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Old 10-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #14
jswinden
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Originally Posted by haydnfan View Post
Mine looks like Jack's. I never turn mine beyond 11 (which I only use in a bright room) and usually use 3-4. At those settings the screen looks white and you can't see any uniformity issues. Since my iphone over-exposes everything I could never capture that in a photo.
These lighted screens are very difficult to photograph. Not as bad as an LCD monitor, but much more difficult than an unlit Kindle for sure. The only way I can get good photos is to use my semi-pro dSLR with full manual control. I do a lot of astrophotography and this is similar to photographing the Moon--doable but rather tedious. With most consumer point and shoot cameras and all phone cameras it would be nearly impossible to get good picks of this.

Here's one of my moon shots for comparison:

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