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    Default The focus on the back camera on Galaxy S5

    I notice that the auto focus or tap focus are both pretty bad and makes it blurry unless I am more than a feet from the object. Is this a problem for you guys or is it just my phone?
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    Default Re: The focus on the back camera on Galaxy S5

    I have noticed that it has a harder time focusing up close.

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    Default Re: The focus on the back camera on Galaxy S5

    focusing up close is impossible with my s5
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    Same here, gets blurry with auto focus. The closes to a macro shot that I can get is when i zoom in.
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    Default Re: The focus on the back camera on Galaxy S5

    Well there is no mention of this phone having a macro mode (that I've seen) but 3" is, imo, pretty darn good for a phone! This was handheld, on auto, no flash. The picture behind the tv remote is a page from a sale circular. I was focused on the "Select" button on the remote.
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    I thought I'd take an outdoors close up with my S5 to show you that this phone CAN get up close and personal. This was, at the most, a 3" shot. Maybe closer to 2.5". I did have a little harder time focusing than I did with the picture of the tv remote. Might have been the angle. Not sure my Canon SX50 could have done much, if any, better :o
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    Default Re: The focus on the back camera on Galaxy S5

    I just did some really close up shots and discovered it depends on the reflection angle of the surface in relation to the camera.

    I just shot a business card and at a 30 degree angle, it is blurry.

    If the camera is tilted exactly above the card with a 90 degree view, the focus is dead on.
    Verizon Galaxy S5
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    Default Re: The focus on the back camera on Galaxy S5

    Make sure you took the thin, plastic, protective film off of the lens. It took me two weeks to notice it.
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    Default Re: The focus on the back camera on Galaxy S5

    Ah, by reading these forums BEFORE my phone arrived, I knew all about the plastic over the lens
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    Default Re: The focus on the back camera on Galaxy S5

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Fluhr View Post
    Make sure you took the thin, plastic, protective film off of the lens. It took me two weeks to notice it.
    Yes I did peel off the plastic. I'll try more situations to see if there's a way to take better closeup photos. I am just wondering if it is a software problem, hardware problem, or if the phone is just not capable of taking closeups easily. I switched from my iPhone 4S and it had no problem. All I had to do was tap and it'll focus pretty close objects.

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