Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Sony a7III
Macro photography is capturing larger than life images to show detail on smaller objects that you normally don’t get to appreciate with the naked eye.
Apple’s most recent flagship phones, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, have a new macro capability that allows the ultra wide lens to focus on objects that are as close as two centimeters. Macro photography is always fun to do especially with insects, flowers, and everyday objects. Never has it been so accessible to a consumer with the object they carry around in their pockets.
I’ve decided to see how well the iPhone 13 Pro Max does against a “big” camera with a cheap macro lens.
I found a decorative wool pumpkin decorating our house for fall and through the woven nature would be a great test
Both images were artificially lit with an external LED light source to maximize detail.
You can see how much more detail and clarity comes out of the iPhone lens.
Here’s another comparison of a closer shot.
The iPhone 13 Pro Max macro capability is fantastic. Granted, I could probably match quality with an expensive macro lens on my Sony Mirrorless camera, but now I see no need with the iPhone camera.
Lastly, here’s a small collection of great macro images I captured on the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
In the two weeks since the iPhone 13 Pro was released I’ve been taking macro shots of everything I can find and like most new iPhone features I think this will stick around. We’ll see in a year how many macro shots from the iPhone I’ve accumulated.