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p.1 #1 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


G'day all,

I'm looking for some software for the phone that will help with sunrises/sunsets/moon, etc in remote locations, and in the future, so I can plan shoots.

The two I'm looking at are:

The Photographer's Ephemeris

and

Sun Surveyor (Sun & Moon)

(They're links to the android store, but they're available on both platforms, I believe.)

They're both cheap, so that's not an issue. Has anyone used both, and has a recommendation and/or comments? (Or recommendations for any others?)

(Yes, I searched but didn't find much n the way of head-to-head comparisons. Happy to have links if anyone's got them, though.)

Thanks.



Dec 28, 2012 at 06:05 AM
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p.1 #2 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


I use Sunphos on my Android phone, fantastic app.

On my computers, I use Suncalc (google it), free and awesome.



Dec 28, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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p.1 #3 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


I have used TPE on my PC and I really like it. It is (was?) free for the PC version so you could try it out. Never heard of the other... But that doesn't mean good or bad...

Paul



Dec 28, 2012 at 02:30 PM
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p.1 #4 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


Thanks guys.

Looking at Sunphos now.

Yeah, I've got TPE on the PC as well, and it's good.

I'm really surprised at how little information there is around on something like this.



Dec 28, 2012 at 06:26 PM
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p.1 #5 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


On the Iphone I use and like the Sunseeker app.

Don't know if there is an Andriod version.



Dec 29, 2012 at 08:03 PM
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p.1 #6 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


I have both TPE and Sun Surveyor (had sun surveyor on my droid) I find Sun Surveyor to be the better app... I watched patiently when I switched from a Droid to an iPhone for the Sun Surveyor app and jumped on it as soon as it came out...


Dec 30, 2012 at 03:36 AM
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p.1 #7 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


ACNYPhoto wrote:
I have both TPE and Sun Surveyor (had sun surveyor on my droid) I find Sun Surveyor to be the better app... I watched patiently when I switched from a Droid to an iPhone for the Sun Surveyor app and jumped on it as soon as it came out...


Great, thanks for that.



Dec 30, 2012 at 03:58 AM
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p.1 #8 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


For Android, I use Photo Tools. It`s free, and very comprehensive.


Dec 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM
 

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BigTam wrote:
For Android, I use Photo Tools. It`s free, and very comprehensive.


I think thats only free for thirty days.



Dec 31, 2012 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #10 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


Well, I've had it for over 2 years


Jan 01, 2013 at 08:43 AM
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p.1 #11 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


BigTam wrote:
Well, I've had it for over 2 years


You are right, I was thinking about another app. with a similar name.

Just checked out 'Photo Tools', looks great and the ad-removed "Pro" version is only $2.50...thanks for sharing.



Jan 01, 2013 at 08:46 AM
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p.1 #12 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


Sun Surveyor looks pretty cool!

I've been using Elecont's app for the basic information. Video Intro



Jan 01, 2013 at 03:02 PM
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p.1 #13 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


I have been using TPE for some time now and consider it essential in planning landscape shoots. I have use it to time and accurately (within 100 ft placement and within the minute) predict the alignment of shots such as this lunar eclipse.






However there is one major limitation to this app: you need a phone signal to download google maps. In the outback, many locations are quite remote, without a cell phone tower within several mountain ranges. This encourages careful planning locations and timings before setting out. I wish TPE could be updated with tide tables and weather links!
Mike K



Jan 01, 2013 at 08:43 PM
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p.1 #14 · Photographer's tool for the mobile phone


I use 1weather as my general weather app and it shows sunrise and sunset on the last page.


Jan 05, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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Red Rover wrote:
I use 1weather as my general weather app and it shows sunrise and sunset on the last page.


Nice, I am a sucker for weather apps and now I have another...



Jan 06, 2013 at 12:03 AM





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