Is an eyepiece for the iPhone on your wishlist?

I am lucky enough to own an iPhone 12 Pro Max. The camera is truly amazing. The quality of pictures it takes is almost unbelievable. What I do miss though, is a good eye piece especially when the sun is shining on the iPhone screen. Do you iPhone lovers out there have the same challenge?

I am 100% certain those clever people at Apple could make a clip on detachable eyepiece. Why detachable? No need to change the shape of the iPhone.

Some important points:

1. The eyepiece must be hooded to block out sunlight when being used.

2. When attached to the top of the iPhone the camera must not “see” the eyepeice

3. The screen at the back of the eyepiece must be as large as possible.

4. The image on the back of the iPhone must be sent simultaneously by wireless to the screen in the eyepiece.

5. The detachable eye piece must clip gently and softly on the iPhone.

Below is a very amateur sketch explaining what I mean . Please scroll down.

Please comment. Would you use a clip on detachable eyepiece for your iPhone?

iPhone and Adobe Lightroom – a very happy marriage

Below are two pictures. The first beautiful picture was taken with iPhone 12 Pro Max. The second picture is the same picture edited with Adobe Lightroom. Please read the comments below the second picture.

Original picture
Original picture edited with Adobe Lightroom

Hi. I edited the picture with Adobe Lightroom which I loaded as an App on my phone. The basic version for iPhone is free but does not have multiple masking. The paid version is not expensive and can do multiple masking so I bought it. I never knew how multiple masking works and how it allows you to edit parts of the picture separately for exposure, brightness, shadows, sharpness etc. In the original picture my wife was in the dark. I masked her and made her brighter. I also separately masked the sky and enhanced it. Light room is able to automatically find the sky and mask it if you want it to.
How about trying the free version. I am sure you will want and buy the multiple masking version!

I did not get paid to write this post!

Remember- I have only just started learning to use my iPhone with Adobe Lightroom. That sunlight on the right is too bright! I should have made it less bright. Lots still to learn!

I hope you find this post useful. .


Little Bird Blast Off – iPhone Camera Tip -Three photos – Please Scroll Down

I was quietly enjoying some seed. I got a fright. To get away quickly I lifted my wings up high and then pumped down. Hard. In the flash. I was away! The three pictures are stills from a slow motion video (set at 4K at 30 fps. 4K at 60 fps might have been better) taken with an iPhone 12 Pro Max. Thanks to my son in London for the “stills from video” tip. The looped video is at the bottom. In the video note how the bird at the top drops down and then takes off. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Sitting calmly but alert
I get a fright – wing/s up!
Wings down. Blast off! I am g!one.

Portrait mode/Photo 2,5 Optic telephoto Compared – iPhone 12 Pro Max

Two pictures. The first is with the 2,5 Optic, The second is with Portrait mode. Note: 2,5 Optic – background is sharp; Portrait mode – background is blurred.

2,5 Optic
Portrait Mode