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    The BAMC is trying to increase its presence on social media! Please check out the BAMC on Facebook (search “Bar Association and Bar Foundation of Montgomery County”), as well as twitter and Instagram (@bamc_law).  If you are a Committee Chair or a Section Chair, and you would like the Bar Association to promote something on social media for your Committee or Section, please contact Keith Rosa or Jessica Blumberg.

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Techlectic ... by Pat Hoover

 

     For those of you who use an iPhone, know a little about photography and enjoy taking photographs and videos with your iPhone, this one’s for you. I recently purchased a new camera designed specifically for Apple’s iPhone and it’s fantastic. Switzerland’s well respected DXO Labs recently developed its first camera, the DXO ONE, http://www.dxo.com an entirely new camera for the iPhone, one I am very pleased with and recommend highly. But don't take my word for it, simply run a quick Internet search of the DXO ONE and you will discover that my opinion is shared by many others far more adept at photography than I.  It’s a small camera with its own lens, light sensor and LED readout. The iPhone is used in conjunction with the DXO ONE but not as a camera. Rather, its screen is used a digital viewfinder and DXO software panel. Both functions work flawlessly and are great fun to operate. Most importantly, your photos just look far better. Colors, shadow, depth of field, clarity, all elements of good photography are greatly improved using the DXO ONE compared with the native iPhone camera.

The DXO ONE uses the hefty computational power of the newer generation of iPhone to run its software and camera features. The iPhone lens and camera are NOT involved. Unlike the 3rd party lens clip-ons from Olloclip and others, the DXO ONE  is a stand alone camera. It easily plugs into the lightening port of the iPhone and does not use Bluetooth to communicate with your
iPhone as does the similar but far larger smartphone viewable cameras from Sony and others. While mirrorless, the DXO ONE is actually very similar to a dedicated DSLR camera from the likes of Nikon and Canon but at far less cost and expense.

The camera’s lens shoots a full 20 pixel image, has a 32 mm focal length with a very fast f/1.8 lens speed and a fantastic 1” BSI-CMOS light sensor providing great low light shooting options. The lens is threaded presumably for future new specialized lens offerings. DXO ONE’s specs far outstrip the native iPhone camera and is expected even to far exceed the performance of Apple’s new iPhone 7 coming out sometime in the fall. Its free software apps provide as much control as one could want and ranges from full Manual to an easy, Auto setting configuration with a number of options for even the most die hard photophile. ISO settings range from 100 to 51,800, shutter speeds range from 15 seconds to 1/8000th second. The battery is good for about 300 images and is fast to recharge. 

As of this writing, DXO ONE is available at a newly reduced price of $440. The camera body is less than 2” wide, weighs less than 4 oz and produces stunning results, especially if paired in post production with DXO’s family of photography software (not required but worth it certainly -  for those important photos). Photos can be saved in jpg, Raw and Super Raw and allow for Adobe software and other post production processing. Let me know if you try it and what you think, please! 

 

Co-Chairs

Jessica Blumberg
Keith Rosa

 

Meeting
Dates

November 30, 2016
No December
     Meeting
January 25, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 22, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017

Meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Upstairs Conference Room of the Bar Association building.