All my attempts to purchase a DSLR this previous week were thwarted at every single turn.
Finally decided to buy a reasonably-priced D3400? Sorry, sold out.
Refurbished T6 Rebel for $248? Sold out! Stock replenished? Sold out again!
Before long it was Saturday and time for me to go to the LA Auto Show armed with nothing more than a GS5 with the Open Camera app.
OpenCamera is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an open-source camera app adding extra functionality to your existing Android phone. You have access to ISO, white balance, and different focus modes in addition to the usual scene/lighting modes.
Here are the photos I took in chronological order with commentary where I thought deserving. I only played with the sliders in Windows 10 for maybe one or two of these photos.
Let’s start with the Entrance leading into the West Hall. Here’s a Saleen1. Car looks somewhat clean but the background could be better. This was shot in full Auto.
Porsche cordoned off a showroom to proselytize the Gospel of Ferdinand Porsche and His Good Works. Yes, that’s a 911 GT3 Touring behind this 911 Carrera T.
Galpin, the SoCal mega-chain, had a huge exhibit doing double-duty as both a showcase and a retrospective.
South Hall didn’t have as many new cars and I couldn’t get a decent shot of the Mazda Vision Coupe.
I thought the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE turned out very well.
OpenCamera isn’t going to replace a DSLR any time soon, but it does an admirable job adding to your smartphone camera’s feature set. I recommend it to everyone.
I did manage to snag a refurbished Rebel T6 from the Canon store for well under $300 a few minutes ago. Had to refresh the page 10,000 times until it came back in stock for 10 seconds...here’s to hoping Canon can actually scrounge up one.