CStevens101 wrote: ↑Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:58 am
BigDumbDinosaur wrote: ↑Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:28 am neanderman wrote: ↑Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:16 pm
Sadly, the market disagrees! The Smartphone camera is killing the camera makers.
That doesn't mean a smart phone is a good camera. It merely means the "market" (consumers who post drivel on Fakebook and Krapchat) is satisfied with mediocrity when it comes to photography. My Fuji camera (which has, among other features, optical zoom, not digital) takes far better pictures than any smart phone—and the pics always come out right side up.
Telling you guy, im almost 50
so theres no kid here plugging for cell phones...
Almost 50, eh?
I’m almost 80, so from my perspective, someone in their late forties would be a kid, one who is indeed plugging for stupid-phones.
As for your argument about how a phone can take a better picture than a real camera, we’ll have to disagree on that. My $250 camera can shoot at a higher resolution than any phone currently on the market. Its telephoto capabilities are such that I can take a photo of a plane cruising in the stratosphere with sufficient resolution to be able to tell you whose engines it has.
Particularly useful in my homebrew computer hobby, the camera is able to take an in-focus closeup photo with the lens about one inch away from the subject. No stupid-phone that I know of has that capability. See below for an example. For some perspective, the chip in the photo is approximately 0.8" in length and the leads are spaced at 0.05" intervals.
- CLoseup Shot with Two Inch Focal Length
Oh, almost forgot! Pictures always come out right-side-up and don’t look like they were shot through a keyhole.
Now, to the actual point of why I'm here for the very first time. I bought either an 8 or 9 inch sheldon a few days ago and figured I'd drop that info off in here and your comment looked as good as any to do the dropping at.
As Russ noted, there is an entire subforum devoted to lathes
. Perhaps you could re-post about your lathe there, along with some photos.