Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

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Lives in Spain Madrid, Spain
Works as a Technology Writer
Has a website at http://www.larsrehm.com
Joined on Nov 7, 2007
About me:

Lars is a freelance technology journalist, photographer and industry consultant. He reviews cameras and smartphones and writes about mobile photography and imaging technology for dpreview.com, connect.dpreview.com and a number of other English and German language publications.

As a former member of Dpreview’s testing team he has shot with and tested countless digital cameras of all shapes and sizes but nowadays is capturing many of his images with the camera in a smartphone. He is fascinated by the high rate of innovation in smartphone imaging and the endless creative possibilities offered by mobile editing, connectivity and the fact that your phone is always with you. You can follow him on Twitter @larsrehm.

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Impulses: What I'd really like to see: something like the CM1 prime lens on a little Sony QX module (as opposed to the bulky zooms they tried to push).

have you ever used one of those modules? I have used several and I think they are still very clunky to use, attachment is fiddly and WiFi-connection the phone tends to be laggy...if I have to carry an addititonal device to my phone I'd much rather carry a proper compact camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
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Impulses: What I'd really like to see: something like the CM1 prime lens on a little Sony QX module (as opposed to the bulky zooms they tried to push).

Don't you think having it built into the phone is a better solution?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 08:47 UTC
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viking79: Now that is a good looking phone! I will take the Edge please. :)

indeed, I understand why they don't want to implement it in the standard mode, but it does not make any sense to leave it out of pro mode. In any case it's good to know you get the functions via 3rd party apps.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 14:50 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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the Mtn Man: The example photos fail to demonstrate the superiority of the product. I also find the general premise behind this product hilarious, that "LED-flashes are still one of smartphone cameras' most glaring weaknesses". Frankly, I can think of a number of other glaring weaknesses of smartphone cameras.

"one of the..." is the key element in this sentence...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 08:45 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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StevenE: Would be interesting if it was bluetooth

sorry, there is a physical connection, it connects via the headphone socket...but there is no Bluetooth or WiFi-connection to the phone for data exchange. It really isn't necessary as the camera's metering system works just in its normal way with a constant light.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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Stephen123: Short range selfies on an iPhone is not where you need an extra flash. The flash on the iPhone is actually quite good for short range.

Also, the photo on the left is a much better photo and could be brightened up in post if that’s what you want.

A selfie you would take with the front camera and unfortunately the iPhone and most other smartphones don't have a front flash, so this is actually a good example where a gadget like the Flasher can provide real benefit.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 19:17 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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SergioBR: My accessory broke at the base in 2 weeks, very fragile

but this product is not even available yet?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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StevenE: Would be interesting if it was bluetooth

as far as I am aware there is no connection to the phone.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 16:46 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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Oleg Gendelman: Hey guys, what about impulse flash integrated in the phone? I believe Sony done it in one of the older phone?

What do you mean by impulse flash? The Nokia 808 and Lumia 1020 both had a Xenon flash which is a "real" flash and not just a tiny LED lamp. Unfortunately it can't be used as a video light of course and also needs too much space for today's super-thin devices.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 09:45 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: so tired of non existent kickstarter ideas . . . show me the one you have wrapped and ready to go or get off my doorstep.

well, who say they have even tried a bank? Kickstarter is a great way of testing the waters that no bank can provide. If nobody is willing to pledge any money then your product probably won't be very successful in the marketplace, no matter if bank-financed or crowdfunded.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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fmian: Why not just use a handheld LED torchlight?
You can control direction that way, set it up on a table while you shoot from elsewhere. Or even use a second one for hairlight...

I guess you could always use the Flasher handheld if you want to vary the direction of lighting. The larger LED panel should also provide softer lighting than a torchlight would do.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 22:16 UTC
On Flasher smartphone flash launched on Kickstarter post (73 comments in total)
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MikeyLNG: The one with the Flasher looks pretty bad...

you could just flip it up if you wanted to bounce, although I doubt it is powerful enough for bouncing...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 20:12 UTC
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viking79: Now that is a good looking phone! I will take the Edge please. :)

Ok, I was just told by someone that they've been able to install Manual Camera on the S6 and manual shutter speed and Raw mode worked. So assuming it's true that's good news. We'll definitely check it out once we get a review unit.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:51 UTC
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viking79: Now that is a good looking phone! I will take the Edge please. :)

No idea to be honest...but worth a try :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
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viking79: Now that is a good looking phone! I will take the Edge please. :)

no, you could not install any apps on the S6 models on show at MWC. But RAW will almost certainly will not work on the S6 as the phone does not fully support Google's camera API. Even with Camera FV-5 the function currently only works on Nexus 6 and Nexus 5 as far as I am aware, not on all phones that run Lollipop.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:00 UTC
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viking79: Now that is a good looking phone! I will take the Edge please. :)

right, this confirms it again, no shutter speed adjustment, only exposure compensation and ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 16:25 UTC

Well, I have no insight into Triggertrap's way of doing business but I have used their original device which works very nicely, so they certainly know their way around soldering irons and computer code. In any case their project and financial management is only one part of the problem here. From some of the comments under this article it is clear that many people still don't understand what Kickstarter is. It is not a pre-order shop, it is a financial backing platform and if you back a project you should be fully aware that there is a risk of it not delivering and decide for yourself if you are happy to take that risk. If you are not you can always wait for the product to hit the shops and buy and normal retail rate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:53 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On HTC One M9 comes with 20MP sensor and 4K video post (9 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: No OIS? That's bad...

fully agree, there is no engineering reason not to have OIS in this device

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 10:05 UTC
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viking79: Now that is a good looking phone! I will take the Edge please. :)

no, Samsung confirmed to me today that it doesn't do Raw, no specific reason was given...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
On HTC One M9 comes with 20MP sensor and 4K video post (9 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: No OIS? That's bad...

yeah, surprised me too, they could not have it on the M8 because of the Duo Cam but I thought on the M9 they'd go back to OIS.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2015 at 10:13 UTC
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