1. Jared Tysak's Avatar
    Just went from the 4 to 5... one major thing i notice out of the gate is it NEVER can focus on up close material - through the native camera app, or snapchat, etc.

    Does anyone have any experience with this and is there a solution?
    09-15-2014 03:04 PM
  2. jmagid51's Avatar
    I have not had that problem with the native camera app. Haven't used Snapchat.

    Example attached:
    Attached Thumbnails S5 focus up close-1410808707047.jpg  
    09-15-2014 03:18 PM
  3. PsychDoc's Avatar
    I have not had that problem with the native camera app. Haven't used Snapchat.

    Example attached:
    That's a gorgeous photo. Quick question though. How did you get the leaves to be achromatic but left the splashes of color in the background???
    09-15-2014 03:57 PM
  4. jmagid51's Avatar
    Thanks for the comment. I've been playing with the latest version of Photoshop Express free from the Playstore. With 16 MP to play with there is alot of latitude for experimenting.

    Attached is the original, before any editing.
    Attached Thumbnails S5 focus up close-1410811407873.jpg  
    09-15-2014 04:03 PM
  5. jmagid51's Avatar
    Settings for the original shot were:

    HDR on
    Selective Focus on
    09-15-2014 04:09 PM
  6. Jared Tysak's Avatar
    Wow. Great picture. This is what I get... I am so confused.
    Attached Thumbnails S5 focus up close-20140915_161342.jpg  
    09-15-2014 04:17 PM
  7. jmagid51's Avatar
    I think the lense may be a bit loose on your device. Post a shot of something not close by. How long have you had the device?
    09-15-2014 04:22 PM
  8. Thegreatone3's Avatar
    I struggled with this with bar code scanning apps. The last few software updates (I'm on Verizon) seem to have patched this for me.
    09-15-2014 04:27 PM
  9. aatif.bilal's Avatar
    Wow. Great picture. This is what I get... I am so confused.
    If your device unable to focus on object on that you wanted to, just tab on your S5 screen where you want camera to focus it will focus on that object. try it now it will work .. like in this photo tap on that piece of paper. it will make it clear.. try it and post pic
    09-15-2014 04:50 PM
  10. li2327's Avatar
    Wow, I experienced that problem as well. Glad I came across this thread. ☺

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-15-2014 05:01 PM
  11. dlinares90's Avatar
    I have the same issue with focusing. Doesn't work all that well with close ups. A manual focus feature would be awesome!
    09-15-2014 05:28 PM
  12. troshs's Avatar
    Same here. I tried to take a picture of a spider while at work recently, to show off my camera. Apparently I didn't have much to brag about because the camera wouldn't focus very well. Even when I tapped on the area the spider was. Eventually I just gave up. I need a Nikon with a good macro lens or something.

    Boom! From My S5
    09-18-2014 01:39 PM
  13. SmashedPumpkins's Avatar
    I just posted about the same problem not realizing this thread was here. Both my wife and I have the S5 with identical settings. She can scan barcodes with ease while I cannot. There's definitely a defect then...
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post3903890

    EDIT: If it matters I'm still on NCG.
    09-18-2014 05:58 PM
  14. PsychDoc's Avatar
    Here are two quick pics of my pen. In one I focused on the tip, in the other I focused on the end. Both were taken from maybe 2" away. Not bad close up focusing I don't think.
    09-18-2014 06:46 PM
  15. PsychDoc's Avatar
    Here are two pics. One I focused on the tip of the pen, the other on the end of the barrel. Not bad closeup performance I don't think. Stock settings with HDR engaged.S5 focus up close-2014-09-18-18.40.31.jpgS5 focus up close-2014-09-18-18.40.17.jpg
    09-18-2014 06:51 PM
  16. 1Coopgt's Avatar
    Kind of surprised there is no Macro mode .
    09-18-2014 08:26 PM

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