[The Lab] OnePlus 9 Pro "Pine Green" Review by dom_k

  1. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 25, 2021

  2. cdnfarmer
    Photography Expert Community Expert Apr 25, 2021

    cdnfarmer , Apr 25, 2021 :
    HI @dom_k
    Congratulations on getting choosen. I think that you are a good choice for this task. You have awesome pictures as seen over the year. Glad to see how the 9Pro is in your photography. Keep up the good work.

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  3. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 25, 2021

    dom_k , via OnePlus 9 Pro Pine Green , Apr 25, 2021 :
    Thank you very much mate! I will add few more good shots in next 2 days. Worked on them so thoroughly that I get cold 😂

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  4. missmobiletech
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus 9 Series Apr 27, 2021

    missmobiletech , Apr 27, 2021 :
    Very nice shots!! I love the fact you state if and when you've edited and how, plus including the original image. I almost never edit my photos, only for a thumbnail, because I think that's what a smartphone camera should deliver. Quality right out of the phone. Some amazing photos here and I love the shots of the phone itself too, which camera did you use for that (just curious)? Thanks and looking forward to your other work!

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  5. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 27, 2021

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    dom_k , Apr 27, 2021 :
    Week 2 - The Night

    It was raining behind the window and I was thinking what type of scene can define it the most? I must start with something different than nature this time. So I packed myself, started the car and went to the capital city of my region - Ostrava. City of raw steel and black coal. Iconic industrial architecture “Dolni Vitkovice” mirrored in the puddle, that was my vision.

    Photos below are unedited, shooted on NightScape mode on the Main camera. It is always best to choose this sensor in the dark scenes due to its aperture of f/1,8.

    Giant ironworks (78m, 256ft tall) in the rain

    I got cold after this trip, hope you will like it unless it was wasted time

    Let’s move to location around my city. I thought that spring was finally here. How dare I am. But I got lucky enough to catch this snowy mood! In this type of scene with lot of unnatural light you can use a Wide camera without worries. Photos are unedited again using the NighScape mode.

    I love the way how wind pulling up the snow into the reflector trajectory, Main camera

    Wide camera performing really well in this scene, sharp enough and beautiful white balance

    Capturing the night sky

    If you want to catch some night sky I have some useful tips for you.

    1. Find best location without light pollution via lightpollutionmap.info

    2. Absolutely best day to shoot is on new moon phase but weather is unpredictable and clear sky is most important so you may end up almost on full moon like me :D

    3. Always use a tripod or stabilize the phone for example by a stone.

    4. To capture use the PRO mode - set shutter speed on 30sec, ISO you must customize to current light condition, start at least with ISO 640 (with higher number you get a more bright image but with more noise). Don't forget to put focus on infinity. Noise in astrophotography is the biggest disadvantage of stock camera app. However there is an alternative way - Google camera app which has Astrophotography mode which can help you reduce the noise a lot so more of stars are visible. Basically it is stacking for example 20 photos into 1 without star trail effect.

    Stock camera, ISO 400, 30s exposure, slightly edited in gallery app, satellite trail included

    Gcam 8.1 by Arnova8G2, Astrophotography mode (ISO800, 23 times 16sec exposure), slightly edited in gallery app

    You can see a difference between these two. Colours are more accurate with stock camera, Hasselblad doing its job really well. But with less noise in Gcam you can edit it much more to look for example like this:

    I really looking forward to test Astophotography again in better conditions. That moon is just too bright now to see the milky way. I hope that weather will be on my side in the new moon phase. Fingers crossed.

    Next time (and it will be really soon because of some delay of my week 2) we will look into some spring vibes photograpy. Stay tuned! :blush:

    Compressed with Yalmco by @hennes

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    Last edited: May 17, 2021

  6. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 27, 2021

    dom_k , Apr 27, 2021 :
    Thank you very much! :blush: It's a pleasure from you. I've used my Oneplus 7T for that. That one which everybody hating for its camera performance. :sweatsmile:

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  7. McJader
    Marshmallow Apr 27, 2021

    McJader , Apr 27, 2021 :
    Don't worry, this is well worth the cold;)
    I just gave your entire review a read, it's a great one!
    Some amazing pictures that I think are of the level of some of the photography experts of our forums, and I think they'll agree.
    Well done @dom_k you have done an excellent job!

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  8. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 27, 2021

    dom_k , Apr 27, 2021 :
    Thank you for your support! Sometimes it is really difficult to choose pictures. I've already taken 700 of them and maybe overlooked few with some potential. I want to keep the thread clean as possible so maybe some external gallery could be on point. :grimacing:

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  9. McJader
    Marshmallow Apr 27, 2021

    McJader , Apr 27, 2021 :
    Yea when you're done with the review, there are dozens of contest and regular photography threads here. I'm sure you're pictures will be welcome there.

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  11. McJader
    Marshmallow Apr 28, 2021

    McJader , Apr 28, 2021 :
    This is off topic here, but every big company has a different strategy for each region.

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  12. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert May 1, 2021

    TibiTibi , May 1, 2021 :
    Hey @dom_k
    I like the industrial photos from Ostrava.
    You captured all the nice details of the old factory.

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  13. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer May 2, 2021

    dom_k , via OnePlus 9 Pro Pine Green , May 2, 2021 :
    Thank you :) unfortunately they turned off all the ambient lightning due to Covid 🙈

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  14. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert May 2, 2021

    TibiTibi , May 2, 2021 :
    Without ambient lights it looks more authentic. 😃👍

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  15. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer May 3, 2021

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    dom_k , May 3, 2021 :
    Week 3 - Spring vibes

    When spring comes, there are so many colours and new life that it is hard to not catch a good photo. In these times of quarantine is a good time to discover your home's vicinity so I do. The best time to take photos will be the golden hour again so you can take benefits from golden rays.

    First photo I called "Say goodbye winter", may not be visible but it was snowing in the sunshine
    Main camera, Auto mode, HDR on, unedited

    Finally some telephoto camera catch before sunrise, 29 animals in one photo
    Telephoto lens, Auto mode, edited because it was oversharpened

    Swan gets more closer, zoomed main lens performed better
    Main camera, PRO mode, ISO100, shutter 1/2000, unedited, RAW output is unzoomed
    Other shots from the location, unedited
    IMG_20210427_053758.jpg IMG_20210427_054850-01.jpeg

    Morning walk before the work is always a good idea

    Wide lens, Auto, HDR on, slightly edited in Lightroom

    Same spot from the main lens

    You don't have to switch to the macro manually, it is doing itself automatically.

    Macro mode, unedited

    Alone pine tree

    Main lens, edited in Snapseed

    When sunset kisses the wild garlic
    Main lens, edited in Snapseed

    Wide lens from the same location


    I'm still findiny my way to the telephoto lens. It has tendency to oversharpening and some grain. Also when you shooting towards the light source lens aberration may appear. I hope that next updates will improve it because in the latest update the white balance between all 3 lenses was improved together with oversharpening on main and wide lens. Macro photos are really nice, with 7T I can get slightly closer tho.

    Compressed with Yalmco by @hennes

    Edit 8.5.2021:
    After the update to telephoto performs much better!!
    Last edited: May 17, 2021

  16. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert May 3, 2021

    TibiTibi , May 3, 2021 :
    And macro looks promising ☝️😃👍

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  18. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert May 3, 2021

    TibiTibi , May 3, 2021 :
    Did you mean, that the photos you have captured with your phone (9 series) are too much grainy?

  19. dom_k
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer May 4, 2021

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