I bought myself a Nokia 701 (Dark Steel) the other day, for no other reason than, well I wanted to. People have been saying it’s EdoF (Fixed focus) lens is better than previous Nokia’s with the same lens, namely the C7, C6-01, X7, E7, E6. This of course could be down to the fact that the Nokia 701 is running the latest iteration of the Symbian OS, Belle. Of course it could be just an improved version, anyway I have been playing with the camera, not only using the in-built application but also using HDR Photo Camera. Unfortunately the Nokia Panorama application is not yet available for the Belle OS, hopefully that will be rectified soon.
Now I know people, in particular “Geeks” are still going to criticise the camera because it is EDoF, well that is your choice, but for me, I think Nokia’s EDoF lens are really quite special, yes I agree they cannot do close-ups in the true sense. But as you can see they can still do something that for most people, and when I say most, I mean 99% of the population that is pretty damn good. Now I have a lot of friends who have iphones, Android devices etc, and I see their pics on Facebook, quite frankly they should throw these devices in the bin and get a Nokia with an EDoF lens. Because guys, your pictures are blurry. So either learn how to use them or get a device that a 2 yr old could use to take a picture. Well I am probably going to get shot now, what the heck. I have said my piece and I stick by it. EDoF lens are great for most, actually, not great, they are fantastic for most people.
One thing I would say coming from a discussion on Twitter last night with a few guys, namely Stephen Quin, Diogo Neves and Nuno Pereira. Diogo made a really good point when he said that some Geeks do not necessarily need an Auto Focus camera but because it does not have one, they will complain. He hit the nail on the head I think.
Any I hope you enjoy the pictures, the set is here on my Flickr account