The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Is a Great Tool, But a Mediocre Camera at Best

We recently finished putting the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max through its paces.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is a powerful tool for many reasons. One of the big reasons why our EIC uses it is AirDrop, but it’s also an incredible camera and communication device. Apple released ProRAW a while back. And we decided to use it with a few other cool gadgets. We discussed that in our recent episode of Pro Camera Reviews.

In This Episode:

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Long Term Review

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max Long Term Review: We’ve spent a lot of time with the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max. It’s a fantastic tool for a working professional that can justify the price. And if you’re a journalist or a photographer, it’s also a great addition to your kit. With three cameras on the back, a whole lot is possible. Plus, the addition of Apple ProRAW is a welcome feature. But how good is it? More importantly, is Apple really that good? Will it replace your dedicated camera? And is mobile photography really “there” yet? We’re going to talk about this and so much more in this Pro Camera Reviews segment.

On the Next Episode

Funleader 18mm f8 Lens Review: The cool thing about the current lens renaissance is that there’s a ton of variety. While some brands make a lot of clinical glass, some brands like Funleader go the opposite direction. The Funleader 18mm f8 is a pancake lens designed for street photography. It’s got a whole lot of character. While it’s not for everyone and every situation, it exhibits a lot of fun effects. The version we have is for Sony FE cameras. When you’re playing with a lens like this, you need to throw out all the seriousness of modern photography. Instead, just have fun. Think about shooting for the JPEG and not the raw. In this episode, we’re going to break down the cool things about this lens.

So How is the Leica 35mm f2 APO Summicron ASPH?: In our announcement post, we found the new Leica 35mm f2 APO Summicron ASPH to be pretty innovative. It’s only around an inch and a half long. Plus it has 11 aperture blades, and can focus under a foot away. That’s incredible for a rangefinder lens! Of course, all this comes with a high price tag. At a little over $8,000 we’re very curious to see if it’s really all it’s being hyped up to be. There are some very cool things going on here for sure. Gear Editor Brett Day is testing this out, and it’s his first Leica experience. Tune in to see what we think!

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.