10-19-2019 11:34 AM
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  1. Torisen1's Avatar
    I know this is a personal preference but the previews all seem like robot responses to what I guess is the new "hotness"?

    I'm always trying to get closer to my subject and not including extra things that take away from the shot I want.

    Sorry a little rant. I'm much more pleased with telephoto rather than wide angle.
    Ben_70 and xzell like this.
    10-15-2019 11:15 PM
  2. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    Why not both.
    krispy_mobile and xzell like this.
    10-15-2019 11:16 PM
  3. KrisYYC's Avatar
    I've had phones with both and I found the ultra wide angle way more useful than a telephoto. I guess depends on the type of photo taking you tend to do. Mine is mostly travel photography (landscapes, cities, architecture etc).
    10-15-2019 11:25 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    I know this is a personal preference but the previews all seem like robot responses to what I guess is the new "hotness"?

    I'm always trying to get closer to my subject and not including extra things that take away from the shot I want.

    Sorry a little rant. I'm much more pleased with telephoto rather than wide angle.
    I'm with you on the telephoto.
    Torisen1 and jamezr like this.
    10-15-2019 11:41 PM
  5. Torisen1's Avatar
    I'm with you on the telephoto.
    Thank you Stang.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-16-2019 12:04 AM
  6. Torisen1's Avatar
    Why not both.
    My thoughts on that are that it was much more natural for Google to go this way at first because of all the work they have done on super rez zoom. I like the focus on one thing at a time to get right rather than screw it lets throw in everything because it's popular for some.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    10-16-2019 12:08 AM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I always liked a camera could catch detail from far
    larsonage likes this.
    10-16-2019 12:19 AM
  8. SupraLB's Avatar
    The wide angle is what kept me with LG for so many years. Was so useful. Particularly when taking photos of people like at parties or dinner. Easy to fit everyone in without having to walk back 10 feet.

    But like others said..........why not both? Why omit something that most other flagships have.
    10-16-2019 12:28 AM
  9. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    My thoughts on that are that it was much more natural for Google to go this way at first because of all the work they have done on super rez zoom. I like the focus on one thing at a time to get right rather than screw it lets throw in everything because it's popular for some.
    I feel confident they could have gotten both telephoto and wide-angled right, but who knows. Either way, the decision doesn't make them feel focused, just makes them feel behind, unfortunately.
    10-16-2019 12:33 AM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    I was actually pretty sad to not see the wide.
    10-16-2019 02:26 AM
  11. rimz808's Avatar
    Disappointed no wide angle. Anyone know if the telephoto lens is similar to that on the Huawei P30?
    10-16-2019 03:39 AM
  12. kolyan2k's Avatar
    Haven't used telephoto ever and 2x optical is near useless when all telephoto cameras are what 20-30x these days
    Wide angle is a wide angle, that's why wide angle camera cost way more then telephoto.
    Google's reason telling people They think telephoto is more important is obviously BS. The only reason they didn't include it is money, save some now and dont have to innovate in the future, it will be a huge technological breakthrough in Pixel 5 next year
    10-16-2019 04:45 AM
  13. ptkelly's Avatar
    I know this is a personal preference but the previews all seem like robot responses to what I guess is the new "hotness"?

    I'm always trying to get closer to my subject and not including extra things that take away from the shot I want.

    Sorry a little rant. I'm much more pleased with telephoto rather than wide angle.
    And, I'm the opposite. Years ago I had a DSLR with a zoom and my software told me in the computer what focal length I was using for photos. I was surprised at how much more often I was the wide side rather than the telephoto side. As I recall, bumping against the bottom and the top was about 5 to 1 in favor of the wide-angle. My brother-in-law whose passion is birds would be the opposite.
    10-16-2019 05:36 AM
  14. Bkdodger1's Avatar
    I'd rather wide angle... But they should have both IMO ... I'd like to see some reviews on the telephoto how good on this phone once it's in people's hands ...
    ptkelly likes this.
    10-16-2019 07:08 AM
  15. kolyan2k's Avatar
    And, I'm the opposite. Years ago I had a DSLR with a zoom and my software told me in the computer what focal length I was using for photos. I was surprised at how much more often I was the wide side rather than the telephoto side. As I recall, bumping against the bottom and the top was about 5 to 1 in favor of the wide-angle. My brother-in-law whose passion is birds would be the opposite.
    For wild life you definitely need tele, and its definitely not a smartphone with 2x zoom
    10-16-2019 07:15 AM
  16. swebb's Avatar
    I know this is a personal preference but the previews all seem like robot responses to what I guess is the new "hotness"?

    I'm always trying to get closer to my subject and not including extra things that take away from the shot I want.

    Sorry a little rant. I'm much more pleased with telephoto rather than wide angle.
    Totally agree. I'm always moving closer to capture a shot. Can't remember when I've had to move back. I'm certain that many of the negative comments are knee jerk reactions to the lack of a wide angle option.

    That said, it's still a personal preference.
    10-16-2019 09:11 AM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Totally agree. I'm always moving closer to capture a shot. Can't remember when I've had to move back. I'm certain that many of the negative comments are knee jerk reactions to the lack of a wide angle option.

    That said, it's still a personal preference.
    I don't know about others but I don't think it's a knee jerk reaction for a lot of people. Wide angles are very useful depending on what you like to photograph. I find you can often move closer to something but it's often harder or impossible to back up to take group or landscape shots. Having 3 lenses gives you everything.
    10-16-2019 09:18 AM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Disappointed no wide angle. Anyone know if the telephoto lens is similar to that on the Huawei P30?
    That's what I'm hoping.
    10-16-2019 09:25 AM
  19. kolyan2k's Avatar
    I take pictures of people mostly (my family) and of course usually it's with some sort of background. I was never in any situation where I couldn't just move forward, moving backwards that far is usually not an option

    During last vacation it was a challenge to place a phone somewhere and get everyone in a shot, and getting it done with a timer.
    10-16-2019 10:08 AM
  20. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I take pictures of people mostly (my family) and of course usually it's with some sort of background. I was never in any situation where I couldn't just move forward, moving backwards is that far is usually not an option
    Exactly, the only time I can't move closer is due to immovable objects or alligators
    aggie likes this.
    10-16-2019 10:13 AM
  21. dsignori's Avatar
    Exactly, the only time I can't move closer is due to immovable objects or alligators
    This is hilarious without context .
    10-16-2019 11:40 AM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wide angle is what I loved about LG. When I saw it coming to more and more phones that made me happy. I love being able to easily fit more into a shot. I've always found that lens fun.. so the Pixel not having it was definitely a shocker for me.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-16-2019 12:44 PM
  23. SupraLB's Avatar
    Wide angle is what I loved about LG. When I saw it coming to more and more phones that made me happy. I love being able to easily fit more into a shot. I've always found that lens fun.. so the Pixel not having it was definitely a shocker for me.
    I agree, I used the wide angle lens probably 90% of the time when I had LG. Had me browsing their product page earlier wondering when their next model might come out.
    Laura Knotek and Almeuit like this.
    10-16-2019 01:21 PM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I agree, I used the wide angle lens probably 90% of the time when I had LG. Had me browsing their product page earlier wondering when their next model might come out.
    It's ironic.... You probably remember when LG was the only one with a wide angle camera. Those who didn't have it usually dismissed it. I fall guilty of that sometimes too with other features.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-16-2019 02:01 PM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Wide angle is what I loved about LG. When I saw it coming to more and more phones that made me happy. I love being able to easily fit more into a shot. I've always found that lens fun.. so the Pixel not having it was definitely a shocker for me.
    I also loved wide angle with LG. I didn't have telephoto but used the wide angle a lot.
    mustang7757 and Almeuit like this.
    10-16-2019 02:19 PM
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