Tel Aviv’s Love of Selfies
Selfies on the Run
Keeping in that Tel Aviv tradition, Maccabi Tel Aviv player Eran Zahavi surprised fans when he was so excited during a game on March 17 against Hapoel Tel Aviv that he snapped a series of selfies while running the length of the pitch. No, he didn’t have a camera on him at that moment, but he grabbed one from a nearby photographer.
Mobile Phones with Double Lenses
Israeli startup Corephotonics is working hard to close the gap in quality between shots taken with a mobile phone and those of a standard camera. According to Gal Shabtay, who cofounded the company and is its director of development, the zoom function on mobile phones is the biggest drawback that results in fuzzy selfies. A good zoom requires a thick lens, which mobile phone manufacturers are reluctant to install. Corephotonics is working on a patented technology that will consist of a mobile phone camera with two lenses. One will have a distant and narrow field of vision while the other will be broad and close up. Taking information from both lenses to create one photo should provide real zoom functionality in a cellular camera.