1. 40blind40's Avatar
    Seems BlackBerry has stealthily added a very cool ‘Lock Focus’ feature to the native camera app. Long pressing the white focus square will lock the focus for you. Allowing you to move your device around naturally without the camera struggling to refocus against different backgrounds. Great for concerts and even macro shots, I welcome this addition. This feature is already baked into 10.2.0.1767 so fire up your camera and check it out yourself.

    BlackBerry is set to bring a bunch of camera features to BB10 such as Panorama, 60fps video capture, low light, and even Face Focus modes.

    Copied from N4BB post
    Take some pic's and show off this feature.
    Attached Thumbnails Cool lock focus feature On 10.2(Did you know it was there)-lock_focus_n4-620x400.png  
    10-20-13 04:14 PM
  2. howarmat's Avatar
    Hmm i did not notice that, thanks for the tip!
    10-20-13 04:19 PM
  3. anon(4216152)'s Avatar
    That's certainly a useful addition. I'm also curious to the panorama implementation. Thanx

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    10-20-13 04:28 PM
  4. anon(5906760)'s Avatar
    How do you unlock it..? Lol restart the camera?

    EDIT:
    two finger touch unlocks the focus

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 04:34 PM
  5. tickerguy's Avatar
    Yes, that's been there since the first 10.2 leaks, and it's VERY useful, especially in video mode!
    10-20-13 09:56 PM
  6. eldricho's Avatar
    Thanks! Never knew about that one!

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 10:07 PM
  7. Essoo's Avatar
    Nice find

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 10:10 PM
  8. HigherThanMars's Avatar
    Nice, I didn't know that. Will be useful. Looking forward to panoramic shots and slomo would be cool.

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 10:19 PM
  9. FunktasticLucky's Avatar
    Now... what if. they added a manual focus after you locked it. I don't think I have ever seen a phone with a manual focus. You could use the volume up and down to focus and the middle button to take picture. Or just tap the screen like normal.

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    10-20-13 10:25 PM
  10. euphoria_driod's Avatar
    How do you unlock it..? Lol restart the camera?

    EDIT:
    two finger touch unlocks the focus

    Posted via CB10
    just tap on the locked green square sides to unlock.
    no need two figners
    10-20-13 10:45 PM
  11. Uzi's Avatar
    Nice!! Thanks for the heads up

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 10:48 PM
  12. gebco's Avatar
    Actually the 10.1 MR sort of has it too. If you hold down the focus square and move it anywhere off center the square gets smaller and holds the focus. Moving it back to center re-enables continuous auto focus.

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    10-20-13 11:10 PM
  13. meqdadi's Avatar
    Thx for the tip. Very smart touch

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 11:13 PM
  14. stevepar's Avatar
    I'm not sure I follow the need/use for this, I just tried it on my Z30.

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    10-20-13 11:15 PM
  15. gebco's Avatar
    I'm not sure I follow the need/use for this, I just tried it on my Z30.

    Posted via CB10
    It is useful when panning for different shots when the subjects are similar distances away. Very useful for panning during a video to avoid the focus hunting.

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    10-20-13 11:27 PM
  16. xBURK's Avatar
    Strange, I was just reading this before coming here.
    http://n4bb.com/lock-focus-feature-c...ackberry-10-2/

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    10-20-13 11:29 PM
  17. IgotsThis's Avatar
    A picture in a picture whoaa.....

    BBM channels: c00121c99 for some knowledge and c00123fca for some real hip hop
    10-20-13 11:34 PM
  18. eldricho's Avatar
    A picture in a picture whoaa.....

    BBM channels: c00121c99 for some knowledge and c00123fca for some real hip hop
    It's Pictureception..

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 11:37 PM
  19. Uzi's Avatar
    OP said copies from n4bb

    Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 11:38 PM
  20. IgotsThis's Avatar
    It's Pictureception..

    Posted via CB10
    Mind=blown.

    BBM channels: c00121c99 for some knowledge and c00123fca for some real hip hop
    10-20-13 11:39 PM
  21. xBURK's Avatar
    OP said copies from n4bb

    Posted via CB10
    Didn't read other than thread heading. Sorry and Tx

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    10-20-13 11:39 PM
  22. PhillipFrank's Avatar
    Actually the 10.1 MR sort of has it too. If you hold down the focus square and move it anywhere off center the square gets smaller and holds the focus. Moving it back to center re-enables continuous auto focus.

    Posted via CB10
    I just tried it out and it works I just moved the focus square a little bit up so it looked like it was still in the middle and it stays green after it focused

    My Zed 10 wants to Transform into a Zed 30 Posted via CB10
    10-20-13 11:59 PM
  23. m1kr0's Avatar
    I definitely was not aware of this. Thanks for sharing.
    10-21-13 01:18 AM

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