With The Samsung GALAXY S22 ULTRA, The MILKY WAY photogenic. - Galaxy User Guide

This lens cap is not even to this camera. I don't know what's going on, what's up guys, welcome to Uh stupid o'clock episode first milky way episode of the year so uh. But it is three o'clock in the morning I went to bed at 10 last night and woke at 1:15 so I could be out here. We're like 8 000 feet on top of a mountain in the desert and it's amazing. We are doing Milky Way photos with the s22 ultra. Let me turn on my screen for record and get into it, because I have some things. I want to check all right, so we'll do a couple of different things here, I start in expert raw mode.

If you're not familiar, I will be doing a Pro mode video that's going to go over pro mode and expert raw and the differences, if any, but the main difference is you need to download it separately for expert raw mode. But the main difference is that most people are hungry. If you zoom in it is probably going to give me a little bit of a star trail but I don't think it'll be noticeable zoomed out. I'm actually going to do autofocus because I don't like this new manual focus business here and um. It seems to be having a really hard time finding focus in manual like it does not have the flower sign to the mountain sign anymore for the flower being macro and the mountain being Infinity and Samsung phones if you have ever used them for astro stuff like that.

So it's not like it's not like we're using higher quality lenses to film this video. So theoretically, you would think well, I would move it to the end, but it can't focus on the stars like it can't see the stars well enough to use the focus peaking. So you know what I'm just switching it to auto and 30 seconds and uh. I think iso 800, auto white balance. I like to keep a cool or white balance, light Britney all right. You can light me up britney, we go, so here's what we see on the raw file. The back screen is looking a bit strange. It looks weird, so we're gonna hope we can clear up this. The focus is definitely sharp in the foreground and now you can see that we have a little bit of what appears like possible motion blur from the stars.

If you zoom in, also notice that we have look in the upper right there, we have a lot of coma. Okay, although the white balance is good and, as I surprisingly said, that Autofocus is doing a better job than I did with the manual focus. The iso on the phones I really don't like uh. If I can avoid it the sensor is so tiny and it is just not great for noise and stuff like that. So let's go out here and then we go to the regular camera, app we will go to pro mode. Now we'll go to are 800 mins at iso time, auto focus white balance, 3900 kelvins as we were previously. A camera will do. Lady dim the lights. Ok, here is the jpeg and here is the raw for the regular camera app.

I do not want to have a look at these two, compare them both the raws and then edit them both and see which cleans them up nicer. So that's what we are gonna find out and we're gonna see how much better it is if it is incremental, if it is even worthless it does not matter, I don't know because this is the only second time that I've done it. I took this one shot with the phone a couple of weeks ago but that was just the orion and that one all I did was edit it in lightroom mobile, real quick on the phone out in the field. I'm gonna increase the iso to 3200. Now I'm going to drop my shutter speed to 15 seconds, so unfortunately we can't really dial in increments we get.

Now if you look we see a huge difference because there's a lot more noise, so you're seeing these areas where the blacks are. These areas are purple and super noisy and reds, and all of the banding and the yuckies. That's what I'm talking about when I say, like just because the phone can do something doesn't mean that you should so we need. This is one of the things that I'm like, showing you guys my trial and error here, because you have to really use the astro, especially with the phones. We really have to find that balance of dialing it in, you know about the compromises between is the iso too high. You know we, those are things that you really have to play with to really get the proper exposure that you're looking for.

Now you can see that the milky way is actually rotating, so I need to move my I'm gonna put that tree branch that little dead tree right there. I'm gonna put it on the third, the lower third vertical thingy there and that's gonna help just sort of a rule of thirds things that are not necessary but it's nice, so we're going to take a shot, I'm going to back it to 15 seconds. This is three in the morning with zero, composition, scouting in mind, this isn't going to win any photography awards. So, I can't do OK so I have to do interesting 30 seconds, iso 800, I'm going to drop it down to 640 and light okay light all right.

You know that we're just camera lady has a little loom, cube that she's holding the light out of and this helps with some sort of background interest rather than a complete silhouette. So let's try that a little more and just give it the smallest flash yep, okay, because I think we got a little bit from the beginning. On this ground we also don't have much detail, like mid. Look a little weird, so we have like the foreground lit up and then this big black strip, but that's just how it is for this all right. So real quick I think that we are going to wrap it up here for the outside stuff.

Also for astro and long exposures in general, a couple of key things is make sure you have a good sturdy tripod and uh with the phones, because we have an extra attachy bit, make sure you have a really good clamping system. So I'll show you mine real quick, but this guy is the peak design and I used it so they have their peak design mobile case.

I have the case and then I have all these accessories that go with it, and this isn't sponsored because they are just what I use and I think that this is the best system for holding phones, but this is their little arca swiss plate and I love that because all my tripods are arca swiss so it mounts and it's magnetic and it clips there and in the case of this there is an actual it's magnetic but there's also a physical strap that you But it's super fast, and I mean this comes off not like some of the other magsafe things that I have used in the past uh. This is not coming off so anyways, just a quick shout out to peak design for the best mobile system I've seen so far with the mag safe, and they have a lot of other stuff too, like they have the car charger and the oh.

I know we are like in the dark and it is a weird time to plug that, but you know . I have this tiny little tripod that I can set down on and that's really cool and then it's really flush and you could keep it there if you need to. That is obviously more a tabletop kind of thing like it would be a little bit easier out here, but that's why you know I have this guy. This is their mobile creator and it can go this way, if you uh there. Yeah, I'm going to take a couple more shots potentially and then we will jump back into the computer after I go nine nights because I'm very tired, Camera Lady is also very tired, so we're gonna stop that. I'm gonna take some extra shots. I'm gonna drive an hour home.

I'm going to go back to sleep, I'm going to wake and have lots of tea and I will see you after that: [Music] Okay, back in the studio at nap time breakfast time, multiple tea time sessions have all been successful so we're ready to roll. So this is the first one I want to look at -- and this is one of the that is from the two things we are going to do. So I'm going to open this up and then I'll compare it to the same that we took in the Expert Raw, and you'll notice here that the bit depth says 12. So the same settings is 1.8 30 seconds, iso, 800 now, you notice the bit depth here is 16. That’s the biggest difference between using those apps is that this gives me full bit depth.

Okay, so actually we see a bit of difference in some noise levels and some processing even though they are both raw images. I really have to wonder how they are read and if they are read equally or the same. And I tend to think not because they're using different cameras, apps and because they have different bit depths. So this one here is the 16 bit and you can see there seems to be less noise, but there is a lot of blotchiness in the shadows here and you can see that in this one. This is just the initial process in the camera raw and that's why I just leave it there to see what you guys think. It's already pretty hard and just to note here, you know that we are seeing details a little bit in the milky way. ..

We see a little bit of dark horse not like there is no pipe nebula. So there's just not a lot of detail, and that comes down to the sensor. Basically, you know mainly about a single image and not stacking, and with the focal length we're all those things just a little bit missing in detail about the phone, but we can see that there's a milky way there. All of this stuff is really good in the fact that this gives access to so many people, to the Milky Way or to the night sky that maybe never would have had that chance before that's what I enjoy most about this all right. I might edit one or two more images and put them up for you guys.

The question is, you know what? Does it matter to you and to me? I'm just not sure if the jury is still out on that : I'm going to keep using it with both and and seeing that I mean. Clearly, scientifically 16 bits is better than 12 bits; that's a significant amount of data and and color space and all the stuff to work with. So it's just going to come down to whether you absolutely need that in most situations, when you're not even going to push the image that hard and especially if there's decent lighting and all that stuff in most situations, it is not going to matter. You know, if that's the case, then I really doubt that that's going to narrow the margin of needing the 16 bit - chip, you know compared to the regular camera app at least in terms of image quality.

There may be other benefits to using the expert raw app. It has slightly different controls and does give you telephoto and all of that natively so that's nice, though I feel like you can do a lot with this phone and the phones get better and better every year and I know that particularly when I go backpacking and don't want to take a lot of gear or whatever, but I still know that I'm going to have some milky way opportunities or some star trail opportunities or some long exposure opportunities. I know I'll be okay with my phone, like I gonna sell those pictures professionally for thousands of dollars, like I do my photos with my big cameras- probably not, but that's not why I do photography.

I don't just do it to make money, I do it for the enjoyment of it and for the creativity and the fact that this has given me this option for creating in ways that we couldn't do. So if you guys have any questions regarding anything I did with the s22 ultra uh, anything that I forgot or whatever- leave those in the comments below- and you know I will surely answer them If you have any questions or interest in that - leave them in the comments below - and I will surely answer them if you are still here, I really appreciate it uh. It means everything to me that you stayed all my talking and uh..

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