Lars Rehm

Lars Rehm

DPReview Administrator
Works as a Technology Writer
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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onlyfreeman: What is real time HDR?

the HDR effect is visible in the preview, not just in the final image.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 15:38 UTC
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RedFox88: Why?

If you have to ask this question it's probably not for you :)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 17:41 UTC
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fototakerSF: Love the balconies! Looks like something of norte de España!!

This is Chinchón, about 40km to the Southeast of Madrid

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 21:29 UTC
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fototakerSF: Hotel? which and where?

This was at the Centre Pompidou in Malaga

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 21:29 UTC
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fototakerSF: Did you see the RENFE trains speed by? I saw the trenes go by twice!!

I think the train line was closed due to landslides, also the road back to Ardales. We walked it back which was possible but the buses had to take a massive detour.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 21:28 UTC
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Kjeld Olesen: Uhh - I traversed the old Camino del Rey. The new one doesn't look nearly as exiting :-)

you did the old one? Wow, be assured of my respect :)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 21:26 UTC
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fototakerSF: I did this caminito del Rey in full summer with my Sony A6000 with fish-eye lens and a monster 150-600 on my 70D! Thanks for the memories!!! I see you got some great views/shots too!! Did you see the mountain goats?

I did see mountain goats at a spot nearby...but took th epicture with another camera, so could not include it in this gallery :)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 21:26 UTC
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fototakerSF: Is this snapped near Antequera? Saludos

this spot is called MIrador de las Buitreras, it's close to El Chorro

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 21:23 UTC
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fototakerSF: aaaaah, beautYful Ronda. Did you go into the gorge to see the whole bridge?

yes, I did :) Did a nice hike around the city, even had to walk through the river because the bridge had been washed away by torrential rain a few weeks earlier ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 21:21 UTC
On article Three is the magic number: LG V40 ThinQ sample gallery (272 comments in total)
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P10004K: No removable battery like my LG V20, no sale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7q4lqhvlVQ

you'll be in trouble if you ever want to replace that V20 ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 21:32 UTC
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jonby: Dynamic range and colours overall are good (I presume it's doing multiple shots here), but absolutely hideous noise reduction and sharpening. Some really nice compositions and subject matter, but totally let down by the image quality if you were ever to print them. The only image you could do anything with here is #11. I can only assume that this is some kind of panoramic multi-shot processed from raw because it's the only one that retains any natural detail. But there are no notes to say this. Did I miss the description of whether/how this phone shoots in raw?

The idea of three primes in your pocket is great, but in this case the image quality really lets it down.

number 11 was taken with panorama mode. All images are out-of-camera JPGs but the camera can shoot Raw...problem is that you don't get any multi-frame stacking or other wizardry with Raw

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 21:31 UTC
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BobT3218: It's like everything old is new again. It was all small sensors are dead, go big. go big. Now itty bitty little sensors are saying hang on a minute, we can do this.

sensor technology is advancing very fast...much more so in the mobile sector than in the "traditional" camera world.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 07:51 UTC
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Bobthearch: I wonder how they arrived at the decision of providing those three particular focal lengths? Normal, wide, ultra-wide.

If I were to settle for three isolated focal lengths instead of a zoom, I'd want something like 28, 105, 400.

They stick to their limitations...105 or 400mm equivalent lenses would with current technologies not fit into any smartphone body.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2018 at 07:50 UTC
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Imager of: Who gets sucked into these silly toy gimmicks. 🤨

I assume you haven't tried one yet? You might be surprised :)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2018 at 18:01 UTC
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Mark Banas: Great review, Lars. Looks like a stellar piece of kit, and it overcomes many of the typical limits of 360 cameras (seams, flare, huge dynamic range, shaky video, only 360 output).

Makes me wonder... "oh Ricoh, where are you now?"

Thanks, Mark :) Yeah, it is a great piece of it. I hope to do some further testing over the next few weeks.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2018 at 16:18 UTC
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TWoodPhoto: Flickr is simply the best photo sharing site out there. There are an endless amount of great photographers of all types, groups for the most common and unusual kinds of photography, multiple ways to see and be seen. The organization and sharing possibilities is the best thought out of any of the photo sharing sites I know of. It's unreasonable to expect everything to be free forever. Hope they can thrive and survive.

they won't survive because many users (including myself) don't want to give money to companies who are blackmailing them. It would be ok to limit uploads or features for free users but you cannot delete existing images, that is totally out of line.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2018 at 12:09 UTC
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raphaelmatto: I'm very angry about their policy re deleting existing images. I've been a member since... forever, & tens of thousands of my images will be deleted, along with comments from the community, album assignments, tags that I've added to organize stuff by lens, film type, etc. I feel taken advantage of b/c 1) a few years ago they promised free [basically] unlimited storage, and 2) it was impossible to download large numbers of images until recently (batch d/l would fail & was limited to 500, it really was impossible)—so I feel like I had no way to backup or leave the platform. Now I'm responsible for d/l my images, which are dumped into folders with no organizational structure / no metadata containing associated comments/tags/ect, and somehow try to preserve the comments/etc?? Awful, awful way to treat long time users. The ethical thing to do: leave existing images, but restrict further uploads for free accounts.

... tho this is always a risk w/"free" services, so of course it's on me.

Fully agree with everything said in this thread.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2018 at 12:07 UTC
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brightncheerful: The cost to a business of providing free accounts is met by a combination of paid-for accounts. data value and advertising. It is a risky way of doing businss because there is no telling whether free would catch on or with rising costs how much profit is left over.

Personally, I dislike the thought of something I am paying for being used to subsidise ‘free’. Were it not for the ‘free’ the business could lower the price for paid-for. Or at least generate enough profit to sustain the business model.

Just imagine if Facebook were to ditch ‘free’. That would cause an outcry amongst millions of powerless users.

It's totally ok to not offer a free version or limit it, not allow new uploads for accounts with more than certain number of images etc.... What you can't do is DELETE images that already have been uploaded. You are basically blackmailing those users into paying.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2018 at 11:52 UTC
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Weissbier: Sure, deleting people's content is a serious step to take and valuable images may be lost in the proces. On the other hand, we may also 'lose' about ten million phone snaps of kids, cats, and canoli. I went Pro a year ago and I'm willing to take my chances.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bokehmaster72/

The problem is that until now you virtually had no image number limit with a free account. To suddenly force people to pay or get images deleted that have been on flickr for a long time (13 years in my case) comes dangerously close to blackmail.

I have been a Pro user for many years btw...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2018 at 11:50 UTC
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Prognathous: Nightscape? Does this phone come with a tripod thread?

it works handheld...which is the beauty of these new smartphone night-modes. The one on the Huawei P20 Pro is pretty amazing.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2018 at 18:18 UTC
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