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iPhone 14 Pro Digiscoping Review (3 Viewers)

jourdaj

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I picked up an iPhone 14 Pro and PhoneSkope adapter and compared digiscoping quality with my Full-Frame Sony a9 and 40/2.5 digiscoping rig, and to my professional Sony a1 and 600/4 rig. In short, the iPhone 14 Pro does an impressive job of creating high resolution images that are easily croppable, which is necessary since the 48 Mpx is only available when the camera is at 1X magnification. All other magnifications drop resolution to 12 Mpx. At 1X there is a significant vignette circle but it disappears at 2X. Cropping a 1X image to 2X will result in a 12 Mpx image that is equal to the impressive 2X, 12 Mpx images. 4K video is very good. Overall, this camera is an excellent digiscoping option for those who wish to avoid the larger camera/adapter route.

Digiscoping w/ the iPhone 14 Pro - 26 Nov 2022
 

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kimmik

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United Kingdom
Cropping to 2x is 12MP i would have thought. Iphone is great for scope photos agree, they do excellent motion compensation.
 

Femtiofyra

Registered User
Thanks for making this comparison, the iPhone images look great! It appears there is more CA in your Sony a9 image than the iPhone 14 pro. Here are some image crops to demonstrate (top iPhone, bottom Sony a9):

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My question is: where do you think this is coming from? Is it coming from the scope but the iPhone camera software is pre-processing it out? Is it some kind of misalignment between the Sony a9 and the eyepiece? I assume it is not coming the camera alone.
 

horukuru

Here I Come !
Malaysia
I picked up an iPhone 14 Pro and PhoneSkope adapter and compared digiscoping quality with my Full-Frame Sony a9 and 40/2.5 digiscoping rig, and to my professional Sony a1 and 600/4 rig. In short, the iPhone 14 Pro does an impressive job of creating high resolution images that are easily croppable, which is necessary since the 48 Mpx is only available when the camera is at 1X magnification. All other magnifications drop resolution to 12 Mpx. At 1X there is a significant vignette circle but it disappears at 2X. Cropping a 1X image to 2X will result in a 12 Mpx image that is equal to the impressive 2X, 12 Mpx images. 4K video is very good. Overall, this camera is an excellent digiscoping option for those who wish to avoid the larger camera/adapter route.

Digiscoping w/ the iPhone 14 Pro - 26 Nov 2022

Excellent results as usual!
 

gregbaker

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Which of the three lenses on the back iPhone 14 pro are you using for digiscoping? It looks like the right lens is the telephoto lens however I've had mixed results with it.
 

bobwhitebarry

New member
United States
You download an app from Phone Skope and it dictates which lens. It also stops auto focus and many other control items like display brightness, switching to video, etc. It's great for someone like me that hates figuring out what I need and what needs to be turned off. I have a couple of bluetooth remote shutter controllers. The one from Phone Skope costs more and is obnoxiously oversized. But charges up using a micro USB and it does connect and work better than my others. I guess I would recommend it over any other I have tried. I kind of feel like a Phone Skope billboard walking around with a 3"x1.5"x1/2" remote. My others are 1 3/4x3/4x3/8" and black instead of white with a big Phone Skope logo. They do a good job of marketing anyway they can I guess.
 

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