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  1. crazyralph90's Avatar
    Very close focusing always seemed to be a problem with Samsung phones, this is no better. Anybody else have this problem?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-25-2015 02:16 AM
  2. plumcrazy's Avatar
    i have to agree but i also never took the time to research what im doing wrong. When i do need a close up, i pull away a bit and sna the pic. it really does take an amazing pic and i realize i dont need to be so close.

    id like to see what others do
    01-25-2015 06:15 AM
  3. Vladabeast's Avatar
    Same story here. Great camera but has trouble focusing on macro pictures.

    Posted via my Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    01-25-2015 06:41 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    It does take a bit of time to focus when it's too close up. I just take the pic without zooming as much and then crop.

    The quality of the shots is just amazing.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    plumcrazy and brad419 like this.
    01-25-2015 07:34 AM
  5. shanghaichica's Avatar
    It does take a bit of time to focus when it's too close up. I just take the pic without zooming as much and then crop.

    The quality of the shots is just amazing.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    I agree. Samsung cameras require some patience but the shots you can get are amazing.

    Here is a close up shot I took with the S5


    posted from my galaxy tab pro 10.1
    Attached Thumbnails Close-up pictures suck?-20140922_145640.jpg  
    01-25-2015 04:52 PM
  6. qbnkelt's Avatar
    My spoiled boy.





    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    01-25-2015 04:54 PM
  7. qbnkelt's Avatar
    I agree. Samsung cameras require some patience but the shots you can get are amazing.

    Here is a close up shot I took with the S5

    posted from my galaxy tab pro 10.1
    Nice!!!!!

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    01-25-2015 04:54 PM
  8. iamtybaby's Avatar
    Trying to barcode scan is an absolute headache...just will not focus

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-25-2015 05:37 PM
  9. brad419's Avatar
    I have no trouble at all with the barcode scan.
    plumcrazy likes this.
    01-25-2015 05:43 PM
  10. muzzy996's Avatar
    Neither do I. Lighting needs to be decent though but not necessarily bright.

    Sent from my SM-P900 using Tapatalk
    01-25-2015 06:58 PM
  11. ChemMan's Avatar
    I never have a problem with barcodes or up close, the Note 4 is great. Up-close needs some assistance focusing by tapping on the screen where you want the camera to focus but the photos are amazing.
    01-25-2015 08:15 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    @ OP - Do you have any examples you could post?
    01-26-2015 12:32 PM
  13. sel1965's Avatar
    I think they come out pretty nice.Attachment 160773
    Attached Thumbnails Close-up pictures suck?-20150126_130519.jpg  
    GregMargie likes this.
    01-26-2015 01:10 PM
  14. GregMargie's Avatar
    I have to disagree as I get great close up shots that seem to focus quickly and amazing detail. I just took this in my office and was extremely close to her face. She is only 4.5 lbs., so small subject to begin with.
    Attached Thumbnails Close-up pictures suck?-chica-1-26-15.jpg  
    sel1965, neonbright and qbnkelt like this.
    01-26-2015 01:36 PM
  15. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Doggy!!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
    GregMargie likes this.
    01-26-2015 03:57 PM
  16. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I think mine turn out pretty good, even in dim lighting.

    01-26-2015 04:38 PM
  17. beh's Avatar
    The only issue I have with macro-photography with my Note 4 is that the camera seems to be locked into a fixed aperture of f4.5. For macro work this means there is practically no depth of field. If the camera could stop down to f16 the depth of field would increase enough to keep more of the desired object in sharp focus front to back. But the quality of the image that is in focus is incredibly sharp.
    01-26-2015 06:04 PM
  18. lagunarad's Avatar
    How do you get into macro mode?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-26-2015 06:08 PM
  19. GregMargie's Avatar
    The only issue I have with macro-photography with my Note 4 is that the camera seems to be locked into a fixed aperture of f4.5. For macro work this means there is practically no depth of field. If the camera could stop down to f16 the depth of field would increase enough to keep more of the desired object in sharp focus front to back. But the quality of the image that is in focus is incredibly sharp.
    Way over my head, boy I wish I understood all that photography tech! I'm really good at point-n-shoot though! LOL!
    anon8380037 likes this.
    01-26-2015 07:20 PM
  20. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    01-26-2015 07:53 PM
  21. Amb312's Avatar

    This guy was about 3 inches from my face when I took this.
    qbnkelt likes this.
    01-26-2015 08:34 PM
  22. bertsirkin's Avatar
    It actually takes very nice closeups - you have to do 3 things:

    1) Be no closer than the closest focusing distance (about 2 1/2 inches)
    2) Hold the camera VERY steady
    3) Press the screen where you want to focus and HOLD your finger there until you take the picture (this locks the focus) - just make sure you don't move the camera while focus is locked, as the depth of field (how much depth of the image is in focus) is VERY small with close-ups (maybe 1/8 of an inch or less).
    Close-up pictures suck?-20150126_231201.jpg
    01-26-2015 10:23 PM
  23. ChemMan'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?
    01-26-2015 10:55 PM
  24. sparksd'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?
    The Nokia N86 had variable aperture a few years ago but later dropped it (I believe). Looks like the Huawei Honor 6 is the only one available now:

    Huawei Honor 6 Plus first camera samples: see the output from the world's first variable aperture cameraphone

    The problem with true variable aperture is that it is mechanical and adds size and complexity. Manufacturers handle the light issue with software but the depth of field limitation remains.
    01-26-2015 11:06 PM
  25. isabel95's Avatar
    Unlike my S3 which had a macro mode, the Note4 doesn't have one - it just focuses close by default. Would like to see less default sharpening.
    Close-up pictures suck?-bee-chrysanthemum.jpg
    huntnyc likes this.
    01-27-2015 06:14 AM
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