Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

DPReview Administrator
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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On Moment announces 10x macro lens for iPhone post (18 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Yawn... How about a pocketable travelzoom camera that goes from 24-7xxmm and can focus at 1cm or less or telemacro so you won't scare the subject? And oh it takes far better pictures than any iPhone.

we are not talking about image quality or uploading ability here but minimal focusing distance and maximum magnification which is what macro photography is all about. It doesn't matter how much zoom a compact has, the maximum magnification is almost always reached at wide angle which means you are extremely close to your subject and sometimes even touching it with the front element, pretty much the same as will be the case with the lens that is the subject of this article. At longer focal lengths the magnification is much lower which makes these cameras less than ideal for macro photography and not any better than an iPhone with macro lens (for macro photography).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 21:27 UTC
On Moment announces 10x macro lens for iPhone post (18 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Yawn... How about a pocketable travelzoom camera that goes from 24-7xxmm and can focus at 1cm or less or telemacro so you won't scare the subject? And oh it takes far better pictures than any iPhone.

well, you clearly have different compact cams to the ones I have used during my time at DPR :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 14:59 UTC
On Moment announces 10x macro lens for iPhone post (18 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: Yawn... How about a pocketable travelzoom camera that goes from 24-7xxmm and can focus at 1cm or less or telemacro so you won't scare the subject? And oh it takes far better pictures than any iPhone.

all compact cameras that I am aware off can only really focus very closely at wide-angle setting. As you zoom in magnification decreases significantly. So there's really not much advantage in using a compact over this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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Ricoh Nut: No mention of the Blackberry Passport which has a 13 megapixel auto-focus camera, Optical image stabilization (OIS), 5-element f2.0 lens.

I haven't used one yet but those specs really aren't anything out of the ordinary these days...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 11:48 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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bigley Ling: good to see DPR still acknowledges the 808's DPR score to be the highest. Shows DPR knows it phone cameras ;)

yes, but please view that in a timeline context, the 808 is a few years old :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 11:47 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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shelflife: The LG G3 has been out since last fall. Any comment or rating of camera etc.?

no, we never got hold of one for testing, but working on the LG G4 review right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 11:46 UTC
On DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3+ post (4 comments in total)
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ecologer: I hope LG G4 review is on its way. Eager to see how good it really is - seems to have lots of potential.

Yes, I have the device and shot lots of samples already, working on the review right now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera review post (91 comments in total)
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Market XP: At this price point , Can they Be a good Alternative for DSLR camera ?

Smartphones are not meant to be alternatives to DSLRs. Yet, a good smartphone camera can be a useful additional tool in any photographer's pocket.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 14:26 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera review post (91 comments in total)
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turvyT: Very good gallery again, Lars. Better than dpr cameras' reviewers'. Thanks and keep up the work. And very nice and usefull scenarios too.

hey, thanks, wouldn't say they're better than other DPR galleries but it definitely helps to be in a place where the sun's shining most of the time :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 07:46 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera review post (91 comments in total)
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LegacyGT: I think there is a typo on page 4. Both photos at the bottom as listed as "ISO 200, HDR off." I believe the one on the right is actually "ISO 200, HDR on."

thanks, I have corrected that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera review post (91 comments in total)
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appleRX100: No use of the word "apple" in the entire review. Well, that's a big mistake IMO. There's no way to have a meaningful review of a smartphone without a tip of the hat to the very best, the iPhone 6.

sorry, can't use the word Apple, otherwise I am being accused of Apple bias ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 14:00 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge camera review post (91 comments in total)
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Photato: I find interesting that Samsung is using a 16:9 Aspect Ratio sensor to better match today's Smartphone, Computer and TV screens. The images at full display actually show Full Screen, no pillar bars or crops and is great for multiple person wide angle shots as well.
I hope Apple abandon for good that pesky 4:3 sensor AR of the 90's Webcams and finally put a 3:2 Sensor which in my opinion is a better compromise for the 21st century screens.

Wait, why compromise? give us Multi Aspect Ratio sensors already for heavens sake.

16:9 is great for landscapes but terrible for shooting in portrait orientation...3:2 would actually be nice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 13:57 UTC
On Tric is a wireless flash trigger for the iPhone post (23 comments in total)
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BigShooter: No Android version? They do have 80% market share worldwide...

Either way, it's kind of silly, I mean really; a wireless trigger for a smartphone?

no, apparently no Android version planned for now.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 19:30 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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Papi61: Hmm, no mention of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Is it because it wipes the floor with the iPhone?

DxO is a French company that does in-depth lab-based tests of cameras and smartphone camera. We use their data, crunch it and use it for our reports that we later incorporate in our real-file fully comprehensive reviews. Hope this explains it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 15:17 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: What the heck connect? CM1 trumps every phone out there and still iPhone is the best all rounder? You are not turning into a joke site right?

Given that virtually all of the smartphone reviews on here including this article have been written by me I do think you are calling me Apple-biased, even if indirectly. Also, I have no doubt that Apple could destroy me, this site or the world whenever they fancy but at this point they seem to be happy enough to just ignore me. Works for me. Abd yes, Mr. Roboto, when I spend several weeks with one of these phones to write a review I get a pretty good idea of their performance, camera and otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 15:10 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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srados: Again Apple bias.First comes Iphone 6 in the article than Note 4 as recomended phone.I took pictures with both phones, Apple image quality is left in the dust by Samsung's Note 4...and we are talking some serious dust.

I would not say it leaves it in the dust but the Note 4 is a touch better and we say exactly that in the article...you might want to read it...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 07:45 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: What the heck connect? CM1 trumps every phone out there and still iPhone is the best all rounder? You are not turning into a joke site right?

it's not the specs that count but the performance and believe it or not, Apple's performance is way better than the specs would suggest...talk about efficiency.

However, nowhere in the article does it say the iPhone is better than the Note 4, in fact we clearly say the Note 4 has the best IQ. That doesn't mean though the iPhone cannot be a great allround device, does it?

And just to be clear: Of the about 20 smartphones I have owned since 2007 one was a HTC Windows Mobile device, One a Nokia with Symbian, one is an iPhone 6 Plus and the rest are Android devices. I don't actually use the iPhone as my daily phone, I had to buy it because I don't get any test devices from Apple and I need something to test iOS apps on and for comparison. You can call me many things but you cannot call me Apple-biased.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 07:33 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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Papi61: Hmm, no mention of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Is it because it wipes the floor with the iPhone?

The S6 is mentioned under "also consider" below the Note 4. We have not done our own review of it yet, only published a DxO report. I am currently working on our review and we will update this article when it's done. As you might understand, I want to base my recommendations on my own tests.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 07:26 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: What the heck connect? CM1 trumps every phone out there and still iPhone is the best all rounder? You are not turning into a joke site right?

the CM1 is the "King of the camera phones" what else do you want?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 19:48 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (355 comments in total)
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Lee Jay: Frankly, they're all essentially useless because they all have fixed focal length fixed lenses. Without a range of focal lengths available in a cell phone camera, I'll be carrying a real camera anyway, and so I'll use that instead, in all cases.

I could maybe live with two built-in primes and cropping (say, 24mm equivalent croppable to 60 and 80mm croppable to 200), but not one. I have to have some telephoto capabilities in my pocket camera. I often crop my current pocket camera (24-105) all the way in to around 300mm equivalent or so.

let's face it if you shoot flying aero planes the smartphone might not be the best tool in the box, I give you that.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 19:47 UTC
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