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  1. RaRa85's Avatar
    I do have a tripod mount that I can test with, but the problem there is how can you test the OIS ability if the phone isn't moving at all?
    True but you cannot expect a fair test at all for an exposure of 8 seconds. I can tell there was movement in both photos but either you breathed a little deeper or the phone lost some of its traction but OIS is not meant to be compensate for a human variable for an 8 second exposure. You'd be better off trying handheld attempting to hold the phone still for maybe 1 second which is more in the realm of possible but your setting yourself up for disappointment with that kind of OIS comparison. Also you may do better testing the OIS in video which is a constant since you have to move and compare that.
    10-27-2016 08:55 PM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I do plan to experiment more with this. Yes, I know 8 seconds is too much for anything but a tripod, but it doesn't mean it was a pointless test and is why I posed for others to try similar comparisons. Especially if they have another LG phone. This exaggerated side by side test aside, even my more normal long exposures shots with much less time are coming out significantly more blurred than I remember from my G4. It was those images that got me suspicious in the first place to try this.

    Anyway, I did some more playing around and got this one of one of my kids. Love that water blur.

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    10-27-2016 10:24 PM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Well I had the time to do some more comparing, and the OIS over several tests of varying exposure lengths seems to be at least on par with the G4 as long as I don't go over about a second handheld.

    Now for some fun stuff: LIGHT PAINTING! All of these shots are unedited, straight out of the camera with the exception of one I used red eye reduction on.

    Just my back yard using my flashlight's strobe function and 10 sec exposure.

    Now you see me. 15 sec exposures and rear curtain sync flash.

    Now you don't! First two are 30 sec exposures, third is 10 seconds but increased ISO.

    Was fun playing around, but now it's time for me to sign off for the night. Laters.
    10-28-2016 01:15 AM
  4. RaRa85's Avatar
    Very cool shots.
    10-28-2016 02:51 AM
  5. mikec2008's Avatar
    Nice light painting! Have you posted a simple tutorial for how you did this?
    10-28-2016 09:20 AM
  6. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Nice light painting! Have you posted a simple tutorial for how you did this?
    I haven't here, so here's the basics. Set the phone to manual and take some test shots of your background to balance the overall exposure between ISO and exposure time. The longer the exposure time, the less your ISO can be (which also gives you less noise). Needless to say, a tripod is a must, and black clothing I'd recommended.

    A lot of this is trial and error getting the light balanced, so just play around. Using the LED's on a string, I just spun them in a circle. By setting the timer on the camera, you can get in place and get them spinning before the exposure starts. Otherwise you could get a leading trail like this while walking into place (from my G4).

    I still like that one and call it my yarn ball, so feel free to experiment to see what you like. There is no right or wrong here.

    For the ones you can see me in, you need to use rear curtain sync. This exposes the entire scene, then only fires the flash at the very end. That's why the LED's have the trail showing up but I look sharp. If I didn't use flash, I would look blurred and ghostly at best. For the V20, I recommend using the wide angle lens so you can get close enough for the flash to be effective. Too far away and it won't light you up.

    For the orbs, use no flash. When spinning the LED's, you need to keep your hand centered over one spot on the ground. Using something like a leaf as a marker on the ground works well. Start the timer and get in place to start spinning. Then walk your body around the marker, keeping your hand centered over it. The speed of your body movements don't matter a ton, so long as you keep moving. If you stay in one spot too long, you'll start to show up like a ghost in the final image. Keep this up until the exposure finishes unless you want to add some trails leading to/from the orb. Side note, these are difficult to get looking like smooth spheres. Mine are rather sloppy.

    For my sign off, the LED has a momentary switch so it's only ON when actively pressing on it unless I lock it like I do in the orbs. Then I simply press it while writing each letter in the air. Just remember you need to stand behind the LED and write mirrored/backwards so your body doesn't block the light. Practice your movements before trying the image. You have to move quick to prevent ghosting yourself. Using a bright light, a really low ISO, and a longer exposure helps here. This way you can write quickly, then get out of frame so it can expose the background by itself for the rest of the shot. This can help minimize ghosting if that's been a problem for you.
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    10-28-2016 10:25 AM
  7. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Some low lying fog taking my son to school this morning. Full auto. Just hopped out of the car, snap and go.
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    10-28-2016 10:34 AM
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    10-28-2016 06:22 PM
  9. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Had some free time waiting for the coals to be ready.

    10-28-2016 08:42 PM
  10. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Now the grand finale.

    10-28-2016 08:43 PM
  11. RaRa85's Avatar
    Now the grand finale.

    Whoa!! Great images. Smoking hot. Literally.lol And the audio and clarity from that video is second to none. Wow. Really impressed.
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    10-28-2016 09:08 PM
  12. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Whoa!! Great images. Smoking hot. Literally.lol And the audio and clarity from that video is second to none. Wow. Really impressed.
    I figured you'd get a kick out of those. Lol
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    10-28-2016 09:23 PM
  13. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Just walking down the street.
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    10-28-2016 09:26 PM
  14. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Couple full auto snaps from a trail walk this morning.
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    10-29-2016 12:49 PM
  15. Strong_Genetics's Avatar
    Little low light Wide Angle Shot
    10-29-2016 02:22 PM
  16. jsk0703's Avatar
    Simple shot from today. Just trying to capture the sun and shadows to see how the camera performed.
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    10-29-2016 09:08 PM
  17. D P Hall's Avatar

    Freshly carved pumpkins
    10-29-2016 11:07 PM
  18. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Completely auto.
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    10-30-2016 12:06 AM
  19. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    Wife and I on a walk for her birthday.
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    10-30-2016 12:38 AM
  20. dohlo's Avatar
    I'm like 96% sure I'm picking mine up tomorrow. These camera samples have me even more excited for it now. I can't wait!
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    10-30-2016 01:13 AM
  21. anon(782252)'s Avatar
    Some shots from a farm today with a corn maze and a pumpkin patch.
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    10-30-2016 04:18 PM
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    And more
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    10-30-2016 04:33 PM
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    And more
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    10-30-2016 04:35 PM
  25. X1tymez's Avatar
    Can't hurt on rainy day.
    10-30-2016 10:16 PM
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