity to noise, it allows more or less light to be picked up by the sensor.
 

NikonGuy

banned
I know that. Geoff, get over it. I took a photo and posted it.
His point is that photo was not taken HAND held as you claim. In order to get a holdable shutter speed you would need probably around 8000ISO or above, and especially on a phone if it even has that high of a setting would be unbearable.
 
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Okedokey

Well-Known Member
His point is that photo was not taken HAND held as you claim. In order to get a holdable shutter speed you would need probably around 8000ISO or above, and especially on a phone if it even has that high of a setting would be unbearable.
My point is I TOOK THE PHOTO so i bloody well know how it was taken.

You people in UK and USA probably don't realise how bright the stars are here. Secondly, if you want to look at how good the camera on the phone is, there is a whole section here http://forums.windowscentral.com/nokia-lumia-930/286159-3.htm

Many with low light etc.
 
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