Seeing The Cherry Blossoms Was Like Being In A Smartphone Commercial

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Good Lord, is there anyone in America buying a compact camera these days?  Last night, in what amounts to our first annual People Taking Pictures Of People Taking Pictures Of People Taking Pictures Of… Themselves, we saw a fair number of folks out with their Canons and Nikons and, interestingly, Fuji cameras.  But where even three years ago we would have seen some tourists with compact cameras, last night all the action was in the Smartphone category.

Whether it was stalking the desired image with a Smartphone…

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Or reviewing the image just taken with a Smartphone…

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And whether one was taking a selfie…

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Or trying to get everyone to cooperate with the family photo…

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It was an exercise in iPhonography.  We can certainly accept that.  iPhones are excellent cameras, and the best camera is the one you have with you, right?

But we’re not sure we can go along with this…

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All images Leica M with 50mm APO-Summicron-ASPH.

 

 

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