|Photo by Landon Nordeman for ESPN|
Last week Apple announced its new iPhone 7 models, including the dual-cam equipped iPhone 7 Plus that combines a 28mm wide angle lens with a 56mm ‘tele’ variant. In the camera app this setup allows you to zoom optically and create a simulated shallow depth-of-field.
At the launch event Apple showed off some sample images but now it has, as it usually does, given the device to a couple of sports photographers to demonstrate what the camera can do in the capable hands of professionals. ESPN photographer Landon Nordeman used the iPhone 7 Plus to shoot at the US Open in New York City.
As you can see below, some of the samples look pretty impressive, although none of them appear to make specific use of the shallow depth-of-field simulation feature. More samples from the Open are available on ESPN.com, and you can see more from Sports Illustrated photographer David E. Klutho’s coverage of an NFL game.