It’s a “suckie,” not a “selfie.” The other day my wife “upgraded” our cell phones. If you’re foolish enough to believe all the glitzy Apple advertising you might think that 7 pluses made dramatic photographic improvements. It’s all hype people! I have loaded a range of 7 plus images into my image processors and analyzed the data, not the drivel. The 7 series offers modest improvements in image quality with significant changes in post processing. The high dynamic range images are more aggressively blended which can lead to a hazy look. Low light shots are just over processed: ugh! I will have figure out how to get RAWs out of this creature. Apparently shooting in RAW is now an option on the 7 plus. With RAWs I can apply my own refined and tasteful post processing for worthy images. This will probably force a Lightroom upgrade on me and you know how I feel about Adobe’s upgrade policies. God, it sucks to be a perfectionist. Bottom line: cell phones still suck compared to proper big boy cameras.
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