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nikos1 10-28-2012 08:07 PM

Cell phone photos
 
Really?.......
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MagnumForce 10-28-2012 08:26 PM

The best camera is the one you have with you, especially with something newsworthy like this. That said I would put the camera on my cellphone up against any point and shoot camera out there. The quality is outstanding.

JimThias 10-28-2012 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 160601)
Really?.......
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I thought it was a cell phone pic when I first looked at, but then I checked the EXIF data:

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Those are some bizarre settings for a roster shot, too. :confused:

nikos1 10-28-2012 08:39 PM

That was taken with a DSLR? That makes it even more sad, the image quality is awful, quality that might be acceptable if it were a scan of a photo from the 50's.

And people were complaining about the grass in the NSCorp pics.....

MagnumForce 10-28-2012 08:39 PM

A cell phone is better than a DSLR in the hands of someone who has no concept of how to use it. ISO 1600? F14 at 1/800 of a second? Wow.

JimThias 10-28-2012 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by nikos1 (Post 160607)
That was taken with a DSLR? That makes it even more sad, the image quality is awful, something that would maybe be acceptable if it were a scan of a photo from the 50's.

Well, look at the settings...

nikos1 10-28-2012 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JimThias (Post 160609)
Well, look at the settings...

That would explain alot, ISO 1600 for a sunny day,wow, I would have to hope he just forgot to reset his ISO from taking night photos.....
Though then who knows what the F14 and 1/800 is about, I dont think I ever shoot above F8.0

IHapsias 10-28-2012 10:36 PM

Evidently, really bad roster shots taken by someone who seemingly doesn't know how to use a DSLR is good enough for RP's "standards."

Joe the Photog 10-29-2012 12:17 AM

Not to mention the lighting.

Mgoldman 10-29-2012 02:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IHapsias (Post 160611)
Evidently, really bad roster shots taken by someone who seemingly doesn't know how to use a DSLR is good enough for RP's "standards."

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 160613)
Not to mention the lighting.

Meanwhile, the rejection room fills with long time RP patrons.

Joe, pass me a cup of coffee, please.

/Mitch

Holloran Grade 10-29-2012 04:22 AM

I usually shoot at f 11 because I shoot slow trains (35 MPH).

Joe the Photog 10-29-2012 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Mgoldman (Post 160619)
Meanwhile, the rejection room fills with long time RP patrons.

I had 18 shots in the rejection list a few days ago until half of them fell off. Most of the rejections were of one shot, though.

:roll:

Cyclonetrain 10-29-2012 02:19 PM

is he really worried about someone stealing such a low quality photo that he has to slap a giant railpictures.net on it?

KevinM 10-29-2012 02:29 PM

Generally speaking, when you see really odd camera settings, it's because the photographer is using the camera in Program ("P") Mode. On the Nikons, that's like telling the camera: "Use whatever Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO combination you like." Although some refer to it as P-for-PERFECT, I virtually never use this mode. I rarely go above f8 myself, if only to prevent the inevitable dust spots on my sensor from appearing in my photos!

nikos1 10-29-2012 06:47 PM

I used to use Program mode on my point and shoot Canon, it works fairly well on Canon, you can still set the ISO but it will pick the shutter speed and aperture. I use it occasionally on my DSLR, usually if I know im about to get cloud F'ed and I dont want to mess up my manual settings.

Joe the Photog 10-29-2012 08:14 PM

The latest shot --

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Same EXIF data as before for the most part, 1600 ISO, but look at that ballast. And for a roster shot by someone who I guess and hope works at Muncie, it's pretty bad. The lighting is bad and the noise and grain on the loco is unacceptable. It'shard to fathom how this shot got accepted by this site. Sorry, Chris and Chris, but this is a really bad example of what this site has been about in the past.

bigbassloyd 10-29-2012 08:33 PM

Not trying to be disrespectful to the photographer but I have to agree Joe, that photo looks terrible.

Loyd L.

JimThias 10-29-2012 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe the Photog (Post 160669)
The latest shot --

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Same EXIF data as before for the most part, 1600 ISO, but look at that ballast.

I find it bizarre that he used the same bizarre settings on two roster shots a full month apart.

Bizarre, I say.

JRMDC 10-29-2012 09:16 PM

I poked around the web a bit; he works for Overland Models. I presume he is using these shots to push his products.

WMHeilman 10-29-2012 09:30 PM

Yeah, absolute trash. Incredible that it gets on. I don't care how "newsworthy" it is.

Joe the Photog 10-29-2012 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JRMDC (Post 160677)
I poked around the web a bit; he works for Overland Models. I presume he is using these shots to push his products.

My biggest gripe isn't with him. I figured he worked with someone, either the EMD plant or someone else. It doesn't acquit RP for accepting those shots.

hoydie17 10-29-2012 10:00 PM

Photo in question not withstanding, you guys do realize that cell phone cameras are becoming quite popular amongst media outlets and amateur photographers.

Hell, the cover photo on Norfolk Southern's 2012 Company Calendar was taken with an employee's Blackberry...

I find this thread moderately annoying, because it comes off as a bunch of snobby DSLR owners whining because they spent $1500 or more on their equipment and had all they could do to get a quality photo accepted, and someone has the nerve to try it with a $90 cell phone.... get over yourselves.

Brian Marsh is the owner/president of Overland Models, and yes, he has a long standing relationship with both EMD and GE for the design of his brass import models.

WMHeilman 10-29-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoydie17 (Post 160681)
Photo in question not withstanding, you guys do realize that cell phone cameras are becoming quite popular amongst media outlets and amateur photographers.

Hell, the cover photo on Norfolk Southern's 2012 Company Calendar was taken with an employee's Blackberry...

I find this thread moderately annoying, because it comes off as a bunch of snobby DSLR owners whining because they spent $1500 or more on their equipment and had all they could do to get a quality photo accepted, and someone has the nerve to try it with a $90 cell phone.... get over yourselves.

Brian Marsh is the owner/president of Overland Models, and yes, he has a long standing relationship with both EMD and GE for the design of his brass import models.

I don't care who he is or what he does. It's not about coming from a cell phone. It's about how the image is a total piece of shit.

Joe the Photog 10-29-2012 10:17 PM

Again, my gripe is with th screenersfor accepting these shots. I don't give a crap who took it or what kind of camera was used.

JimThias 10-29-2012 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoydie17 (Post 160681)
I find this thread moderately annoying, because it comes off as a bunch of snobby DSLR owners whining because they spent $1500 or more on their equipment and had all they could do to get a quality photo accepted, and someone has the nerve to try it with a $90 cell phone.... get over yourselves.

:lol:

He didn't take these photos with a cell phone. Did you even read the thread before posting?


And for what it's worth...

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