5 Reasons Why You Should Yeet Your Phone Off A Cliff & Invest In A Real Camera
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I’m the first to admit that I’m hopeless with my possessions – I’ve deadset had to tie my phone to my pants on multiple occasions after one too many ‘mishaps’.
It’s for this reason only that I stopped owning a camera back in 2013. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it was purely because I spilt a bag of goon in my backpack (where my camera was) and I never trusted myself to own anything valuable again.
But now that I’m older and arguably more self-aware (if you know me and you’re reading this, keep your damn mouth shut), I’ve decided to dip my toe in the camera market once again. I just feel I’m not taking enough ripper shots on my phone and my Tinder matches have dried up, so drastic times call for drastic measures.
And while everyone has different motives, here are my own reasons for wanting a camera as well as a phone (on top of the dire dating sitch):
1. THE OL’ QUICK DRAW
I dunno how many times I’ve whipped out my phone to take a photo, only to fumble with it and miss a primo shot of someone going A over T.
The camera on the other hand – whip it out, press a button and snap. It really doesn’t get any easier and you’ll be racking up footage of people eating it in no time.
If you sleuth hard enough, you can also find cameras with speedy autofocus for those spontaneous snaps.
2. OVERALL SUPERIORITY
Far be it from me to rag on fancy pants phones, but they’re hot garbage compared to cameras.
Let’s prove that bold statement, shall we?
If we use the FujiFilm X-T100 and compare it to, say, a new smartphone that rhymes with grapple, you’d be shooketh at the difference in specs.
- Phone megapixels: 12
- X-T100 megapixels: 24
- Phone lens: 28mm to 52mm
- X-T100 lens: 15mm to 1200mm
- Phone sensitivity: N/A
- X-T100 sensitivity: ISO 51200
- Phone cool points based on appearance: 3
- X-T100 cool points based on appearance: 30
There’s also a bunch of way more techy specs that I have no clue what they mean but all I know is they take a ripper shot and frankly, that’s all that matters.
3. STEADY AS A ROCK
Because my particular gene pool was the equivalent of a murky, stagnant puddle, I was gifted with eternal shakes.
A quick peruse of my phone gallery would prove this – almost every photo has a slight blur to it and therefore is pretty much unusable.
At least with a camera (well, most of them anyway), you can hold that bad boi to your face, essentially preventing any and all tremor snaps.
4. BULK RESPECT
Taking photos of people being a hot mess with a phone? Tacky. Taking photos of people being a hot mess with a camera? Art.
The phone is yet to be taken seriously as a legitimate photography tool so while we wait for that to happen, best use a camera for your questionable photography to avoid any eyebrow raises.
5. SO MUCH ZOOM FOR ACTIVITIES
Sure, phones are getting slightly better with their zoom qualities but they still hold approximately zero candles to a genuine camera.
But, if you invest in a camera with an A-grade lens, you can zoom in on beautiful people (again, for art) as much as your heart desires.
Happy snapping and thank me later when you start to notice strangers giving you the nod of approval on the street.
Respect – we all want it.