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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 12:24   #1
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I'm from Germany and I am new here.
I hope that my english is good enough.

Yesterday my new Smartphone arrived. (S9 plus)
Today I noticed that I could't use it for phonescoping, because it has a dual lens.
I could't use the telephoto camera without the normal one.

I read a article where someone had the same problem with the i phone 7.
He or she used an app for iOS.

My questions:
1. Is there a special app for Android?( possible freeware)
2. Or could I change something in the settings in the normal camera app from Samsung?

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Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 17:38   #2
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Hi Julian, welcome to the forum on behalf of the staff and moderators. I’ve moved your question to the Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping forum so you will get some good answers. I have also subscribed you to this thread (only this thread) so you will receive an email when someone responds. Good luck with your question.
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 13:10   #3
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I can offer some suggestions but nothing based on personal experience as I still use an Iphone 6S which does not have the dual camera feature.

For one I know there is an app that specifically allows Iphone users to choose which camera they want to utilize but I can't remember the name of it at the moment. I will ask in the Phonescoping facebook group as I know it has come up there recently.

Second, if you know that you are going to specifically use the telephoto lens then there are specific adapters now made that allow you to pick which lens you line up with the hole in the adapter. I am thinking the Opticron Universal phonescoping adapter as an example.
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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 15:32   #4
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Hello FrankD,

thank you for your help.
I have also post my question on some german forum.
No one could help me.
It's my personal experience that phonescoping is not pupular in germany.

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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 16:00   #5
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Hi Julian,

Originally Posted by Jule94 View Post
It's my personal experience that phonescoping is not pupular in germany.
There seems to be quite a lot of interest in digiscoping in general though, maybe people just skip the phonescoping stage in favour of more specialized hardware?

Anyway, one program that might be worth taking a look at is OpenCamera for Android.

No idea if it can handle twin-camera phones yet, but it is Open Source and free ... often that's a combination that's good if you're using innovative stuff (as long as it's not propretiary).


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Old Thursday 17th May 2018, 16:46   #6
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it might be worth joining the phonescoping group on FaceBook and asking on there.
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