Discussion in 'UFOs & Sightings' started by Ron67, Jun 29, 2018.
Now this is clearly the moon.Through my binoculars and telescope,the red moon looked fantastic.This shot taken by my iPhone could be loosely termed saucerish!.When people say how come we never get any good shots of UFO with all these cameras around,this gives an example of why it is so difficult!
Ok so it's actually an identified orbital object =)
Yeah I keep saying that iPhones aren't magical devices that can get hi-rez images of every object in the sky at miles of distance, but nobody at The Paracast (except for Ron Away) bothered to listen.
Yes Thomas see above.
I’m sat on a hillside with my camera at the ready scanning the skies in County Durham in the north of England.I remember your vain attempts to get people to realise how useless smartphone cameras are.I was trying to make that point but may have been a bit clumsy doing it.
That is how it looked through binoculars,shows how inadequate a hand held cell phone is!
Hey if you ever get a chance to take a pic of an aircraft flying overhead, I'd love to see how it comes out. My smartphone camera is shattered so I can't run any experiments on this.
Will do.Im here for a week so will get some night and day shots.
Here’s Jupiter taken by my iPhone.
Great thread, I remember reading a comment by someone who said that phones should all have above 3 megapixels and we should be getting great images of UFOs not blurry ones, what he fails to understand, it doesn't matter if my phone had 20 megapixels, that doesn't necessarily improve image quality...It is difficult to get a good clear image of something at a distance using a cell phone, the cameras in them seemed better designed to snap pics of selfies than flying objects in the sky...
its the moon behind clouds
Yes we all know that, did you even read the posts, it was an example...
i read the OP first
Yes well continue reading, the OP was an example...lol
It is a really complex subject; we discussed it in some detail over in this thread:
A recent UFO case with iPhone photos and video
Cell phone cameras are optimized for very close-range pics like selfies and such, and they can do pretty well with nearby landscapes, but capturing images of typically small craft (usually in the 30-50ft width size) at typical aerial distances which are in the range of multiple miles - that's a whole other ball of wax. Without a spectrum of advanced photographic capabilities ranging from telephoto lenses to rapid focusing and tracking-lock, and rock-solid image stabilization, any typical camera is simply vastly inferior to the capabilities of the human eye.
For example an iPhone 7 has a 12 megapixel capability (though I don't know anyone who goes around with their camera set to the maximum image size), but a ballpark estimate of the human eye resolution is around 576 megapixels. So these people going around expecting eyewitnesses to be able to clearly show what they've seen with their own two eyes, are asking for the impossible.
It's probably possible to get clear video footage of one of these things with a $3M gun camera pod on a $30M F-18 interceptor. But we're still a long way from having the imaging capabilities of the human eye on-board our pocket phones.
And i`m stuck with a trackfone,lol.The images from it are a joke. but i do have a canon ae-1p that i like to tinker with. here is the tree in my front yard.
yep read it all after posting
another example to add to the thread:
one day a solar balloon overflew my house, i focused my camera on it and while i could see it as a black dot in naked eye, it din't appear in the video
Don't know if this has been posted previously but I stumbled on this video.
It's a virtual dead ringer for the 1957 cloud cloaking photographed over an army base.
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