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  1. fee dee cat's Avatar
    HELP....I'm not tech savvy but I've had note series since 4. The Note 20 ultra is the first one I'm having problems taking pictures up close like a pic on my tablet I want to forward. I've attached an example of the edges blurring and I don't know how to fix..thx
    Attached Thumbnails Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-1975.jpg  
    08-31-2020 06:11 PM
  2. o4liberty's Avatar
    I have the note 20 not ultra and close ups are no problem. I see only ultra owners complaining about this. I would call samsung and see what they say.
    08-31-2020 06:18 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Back up from the subject a little
    08-31-2020 06:20 PM
  4. fee dee cat's Avatar
    I will try and do that...backing up. but ive noticed it even in stores trying to take pictures of tags. And I'm the type that doesn't play with the settings at all, so its nothing I've done.
    08-31-2020 07:45 PM
  5. fee dee cat's Avatar
    Back up from the subject a little
    Ok mustang7757....check this out. This is a pic of capturing pulled back. Do you think it looks normal or something else may be going on?
    Attached Thumbnails Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-1976.jpg  
    08-31-2020 08:02 PM
  6. fee dee cat's Avatar
    oh heck..I don't know why pics showed up sideways...
    08-31-2020 08:02 PM
  7. fee dee cat's Avatar
    Back up from the subject a little
    Ok...attachments should be right side up now
    Attached Thumbnails Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-1976.jpg  
    08-31-2020 08:04 PM
  8. fee dee cat's Avatar
    I am also making sure my lens is clear and not foggy.
    08-31-2020 08:05 PM
  9. D.P.G.'s Avatar
    Same issue with my Note 20 Ultra I used 1/2 zoom and it was better but still not acceptable.
    08-31-2020 08:07 PM
  10. fee dee cat's Avatar
    Same issue with my Note 20 Ultra I used 1/2 zoom and it was better but still not acceptable.
    I haven't changed any preset settings. Maybe I should look into changing zoom. But with my note 10 plus.....screen photos were crystal clear. Something seems wrong.
    08-31-2020 08:16 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok...attachments should be right side up now
    Yeah should be clearer
    08-31-2020 08:43 PM
  12. fee dee cat's Avatar
    I was talking with tech support through smart tutor and got hung up on......she texted before smart tutor disconnected and said she would call,back....but no go. she could see the pic problem but I think she didn't want to deal with the issue. im disgusted 45 min...and they hang up on me!
    08-31-2020 09:06 PM
  13. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    The larger image sensor combined with the large F/1.8 aperture creates a depth of field that is more shallow than any other cell phone to date. The camera looks and behaves more like an actual camera than traditional cell phone cameras.

    When you take an image close up that depth of field becomes even more shallow, anything that isn't within that narrow plane of focus becomes blurred naturally. Taking a photo of something flat like your tablet screen the center point of focus is closer to the image sensor than anything towards the edges which is why they look out of focus.

    The regular Note 20 and the S20/S20+ don't use the large image sensor found in the S20U/N20U which allows the depth of field to be greater allowing more to remain in focus when you take a close up image.
    08-31-2020 09:38 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    The larger image sensor combined with the large F/1.8 aperture creates a depth of field that is more shallow than any other cell phone to date. The camera looks and behaves more like an actual camera than traditional cell phone cameras.

    When you take an image close up that depth of field becomes even more shallow, anything that isn't within that narrow plane of focus becomes blurred naturally. Taking a photo of something flat like your tablet screen the center point of focus is closer to the image sensor than anything towards the edges which is why they look out of focus.

    The regular Note 20 and the S20/S20+ don't use the large image sensor found in the S20U/N20U which allows the depth of field to be greater allowing more to remain in focus when you take a close up image.
    Basically got learn the camera
    08-31-2020 10:03 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I have the note 20 not ultra and close ups are no problem. I see only ultra owners complaining about this. I would call samsung and see what they say.
    [IMG=1816x4032]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200831/83a52b5961f0a70834d30f221fd235d8.jpg[/url]
    I'm not sure what the problem is with Ultras but that's not my experience.Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-20200831_221016.jpeg
    08-31-2020 10:11 PM
  16. fee dee cat's Avatar
    The larger image sensor combined with the large F/1.8 aperture creates a depth of field that is more shallow than any other cell phone to date. The camera looks and behaves more like an actual camera than traditional cell phone cameras.

    When you take an image close up that depth of field becomes even more shallow, anything that isn't within that narrow plane of focus becomes blurred naturally. Taking a photo of something flat like your tablet screen the center point of focus is closer to the image sensor than anything towards the edges which is why they look out of focus.

    The regular Note 20 and the S20/S20+ don't use the large image sensor found in the S20U/N20U which allows the depth of field to be greater allowing more to remain in focus when you take a close up image.
    Wow...I've gotta step up my learning curve but the way you explain it makes sense. I'm used to it just being a cellphone camera...but they are so advanced now....so many other factors to consider. Thanks all. I appreciate all the advice of everyone!
    08-31-2020 10:23 PM
  17. fee dee cat's Avatar
    Basically got learn the camera
    Yeah...tech moving faster than I can adjust. But thanks for your help!!
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    08-31-2020 10:24 PM
  18. fee dee cat's Avatar
    I'm not sure what the problem is with Ultras but that's not my experience.Click image for larger version. 

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    I'll need to really play with the pics to figure this out. It may be something about taking the pics of tablet screen I will need to learn how to do. My remote pics look blurry at top...ughhh. I don't know
    Attached Thumbnails Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-1984.jpg  
    08-31-2020 10:28 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah...tech moving faster than I can adjust. But thanks for your help!!
    I'm learning this camera also , different from what I used before.
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    08-31-2020 10:36 PM
  20. LuckiestLiz's Avatar
    I had the same initial reaction before I realized in most photos it's clear the foreground or background is in focus - that's just different from my prior phone, not faulty or bad. (The natural bokeh is quite attractive in a lot of photos to me, actually.) I do see what you mean about the macro type point and shoot though, the narrow focus explained above. I also tried with my hand and I can see how something like that is frustrating as it kept blurring the outer finger or two vs my other phone.

    I've read several comments and posts about this basically say the same thing - the cameras are better, but different to what most of us have grown accustomed to in a cell phone. I am learning how to adjust my point and shoot [lack of] skill to work with it, like learning to rely on the better zoom the N20U offers. (I just used 10x to get clear words on paper further away vs using 1x close up - just new habits needed.)

    I figured I'd run with the remote examples, and yes I'll clean the dang thing after seeing it like this.

    (Cropped to match looking at the same area knowing these will degrade anyway when uploaded here.)
    Attachment 1 N10+ held close
    Attachment 2 N20U held close
    Attachment 3 N20U pulled back a little (still 1x)
    Attachment 4 N20U using the 2x zoom from further away
    Attached Thumbnails Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-n10plusremoteclose.jpg   Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-20200831_182021.jpg   Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-20200831_183517.jpg   Why can't I Focus closely on my Note 20 Ultra?-20200831_183602.jpg  
    08-31-2020 11:00 PM
  21. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I had the same initial reaction before I realized in most photos it's clear the foreground or background is in focus - that's just different from my prior phone, not faulty or bad. (The natural bokeh is quite attractive in a lot of photos to me, actually.) I do see what you mean about the macro type point and shoot though, the narrow focus explained above. I also tried with my hand and I can see how something like that is frustrating as it kept blurring the outer finger or two vs my other phone.

    I've read several comments and posts about this basically say the same thing - the cameras are better, but different to what most of us have grown accustomed to in a cell phone. I am learning how to adjust my point and shoot [lack of] skill to work with it, like learning to rely on the better zoom the N20U offers. (I just used 10x to get clear words on paper further away vs using 1x close up - just new habits needed.)

    I figured I'd run with the remote examples, and yes I'll clean the dang thing after seeing it like this.

    (Cropped to match looking at the same area knowing these will degrade anyway when uploaded here.)
    Attachment 1 N10+ held close
    Attachment 2 N20U held close
    Attachment 3 N20U pulled back a little (still 1x)
    Attachment 4 N20U using the 2x zoom from further away
    The last picture is the best. Deep black, in focus. Yes. This is the best picture followed by the N10+
    08-31-2020 11:04 PM
  22. LuckiestLiz's Avatar
    The last picture is the best. Deep black, in focus. Yes. This is the best picture followed by the N10+
    Agreed, and for truly lazy quickie point and shoot with defaults in pretty bad lighting it shows me the N20U can produce superior photos if I adjust my habits a little bit.

    I find that period after getting new tech is tricky. When I was displeased with a photo, I'd take it with my N10+ and usually find the N10+ was just as bad or worse. I was being extra critical and worrying about any faults in the N20U. To be fair, I've had to exchange a new Samsung phone twice in my life for genuine defects. Never the camera, but it's why I test the heck out of any new phone with a critical eye.
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    08-31-2020 11:13 PM
  23. jamezr's Avatar
    was beginning to think this was the "Show us pictures of your TV remote" thread....
    fee dee cat likes this.
    08-31-2020 11:23 PM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    was beginning to think this was the "Show us pictures of your TV remote" thread....
    Where's your's
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    08-31-2020 11:44 PM
  25. Lecrae116's Avatar
    The larger image sensor combined with the large F/1.8 aperture creates a depth of field that is more shallow than any other cell phone to date. The camera looks and behaves more like an actual camera than traditional cell phone cameras.

    When you take an image close up that depth of field becomes even more shallow, anything that isn't within that narrow plane of focus becomes blurred naturally. Taking a photo of something flat like your tablet screen the center point of focus is closer to the image sensor than anything towards the edges which is why they look out of focus.

    The regular Note 20 and the S20/S20+ don't use the large image sensor found in the S20U/N20U which allows the depth of field to be greater allowing more to remain in focus when you take a close up image.
    So which resolution uses the larger image sensor?
    fee dee cat likes this.
    08-31-2020 11:58 PM
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