Casey Liss, rightfully, chimes in on my camera remarks too.
The reason that no one complained about â€œbadly exposed 35mm printsâ€ is because that was the best (or at the least, most approachable) option at the time, short of spending serious money on a camera body and lenses. Today, one can spend comparatively little money and get a camera setup that is, in my estimation, vastly superior to the iPhone camera.
As someone who just bought a semi-fancy camera for this very reason, I can tell you that I could not possibly be more happy that I did. While I absolutely can take acceptable shots using my iPhone, I much prefer the results from the Olympus. The shots are unequivocally better. I say that as someone who does not have a strong artistic eye.
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While $600 is pretty dear for a camera by my estimation, Iâ€™m not going to throw Casey under the bus for his reasoning. (And I only linked him about the ice because his piece on it is well written, not to attack. Heâ€™s too nice of a guy for that.)
My fault for not explaining that my problem with camera talk is talk about the camera rather than the photos you take with it. Itâ€™s a problem that isnâ€™t limited to cameras, but it was the jumping-off point my brain towards a larger issue, and Iâ€™m glad the responses have picked up on that.