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    Default So if the laser stops working , LG G3 camera useless?

    Just wondering if the laser would to stop working would that mean the camera would be useless?

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    That's an interesting and slightly worrying thought.

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    That's an interesting and slightly worrying thought.

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    Yea i mean does it still focus or what.
    Or is the laser just an assistant?
    Some one smart plz answer.

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    Yes a smart answer would be welcome but it's just occurred to me that LG may add a manual focus ability in a future update, or a third-party app may become available.

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    I know the laser works with third party camera apps. I tried a few just to see. Hmm.

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    This looks as if it's there to assist:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinio...ra-focus-works

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    Quote Originally Posted by streetkilln View Post
    I know the laser works with third party camera apps. I tried a few just to see. Hmm.

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    Okay, I meant if the laser failed, manual focussing could be used if that becomes possible...better than nothing.

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    I just tried covering the laser with a finger and it seemed to focus okay.

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    ...Hey, where's my finger gone?

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    Scroll down on this information topic to number 5 in the last sentence in parentheses: 10 more things you need to know about the new LG G3 | Android Central

    OR IF YOU'RE TOO LAZY:
    "(Though if the laser-based setup fails for whatever reason, the camera can fall back on a standard contrast detection method.)"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTruth5442 View Post
    Scroll down on this information topic to number 5 in the last sentence in parentheses: 10 more things you need to know about the new LG G3 | Android Central

    OR IF YOU'RE TOO LAZY:
    "(Though if the laser-based setup fails for whatever reason, the camera can fall back on a standard contrast detection method.)"
    Well that's good to know. Thank you.

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    But if your camera fails, your laser focus will be useless.
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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    But if your camera fails, your laser focus will be useless.
    Turn it into a laser pointer xD

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    Can you actually see the laser? I've not tried...Just curious now to know if it even is working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreynothing43 View Post
    Can you actually see the laser? I've not tried...Just curious now to know if it even is working.
    I believe it's infra-red. But even so I wonder whether it might just be visible in fog.

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , LG G3 camera useless?

    I remember seeing somewhere online that someone was able to see the laser using some kind of filter. I wonder if the laser can be used as a measuring device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by belodion View Post
    I believe it's infra-red. But even so I wonder whether it might just be visible in fog.

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    You cannot see it with the naked eye. A webcam or any other video camera can pick it up using a filter, though.
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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , camera useless?

    Interesting. I don't think the camera would stop completely. I think it would just take longer to focus than it would with the laser.

    It's kind of like on a camera. It shoots our a red infrared light to help focus. Without that, it would constantly try and focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xocomaox View Post
    You cannot see it with the naked eye. A webcam or any other video camera can pick it up using a filter, though.
    In the days of film photography, they said that if you looked directly at an infra-red flash, you could just see a red glow.
    But yes with fog, I suppose if anything the water particles would cause a loss of energy and convert the light to an even lower frequency.

    Unofficial Android Forums Health Warning: Don't look into your infra-red focussing aid to see if you can see the beam of pretty light. Also, if there's fog, don't go outdoors, you mighty get a nasty chest infection.

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , LG G3 camera useless?

    How far does the laser go? Like if i was to take a picture of a land scape and want to focus on a mountain in a distant will the laser hit it

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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , LG G3 camera useless?

    I don't think its that type of laser. Just like if you try and take a picture of a plain, it won't blind them. It's just for quick focusing.
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    Default Re: So if the laser stops working , LG G3 camera useless?

    I think the IR laser is for close subjects only. If reflected from a distant subject, the beam would surely be so scattered that the device would just register a null result, and assume a distant focus setting.
    Because IR, it would be invisible and therefore harmless to pilots of aircraft.

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    (I knew of an old guy who said he was in the Air Force when Pontius was a Pilate.)

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