Hi everyone, Sorry in advance for the long thread, but I have a few questions that would benefit from inputs from actual photographers and enthusiasts. Here’s what’s happening: my fiancée’s iPhone 6 is on it’s last legs and also suffering from only 16 GB of storage. She wants a new phone but doesn’t care at all about technology and is fine taking my iPhone 7 and letting me upgrade instead. We will be getting married and going on our honeymoon in 6 months and I would like to have the best possible cameras for the trip. I currently have a Nikon D5500 that I will be coming with us along with the 18-55 mm kit lens and a 35 mm f/1.8 fast prime. I’m also considering buying a 70-300 mm as well. So, I will definitely have a nice camera for the trip. However, I’m not sure I’ll want to carry it with me everywhere and I imagine there will be times I only have my iPhone with me. So, I’d like to have the best camera possible with me there as well. Last year, I downsized from the 6S plus to the regular sized 7. I had always found the plus sized phones awkward to hold and didn’t really feel the extra screen size added that much. The improved battery life of the 7 over the 6S and OIS in the camera also helped ease the transition. However, I have always been envious of the dual camera on the 7 plus (and now 8 plus and X). Though the small aperture on the zoom lens and the lack of OIS convinced me the zoom features would be next to useless in low light and I wasn’t actually missing out on much. Now that I’m going to upgrade, my question for those of you who have used the 7 plus is: how valuable is that second lens in real world use? I’m still not that excited about portrait mode. (I’ve played with it several times and have never been that impressed with the fake blur effect. It has a particularly hard time with edges of hair, making a lot of pictures look fake). But having a 2x optical zoom on my phone would be really nice. How does the telephoto lens perform in low light? Is the lack of OIS an issue? Basically, I see my upgrade options as the following: iPhone X - Obviously the best camera of the bunch. But I still don’t know how much value that second lens really adds. The rest of the phone’s design is also untested and it’s expensive ($1000 is a tough pill to swallow). The camera is really the only thing attracting me to the X over other options (the OLED screen is nice but not a must this year for me). If it’s really that much better, I’d pay for it. Assuming I can even get one before my honeymoon that is... iPhone 8 Plus - I don’t love the plus form factor, but have dealt with it before and could again. I played with this phone in the Apple store for a bit and the glass back definitely helps with grip. The extra battery life also would be nice for a trip. I would like the dual cameras, but am wondering how useful the second lens is without OIS. iPhone 8 - Compact, reliable, with a solid wide angle camera. Doesn’t add much over the 7 I’d be giving up but definitely does everything I need it to. I find the 4.7” form factor to be most comfortable. Also, the money I’d save here over the X would pretty much pay for that 70-300 mm lens for my Nikon. What do you guys think? Am I better off getting the best possible camera that would be everywhere with me on my trip? Or is the second lens not that big of a deal? Maybe I’m better off getting the extra lens for my Nikon and a very light case for bringing it and an extra lens on day trips from the hotel?