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View Poll Results: How often do you use your camera phone?
All the time. 124 27.13%
Every once in a while. 93 20.35%
Only if absolutely necesarry, or for unimportant pictures 131 28.67%
Only if there is no blunt object to hit myself with, because that would be preferable. 109 23.85%
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How often do you use the camera in your cell phone?
Old 06-17-2008   #1
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How often do you use the camera in your cell phone?

OK, this is purely for fun and to waste time. It is really not meant to start flame wars, rants, arguments, or any of that. Obviously a camera phone is not a serious tool. tha being said, just about everybody has one, so let's hear it!
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Old 06-17-2008   #2
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I am very fortunate to have never owned a cel phone!
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Old 06-17-2008   #3
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I have a cell phone,... lets see,... yes, with a camera. Never used it
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There are other types of cameras???
Old 06-17-2008   #4
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There are other types of cameras???

What an amazing concept. A camera that is not a phone as it's first function?
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Old 06-17-2008   #5
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My signature states where I stand on this issue...

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Old 06-17-2008   #6
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All the time. It's fun to have a camera wherever I go.
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Old 06-17-2008   #7
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Keeps telling me how easy it is to upload cell phone photos to flickr.
Well, compared to souping your own rolls and then chasing the dust off the scans and then spending forever tweaking curves, he may have a point. But that's not really the point, is it?

The camera on my phone sucks royally. I've taken a few photos with it when I didn't have anything better to do but the quality doesn't even warrant taking the trouble to transfer them to my computer.

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Old 06-17-2008   #8
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I use mine almost everyday. I have a mobile blog where I would send pictures and text from my phone. The lack of quality forces me to make up for it with content and caption. My phone also has a flash. I can't take a camera with me all the time so this is better than nothing. Here are a few examples from my phone:


Walking out of costco after buying more than I need.


The next morning after I had just washed my car.


Trying to capture detail from a camera phone. No avail.
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Old 06-17-2008   #9
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Interesting question.

I also have a separate number for my car, which has a built-in phone.
Wow, you still have a car phone? Those are hard to find as well.
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Wow, you still have a car phone? Those are hard to find as well.
It's all integrated with the satnav. Both are voice-controlled. You can navigate to addresses in your contact list, or 'phone numbers in the satnav database - points of interest, etc. or from the web browser. You can add new ones by typing them in directly, or by bluetooth synch from your other 'phone. You just put a SIM card in a holder in the boot - er, "trunk" - and off you go

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Old 06-17-2008   #11
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“Obviously a camera phone is not a serious tool. tha being said, just about everybody has one, so let's hear it!”

No, everybody does not have a camera phone. In fact, I don’t even have a cell phone; therefore, I could not vote.
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Old 06-17-2008   #12
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Never!

I have never taken a cell phone pic I considered "usable."
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Old 06-17-2008   #13
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My mobile phone is a seven year old pre-pay coming up for its third battery - it doesn't have a camera . . or even a colour display.....
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Old 06-17-2008   #14
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I have taken maybe two or three on purpose...any others were strictly and totally done by accident...
And don't you just love it when some joker with a cell phone steps in front of you to get his shot...
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Bah humbug to the high and mighty who haven't used a cell phone camera and think it is beneath them...







Ok, so its not a D3 pixel popping pic. But it wouldnt have been taken if the camera wasn't there........
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Old 06-17-2008   #16
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Admittedly, last few pictures I got from my cellphone were rather artistic.

Only if it was intentional.......
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Old 06-17-2008   #17
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i use the cell phone for drunken debauchery pics...when I'd be too worried about ruining a real camera
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The real question would be,
How often did you use your rangefinder to call your mother?
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Old 06-17-2008   #19
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No pay phones left nowadays though.
There's one right in front of my house at the corner of Noorderkroonstraat and Hyadenpad.
Some folks smash its window-walls after every single football game.
Now that the european stuff is going on, KPN (or whatever it is called lately...the royal dutch phone company) didnt bother to replace the broken glass.
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Old 06-17-2008   #20
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I've chuckled at your sig before....

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My signature states where I stand on this issue...Bill
And obviously some don't think as you do. I just bought a tripod recently (small one) that had an attachment for a cell phone.

I take cell phone pics occasionally, and the best use I've had out of them is to use them for demo in the digital photography class I teach.

I also use them often in PowerPoint presentations.
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Old 06-17-2008   #21
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I voted for the bottom one. I don't have a cell phone. Do men use them?
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Old 06-17-2008   #22
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I use it, and i like it! A 2 megas camera doesn't go far about quality, but it's very handy to have. I actually have some pictures that i like, and were only possible because the wide angle "lens" and the discretion that the phone camera provide!




But I hope i'll change the phone camera for a zeiss ikon soon..

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Old 06-17-2008   #23
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I have a Fisher Price cell phone. It only takes pictures of giraffes and lions and elephants, for some reason. And no one gets my messages, either.
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Old 06-17-2008   #24
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I use it for notes on the occasions where I forget my note taking camera (fuji z1) Ill only use it if I think it may be worth going back to, but I hate the thing and would be happier with one that does calls and texts only.
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I don't live in a cell, so I don't have a cell phone. I've occasionally thought of attaching an old wooden crank phone with a separate mouthpiece, earpiece and two bells to the side of my 1890s wooden 11x14" camera.
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