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  1. isabel95's Avatar
    Yeah...I'm wondering about that too. Mine's at a constant f/2.2.
    01-27-2015 06:15 AM
  2. bertsirkin's Avatar
    Yeah...I'm wondering about that too. Mine's at a constant f/2.2.
    A variable aperture makes no sense on a camera phone. With a tiny sensor, the lens focal length is very short. The focal length of the Note 4 lens is only 4.8 mm (35mm equivalent: 31mm), thus, almost everything in most scenes will appear to be in focus. Stopping the lens down to something smaller than f2.2 wouldn't accomplish much in terms of depth-of-field, but would require a slower shutter speed - and slow shutter speeds are the cause of most bad images on consumer cameras.

    So, it makes sense to have a fixed aperture.
    01-27-2015 07:56 AM
  3. CNTSTPDRMN's Avatar
    The note 4 can take some amazing pix... Took this cat pic... I always hold my breath when taking photos to minimize shake.

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    01-27-2015 08:13 AM
  4. ChemMan's Avatar
    bertsirkin, have you used or know anyone that uses a telephoto or wide angle lens attachment for their Note 4? I have shot through the eye piece of my f10 2000mm SCT using a 18mm wide field eyepiece with quite good results. At just over 110X magnification, terrestrial observing is a bit challenging. I could probably use a .67 focal reducer and field flattener to get down to just over 50X but would like to use a adapted zoom lens from one of my SLRs instead. I have also shot using the Note 4 through some of my stereo microscope eyepieces but image crop down to about 30% is typical. It is a bit off topic, but thought I would ask you about it.

    You are right that really does not make any sense to put a variable aperture in a 4.8mm lens.
    01-27-2015 08:52 AM
  5. beh's Avatar
    So after scanning through a pretty good selection of Note 4 pictures f2.2 rear camera and f1.9 front camera is all there was. The camera appears to only change ISO and shutter speed for correct exposure. Aperture does not seem to be adjustable.

    Where did you get f4.5?
    I appreciate you correcting me. In fact the Note 4 camera does have an aperture of f2.2 as you correctly pointed out. I confused the Note 4 camera aperture with the aperture of a pocket Nikon camera I also use often for close-up photos of fishing flies I tie.
    01-27-2015 03:07 PM
  6. yeatzee's Avatar


    I can't believe how good the note 4's camera is... It's macro shots are just as impressive as its landscapes.
    01-27-2015 03:12 PM
  7. beh's Avatar
    http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/...pswqslpqqh.jpg

    I can't believe how good the note 4's camera is... It's macro shots are just as impressive as its landscapes.
    I agree. Here is a handheld shot with no photo editing other than cropping.
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    01-27-2015 03:20 PM
  8. sel1965's Avatar
    I'm simply amazed at this camera and pictures I have been getting. I came from the an iphone 6 by the way. Not the plus. So far the note 4 has surpassed all my expectations.
    01-27-2015 03:25 PM
  9. GregMargie's Avatar
    I think we all intimidated the OP, as he/she hasn't chimed in since originally posting! I think the title of this post should be changed to "Close up pictures are Awesome"
    sel1965 and jayk82 like this.
    01-27-2015 03:37 PM
  10. sparksd's Avatar
    I think we all intimidated the OP, as he/she hasn't chimed in since originally posting! I think the title of this post should be changed to "Close up pictures are Awesome"
    The question is, what did the OP mean by "very close focusing"? How close is his close?
    01-27-2015 04:22 PM
  11. ChemMan's Avatar
    I appreciate you correcting me. In fact the Note 4 camera does have an aperture of f2.2 as you correctly pointed out. I confused the Note 4 camera aperture with the aperture of a pocket Nikon camera I also use often for close-up photos of fishing flies I tie.
    I used to tie flies when I was younger. Now that I live on the lower Blue River in Colorado I should take it back up. Seems like I am to busy chasing Lake Trout to go down stream and chase the Rainbows.
    01-27-2015 05:01 PM
  12. Rmbrown1964's Avatar
    This is my close up from about 6 inches away

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    01-27-2015 05:48 PM
  13. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I think mine turn out pretty good, even in dim lighting.

    http://i.imgur.com/QeABjmG.jpg
    Oh the pics turn out great!!!! Just a little slow to focus.
    By the way you made my mouth water with that pic.
    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    pantlesspenguin and huntnyc like this.
    01-28-2015 05:31 AM
  14. LaTuFu's Avatar
    OP please post some examples of what you consider bad close up photos.

    My experience with the Note 4 is that it takes outstanding close up pictures. Especially when you take the time to set the shot up properly.

    Low light motion shots without flash are about the only area where the camera struggles.
    01-28-2015 08:26 AM
  15. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    Oh the pics turn out great!!!! Just a little slow to focus.
    By the way you made my mouth water with that pic.
    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    I know what you mean about slow to focus. Sometimes I'll be watching TV in my living room and the only light in the room is coming from the TV and a small lamp across the room. If I'm trying to take a pic of my cat, for example, and the picture on my TV keeps going from light to dark, my camera will refocus like crazy.

    I also need to try downloading that sports mode for taking pics of my little nephew. He's always moving around!
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    01-28-2015 01:10 PM
  16. buenos's Avatar
    Seems to work great for me too!
    dinner the other nite:
    Close-up pictures suck?-20150123_175310.jpg
    01-28-2015 04:29 PM
  17. JiggyJam's Avatar
    I had a Samsung S4 and the close-up pictures were great. Now have the Note 4 and there seems to be a problem with the focus on close shots. Very disappointed with the Note 4 camera.
    04-18-2016 02:26 AM
  18. nahoku's Avatar
    I had a Samsung S4 and the close-up pictures were great. Now have the Note 4 and there seems to be a problem with the focus on close shots. Very disappointed with the Note 4 camera.
    Post a sample picture so people can see what you're talking about.
    04-18-2016 06:30 AM
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