BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Do you use only your cell phone for photos ? And if you do...........

do you have the different lenses ( telephoto, fisheye, etc ) that are available ?

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JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

If it is a trip to a place I have never been before I will take my digital camera to get a lot of photo's.   If it is places I have been a lot of times like the local Baja cruise I just use the I Phone for a few if any photo's.  When I go back to Alaska,  I may just get some film and use my old 35mm Minolta X-700.   Film has a depth and feel that digital just does not capture IMO.

CrusinTim
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Funny you should ask that Bak...For many years, I carried a still camera with me and a video camera for moving video on a cruise. Now, with modern technology, my DVR camera does both so I guess you can say it's an all-in-one! The DVR cam puts everyting on a flashcard for later download to my PC. I can also take the flashcard to the onboard kiosk if I want to print some of the stills for friends onboard. I still take my android phone (takes great stills) on excursions because sometimes my wife steals the DVR camera.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

I was referring to those little lenses that clip over the phones camera lens.  Sometimes they come in sets. There is a telescopic one available. Also one that turns your phone into a microscope. There is even one that creates stereo images.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I never knew those existed.......Hmmmm learn something new here every day here,   After somebody said there was no information on this web site..... 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Sure.....just go to eBay and search cell phone camera lenses.

wt4y
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

For most situations you will be fine with just a cell phone camera, but occasionally, you will will see a scene that only a more sophisticated camera can capture.

 

We were sailing out of Tampa one time and we saw a sunset over St. Petersburg that was jaw dropping. I used my DSLR with 300mm lens and you can see the results here:

https://flic.kr/p/uqrXKN

 

Here's another shot that a cell phone camera can't duplicate:

http://flic.kr/p/9QJyKQ

 

If you're not into photography, I would suggest the Nikon coolpix P900 with 83x optical zoom. See the awesome demo here:

http://youtu.be/mfshAzV0FN4

 

Cruises are all about the memories.

 

 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

I still bring a film camera on every cruise.  Sometimes 2.  Just for fun

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

WOW, Like the guys said in the movies.... I gotta get me one of these !!!!!!

Actually I have two cameras that we travel with one regular digital and one underwater digital. I want to buy Monique a digital SLR with interchangeable lenses, as she loves taking pictures and she can learn how faster than me.

Deniseg
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

I take my digital camera for on land photos and up until 2 years ago, I had a waterproof film camera that I bought on the cruise ship in 2008. I replaced that with the Lifeproof case for my iPhone. It took absolutely beautiful pictures. This year, however, I will be using my new Christmas present, a waterproof Nikon Coolpix AW130. I can't wait to try it out.

 

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