I finally (finally) upgraded my phone from an old iPhone X to a new iPhone 14 Pro. I splurged, figuring I spend enough time using it… The phone’s nice, but the cameras and lenses are insane. 3 physical lenses and one cropping trick to make a fourth using optical lenses at 14mm, 24mm, 44mm, and 77mm focal lengths. On a phone. But what does that mean? Here are some sample photos at the extreme ends - 14mm ultrawide angle, and 77mm telephoto.
All photos are unprocessed, aside from whatever in-phone adjustments are made automatically. Each pair of samples below were taken from the same spot, just changing from “0.5x” to “3x” on the camera. The 77mm version of each photo fits somewhere inside its corresponding 14mm version.
My home office has a peekaboo view of the rockies. Which you have to squint to see, after kind of hanging out the window a bit. Or use a 77mm zoom lense…
home office view at 14mm ultrawide-angle
home office view at 77mm telephoto
Taylor Institute atrium
The atrium of the Taylor Institute is full of converging lines at various scales.
TI atrium at 14mm ultrawide
TI atrium at 77mm telephoto
Another almost-mountain view, at the mailboxes on our street.
winter sunset at 14mm ultrawide
winter sunset at 77mm telephoto
Matthison Hall atrium
The newest building on campus, full of lines and different shapes and scales.
Matthison Hall atrum at 14mm ultrawide
Matthison Hall atrium at 77mm telephoto
Matthison Hall stairs and collaboration zone
The main stairway in Matthison Hall, with a zoom into one of the collaboration spaces on the ground floor.
Collaboration Zone at 14mm ultrawide
Collaboration Zone at 77mm ultrawide
We decorated some of the visiting spaces at J’s office. Lots of different details visible at different ends of the focal length spectrum.
Snowflake hallway at 14mm ultrawide
Snowflake hallway at 77mm telephoto
Rockies over 12 Mile Coulee
We went for a walk around the neighbourhoood. The Rockies contrasting with the snow make completely different photos from the same spot at the far ends of the range.
Snow and winter, with maybe some mountains?
Definitely mountains, and some houses.