For years, people have said that phone cameras will eventually make professional cameras unrelated. As a professional cinematographer, this scares me (and offends) me quite a lot. I make a living by knowing my way around camera settings, so many people find it confusing. So when the new iPhones came out with the name "Pro" placed at the end, it felt like a challenge.
Luckily for me, instead of making immediate irrelevance, my bosses asked me to come out with iPhone 11 Pro Max and combine my two biggest passions: video making and skateboarding. And although I often prefer an expensive, healthy camera rig, I always welcome the iPhone's portability and quality "good enough for Instagram" to skate with friends.
I was excited to go down the road. Specifically, I want to see if the new 13mm Ultra-Wide lens can replace my additional iPhone lens bag. I hope the stability will be good enough for me to throw away my plastic bracket. Finally, I'm curious as to whether this "Pro" phone will really go anywhere close to the capabilities of a professional device.
I skated in nearly 7 miles with, bouncing between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Result?
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