1. mrsean2k's Avatar
    Passport SE 10.3.2.2474

    Has a lot of trouble focusing for closeups. On every occasion, with the passport held rock steady, and with a large subject to focus on, the autofocus searches straight through the sharpest position and settles on a blurred shot.

    Is this a known issue - do other SE users see the same behaviour?
    12-29-15 05:43 PM
  2. Daanisawesome's Avatar
    Passport SE 10.3.2.2474

    Has a lot of trouble focusing for closeups. On every occasion, with the passport held rock steady, and with a large subject to focus on, the autofocus searches straight through the sharpest position and settles on a blurred shot.

    Is this a known issue - do other SE users see the same behaviour?
    I would recommend getting the camera++ app it allows manual and Macro options. It'll help a lot with photography.


    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webst...ntent/59348437
    12-29-15 05:50 PM
  3. TinusTK's Avatar
    i was wondering would you guys use a different camera app over the stock one? and if so which one
    12-29-15 07:52 PM
  4. pboud_01's Avatar
    Silly question. Are you zooming in fully to engage the native camera's macro functionality ?

    P.

    Swiped on my fantabulous BlackBerry Passport, a beast among sheep.
    01-01-16 02:10 AM
  5. mrsean2k's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions; I'd assumed that the results of auto-focus happened below the level of app control, but I'll try alternatives anyway.

    Certainly not a stupid question to ask about zoom, but I usually avoid digital zoom as it's the same as taking a normal image and cropping and resizing afterwards. But it might help me pin down at what point autofocus starts giving reliable results.

    Ta!
    01-01-16 03:32 AM
  6. cathulu15's Avatar
    Camera++ for reliable macro photos and manual focus. I find I am starting to use Camera++ more often. It really helps for Macros up close.

     Passport SE 
    01-01-16 12:03 PM
  7. pboud_01's Avatar
    It absolutely is, but in the case of close photography, it also engages the macro focus mode in the BlackBerry camera. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.



    P.

    Swiped on my fantabulous BlackBerry Passport, a beast among sheep.
    Kosmann likes this.
    01-01-16 12:07 PM
  8. anon(8050899)'s Avatar
    Sometimes a simple trick helps: tap the screen on a spot close to the one you want to get focussed. And miracle! By focussing the neighbourhood the camera clears also the desired spot. This happened to me several times particularly when trying to focus a Christmas tree with many lights. A camera fault? Maybe, but I've learnt during my life that it is essential to show machines who is the slave and who the master!

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    01-01-16 03:21 PM

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