iPhone X or iPhone X Plus - 2018 - for MOVI

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  1. Frank Algermissen

    Frank Algermissen Active Member

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    Hi folks,

    we are close to new iPhones. Actually I own an iPhone X and am really happy with its size. Very handy and enough screen on the other side.

    Now there will be also an iPhone X Plus coming up. What do you think about it? Would it work good with the MOVI or do you better prefer the smaller iPhone X to get less trouble? Any iPhone 8 Plus size users here? How about your experiences on the MOVI? Too large or okay or fitting/working perfectly?
     
  2. Kevin P Riley

    Kevin P Riley Active Member

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    I’m happy with the size of the iPhone X, only reason I would change would be if they ditched their optical image stabilization.
     
  3. Stefan Timm

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    Same here, but I have little hope the OIS on the new 2018 iPhones can be switched off.

    Is anybody using magnets to block the iPhone X OIS? Does it work? Has anybody experienced any sort to damage?
     
  4. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    I would be concerned that using a magnet, while it "locks" the phone OIS also causes the OIS motors/actuators to work way harder to overpower the magnet.

    Check out this video:



    Be sure to read the full description on that YouTube link though. One commenter wrote: "I tried this with my iPhone 8 and a 8x2mm Neodym magnet. Got really hot around the camera and the focus was off. Had to send the Osmo Mobile back, its pretty useless with the OIS iPhones. Only acceptable footage while standing."

    As we used to say on the net, YMMV (your mileage may vary).
    Andy

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  5. Rorick Edge

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    Freefly discusses this in one of its recent Q&A videos. It does not recommend it.
     

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