In the garden: Fall colors and new lenses
I know I shouldn't have done this, because I can't really afford it, but I did it anyhow, and got a Schneider Optics iPro system (plus a clip*). I think it's an improvement, see what you think:
That's with the Tele lens. Here's the previous one I took, for comparison:
Back to the new lenses:
A bee at the zinnias. What I notice is a much sharper image on the screen; I still wish I had the depth of field, though....
Another zinnia, another bee. Here is the macro lens:
This is borage It's also a #FAIL, though you see the beauty and the idea. This lens was dizzying to use, since there's nothing but blur 'til you get up close, and up close has its own issues with the iPad, since the lens is way up at the top right! Or bottom left. I think there are camera shake issues, too. I could see the flower pop into focus and then out, but on the iPad you tap the glass to focus on one area of the image, involving the tap itself, the finger, the hand, the arm, indeed the whole body in the focusing process, and hence more camera shake. Maybe I should just give up the unequal struggle and post painterly, colorful blurs!
And here is the wide angle. I seem to have accidentally switched to square format, and also created some sort of flattening effect:
A spider's web though not an especially radial one. I tried to photograph spider's webs many times with the iPad alone, but couldn't even see them on the glass. So I am happy!
Columbines, seeking the sun, always.
Still with the macro. I seem to have colorized the shot in camera, somehow.
NOTE Maybe I need to use PNGs and not JPGs, since JPG is a lossy format....
NOTE * Get the iPad 2 clip if you have an iPad 2, and the Mini Clip if you have an iPad Mini. Don't mix the two, as I did!