Samsung galaxy s4 camera not getting good close ups of my ring :(

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

This is about as close as I can get on my phone without getting blurry. After a software update, my phone won’t focus on close up objects anymore. It’s annoying. All of the older phones I have had took excellent up close pictures and horrible far away pictures…now it is the opposite with this phone!

I don’t have any tips besides holding very still and tapping the screen to auto-focus. Maybe download an outside camera app? I haven’t personally tried it because I haven’t needed to so far but that might help you.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you have the macro setting turned on?

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Baybeejulia:  I haven’t seen a macro on the standard phone app. I would love to know if there is one too!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My S3 has one: in the camera app, under settings/focus mode.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This is the only issue I have with this phone & I was just complaining about it yesterday to my fiancé.  It sucks! I don’t understand what is meant by downloading an outside camera app or a macro setting?  This is supposed to have an amazing camera…why can’t we take good up close photos?  I’m so bummed!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Thank you. I just got this phone for Christmas so I’m still learning a lot of the new things. I had my old phone for like 3-4 years, so it’s been awhile since I’ve had a new phone.  I was under the iimpression that this camera was the bomb.com but I guess I was wrong 🙁 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Baybeejulia:  Oh nice pics!  I’m going to have to try that app.  I have an LG Optimus and I can’t get close pics without the ring becoming blurry.

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