1. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    07-02-2015 06:32 PM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    That's a nice shot! Did you use any external telephoto lens?
    07-03-2015 03:30 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    07-03-2015 05:27 PM
  4. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    That's a nice shot! Did you use any external telephoto lens?
    Yeah I used a 8x smart phone lens, I have glued a screw ring to the back of it, so lenses can be added easier, the Lumia 1020 out performs the 930 all the way using the same lens, this was taken on Lumia 930 11700852_1604305903145810_7594481389787259438_n.jpg
    07-04-2015 09:38 AM
  5. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Not sure if you already used digital zooming or have already resized the image after the shot, but by how much could you resize the resulting image? This seems timely for that recently-released video of the Nikon P900's optical zoom capabilities.
    07-05-2015 11:21 AM
  6. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    Not sure if you already used digital zooming or have already resized the image after the shot, but by how much could you resize the resulting image? This seems timely for that recently-released video of the Nikon P900's optical zoom capabilities.
    I did use digital zoom, went down to 1.9mp in raw editor and no resizing, I could of got more data by up scaling to 10mp then using reduce shake in photoshop but i did not want to edit that far as that would not so much of the camera then, i could get that same images as the p900 with a 50x zoom lens or the 100x zoom lens for phones but not got 100 laying around XD the p900 would be much better if it pushed out more res i think :D
    Last edited by Geo Hutchings; 07-06-2015 at 04:56 PM.
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    07-06-2015 03:48 PM
  7. Blacklac's Avatar
    Turned out really nice for a simple add-on lens.

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    07-06-2015 03:59 PM
  8. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I did use digital zoom, went down to 1.9mp in raw editor and no resizing, I could of got more data by up scaling to 10mp then using reduce shake in photoshop but i did not want to edit that far as that would not so much of the camera then, i could get that same images as the p900 with a 50x zoom lens or the 100x zoom lens for phones but not got 100 laying around XD the p900 would be much better if it pushed out more res i think :D


    I tried looking through a Nikon zoom lens (forgot the magnification level) through the L1020, but I guess there was some incompatibility with the focal lengths since I couldn't see any clear image regardless of lens and phone focus settings. Might have better chances with Binoculars or telescopes - just like how the L1020 works well on Microscopes through the eyepiece.

    The P900 has a 16MP sensor - with a zoom capability like that (83x optical) who needs more megapixels? Besides, increasing the sensor density (increase in megapixels) will sacrifice ISO performance.

    The L1020 image is pretty good, considering that it was taken only with an attachment. Besides, I think you've got at least 53 dimly-lit stars around the moon there, so the data should be sufficient (if those are indeed stars, not a result of Rayleigh scattering).
    07-06-2015 11:16 PM
  9. George Kyr's Avatar
    For me the most important thing for comparable quality devices is the sensor size...larger size means more light which translates to better quality. P900 might have a huge optical zoom and will of course provide very good pictures for very high magnifications. On the other hand though, Lumia 1020 will take better photos at normal settings. The sensor size difference is considerable (1/2.3 for P900 and 1/1.5 for 1020).
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    07-07-2015 02:16 AM
  10. gpobernardo's Avatar
    For me the most important thing for comparable quality devices is the sensor size...larger size means more light which translates to better quality. P900 might have a huge optical zoom and will of course provide very good pictures for very high magnifications. On the other hand though, Lumia 1020 will take better photos at normal settings. The sensor size difference is considerable (1/2.3 for P900 and 1/1.5 for 1020).
    Shouldn't we be considering both sensor resolution and sensor size together? 1/1.5 41MP vs 1/2.3 16MP tells us that the L1020 sensor is indeed larger but it also has more pixels. Since the ratio of 2.3:1.5 is smaller than sqrt(41):sqrt(16) (1.53 vs 1.60), these numbers suggest that the pixel size of the L1020 is smaller than that of the P900 (where larger pixel size means more sensitivity and potentially less noise).

    Indeed, the pixel size in the L1020 sensor is 1.1 microns, while that in the P900 is 1.34 microns
    07-07-2015 02:39 AM

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