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  1. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    I just could not resist! Passport's camera is so good when in the rigth hands. My love for macro photography explains the approach applied to my Passport. Hope you will enjoy all beatiful photos here and I will keep the topic alive in order to have more people share their work.

    To me, Passport is my pal when it comes to photography, not only taking macro photos with it, but also reviewing what I have just shot with my Nikon D70s on the go.

    I would also encourage anyone with beautiful pictures taken with the Passport to post here! Maybe this topic has been discussed, but I love how its camera works and we might also discuss some interesting techniques and tricks!
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    08-17-18 01:23 PM
  2. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    Not sure if images are displayed correctly, they look fine when browsing on the Passport.
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    08-17-18 03:25 PM
  3. Aju's Avatar
    What you do to get its focus right and fast?

    PassportSQW100-1/10.3.3.3216
    Radoslav Valkov likes this.
    08-17-18 03:33 PM
  4. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    This is one of Passport's weak points, the AF speed. I always tap and hold while pointing the camera at the closest focus distance allowed. Then I shoot with the AF locked by moving the phone back and forth. It' s crazy way to force the camera to do what it is expected to do, but it works for me.
    When shooting action macro I use the burst mode. Here are examples:
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    k1ngkon9 and Pavelsan like this.
    08-18-18 12:29 AM
  5. k1ngkon9's Avatar
    Taken from my passport
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    Radoslav Valkov likes this.
    08-18-18 08:14 AM
  6. Qorax's Avatar
    Imo, Passport's shooter is one of the best I have had on my phones. It produces some very vibrant pictures with true details. It is thus my go-to camera for work photography.


    The power of Passport's camera-spica-cinema-hall-small.jpg
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    08-18-18 08:25 AM
  7. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    Sometimes I 'dim' the flash with a small round piece of paper - it helps for softer fill flash. Like here:
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    Last edited by Radoslav Valkov; 08-18-18 at 01:41 PM. Reason: typo
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    08-18-18 08:42 AM
  8. brookie229's Avatar
    I would also encourage anyone with beautiful pictures taken with the Passport to post here! Maybe this topic has been discussed, but I love how its camera works and we might also discuss some interesting techniques and tricks!

    There is a dedicated thread for this here: https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...camera-961595/
    08-18-18 09:15 AM
  9. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    There is a dedicated thread for this here: https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...camera-961595/
    Thanks for that brookie229, just chimed in there! Well, it is nice to have another topic anyway. I am curious if anyone achieved good results with remote flashes. Nowadays more and more sophisticated flash systems emerge. Have you managed to pair the Passport's LED 'flash' with other remote optical slaves? The potential problem will be with the delay between the pre-flash and the actual release. I know that many portable third party flashes have 'learn' mode to cope in such situations, any experience you might like to share?

    And another macro from yesterday.
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    08-18-18 09:54 AM
  10. mikael11's Avatar
    Thanks for that brookie229, just chimed in there! Well, it is nice to have another topic anyway. I am curious if anyone achieved good results with remote flashes. Nowadays more and more sophisticated flash systems emerge. Have you managed to pair the Passport's LED 'flash' with other remote optical slaves? The potential problem will be with the delay between the pre-flash and the actual release. I know that many portable third party flashes have 'learn' mode to cope in such situations, any experience you might like to share?

    And another macro from yesterday.
    Brilliant capture!
    Radoslav Valkov likes this.
    08-18-18 12:26 PM
  11. S1lv1o's Avatar
    Very decent shots, particularly of the moths; the camera isn't bad but it's always more about who's shooting than the gear. When I have problems with it 90% of the time it's because the lens is dirty. It does a lot better for autofocus with good light.

    It's a shame the latest version of Canon's android app doesn't work with it anymore, to transfer shots via wifi.
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    08-18-18 12:51 PM
  12. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    Very decent shots, particularly of the moths; the camera isn't bad but it's always more about who's shooting than the gear. When I have problems with it 90% of the time it's because the lens is dirty. It does a lot better for autofocus with good light.

    It's a shame the latest version of Canon's android app doesn't work with it anymore, to transfer shots via wifi.
    Did you use it for file transfer only? I use the USB OTG of the passport to review shots and back up a photo session. Thanks for the feedback!
    08-18-18 01:45 PM
  13. z10Jobe's Avatar
    Great shots.... ya the focus is slow on the Passport so people dismiss it as having a bad camera. Most of us don't have the knowledge of photography or the patience to learn how to work with its limitations. Maybe have to bring the passport outside with me and try it.
    Q10SQN100-1/10.3.3.3216

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    Radoslav Valkov likes this.
    08-19-18 01:11 PM
  14. S1lv1o's Avatar
    Did you use it for file transfer only? I use the USB OTG of the passport to review shots and back up a photo session. Thanks for the feedback!
    You can even shoot from the phone with Canon's app, but it doesn't work anymore; too lazy to track down the last version that did work!
    Radoslav Valkov likes this.
    08-19-18 06:34 PM
  15. YesAndNo's Avatar
    Passport SE with Camera++ app:The power of Passport's camera-img_20170627_145209140.jpg
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    08-19-18 06:42 PM
  16. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    Another one from me...
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    08-23-18 06:32 AM
  17. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    Another trick is to tap and hold to lock AF and keep it locked in order to make use of the closest focusing distance possible - just focus on anything around you prior to shooting. I also struggle with exposure, sometimes it adds +/- 2.00 EV which is quite much. That's why I sometimes use various angles of shooting to adjust the exposure meter properly (despite the obvious lack of any control over exposure). I know the technique sounds a bit lame, but I use the native camera app. How would camera++ improve macro performance?
    08-23-18 06:37 AM
  18. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    And the auto WB is crap. Fortunately, I have nerves of steel to withstand that style of shooting and actually found my comfort zone.
    08-23-18 06:54 AM
  19. iled's Avatar
    How would camera++ improve macro performance?
    With Camera++ you can adjust the focus and exposure manually, so no need to play around to get what you want. However, the limitations are the same, i.e., it won't focus a close object that you can't focus with the native app either.
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    08-23-18 09:42 AM
  20. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    With Camera++ you can adjust the focus and exposure manually, so no need to play around to get what you want. However, the limitations are the same, i.e., it won't focus a close object that you can't focus with the native app either.
    Thanks for the advice, iled!
    08-24-18 01:56 AM
  21. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    New from today:
    08-25-18 06:34 AM
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    08-25-18 06:40 AM
  23. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    ...and from yesterday...
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    08-25-18 06:42 AM
  24. Radoslav Valkov's Avatar
    I had my 125W mercury vapour lamp tonight to attract moths. A very special guest was a male oak eggar. I also covered the LED flash of the Passport a bit to soften the light, it definitely worked. The MV lamp was able to contribute to the ambient light, but maybe white balance looks a bit weird because of the specific spectrum. That's why WB is a bit greenish.
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    08-25-18 04:07 PM
  25. Akis Tsirogiannis's Avatar
    The Passport's camera isn't bad at all, if you know how to handle it. Even night-shots look way better than with my new Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. Using "Camera++" is a big advantage here with the manual controls. I rarely use the native app.

    Even the classic has a great camera with manual control - usually it's BlackBerry's software that lacks, like now on the Android-phones...


    Here are some of my examples, both Classic & Passport. I sometimes enjoy even the HDR-Mode.
    The power of Passport's camera-img_20161026_210831.jpg
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    08-26-18 07:32 AM
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