Continuing the discussion from "Sync obs. w/ photo metadata" not working on old uploader:
@sanguinaria33 mentioned he uses the old/deprecated uploader rather than the newer one mostly because of the superior way it handles the zoom level on the map:
Place and map zoom when uploading an observation in the newer uploader:
But then it looks like this when you save the observation:
If you are zoomed in on the map when you create an observation in the old uploader, the observation retains the close zoom:
This feature request is related, but appears to be requesting an account-wide setting rather than by observation.