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Moment Pro Camera Update

TomHH

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Moment released a major update to their camera app. This includes some really cool new features:
- split of focus and metering
- zebra patterns on under and over exposed areas
- edge detection in manual mode
- new HDR modes

As I'm using Android I can't say if this differs from the iPhone version.
 

sinnerjohn

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Is the app worth having if you don't have any of the moment lenses?
 

sinnerjohn

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Well, it's one of many apps but I like the clear and straight interface. I can post some screen shots if you like.
That's ok I've looked at it but wasn't sure what, if anything, it has to offer over the native camera or a dozen other alternative camera apps out there.
 

TomHH

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The downside of nearly all 3rd party apps is, that the limiting factor is the proprietary camera driver of the manufacturer. The really fancy functions are mostly not exposed to others. In case of very special features like night-whatever stuff, those functions won't be available on non-native apps.

Even if I don't own a Moment case / lens I find the app quite good because of the split focus/metering (as e.g. the Pixel app doesn't offer this ;) ).

In regards of benefits this app is as many others available on the market ... It's also a matter of taste and how you take pictures.
 

terse

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That's ok I've looked at it but wasn't sure what, if anything, it has to offer over the native camera or a dozen other alternative camera apps out there.
At least on the iOS side, it's up to par with other apps like ProCam and ProCamera. I agree with Tom that now it's mainly a matter of whether the interface appeals to you. I shot a bunch with it yesterday, and it produces good results. I do have Moment lenses, but I don't use the option to tag a shot with the lens you're using (which has to be set manually) -- that and the integration with the Moment battery case are the only unique features I think.
 

TomHH

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terse would be interesting if selecting the used lens has also effect on the lens distortion. Maybe selecting the used lens also applies some fixing of lens distortion. Like e.g. in Lightroom you can sometimes (only applicable for certain lenses) select the lens you've used for the shot and then the lens distortion is corrected.

Don't know if the app is that smart ... ;)
 
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TomHH

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BTW - the iOS app has now a burst mode which I find pretty cool! And it has a 7 day trial period - for those folks who will give it a try before buying it.
 

terse

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I was happy to see the zebra striping (for over- and under-exposure) added to the app, but in use, I find them to be a bit over-enthusiastic. That is, if I adjust the exposure settings to eliminate the overexposure striping completely, I get a photo that's way underexposed. Other apps that use zebra stripes produce better exposures in the same scene and conditions. Heading off to file a bug report...
 

terse

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I was happy to see the zebra striping (for over- and under-exposure) added to the app, but in use, I find them to be a bit over-enthusiastic. That is, if I adjust the exposure settings to eliminate the overexposure striping completely, I get a photo that's way underexposed. Other apps that use zebra stripes produce better exposures in the same scene and conditions. Heading off to file a bug report...
UPDATE: More tinkering showed that I was wrong. The striping in the Moment app is comparable to that in ProCam. I was shooting scenes with a particularly wide dynamic range, and I'd been sloppy about matching settings in different apps. In short, forget I spoke; it works as expected.
 

terse

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Am I the only person here who has no idea what these are?? :confused::feet::coffee:
Here's a screenshot from the Moment cam app. The red stripes indicate highlights that will be blown out -- solid white -- and the blue stripes indicate areas that will be solid black.

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So if you want to have some detail in the highlight areas, you need to adjust the exposure so that the red stripes go away.
 

RoseCat

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Here's a screenshot from the Moment cam app. The red stripes indicate highlights that will be blown out -- solid white -- and the blue stripes indicate areas that will be solid black.

View attachment 144956

So if you want to have some detail in the highlight areas, you need to adjust the exposure so that the red stripes go away.
:notworthy: Thank you Ted! And....hmmmmm.... I could see where this could be pretty handy.
 

ImageArt

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Here's a screenshot from the Moment cam app. The red stripes indicate highlights that will be blown out -- solid white -- and the blue stripes indicate areas that will be solid black.

View attachment 144956

So if you want to have some detail in the highlight areas, you need to adjust the exposure so that the red stripes go away.
There’s a couple of camera apps that do this. Can’t remember off the top of my head.
 

JillyG

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Here's a screenshot from the Moment cam app. The red stripes indicate highlights that will be blown out -- solid white -- and the blue stripes indicate areas that will be solid black.

View attachment 144956

So if you want to have some detail in the highlight areas, you need to adjust the exposure so that the red stripes go away.
I’m sorely tempted to get the app.:rolleyes: Agh!
 

terse

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There’s a couple of camera apps that do this. Can’t remember off the top of my head.
ProCam is one and Lightroom is another (in its Pro mode but not in HDR, I think), but I can't remember the others right now either.
 

terse

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ProCam is one and Lightroom is another (in its Pro mode but not in HDR, I think), but I can't remember the others right now either.
I checked through the numerous (!) camera apps I have and found that these all have zebra-like exposure warnings in one form or another: Moment, ProCam, Lightroom (in Pro mode, not HDR mode), Chromatica, Technical Camera, Camera-M, ACDSee Pro Camera, and Prime - RAW Manual Camera.
 
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