1. Aafsut's Avatar
    I want to capture small objects like small flowers, bees, insects and pests but cant get the Samsung Galaxy S5 to focus on anything close. My S3 had a button for Macro Photography. I don't see this option and when I tap to focus, it tries but it acts like it's too close and fails. It looks like it will focus on the close object for like a second, then it zooms back out.
    I have tried to turn off auto focus and stabilization but the result is same.
    What should i do now to fix it?
    Or maybe any third party app can do it?
    03-23-2015 02:46 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    You can focus closer by holding a magnifying lens in front of the phone's camera lens. Because the camera lens has a wide angle of view the magnifier will need to be of quite large diameter. It will also need to be an achromatic doublet, to stand any chance of good-quality results. It will probably work best if of concavo-convex shape. An old binocular front lens might do, though not the right shape. You will probably have to crop the picture anyway, so any fall-off of quality towards the corners of the image won't really matter.
    Anyway, that's one way of doing it.

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    03-23-2015 05:41 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! See if this helps: How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 Macro Focus Problem – TechnoBezz
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    03-23-2015 06:34 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    ^^^I didn't know about that feature (and don't have an S5). That's a much better solution!😊
    But I sometimes use the lens method with my Lumia 1020 which cannot focus very close.

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    03-24-2015 06:31 AM
  5. Shawn kaller's Avatar
    If you want to close shot.there is a Selective focus option disable it and capture the close shot.
    09-09-2015 08:47 AM
  6. dkelly701's Avatar
    There is a widget available called "Magnifier." Place it on one of your home screens and launch it. It will make you phone a magnifier that is zoomable. You can also take a picture while in this mode by pressing the "Capture" button. It actually works well.


    After I posted, I noticed the thread was 6 months old. Sorry.
    09-09-2015 05:31 PM

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