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    Quote Originally Posted by DLD View Post
    Do you still retain the auto focus with the external lens?

    BTW, the new iPhone has a 24mm-62mm optical zoom equivalent. Huawei/OPPO/Xiaomi/Samsung all have Samsung's 24mm-120mm. I once predicted here that the first smartphone with an externally mounted AF lens would win the "professional" race. The periscope zooms have probably rendered that moot.

    Which is why I said, "An ever decreasing share". More Instagram, less Abe.

    And the posted photos can be done in a studio too. Way after the cake is served.
    I'm confused because it doesn't seem like the iphone has a zoom lens. Just that you can "zoom" between different primes.

    It doesn't really matter to me if they have more and more crowdsource clips as long as they still hire a shooter.

    Photographers sometimes take flowers and invitations shots in their studio now. Are you saying they'll take these posed shots and green screen or composite them into a nice background? I dont think that would fly. Aside from the fact that the bride has hundreds of dollars of HMU done on the day, part of what people want is shots from the time and place of the day itself. And usually there are landscapes and numerous place-specific shots.

    I do not think that you or NorBro think like a young bride...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahalpert View Post
    I'm confused because it doesn't seem like the iphone has a zoom lens. Just that you can "zoom" between different primes.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/pro-photog...ed-night-mode/


    Quote Originally Posted by ahalpert View Post

    It doesn't really matter to me if they have more and more crowdsource clips as long as they still hire a shooter...

    I do not think that you or NorBro think like a young bride...
    The parents are still likely to hire a pro wedding specialist. But not pay for his three assistants. Or pay less. Or split the fees between a seasoned pro and some guy/gal who just picked up his first Canon EOS RP. Especially, if the said guy/gal also happen to be a nephew/niece John/Jean. Plus, there's uncle/aunt Frank/Francine, who has an old Nikon D700. Plus, 30 smartphones have been cordially invited to attend the blessed event. And all of them accept their gratuities in the form of a cake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DLD View Post
    https://www.cnet.com/news/pro-photog...ed-night-mode/




    The parents are still likely to hire a pro wedding specialist. But not pay for his three assistants. Or pay less. Or split the fees between a seasoned pro and some guy/gal who just picked up his first Canon EOS RP. Especially, if the said guy/gal also happen to be a nephew/niece John/Jean. Plus, there's uncle/aunt Frank/Francine, who has an old Nikon D700. Plus, 30 smartphones have been cordially invited to attend the blessed event. And all of them accept their gratuities in the form of a cake.
    That's not a zoom, dude. That's a longer telephoto. I understand the way it's used to "zoom" but it's not a zoom.

    The last wedding I shot had only one photographer and one videographer. Although more common is 2 of each. If it wasn't a stripped-down covid wedding I'm sure there would have been two of each.

    Anyway it's a lost cause arguing about the needs of the work with people who dont do the work. Obviously, I'm motivated to see things from this perspective. But I shoot a lot of talking heads as well and it doesn't prevent me from predicting doom there.

    Just a last point- shooting a wedding is labor. Lots of labor. You're never going to get the labor or the results from people doing it for fun who aren't running around with a dedicated eye. You can get things crowdsourcing iPhone shots, but you cant get the same things. Amateurs with iPhones won't replace pros. The customer would have to change their expectations to ditch the pros. Which, sure, could happen


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    Quote Originally Posted by ahalpert View Post

    The last wedding I shot had only one photographer and one videographer. Although more common is 2 of each. If it wasn't a stripped-down covid wedding I'm sure there would have been two of each.

    Anyway it's a lost cause arguing about the needs of the work with people who dont do the work. Obviously, I'm motivated to see things from this perspective. But I shoot a lot of talking heads as well and it doesn't prevent me from predicting doom there.
    I am not preaching doom for everyone everywhere. You're working in an affluent upscale market at a high enough level that requires a substantial resume. Granted, I don't know the wedding video market too well but I suspect that the geographic NYC area has the ultra high end - the Onassis/Rothschild nuptials, where anything lower than ARRI Alexa65 is frowned upon - the mere high end of the Wall Street/Madison Avenue executives and so on. Those are not the tiers that are being damaged by smartphones. Those are the tiers that are being damaged by C300 MKIII, C500 MKII, FX-9 and so on. As you go down, you see the equipment quality and the equipment prices go down as well. To A7SIII, S1 and GH-5. Then you get to the 4K camcorders. Then you get to the 2K camcorders that Steve Yedlin shoots his next Stars Wars episode on. Then you get smartphones. As the technology improves, everything moves. Who needs C300's and FS-7's, when you have a new R5/R6/A7SIII. And so on and so forth. The Freddy Young's and the Robert Surtees's of the wedding cinematography will probably be safe for another decade or two. Then they'll have nothing else to do but to get busy on the set of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Ben Hur" because their weekend gigs will be gone.


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    Modern brides also skimp on the wedding dress and choose fake diamonds, according to a poll of unmarried men.


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    I don't think this deserves a new thread, so I'll just post it here: I just saw the dxomark review of the Huawei Mate 40 pro, and it's seriously impressive. It's their top-scoring phone to date. In particular, aspects that are not usually great in phones, like dynamic range and low-light abilities, are fairly good on this one. And well, of course it had to be great: it's a 1/1.28" sensor with a 23mm f/1.9 lens, which means it's really, really close to my RX100IV, but with all the AI processing that current phones have.

    https://www.dxomark.com/huawei-mate-...range-monster/
    https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_40_pro-10528.php


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    FWIW, DxO is often accused on forums of being paid off by Huawei.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DLD View Post
    FWIW, DxO is often accused on forums of being paid off by Huawei.
    Since when was DxO mark reputable? DxO is the Fifa of camera review sites. ;)


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    Quote Originally Posted by James0b57 View Post
    Since when was DxO mark reputable? DxO is the Fifa of camera review sites. ;)
    Are you saying there was something cheesy and grating about the US being ranked #5 in the world prior to the 2006 World Cup?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DLD View Post
    Are you saying there was something cheesy and grating about the US being ranked #5 in the world prior to the 2006 World Cup?


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