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  1. lawguyman's Avatar
    Like many people, I have had trouble keeping things in focus with the Passport Camera. Then I did some digging. I believe that the Passport's autofocus mode is "Continuous." See here.

    Sony Global - Digital Imaging - Basic knowledge

    Reading that in Continuous mode, the shutter button needs to be held down in order to focus properly, I tried that on Passport. Guess what? Holding the shutter button down keeps the image in focus! Just let go of the shutter button to snap a pic. Slide you finger off the button if you don't want to take a pic.

    This solves the issue of the focus darting around non-stop. I have not taken many pictures using it so far so I don't know how dramatic the change will be but I THINK, this solves most of the issues.

    Post if this works for you (or if it doesn't).

    Assuming this is the way the camera is supposed to work, it is crazy that Blackberry never explains it anywhere.
    05-31-15 07:26 AM
  2. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    Great! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 07:29 AM
  3. siung6's Avatar
    Learn new thing today. Good find

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    05-31-15 07:36 AM
  4. CrackberryQ's Avatar
    Well done!!!!

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 07:36 AM
  5. lawguyman's Avatar
    Try it before thanking me!

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 07:38 AM
  6. ichi_ronin's Avatar
    Awesome, this worked, thx.
    But only on the on screen shutter?
    Doesn't work for physical volume or space bar.

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 08:04 AM
  7. lawguyman's Avatar
    Awesome, this worked, thx.
    But only on the on screen shutter?
    Doesn't work for physical volume or space bar.

    Posted via CB10
    It seems so.

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 08:13 AM
  8. JMDBERRY's Avatar
    Damn! As a photographer,...this makes perfect sense! Excellent find,...as I was wondering why such a premium phone produce blurry images! Sweet find!

    Edit 1: Tested! Passed every time!!!

    Edit 2: Thank you!

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 08:23 AM
  9. t her's Avatar
    Wow this fixes everything For Me!

    Thank you

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 08:37 AM
  10. danp2000's Avatar
    Unbelievable that BlackBerry hasn't come forward with this.

    My belief is this...

    BlackBerry is a Phone Company that doesn't know how to market their products.

    Apple is a Marketing Company that sells Phones.

    Before you flame me I do everything I can not to buy anything Apple.

    T-Mobile  вιaсĸвεггч Passport Autoloaded Sachesi upgraded to
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    05-31-15 09:05 AM
  11. lawguyman's Avatar
    I have taken quite a few pics. The blur is gone!

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 09:50 AM
  12. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    Never thought of doing this but should have. That's how a DSLR works so it's funny I didn't try it before; great find lawguyman.
    05-31-15 10:12 AM
  13. newfie1974's Avatar
    After all this time i'm still learning new things with BB10. Thanks for the tip.
    05-31-15 10:18 AM
  14. Kitebrdr's Avatar
    So simple, awesome tip!
    Love the CB

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 10:22 AM
  15. RWB3325's Avatar

    Find a metal that you deem appropriate. Write it up. And myself and may others will sign it.

    Well done Sir. Well do.

    05-31-15 10:24 AM
  16. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Wow great find. Thank you.
    05-31-15 10:49 AM
  17. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    You learn something new everyday.
    05-31-15 11:05 AM
  18. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. I'm now wondering if that's why when you hold the shutter down, and release you see a padlock icon...
    05-31-15 11:09 AM
  19. lawguyman's Avatar
    The problem all along was not focusing. It focuses fine. The problem is the controls are not intuitive for a point and click camera.

    The initial press on the shutter initiates a focus. Letting go of the button snaps the picture. Everyone's pics were snapped mid focus because everyone assumes that just pressing the shutter takes the pic - but it doesn't.

    This is fine to do it this way but if there is no explanation, you will never take a good pic!

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 11:16 AM
  20. conite's Avatar
    Great find! This works on all devices!

    05-31-15 11:18 AM
  21. EmaliMcrtny's Avatar
    Thank you for the find. Works for me!!

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 11:18 AM
  22. bb8900edit's Avatar
    Tested on my passport, my wife's q10 and my Z10 and it works on all 4. Great find, thank you.

    From my Jamaican Passport.
    05-31-15 12:21 PM
  23. OfficerRandall's Avatar
    Time to try this out. Thank you for posting!
    05-31-15 12:41 PM
  24. Malazm's Avatar
    Works. Thanks.

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 12:51 PM
  25. Wasielah Dollie's Avatar
    Thank you, it works.

    Posted via CB10
    05-31-15 01:05 PM
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