Optical's Secret Guacamole Diary

  1. optical
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer May 21, 2019

    optical , May 21, 2019 :
    Hello folks!!

    I am Andrea (Optical here in the forum) from Rimini, Italy.
    Traveling and photography are my hobbies and technology is my passion.

    Before to start to share my experience i suggest you to read this intro to the Community Sample Shot Program

    Now we can start....

    With great amazement in mid-February I was contacted by Oneplus (here on the forum) asking me if I was interested in testing a prototype on the field (the one that later turned out to be 7 Pro) giving back my opinion and advices.
    I suppose you can imagine my joy in being accepted and to finally receive the box containing the prototype a few days later !!!
    From that day on, (it was mid-March), the OnePlus 7 Pro has become my every day companion, both as a main phone and as a camera.
    I must say that my photographic background is mainly based on the use of mirrorless, first with APS-c sensor and then Full Frame and normally I'm not used to use mobile's cameras unless with friends and on very sporadic occasions.

    But let's go back to this incredible prototype: first of all, the generous dimensions and the incredible quality of the display (90Hz rulez) left me speechless ... just WOW !!
    And then, once started, the discovery of the Popup camera ... another WOW !!!! I've never been a fan of the notch, let alone the holes on the display seen on other models so the Popup camera (and obviously I speak for myself) is the best solution that Oneplus could adopt. No interference on the display and ready to use when needed. Unbelievable!

    The device, despite its size, is well balanced and is masked by a plastic case that hides (from the most curious) the shape .... I had to keep everything top secret and say nothing even under torture! :)
    I started using it immediately as a phone and I must also say that the first firmware versions were really stable. Never a reboot! Excellent reception and wonderful sound: strong, clean and stereo.
    The type-c 3.1 is also excellent, allowing you to connect it with a very affordable cable directly to a monitor or a television (for me this is a Killer Feature).

    Talking about the photographic part: in these 2 months the continuous updates have improved a lot the focus speed, the night mode and obviously the performance in terms of quality.
    The main sensor does a great job in low light conditions, the 3x zoom has an excellent quality and the wide angle was something I was looking forward to on an Oneplus .... they made me very happy.

    I can only congratulate the engineers for the work done during the optimization phase (still today I receive updates to improve the performances!) and for the choice made on the mounted sensors.

    Here below you'll find some of the photos taken: unfortunately, in the last few weeks, weather in Italy was really awful and in I often had to fall back on goals that were not originally planned.
    I love street photography, however In the photos that I add, you won't find many street photos even for a matter of privacy .... Nowdays it's always a matter of concern and you have to be very careful about it l! ;-)

    Within this non-review I have included photos of various kinds just to give you an idea about the potential of the lenses.
    I didn't do any kind of editing. The only changes made is the 16: 9 crop of the photos (I lreally ove the wide format ) and compressed via Lightroom to 2Mb size.
    I always shoot in 4: 3 to get more megapixels and then croped.
    Obviously the tested firmware was/is in beta and not definitive

    I prefer not to dwell too much on technical details, also because I would like to have an exchange of questions or judgments after you have read and seen the photos.
    I will surely publish many more photos both here on the forum and on Instagram and Flickr.
    I want to thank all the staff of Oneplus and in particular @Crystal Z. who was always so kind and precious in guiding us in this amazing and crazy adventure. A special greeting to @Bouncer71 (dont forget to watch his diary here) who has shared this journey with me to discover Oneplus 7 Pro.
    Last edited: May 22, 2019

  2. optical
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer May 21, 2019

    optical , May 21, 2019 :
    Here we are, finally.... the photos:

    It is always better to start with a nice cat to soften the hearts of the reviewers ...

    Great test for the panoramic lens .... the only skyscraper in Rimini!

    Here it is ... erected 2000 years ago ... and still working. The Tiberio bridge at night

    Amazing landscape of Fiorenzula di Focara (PU, Italy)

    Old fashion car.....and very old fashion Restaurant

  3. optical
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer May 21, 2019

    optical , May 21, 2019 :
    Simple photo...but
    i love this pastel colours and the rock detail.

    The door of knowledge.... site in Pesaro (Italy)

    Portrait mode...i love the soft bokeh effect.

    Yes, it was me to take this photo used as banner in May Photo Contest...and by the way...i dont wear Crocs! :)

    Another wide camera test....impressive!

    Jalex_h, Lupolinux, Venky61 and 24 others like this.
  4. optical
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer May 21, 2019

    optical , May 21, 2019 :
    Now some test (in different place and different days) with cloud and not a good light...




  5. optical
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer May 21, 2019

    optical , May 21, 2019 :
    Catch the moment....wave splash on the rocks....

    During a festival...close ambient....low light....create a retro photo.

    Ok...ok... selfie moment!

    If you are wondering if in Italy in May it is always cloudy the answer is: in 2019 yes !!
    But cloud...some ray of light can create an amazing composition.

    Say cheese....... incredibly he remained still for the photo!

    One last thing ... as mentioned above, no photo has been altered in post production but only cropped into 16: 9 and compressed for the forum upload. I hope they enjoyed it.
    Last edited: May 22, 2019

    Jalex_h, Lupolinux, Venky61 and 33 others like this.
  6. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 May 22, 2019

    YRJ , May 22, 2019 :
    So I was right indeed.
    Good job Andrea! And I know how excited you'd be to test the beast out.
    Amazing pictures. Very well done :)

  7. G_plusone
    Nougat May 22, 2019

    G_plusone , May 22, 2019 :
    Great pics Andrea :)
    and some lovely locations
    Thanks for clarifying

  8. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 May 22, 2019

  9. Discostu
    Jelly Bean May 22, 2019

  10. 777SAO
    Eclair May 22, 2019

    777SAO , May 22, 2019 :
    Beautiful shots @optical...being sincere! Just a question. I mostly take portrait pictures of people, kids, animal outside and inside. I was wondering how fast is the shutter? Because as you know, when you want to take a picture of children "it's in that moment" you need to take your camera/phone and snap it... so speed is really important (to me). Have you tested that?

  11. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Community Expert May 22, 2019

    Bouncer71 , May 22, 2019 :
    Amazing photos my friend...! 8D
    And great work...!
    I really enjoyed our conversations...
    Let's keep that up... ;)


  12. Saliou
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 22, 2019

    Saliou , May 22, 2019 :
    Great photos @optical ,you and @Bouncer71 are master

    OnePlus will have to build a museum to house these masterpieces ...

    Register ilico presto in your school

  13. Absin05
    Gingerbread May 22, 2019

  14. optical
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer May 22, 2019

    optical , May 22, 2019 :
    Thanks to everyone for write here!
    So...here you can view few picture take in this 2 months.
    The device is very quick to shot and in focus. Recognize very fast face in portrait mode.
    I love also when you chance camera (from main to wide or zoom and viceversa)....never a lag! And is not the final firmware!!!

  15. optical
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer May 22, 2019

    optical , May 22, 2019 :
    Thank you mate!
    You have been a fantastic traveling companion, always ready to answer and give me support. I wish you the best for everything!

    panthimanshu, script, woSch and 5 others like this.
  16. Mjo
    Marshmallow May 22, 2019

    puccellino, script, woSch and 7 others like this.
  17. BeingIncog
    Nougat May 22, 2019

    puccellino, woSch, hennes and 5 others like this.
  18. BeingIncog
    Nougat May 22, 2019

    woSch, hennes, Mjo and 4 others like this.
  19. BhavyaMehta0786
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 22, 2019

    puccellino, hennes, Saliou and 4 others like this.
  20. optical
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer May 22, 2019

    optical , May 22, 2019 :
    Thank you so much!
    I try to take photo every day....the problem sometimes is the privacy law.... i love "street Photo" but now is become a problem!

    P.S: but i love the risk! :)

    woSch, hennes, Saliou and 4 others like this.