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[The Lab] Oneplus 9 Pro - Pine Green - Unboxing & Camera Review

  1. rasta_firasta
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 7, 2021

    rasta_firasta , Apr 7, 2021 :
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    Hi, Hello & about me.

    Hello Guys,

    My name is Chetan better known as rasta_firasta. I am truly honored to be a part of the - The Lab OnePlus 9 Series edition. Currently am working as a Sr. QA Engineer in the Automotive industry in Pune City from India. Also, I am a passionate mobile photographer & traveler who loves to explore and capture stunning images on Weekends.

    An interesting thing about me is, am into mobile photography for the last 10 Years. I have experienced a big revolution in mobile cameras from 2010’s 2MP Camera set up to 2021’s Quad Camera Set up. So definitely I am excited to review and test this new Camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G co-developed with Hasselblad.

    My favorite genre from Photography is Long-Exposure (Steel wool Photography & Astro Photography) So definitely you guys gonna see some stunning long exposure shots from this brand new OnePlus 9 Pro 5G.

    Before starting the review, I would like to thank @Crystal Z. , @dsmonteiro and all other OnePlus community members for giving me this opportunity. Being selected as one of the 10 global members for phase 2 is a big achievement for me.

    As you guys already know that, I got the Brand-New OnePlus 9 Pro 5G 12GB/256GB - Pine Green. Now, without any further ado, lets start the Unboxing Review & first impression of the device

    Contents
    • Box full of surprises.
    • Inside the Box
    • Protons & Electrons
    • Display & Design
    • Camera
    • Beauty of the Pine Green
    • Key Highlights

    Box full of surprises.

    The phone comes with the tall familiar red box. Box with multiple Oneplus and Hasselblad branding looks real premium. The OnePlus packaging has become a standard fare and the 9 Pro 5G is no exception. The successor to the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a slew of much-needed upgrades, so that's why this red box is full of surprises.

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    The OnePlus 9 Pro 5G retail box


    Inside the Box

    Contents of the Box
    • OnePlus 9 Pro 5G Pine Green 12GB/256GB
    • Pre Applied Screen Protector
    • Warp Charge 65W Power Adapter
    • Type-C to Type-C USB Cable
    • SIM Tray Ejector
    • Protective Case
    • Paperwork
    • OnePlus LOGO Stickers

    Inside the red box you will find the phone at the top layer with pre applied screen protector, followed by some paperwork like Welcome Letter, Quick Start Guide, Safety Instructions Manual, Red Cable Club Card etc. some amazing OnePlus LOGO stickers, SIM Tray Ejector, a protective case, the 65W Warp Charge power adapter, and the usual red Type-C to Type-C USB cable. As usual, there are no audio accessories inside the Box.

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    Oneplus 9 pro 5G - Pine Green at the top layer of Box.

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    Oneplus 9 pro 5G - Pine Green with retail box and some paperwork.


    Protons & Electrons

    The OnePlus 9 Pro comes with 4500mAh (Twin 2250mAh batteries) and supports Warp Charge 65W charging. And as the brand claims, it can charge the phone fully in just 29 minutes. Apart from the speed and power of the charger, I just loved the design and color of the USB Cable. I know it's a regular and very common design from OnePlus in almost last every series, but it looks unique as compared to any other brand/manufacturer.

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    65W Warp Charge Adapter & Type-C to Type-C USB 2.0 cable.

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    OnePlus 9 Pro 5G with 65W Warp Charge Adapter & Type-C to Type-C USB cable

    Display & Design

    The OnePlus 9 Pro 5G comes with a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ Fluid Display 2.0 with latest LTPO Technology which has higher refresh rate. Compared to standard LTPS displays, LTPO Technology cuts the display power consumption by up to 50%. So this adds bonus point in power consumption section.

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    Stunning Display of OnePlus 9 Pro 5G.

    Because of its 3D Curved back panel and rounded corners,The OnePlus 9 Pro feels much more manageable and comfortable to use. Great things is, I could manage the whole tasks with my one hand. So this is the plus point.

    As you can see at the bottom, it has a primary microphone, SIM tray, Type-C port, and a speaker grille.

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    Sharp design on bottom edges of OnePlus 9 Pro 5G.

    It supports the Smart 120Hz refresh rate, which automatically matches the refresh rate as per the user content. Also, it has a maximum brightness of 1300 nits which gives you the best experience in daylight while using outdoor. For the protection, it has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

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    Watching The Lion King on OnePlus 9 Pro was a great experience. Tell me what you guys are going to watch on your Oneplus 9 Pro?

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    OnePlus 9 Pro with eye-catching Oneplus logo branding on retail box.

    The in-display fingerprint scanner is positioned at a convenient spot and is super fast and accurate.

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    In-Display Fingerprint Scanner.


    C
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    For the first time, OnePlus has collaborated with Hasselblad for its cameras for more accurate and natural color calibration. Hasselblad is famous for its medium format cameras that captured the lunar landings during NASA's Apollo missions. You'll find the Hazzleblad branding everywhere, from the packaging box to the back of the phone. So no doubt this collaboration is going to be the biggest revolution in Mobile Photography.

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    Quad Camera set up on the OnePlus 9 Pro 5G.

    It has a quad-camera system on the back, consisting of a 48MP Main Camera, 50MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto, 2MP monochrome camera and 16MP front-facing camera for selfies.

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    Quad Camera set up with Hasselblad branding.

    I have started reviewing this stunning camera and taken some amazing photos. And let me tell you, as they said "Natural Color Calibration" is the real satisfaction on Oneplus 9 Pro Camera.

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    Quad Camera set up with Hasselblad branding.

    Beauty Of the Pine Green

    Okay! That's it for the unboxing and first impression of the OnePlus 9 Pro. Now it's time to enjoy the Beauty of Pine Green. I was hoping for this color. When I finally received my courier and read on the box that it's pine green, I was so happy. Okay! now you guys are thinking "Why so happy?" You will find it. Just check below images ..The Beauty of Pine Green!

    I took some images of Pine green back at indoor and outdoor and let me tell you this color looks so good in different lighting conditions. The matte finish on Pine green gives the premium feel of the flagship.

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    Beauty of the Pine Green

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    Premium matte finish on Pine Green

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    Key Highlights
    • Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 888 Processor
    • 120Hz Fluid Display 6.70-inch (1440x3216)
    • OxygenOS based on Android 11
    • New Camera Co-developed with Hasselblad
    • 4500mAh battery with Warp Charge 65W fast charging.
    • 12GB RAM With 256GB Storage
    • 5G Enabled

    I am totally satisfied with the first impression of the device. There are many things which I wanted to review in unboxing, but I guess there are some best in detail reviews that have been posted by our fellow teammates from Lab Phase 1. (Please Check)

    So there is one update, in further threads we are going to only discuss the Camera features of the OnePlus 9 Pro. I will test and review one by one every single camera feature on phone and will share some amazing photos and useful photography tips. So stay tuned! (Next thread will be continued under this section...)

    Also, please feel free to ask any queries related to the device.

    Thank You!

    @rasta_firasta



     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2021

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  2. rasta_firasta
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 21, 2021

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    rasta_firasta , Apr 21, 2021 :
    OnePlus 9 Pro: Camera Review by rasta_firasta

    Hi Everyone!

    After using my Oneplus 9 Pro for two weeks, I am ready to share my Camera review and experiences with the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    Due to the COVID pandemic, my city is on lockdown and curfew. So I decided to travel to rural India. For the last ten days, I was exploring the western ghats of Maharashtra with my OnePlus 9 Pro. As I wanted to test the OnePlus 9 Pro's Camera in True Colors, the countryside was the best option.

    I was testing and reviewing the OnePlus 9 Pro's camera for the last two weeks. I have captured more than 2000 No's of pictures on this device. OnePlus has done the perfect job by collaborating with Hasselblad, which gave us the chance to capture the true colors.

    As I already told that my favorite genre is Long Exposure Photography. So I was excited to capture some stunning long exposure shots. As everyone is excited to see how much the image quality has improved on the camera of the 9 Pro with this new Hasselblad partnership, so it's time to share some of the best pictures taken on the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    Before starting the review, let's have a quick look at the Key highlights of the OnePlus 9 Pro's Camera.

    • Rear cameras: 1) Main Camera: Sony IMX789 48 MP, 1/1.43", f/1.8, DOL-HDR. 2) Ultra wide angle/macro: Sony IMX766 50MP, 1/1.56", f/2.2 3) Telephoto: 8MP, 3.3x zoom up to 30x Max.zoom, f/2.4. 4) Monochrome: 2MP.
    • Front camera: 1) Sony IMX471 16MP, f/2,4, fixed focus
    • Video Features: 1) Normal Video record at 8K @ 30fps & 4K @ 30/60/120fps. 2) Super Slow Motion at 720p @ 480fps and 1080p @ 240fps. 3) 4K time-lapse. 4) Nightscape Video 2.0
    Long Exposure Photography by using Pro mode

    Pro Mode:
    Let's start with the Pro Mode on OnePlus 9 Pro. As you can see in the below picture, the camera app now uses a new shutter button which has an orange color shutter button like a Hasselblad Cameras.

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    OnePlus 9 Pro's Pro mode offers to shoot in different formats like JPEG, High-resolution JPEG & RAW mode. At the bottom, you can see the multiple settings options like ISO Value, White balance, Shutter Speed, Exposure Value and Focus to get your best shot.

    Steel wool Photography (Long Exposure)

    What is Steel wool photography? Steel wool is a bundle of fine and flexible steel strips which is used to smoothen and clean working surfaces by jewelers or woodworkers etc. When you are spinning the burning Steel wool, long exposure captures the stunning spark pattern that the motion creates.

    Shooting these types of pictures is a little risky. But in the end, feels worthy. Watching the pattern of every single park is thrilling.

    Check out the stunning Steel wool photos shot on the OnePlus 9 Pro.

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    Reflection Steel Wool photography: Shot on OnePlus 9 Pro mode with High Resolution.

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    Shot on Pro mode of the OnePlus 9 Pro

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    Every single spark is worth to watch

    Update on: 11.05.2021


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    Settings used: ISO 100, White Balance: 3800K, Exposure time: 8 Sec.
    Post Processing: All images are slightly edited on Lightroom for little enhancement.

    Things required for Mobile Steel wool Photography
    1. Pro Mode
    2. Fine grade Steel Wool
    3. Mobile Tripod
    4. Steel Whisk
    5. Lighter
    6. String
    7. Dark & Safe Location (Nearby waterside is a safe option)
    8. Safety gears & equipment like Hand gloves, Hoodie or jacket, and Cap, etc.
    9. One or more people for help
    Basic Tips to get best results in Steel wool Photography
    1. Always keep the ISO 100 or 200, so the image will not expose
    2. Plan to shoot in the evening or early morning blue hour, because the blue sky background creates the perfect composition.
    3. Set exposure time between 6 to 10 seconds, as it's enough time to capture the spinning motion.
    4. Lock the focus on the object by using a light indicator.
    5. Set White balance on Auto mode.
    6. Shoot near the waterside for reflections.
    7. Do creative things by spinning Steelwool horizontally and vertically.
    8. Use self-timer or shoot remotely to avoid shake in images.
    Creative Astro Photography / Starry Night

    I am a huge fan of Astro Photography. When I was a child, I use to watch Discovery/Natgeo Astro programs. Collecting Planet, Galaxy, and Milkyway pictures from newspapers was one of my hobbies.

    Now we're living in the 21st Century and many thanks to this amazing technology. I never thought of capturing this Astro beauty just from our mobile cameras. But as we are experiencing a huge revolution in mobile cameras, technology made it possible.

    So talking about Astro Photography, this is one of my favorite genres of photography. I always try to shoot some creative Astro shots with torchlight. Now it's time to show some beautiful creative Astro shots taken on my OnePlus 9 Pro.

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    A sky full of Stars: Shot on Pro mode of OnePlus 9 Pro

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    Lost in Stars: Creative Astro Photography


    Settings used: Image: 01 - ISO: 2000, White Balance: 4200K, Exposure time: 30Sec
    Settings used: Image: 02- ISO: 1600, White Balance: 4200K, Exposure time: 30Sec


    Update on: 11.05.2021

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    The greatest painting you look at is a sky full of stars.

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    +9: Creative Astro for OnePlus 9 Series

    Settings used: Image: 03 - ISO: 2000, White Balance: 4200K, Exposure time: 30Sec
    Settings used: Image: 04 - ISO: 2500, White Balance: 4200K, Exposure time: 30Sec

    Settings used: Image: 05 - ISO: 1600, White Balance: 4000K, Exposure time: 30Sec



    Post Processing: All images are edited on Lightroom for color enhancement.

    Basic Tips for Astro / Starry Night Photography

    1. Look for a clear sky.
    2. Avoid shooting in hazy/cloudy weather.
    3. Use Torchlight to shoot creative astrophotos.
    4. You must use a tripod to avoid shake and for better stabilization.
    5. Silent the notification/turn off vibration as this thing causes shake in pictures.
    6. Use the Startracker app to track Milkyways or Planets and Intervalometer for Star Trails.
    7. Try to shoot in RAW mode for more details. ( Disadvantage: Grainy Images). Also, you can shoot in High resolution which gives you good details and grain-free images.
    Also, you can check my thread on Astro Photography for more details.
    ( Check below link)
    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/astro-photography-long-exposure-tips.1406875

    Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad

    The main purpose of the collaboration with Hasselblad is Natural Color Calibration. Just check out the below image and tell me what you see? The first word that will come to your mind is TRUE COLORS! Below posted picture is taken on the main camera of the OnePlus 9 Pro with the high-resolution mode.

    Yes! Look at the colors, sharpness, details everything looks so perfect. I am totally satisfied with the color processing of the Camera. I must say this is the best smartphone camera I've ever used.
    Below posted picture is taken on the main camera of the OnePlus 9 Pro with the high-resolution mode.

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    Sunflower: Shot on OnePlus 9 Pro's main 48MP Camera with High-Resolution mode.

    Post Processing: image is edited on Lightroom for shadows & highlight work.

    Guys, I have a little surprise for you. Never Settle wallpaper, which is 100% shot on the OnePlus 9 Pro. (To download this wallpaper use the below link)

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    This is for the day. Hope you guys liked these amazing photos taken on the OnePlus 9 Pro. Please comment your views on these photos.

    Also, feel free to ask any queries about camera features.

    In the next thread, we will discuss other amazing features of the Oneplus 9 Pro camera.

    The next topics will be,
    1. Natural Color Calibration
    2. Super Macro Mode
    3. Ultra Wide Angle ( To be Continued.....)

    Thank You
    rasta_firasta(Chetan)
     
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  3. rasta_firasta
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 29, 2021

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    Part 2: Camera Review of the OnePlus 9 Pro

    Hype?

    Since the OnePlus has announced the collaboration with the Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad, lots of people have questions like does this collaboration worth it? As we know, the two companies have entered into a three-year partnership, starting with the OnePlus 9 series, aiming to take the smartphone camera experience to the next level.

    So I am going to share my experiences with the OnePlus 9 Pro, to help you to understand the camera performance from a user perspective.

    After taking few stunning long exposure shots, I took the Oneplus 9 Pro on the little trip to the Mountains, Golden mornings, Blue Sky, and the thousands of shades of Nature.

    So let's have a look at some best ultra-wide images took on the OnePlus 9 Pro. All photos are edited with lightroom, except the unedited samples.

    Imagine Wide: Capture Wide


    I have already shared the Specs of the Ultrawide angle camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro. The 50MP Ultrawide sensor can deliver the best wide-angle photos possible from the smartphone camera. Which has a Sony IMX766 sensor with an aperture of f2.2.

    As we know, Wide-angle lenses of mobile cameras create distortion, this time OnePlus has come up with a freeform lens to avoid the distortion at the edge of photos. Kudos to the freeform lens.

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    After capturing a few images, I was surprised by the performance of the Ultra-wide camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro. Apart from distortion-free photos, details & colors looks pretty impressive.

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    These pictures are from the western ghats of Maharashtra. I choose these places just because of the natural colors. As you can see, the OnePlus 9 Pro has performed very well with detailing and color processing.


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    Shooting these straight trees with an Ultra-wide angle lens on the OnePlus 9 Pro was a different level experience for me. As you can see, there is no distortion in these images. Again, the colors of the golden hour captured perfectly.

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    Experiencing true freedom with the OnePlus 9 Pro.

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    Shepherd from the western ghats of Maharashtra.

    By using the ultrawide angle lens, you can capture images from a different perspective. As you can see in the above pictures, I've captured these images from a low angle and covered the whole view with the main object to make it more creative.

    Unedited Samples from Ultrawide angle lens

    Here are some unedited samples from the Ultrawide camera.

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    As you can see in the unedited images, Ultrawide performs very well with details, sharpness, colors, and mainly distortion. But sometimes, I observed a bit more shadows or black in the photos. Otherwise, this is the best Ultrawide smartphone camera I've ever used.

    While shooting with the OnePlus 9 Pro in daylight, I observed the heating issue with the device. I got the notification of the high temperature of the device after using it for around 30 Minutes. When I used the phone for long exposure photography for more than an hour, I didn't face this issue.

    Overheating might be caused due to heavy usage of the camera with high brightness, high outdoor temperature, and direct sunlight. As in a recent system update, Oneplus has worked on a temperature control strategy. So I will monitor this issue on the device and will update the same in upcoming threads.

    Comment your views on this issue if still, someone is experiencing the same.

    Tips for Wide-angle Photography
    1. Try to shoot low angles
    2. Try to shoot vertically, as vertical results are better than horizontal.
    3. Watch leading lines.
    4. Avoid distortion by keeping the camera perpendicular with lines.
    5. Always keep the human element in the middle of the frame.
    Long Exposure Photography with Pro Mode

    Thank you for the overwhelming response to the recent thread on long-exposure Photography. As it's pre-monsoon season in India, I got a chance to shoot these stunning lightning strikes. Both images are captured by using the pro mode and edited on lightroom to meet my expectations.

    Pro mode Settings : ISO: 250, Exposure Time: 5 Sec, WB: 4600K and Focus; Infinity

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    I've captured these photos at 5 sec of exposure time, but I'll recommend increasing it up to 10-20Sec. By using more exposure time you'll not miss the lightning strike.

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    Also, I am very impressed with the Pro mode of the Oneplus 9 Pro. While doing long exposure photography, most of the phone delivers smoothen images. Especially while shooting lightning or steel wool, the focus is the main issue. But I am amazed by the detailed and sharp output from the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    Basic Tips to capture lightning pictures
    1. Track lightning by using weather Apps.
    2. Safety first! Find a safe place to shoot lightning. (Building, Car, Window, etc)
    3. Avoid overly exposed location.
    4. Use a tripod to avoid shaky/blurry images
    5. Set phone on a tripod with given Pro mode settings.
    6. As lightning covers most of the sky, so I will recommend using 70% of the sky and 30% of the ground for better composition.
    7. Experiment with ISO & WB to get better results as per lighting situation.
    8. Try to shoot in RAW mode for more details.

    Hope this review and pictures will help you to understand the Camera quality and performance of the OnePlus 9 pro. I will come back with another feature of the camera and some best photos.

    Also, if there are any queries related to the device or the camera please feel free to ask.

    Important: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India, we have strict restrictions for traveling as per new rules & regulations of the lockdown. So I will try to create some good content at home in this time of crisis.

    Hope all are safe and fine. Take care of yourself and your family.

    Thank You!
     

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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer May 7, 2021

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    PART 3: ONEPLUS 9 PRO CAMERA REVIEW BY RASTA_FIRASTA


    Hello Everyone!

    This week I am going to share some colorful portrait pictures shot on the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    We have already discussed a lot about the OnePlus collaboration with Hasselblad. So it's time to enjoy some true colors from the OnePlus 9 Pro’s lens.

    Portraits & Natural Colour Calibration

    A portrait is about capturing the person's character, identity, and attitude that evokes feelings in the viewers. Most people think the portrait is a just photograph of a person's face. But in my opinion, a portrait could be something about the person you are photographing.

    Below pictures are taken with Ultra-wide mode of OnePlus 9 Pro and edited on Snapseed. As we have discussed in my last thread, there is no distortion from Ultra-wide pictures. Color processing looks so perfect, which is the result of the OnePlus-Hasselblad collaboration. Kudos to Hasselblad – OnePlus collaboration.

    Portrait with Ultra-wide camera

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    As you can see in the above pictures, the girl is expressing her love for flowers. Her dress, pose making a perfect composition that represents her personality here.

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    I Choose this background and dress color on purpose, as I wanted to see the color processing of primary colors. The good thing is Ultra-wide has performed very well with colors same as a primary lens of the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    Portrait with dedicated Portrait Mode


    The OnPlus 9 Pro uses a primary lens to shoot portrait images. When we open a portrait mode, by default it goes to a 2X zoom. You can switch it to full view if there is more than one person or you want to shoot a portrait with more field.

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    Captured with full view or group Portrait mode

    As you can see in the above picture, the OnePlus 9 Pro does an amazing job here with isolating the main object with a bokeh effect. Details, color processing looks perfect (especially a skin tone.)

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    Captured with 2X Portrait mode

    I liked the details at the edge of hairs and hands, as subject isolation from blurred background done perfectly by portrait mode. But, sadly there is no option to adjust the depth/blur effect.

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    Captured with 2X Portrait mode

    So as you can see above images, portrait mode gives good details, natural colors, and the best subject isolation from a blurred background. Except, there is no option for adjusting blur strength, portrait mode performs very well in this segment.

    Light and shadow: Portraits with the Main Camera

    The 48MP main camera has a custom-built IMX-789 sensor which is co-engineered with Sony. The main camera manages to click amazing shots with the perfect balance of exposure and natural colors.

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    This picture is taken with the main camera of the OnePlus 9 Pro. The picture is clicked at the time of sunrise, so low light performance is very good. As you can see, the picture is noise-free in low light. Also, using HDR helped to recover shadows and highlights to produce detailed images.

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    I used natural light to shoot all these portraits. Shooting in morning or evening natural light allows you to play with composition without expensive set-up. And of course, natural lights are totally free. Right?

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    Captured on the Main Camera

    Observation and conclusion

    While shooting in daylight, I didn't face the overheating issue this time.

    The camera switching time from Ultra-wide to main to telephoto feels laggy and slow.

    Also, while shooting with the low-resolution mode you will observe little noise in images. But if you are shooting in Pro mode at the same resolution, you can fix this by lowering the ISO value.

    I am satisfied with the performance of the camera while shooting these portraits with different modes. By slightly playing with Pro mode settings, you can shoot Pro-level portraits. Also, portrait mode is capable to click some detailed portraits with blurry background.

    Tips to shoot good portraits
    1. Shoot in good lighting condition (I prefer natural light in the morning) .
    2. Look for a good background as per your theme or subject.
    3. Always focus on your object.
    4. Make unique composition with light and shadows or model cloths and background.
    5. Shoot with an HDR mode to get detailed pictures.
    6. Direct / Guide person for posing.
    7. Good post-processing.
    Hope these portraits will help you more to understand the Camera of the OnePlus 9 pro. I will come back with few more amazing pictures of another genre of photography. Till then, be safe and take care of yourself and your family.

    If any queries, feel free to ask and comment your views on these portrait pictures.


    Thank You.
     
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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer May 16, 2021

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    PART 4: CAMERA REVIEW BY RASTA_FIRASTA

    Hello Everyone!

    So this week, I am going to share a few Silhouette photos, Nature colors, and Street portraits from the ultra-wide-angle, and the main camera. Still, I haven't shared any pictures from the Monochrome lens and video samples from the OnePlus 9 Pro. I am working on these both and will share some surprising results in the upcoming two weeks.

    Silhouette Photography with Pro Mode

    Silhouette Photography is a creative genre of photography. In Silhouette Photography, your main subject is always dark/black against the bright background.

    You can shoot the Silhouette images with direct photo mode, but Pro mode is a great option to take the best silhouette pictures. OnePlus 9 Pro has a Hasselblad Pro Mode, which helped me to manually control and fine-tune the photos as per my requirement.

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    Edited in Lightroom with B&W Selenium tones

    While shooting silhouette pictures, control over ISO, exposure, and white balance is very important to maintain the right tones and contrast in the object and background. Usually, I prefer to shoot the Silhouette images at sunset time. While shooting in low light at sunset time, the OnePlus 9 Pro has performed very well.

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    Hasselblad Pro Mode delivers images with accurate and natural colors, which is very important for post-processing. I always experiment with the Pro mode settings for both Night and daylight photography. OnePlus 9 Pro never disappointed me in Pro Mode. Honestly, I am loving the Pro mode on the OnePlus 9 Pro except there's no support for an Ultra-wide angle lens.

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    As we know, most users use the Photo mode only. For the users who never use the Pro mode, I believe my review will help you to understand the Pro mode. Once you start using it, you are going to love it. Because by using the Hasselblad Pro mode, you can capture some professional-level photos just from your smartphone.

    Basic tips and tricks for Silhouette Photography

    For the tips and tricks, check out the below link of my thread on Silhouette Photography

    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/mobile-photography-tips-tricks-1-silhouette-photography.1404660/

    Natural Color Calibration?

    Colors of Nature

    The below picture is captured on the main camera in normal photo mode. Each time the camera surprising me with the color calibration technology of the Hasselblad. This picture is slightly edited in the lightroom for recovering highlights only.

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    Evening Scenes

    We have already discussed a lot about the Ultra-wide angle camera. I am using this more than any other camera mode on the OnePlus 9 Pro. Capturing distortion-free landscapes, portraits, and perspective street shots with an Ultra-wide angle lens is the real fun.

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    Not only distortion-free images, but color processing is as good as the main camera. This wide sensor delivers the best-enhanced images with lower noise.

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    Let's have a look at few colorful wide-angle pictures shot with an Ultra-wide angle camera.

    Street Photography: The Fishermen's story

    While coming from the office, I saw this fisherman and his son fishing in the river. As it's pre-monsoon time in India, the weather is good here. Blue sky, greenery, ripples in water, etc. perfect composition.

    Now, Enjoy this set of pictures.

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    As you can see in the above images, the Ultrawide angle camera has delivered some of the best images with natural colors (Esp. RGB), detailing on the water surface, in short, the best foundation for post-processing.

    Street Portraits


    While exploring the Western ghats of Maharashtra, this shepherd saw me shooting pictures with the OnePlus 9 Pro. He was curious about the phone. His smile and face were the perfect combinations for the portrait.

    That was the first time I used the portrait mode on the OnePlus 9 Pro. As you can see, the details and color look pretty impressive.

    You can check more about my Portrait mode review in the last thread - Part 3 Camera review

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    Shepherd from the Western ghats of Maharashtra, India

    The below picture is the same as the above with the addition of Red Gamucha. Gamucha is a traditional cotton towel that people use in various Indian regions.

    These both pictures are some of my favorite shots on the OnePlus 9 Pro.

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    Smile! it's free therapy.

    Observations & Conclusion

    • Both Main & Ultra-wide cameras deliver the images with 100% true colors.
    • Low light performance is at its best.
    • Detailed and noise-free images on Ultra-wide angle lens.
    • Captured over 500 images with an Ultra-wide angle lens, and I am 100% sure that there is no distortion at the edges. Kudos to the free-form lens.
    • No wide-angle support in pro Mode.

    I hope these photos and my experiences with the OnePlus 9 Pro will help you understand more about the Camera.

    It's been a month I am using the OnePlus 9 Pro. Now, I can confidently say that this is the best smartphone I have ever used with the best Camera, great battery performance, and buttery smooth UI experience.

    Next week I'll be back with more photos and my review on Super-Macro mode. Till then, take care of your family and yourself. Be safe!

    Thank You!
     

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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer May 24, 2021

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    PART 5: CAMERA REVIEW BY RASTA_FIRASTA

    Landscape Photography with the OnePlus 9 Pro

    What is Landscape Photography?

    Capturing the essence of nature or view of man-made creations like buildings, highways or bridges, etc. A good Landscape picture could be a delight for the viewer. In short, a viewer can feel the place/view while seeing the picture.


    Monsoon Scenes in India and the magic of Telephoto lens.

    The much-awaited season, monsoon is finally here. The most beautiful season in India, as this is the perfect time for exploring India. Especially western ghats are a delight for the eyes.


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    As the monsoon is here, drylands started turning into green lush. The perfect season to watch and capture beautiful landscapes. I am glad that I have a OnePlus 9 Pro to shoot these beautiful lands of the western ghats. Capturing the true colors of nature is a different level experience for me. Thanks to the OnePlus-Hasselblad collaboration.

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    The above pictures captured with a Telephoto lens on the OnePlus 9 Pro. The Telephoto camera has an 8MP sensor with an f2.4 aperture and 3.3x Optical zoom maxing out at 30x digital zoom.

    As you can see in the above picture, the telephoto lens delivers images with good details and colors. Both pictures edited in Lightroom and a bit smoothened to enhance the green. If you are shooting in good lighting conditions, digital zoom is sufficient to produce good quality images.

    Speaking about noise, at low light little noise observed at 3.3x zoom. Overall, the Telephoto lens is capable to shoot beautiful pictures with good details and colors.


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    Landscape with Ultra-wide Angle Camera.

    Day at Windmill site

    As I said, Monsoon has changed the whole scene of nature. Capturing these thousand shades of nature with the OnePlus 9 Pro is the best mobile photography experience.

    Look at these beautiful scenes, it reminds the Microsoft Windows wallpapers.

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    We had already discussed a lot about the main camera performance. Now, it's time to enjoy the stunning pictures from the main Camera of the Oneplus 9 Pro.

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    Shot on OnePlus 9 Pro with Ultra-wide Angle lens.

    All pictures are taken at different lighting conditions to capture the different shades of blue.

    Drone Shots..?? Nope! shot on OnePlus 9 Pro :D


    While exploring my hometown, I saw this heavy water flow at the rocky area in the river. Because of heavy water flow & waves, white foam formed on the water surface.

    I clicked these pictures with a different perspective to create the view like a drone/ariel shot. Sometimes, different perspectives can make the normal picture more creative.

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    While clicking the pictures, I was standing on a bridge on the river. I shot these images by using the selfie stick and holding it flat on water flow.


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    Both images are taken with the main camera of the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    I hope you guys liked all the Landscape pictures. Please drop your comments about the pictures.

    Also, one more thing, I have worked on the Slomo video, which I am planning to share in the upcoming thread. After the upcoming thread, I will share the Super macro mode images.


    I will come back with Slomo video and burst mode pictures in the next thread. Till then, take care of yourself and your family.

    If any queries related to the camera or the device, please feel free to ask.

    THANK YOU!
     
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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer May 30, 2021

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    PART 6: CAMERA REVIEW BY RASTA_FIRASTA

    SHOOTING HAPPY MOMENTS WITH THE ONEPLUS 9 PRO

    As we discussed in the last thread about the Monsoon in India, it's the season of happiness. People in India celebrate the Monsoon in different ways. By celebrating a lot of festivals, people dance in the first rain and welcomes the Monsoon.

    So, let's have a look at some beautiful Monsoon happy scenes shot on the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    With Ultra-wide Angle Camera

    As always, the Ultra-wide camera performed very well. Also, post your best Ultra-wide images taken on 9 Series under this thread. I would love to see your images.

    All photos are edited on Lightroom.

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    Captured on Ultra-wide angle Camera.

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    Kids love the first rain. They dance in the rain, jumps in the rain puddle, lot of happy moments in the Monsoon.

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    Also, June is the first month of school in India. So capturing these lot of happy moments of the Monsoon is a favorite time for the photographers too. Sadly, due to covid, I am missing these all. But luckily, I got a chance to shoot few kids playing in rain puddles. I took these all pictures at a small village from the western ghats of Maharashtra.

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    Magic of Burst Mode

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    Look at these all images, oh sorry! look at these all happy moments, OnePlus 9 Pro did a great job while shooting with burst modes.

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    To enable the burst mode, you have to go to the Camera settings. There is an option called " Long Press Shutter". By default, it is set as Record video on Long press Shutter. So you have to select the "Take Burst Photos" that's it! Now enjoy the shooting, moments of happiness, or action.


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    I am impressed with the details in burst shots, you can see every single water drops in the whole action.

    SLOW MOTION: VIDEO SAMPLE

    This Slow motion video is recorded at HD Resolution of 1080P-240FPS. You can choose to shoot in 720P/480FPS to shoot in Super Slow Motion but at the low resolution of 720P HD.

    NOTE: As the video is recorded in portrait orientation, please watch it on full screen.



    LONG EXPOSURE WITH PRO MODE

    Light Trails and Night View of my city


    As it's pre-monsoon weather in India, every day is full of clouds and drizzles. As I said, it's a happy season and all, but the thing is am going to miss shooting Long exposures. Due to clouds, you cannot shoot stars, milky ways and all.

    Two days back, Sky was clear, I planned to shoot a night view of my City with light trails of the highway.

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    I shoot this picture in RAW with the Pro mode of the OnePlus 9 Pro. Look at the picture, the view looks like a drone shot that is taken from a mountain.

    Pro Mode Settings: ISO - 100, Exposure time - 10 Sec and WB - Auto

    Unedited RAW Image
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    I hope you guys liked these all images. Believe me, shooting with the OnePlus 9 Pro is the best experience in mobile photography.

    Comment your view on these pictures and if any queries feel free to ask.

    Will come back with my views on the Super macro mode and a lot of pictures. Till then take care of yourself and your family.

    IMPORTANT UPDATE: For the last four weeks, there isn't overheating issue while using the camera indoor and outdoor. Also, my daily active screen time is between 7-8 hrs on QHD-120Hz display settings.

    Thank You!
     
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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Jun 4, 2021

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    PART 7: CAMERA REVIEW BY RASTA_FIRASTA

    Hello Everyone!

    Today, I am going to share my review on Super Macro mode.

    Macro's with Super Macro Mode


    The OnePlus 9 Pro comes with a dedicated Macro mode. Oh sorry… it's Super Macro mode 😊. With this Super macro mode, you can take stunning detailed Macro Shots.

    The Super macro mode uses the Ultrawide angle lens, the same one that uses to take wide-angle shots.

    Super macro mode is marked with a flower icon, and it's available right in the middle of the camera UI menu. This mode activates on its own, based on subject and distance. Also, it recommends you to shoot from at least 3-4 cm distance.

    If you want to disable this auto-macro mode, then go to the Camera settings and disable the "Auto Macro" Mode. That's it!

    Now, let's have a look at some stunning Macro images taken with the Super Macro mode of the OnePlus 9 Pro.

    Create at Home

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    Lemon Slice Macro shot with 1x Macro mode

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    Lemon Slice Macro shot with the 2x Macro mode

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    Lamborghini Car scale model shot with Wide macro

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    Lamborghini Car scale model shot with Wide macro

    Leaves and Veins

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    Shot with 1x Macro Mode

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    Shot with 2x Macro Mode

    Flowers

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    Shot with 1x Macro Mode

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    Shot with 2x Macro Mode


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    Beauty inside the Flower: Shot with 2x Macro Mode


    I think it's time to say goodbye to the External Macro lens. Honestly, I am not going to use the Macro lens on my 9 Pro. Because Super macro mode not only gives the details and sharpness on the subject but also blurs out the background like an external Macro lens.

    With 1x Macro mode, you can take good detailed, sharp macro shots and if you want to take close shots then go with 2x mode.


    Macro's with 12x External lens on the Main Camera

    As you can see in the below pictures, an external macro lens gives a little more blurry background than phone macro mode. But in my opinion, Super Macro mode is capable to take stunning macro shots. If you want more depth in pictures, go for the external macro lens.

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    Grasshopper: Shot with 12x external lens

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    Basic Tips for the Mobile Macro Photography

    • If you don't have a phone with macro mode, get a macro lens or shoot with Pro mode.
    • Find interesting subjects like a flowers, dew drops, insects etc or you can google for Creative macro photography ideas. Example: Lemon Macro.
    • Shoot in good light for noisefree and detailed output.
    • Patience is the key to good Macro shots
    Hope you liked these Macro images with Super Macro Mode and with the external lens. Pictures with both without and with lens will help you to understand the Super Macro Mode.

    If any queries on Super Macro Mode, Please feel free to ask in the comment section or you can PM me. Also, please comment your views on these pictures.

    This is for the week, next week I will come back with my review and opinions on the Monochrome lens and stunning Monochrome pictures. Stay tuned!

    Till then, take care of yourself and your family. Stay at home, Create at home and post your stunning Macro images under this thread. I would love to see your Macro images.

    Thank You!
     

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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Jun 9, 2021

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    PART 8: CAMERA REVIEW BY RASTA_FIRASTA

    MILKY WAY PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE HASSELBLAD PRO MODE.

    What is Milkyway?

    The Milky Way is a large barred spiral galaxy. All the stars we see in the night sky are in our own Milky Way Galaxy. / The Milky Way is the galaxy that includes our Solar System, with the name describing the galaxy's appearance from Earth: a hazy band of light seen in the night (Source: Internet)

    Already, my teammate and friend Mohan have shared amazing Milkyway pictures and more information about the Milkyway in his Camera review. Please check his thread for amazing Astro shots.


    Astro Photography with the Hasselblad Pro mode on OnePlus 9 Pro

    I have already shared Astro images shot on the OnePlus 9 Pro in my thread of Long Exposure Photography. It's been two months and I never got a chance to shoot Milkyway with my OnePlus 9 Pro. As I said in my last thread, that I will miss shooting Astro shots for the next 3-4 Months because of the Monsoon. But finally, I got a chance to shoot this beautiful thing - our Galaxy!

    Now, enjoy this beauty - These are one of the most beautiful, detailed images of the sky I've ever shot.

    "Behind every atom of this world hides an infinite universe - Rumi"

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    FireFly in the Galaxy!

    While shooting the below image, a firefly came into the frame and created a beautiful light trail pattern. Such a beauty. This is a regular Milkyway picture, but Firefly accidentally changed the whole scene. That's why I captioned this picture as a Firefly in the Galaxy. looks like a Firefly is on the tour of Galaxy.

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    As you can see in all pictures, the OnePlus 9 Pro has done a great job. All images are taken in RAW mode and Post-processed with Snapseed and Lightroom. ( RAW file developed in Snapseed and final color enhancement in Lightroom)

    Post processing is very important part in the Astro Photographs. I decided to edit with dark bluish color tones as I have always imagined the night sky beauty.

    Astro-Landscape

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    Few more Milkyway images shot on OnePlus 9 Pro

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    Settings used to Shoot Milkyway

    ISO: 2500 - 3200 depends on light.
    Exposure time: 30 Sec
    White Balance: Manual - 3700K - 4100K
    Focus: Manually set to Infinity

    Basic Tips for Astro / Starry Night Photography


      1. Look for a clear / Dark and full of star sky. ( Away from the city/town/ Light polluted area)
      2. Avoid shooting in hazy/cloudy weather.
      3. You must use a tripod to avoid shake and for better stabilization.
      4. Silent the notification/turn off vibration as these things cause shake in pictures.
      5. Use the Stellarium app to track Milkyway.
      6. Shoot in RAW mode for more details and the best post-processing.
    Conclusion

    I am using the OnePlus 9 Pro for the last 2 months and multiple software updates have improved the Camera and overall device performance. I have covered various photography genres and all camera features. It will help you to understand every camera feature and how to use it for different genres of Photography.

    People who are waiting for a long time camera review to purchase this phone, please go for it, this is the best and beast.

    I hope you liked these stunning Milkyway pictures. Please comment your feedback in the comment section and feel free to ask the queries.

    Thank You!
     
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  10. rasta_firasta
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Jun 16, 2021

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    PART NINE - ONEPLUS NINE PRO CAMERA REVIEW

    Hello Everyone!

    Today I am going to share my Monochrome camera review and images from the monochrome lens.

    Monochrome photography

    Monochrome means a single color or the various shades of a single color. It includes all forms of black and white photography. Pictures containing shades of neutral gray ranging from black to white are monochrome.


    Monochrome Camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro

    The OnePlus 9 Pro has a 2 Megapixel Monochrome camera. This camera doesn't capture the monochrome images by itself, but it works together with the main 48MP camera to add details and layering to produce Monochrome images.

    There is no direct option given in the camera UI to take monochrome images. As you can see in the below screenshot, you have to switch to one of the monochrome filters towards the last one called Mono.

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    Mono filter which uses the monochrome lens

    Monochrome while using the Super Macro mode & ultra-wide-angle lens

    While using the super macro mode, you will not get the monochrome option in filters. The super macro mode uses the Ultra-wide angle lens and monochrome assists only the main camera. So you have to disable super macro mode while shooting monochrome pictures.

    Also, if you are in the ultra-wide mode, you will get the Monochrome option, but the camera will automatically switch to the normal mode from the wide.


    Monochrome while using the Telephoto lens

    Same as the Ultra wide-angle mode, you will get the monochrome option. But
    the camera will automatically switch to the normal mode from the Telephoto.

    Monochrome while using the Video mode

    There is no monochrome support in the video mode, but B&W filter is available for all video modes. Also, video mode has few other filters like vivid, vintage, etc.

    Images from Monochrome lens

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    No edits

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    Edited in Lightroom

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    Shot with P3 Monochrome filter

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    Shot on 48MP main camera and edited in BW tones.

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    Shot on 8MP Telephoto camera and edited in BW tones.

    Conclusion

    The monochrome lens performs very well. As you can see in the above pictures, the monochrome camera has delivered sharp and detailed images.

    Apart from the dedicated monochrome lens, shooting with the other monochrome filters is fun. P3 is one of my favorite monochrome filters.


    Basic tips for Monochrome Photography
    1. Watch out for leading lines, shapes, and texture
    2. Better framing
    3. Look for contrast
    Monochrome Pictures has its audience, as it's more appealing than regular color pictures. As we use only tonal contrast to represent a subject, it makes images more dramatic.

    I hope my review and images will help you to understand the monochrome lens on the OnePlus 9 Pro. If any queries about monochrome or any other camera feature, please feel free to ask.

    With this 9th part of my camera review of the 9th series, I have finished all camera lenses with stunning pictures and helpful photography tips. Still, if anyone wants to know more about any other camera features on the OnePlus 9 Pro, drop your comment.

    Thank You!
     
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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Jul 2, 2021

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    PART 10: ONEPLUS 9 PRO CAMERA REVIEW

    INTO THE WILD: JUNGLE ADVENTURES WITH THE ONEPLUS 9 PRO


    Hello Everyone,

    I hope you all are safe and fine.
    Last week I went to Chandoli National Park, which is in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. In the last two decades, Western ghats or Sahyadri Mountain ranges are started getting recognized and visited by millions. Monsoon rains turn western ghats into a magical wonderland bringing every inch of it alive.


    All photos are edited with Adobe Lightroom.


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    Ukhalu waterfalls, Chandoli nation park, Maharashtra - with 3.3x Telephoto

    It was my first monsoon trek in 2021. So I was very excited to capture the monsoon in western ghats with my OnePlus 9 Pro. Monsoon is always the best time to travel in the western ghats as it turns mountains into lush green and everything looks so vibrant.

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    With Ultra wise lens

    Chandoli national park is a world heritage site and home to various wild animals like Tigers, Bison, Deer, Leopard cats, Panthers, Sloth bears, Barking deer, Mouse deer. And there are also around 123 species of birds in the forest. Unfortunately, the forest department does not allow tourists to camp or travel inside the core zone of the national park. So we decided to explore the Ukhalu waterfalls and the non-core zone areas of the park.

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    Monsoon pictures are incomplete without the multi-colored umbrella. While shooting minimal or travel pictures in monsoon season, this is the best idea to shoot some beautiful pictures with this umbrella.

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    As you can see in the above pictures, water streams and splashes look soothing through the OnePlus 9 Pro's lens. Due to heavy wind and water streams, water was sprinkling everywhere. In these conditions, the phone got wet multiple times. But thanks to the IP68 rating, as it's safe to use around water, and it can survive splashes.

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    I used the OnePlus 9 Pro for almost 2Hrs at the waterfall. The phone got wet by moisture and splashes, but no moisture fog was observed in the camera lens.

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    Capturing a thousand shades of the jungle with details and highlights is a difficult task. But as you can see in the above picture, the OnePlus 9 Pro did a great job with the details, colors, and highlights. The OnePlus 9 Pro has always surprised me with the results in different weather and lighting conditions.

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    If you're someone who loves to capture with a smartphone, drop everything and get a OnePlus 9 Pro right away! As a mobile and travel photographer, I think the OnePlus 9 Pro became a perfect partner in my every journey in the last three months.

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    Sharing, few more pictures from this Jungle safari. In this trek of the waterfall and few more sites, I experienced the wild and calm parts of nature. The OnePlus 9 Pro helped me to capture the essence of the jungle. No doubt, you guys will be experiencing the same after seeing these pictures.

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    There are a lot of pictures to share, but I posted these few best from the journey. I hope you guys liked these pictures. Also, I will keep posting new pictures on this thread.

    It's been three months with the OnePlus 9 Pro, and I have clicked more than 8000 pictures on this phone. And my only conclusion is " This is the best smartphone camera I've ever used"

    I believe I have shared my honest camera review with good images and some useful mobile photography tips. Also, I am grateful to the community and staff members for this opportunity.


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    Now, the community became a part of my daily life, checking daily photography threads, sharing my best pictures, learning from others, etc. Also, I won the last month's landscape photography contest. So overall, it's a great start at community, and happy to be a part of the community.

    Thank You,
    Chetan - rasta_firsta

    Never Settle




     
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    Pulak Pandey , Apr 12, 2021 :
    Hi Chetan!!
    I am a big fan of your photography. The way you capture pics it's astounding. I found the link of this post from social media.
    Its a Nice review of Nice smartphone. I can see the awesome creativity level in the pictures used in the review.

    I think pictures can be used by OnePlus team for the promotion too.

    By the way Kudos to you for your in-depth reviewing skill and photography too which can’t be left without talking.
     
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    rasta_firasta , via OnePlus 9 Pro , Apr 12, 2021 :
    Thank you Pulak bhai ❤️🙏
     

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    dom_k , Apr 12, 2021 :
    Really nice piece of work! Looking forward to see your pictures taken on the 9 Pro! :)
     

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  24. rasta_firasta
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 12, 2021


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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 12, 2021


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    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Apr 12, 2021


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  28. meatandy
    Oreo Apr 12, 2021

    meatandy , Apr 12, 2021 :
    Is it me or does the camera bump cover look to have a touch of a blueish tint , Also do you find that the camera bump adds to or detracts from the aesthetics of the phone's back ?

    Thanks for your review.
     

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