Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

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Has a website at http://www.larsrehm.com
Joined on Nov 7, 2007
About me:

I am a former member of Dpreview's Seattle team and now a freelance technology journalist and industry consultant based in Europe. I write most oft the smartphone and mobile imaging content on the site and if you come through Berlin or Madrid there's a chance you'll see out me shooting with one of the latest smartphones. You can follow me on Twitter @larsrehm or have a look at my personal website for more info.

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On article Fotopro FS-X1 is a Xenon flash for the iPhone (19 comments in total)
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naturetech: Perfect flash for my DxO ONE!

yes, I guess the app is necessary for syncing

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:28 UTC
On article Fotopro FS-X1 is a Xenon flash for the iPhone (19 comments in total)
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txsizzler: So this can be rotated to act as an bounce flash?

absolutely true, as long as you hold it in your hand or support it in some other way

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 07:27 UTC
On article Fotopro FS-X1 is a Xenon flash for the iPhone (19 comments in total)
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txsizzler: So this can be rotated to act as an bounce flash?

no rotating I am afraid

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: Now that we know more about this device, I'm a bit less interested/curious than I was. If the module can't produce better images than I would get without it, why would I want it? And WHY would Lenovo go to the expense of Licensing the Hasselblad name for something like this?

I understand that it adds Point & Shoot features that would otherwise be lacking, but if I have to carry something extra with me anyway, why not just carry my E-M10?

Don't get me wrong, I'm still excited by the design concept behind this product, and I applaud Lenovo for coming up with a design I think we need; but I am just not excited by this particular implementation.

the image quality isn't any better than a normal smartphone if you shoot at wide-angle, but it is much better when you start zooming in or using a flash...if you never zoom or use flash, then there's definitely no point in using this.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
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Dheorl: I wish they'd do a 1" fixed focal length version. I don't need much of a zoom for my smartphone but I would love better low light performance.

that's exactly what I said in the closing paragraph...I'd put my pre-order in right now :)

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
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Dazzer8888: Surely it'd make more sense to just buy a $299/€299 compact camera and take that with you?!

no, because that won't be a connected camera, which is the whole point of a device like the True Zoom.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 16:55 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: yawnnnnnn.. this is no news or any kind of innovation. 3 years ago I had a Samsung Galaxy K Zoom w/ a 24-240mm equivalent lens and a 20MP sensor. I owned it for a year & under good lighting conditions the camera was simply sensational. Amazing cameraphone & SUPER compact! I mean, this huge lens when extended totally disappeared inside the case when retracted.. killer design. Unfortunately my unit started developing the strangest oil leaks/ fungus inside at a ramping speed till everything was so foggy it was unusable. Even under 1 year warranty, Samsung refused to repair/replace the lens assembly because "I had rooted the phone"! What a joke.. as if rooting should void the warranty of faulty hardware. Anyway, I threw the phone away eventually & will never buy a Samsung product again. Maybe I was just unlucky & got a bad sample. But to say, while it worked & as a proof of concept, the K Zoom was great. This "thing" from Hasselblad, "now", is positively ZERO news or innovation.. sorry:)

well, the big difference to the K-Zoom is that you can actually take the camera module off and are left with a super-slim smartphone.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 08:19 UTC
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Cameracist: "5-axis electronic video stabilisation"
...how is that even possible? O.O

yaw, pitch, x+y, roll

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
On article PRVKE 21 is a rugged and versatile camera backpack (35 comments in total)
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Stanchung: A video would be more helpful.

How is it different from other bags?
Why is it better?

there is a video on the linked Kickstarter page

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 07:59 UTC
On article PRVKE 21 is a rugged and versatile camera backpack (35 comments in total)
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antares103: Does every new camera bag need to roll down from the top? I get different styles for different people, but it seems like we are designing bags like we did when they were made from leftover buffalo hides.

I own one roll-top bag and think it's a great concept in many ways, you should try one :)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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Andrew ATM216: It has the same specs of the S7, just a bit larger screen and they've added the iris protection, which i dont really care for. But to have the internal memory for the note 7 only 64GB -when apple had their phone with 128 GB for a while-that is just ridiculous!!!! And im not an apple fan...have had the note 3 for the last three yrs, so i was looking forward to upgrade....but the upgrades they've made (compared to the S7), are very small....so, i dont plan to get this note 7....i was hoping for better things....especially the battery....

There is not much innovation in this note 7....so i guess i will have to wait either for the s8, or will be looking at the next iphone when it will come out nxt month....

NOT impressed at all with the specs of the note 7....

Unlike the iPhone you can expand the memory.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 07:32 UTC
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DStudio: "Unfortunately, slightly slower than usual camera processing speeds and the high cost of the technology meant the devices never really caught on in the mass-market."

You've *got* to be kidding me! It was because they were running mobile Windows (and possibly distribution issues)!

we are not talking about the speed of the OS here but the speed of the camera. I've used them and they were clearly slower than the conventional cams at the time in terms of burst speed etc. Unfortunately the average consumer cares more about that than about pixel-level image quality. For a photo-enthusiast there would be no question what to choose of course.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
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DStudio: "Unfortunately, slightly slower than usual camera processing speeds and the high cost of the technology meant the devices never really caught on in the mass-market."

You've *got* to be kidding me! It was because they were running mobile Windows (and possibly distribution issues)!

those were the issues that Juha himself listed as issues when I talked to him at the Lumia 1520 launch. The 1520 and 930 had much more conventional cameras, still pretty good but not as good as the 1020. But crucially they were cheaper and much faster.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
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Tonkotsu Ramen: It's a bit disappointing to see them not push any real boundaries.

-Still using the low quality 5mp sensor for the front camera when they have 8 and 12mp sensors...
-forced curve screen with very few benefits
-battery smaller than the s7 edge? really

-64gb internal storage is a good move and long overdue
-usb-c... finally! but now they've made the micro usb accessories/cables for my s7 useless... why not make the jump earlier? man..

thanks for the article lars

you're welcome :)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 21:06 UTC
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Christian Unger: Any infos on display size? Thx

it's 5.7", sorry, just added it in the story

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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dccdp: Sure, just another device with a too-high resolution used with a too big dpi setting that makes the UI look like 1024x600. Useless.

well, I guess you have to find a compromise between usability and usage of space. When the control elements get too small that's a problem. But content in a browser for instance or when image viewing at pixel level will make use of the higher res....or doesn't it, need to check now ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:03 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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caerphoto: It'd be handy to specify the actual pixels. All these XGA, QuadHD, SuperVGA abbreviations get confusing after 20 years of it.

it's 2560 x 1440

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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chile7236: just picked up the Nexus 6P since my G5 GPS is atrocious. Very happy with it...I wonder if I'd like this phone more ;)

To be honest, I'd always go for the Nexus "pure" Android OS over any manufacturer's modified version. Motorola is pretty much untouched as well, so that's a good option too ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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dccdp: Sure, just another device with a too-high resolution used with a too big dpi setting that makes the UI look like 1024x600. Useless.

What makes you think that? I have not used the Honor Note 8 but I have to say I am quite pleased with the screens on some of the devices with Quad-HD resolution that I have actually used.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: So how much does Huawei pay u guys to run ads again?

I get it, you don't want to read about smartphones. But how difficult is it to just skip those articles and read what you are interested in? Plenty of people ARE interested in the mobile photography content and that's why we are publishing it.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 19:24 UTC
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