1. toasterthegamer's Avatar
    I turned on the macro focus, and I am attempting to take a picture of my finger, pen, etc while there is stuff in the background. So far in all my attempts it starts to focus good and then right before it takes the picture it focuses on the background. I'm using the hold and tap method to focus and take the picture with the button it just focuses the background.

    Any ideas on how I can take a close up shot of something while there is stuff in the background still?
    04-23-2012 12:35 PM
  2. ninjaap's Avatar
    Use the hardware button and snap it at the best possible picture before it loses focus. I haven't tried it with my Lumia yet, but this is what I used to do with my Samsung Focus when snapping closeups of documents.
    04-23-2012 12:41 PM
  3. moc426's Avatar
    I found the focus to completely miss for close ups. It scans through and you see the focus good but it keeps going past it and focuses on something in the background.
    04-23-2012 12:46 PM
  4. teski's Avatar
    Tap to focus is really useful.
    04-23-2012 01:12 PM
  5. TMavC5's Avatar
    I turned on the macro focus, and I am attempting to take a picture of my finger, pen, etc while there is stuff in the background. So far in all my attempts it starts to focus good and then right before it takes the picture it focuses on the background. I'm using the hold and tap method to focus and take the picture with the button it just focuses the background.

    Any ideas on how I can take a close up shot of something while there is stuff in the background still?
    Tab the screen to take picture. I find this easier and better focus as the lense focus on the object you tab on.
    04-23-2012 01:26 PM
  6. CDG's Avatar
    Tapping the point to focus, works the best for me.

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    04-23-2012 01:30 PM
  7. HeyCori's Avatar
    Sometimes I tap and hold on my Titan.
    04-23-2012 01:38 PM
  8. toasterthegamer's Avatar
    I tried tapping and tap + hold, but neither work. It focus's really nicely and then right before it takes the pic it just focuses in on the background. :(
    04-23-2012 01:52 PM
  9. chrise2's Avatar
    Turn on macro mode for close ups. Also, when things are blurry, its usually time to stop drinking!
    04-23-2012 02:15 PM
  10. mcheiron's Avatar
    There are two settings that help with Macro photography:

    1. Scenes: Macro
    2. Focus Mode: Macro

    Both have to be on Macro.

    I can tap or hold and press the button and get nice photos every time. The minimum distance for me is a little less than 2 inch/5 cm. If I am too close, the camera seems to focus and then defocuses again before taking the photo. Are you maybe too close to the object?

    In general, the camera is pretty good if you do change the settings manually. In auto mode I have very mixed results.
    04-23-2012 03:46 PM
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