1. ernbrdn's Avatar
    I'm not sure I understand macro focus on my phone. How close can I get to a subject and still have it focus? As it stands now it seems to be 6 to 8 inches and I don't get the detail I am expecting. If I place my phone much closer and try to focus I can see the subject focus the shift out of focus immediately. It just doesn't seem right or is this how it is supposed to work? Is a replacement in order or am I doing it wrong?
    11-01-2011 08:00 AM
  2. Cubanjinx's Avatar
    It really all depends on how small the object is. I haven't really captured anything that small but have tried it just for detailed photos. Here a few showing details in some playing cards.
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    11-01-2011 11:42 AM
  3. ernbrdn's Avatar
    Is there an icon or anything that shows up if your macro focus is working as intended? I still cannot seem to focus on anything that is less than 4 - 6 inches away and the detail is not what I have seen other places.
    11-02-2011 11:36 AM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    It's really all in the pinch to zoom feature...an inch off this penny and you get this...



    ...but zoom into the range of the same size and you get this...



    As you can see, the macro functionality is in the zoom, not in the distance in which the picture is taken physically...i had the phone probably 6 inches away.
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    11-02-2011 12:12 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The damn picture orientation thing is still annoying...you'd think this would have been rectified by now.
    11-02-2011 12:14 PM
  6. GibMcFragger's Avatar
    The damn picture orientation thing is still annoying...you'd think this would have been rectified by now.
    It's wierd. It has been doing it since about beta 4 for me. They even responded with "this is a known issue" when I submitted a bug report ages ago. (assuming we are talking about the same bug).

    My pic and vids show up upside down in Win 7 (when shot using the volume + button facing up).

    If I play them in a video player they are correct, and if I open pics on photoshop or whatever, they show correctly. It's only in windows itself that they show upside down.



    Beamed over the interwebz from my iPhone 4S using Siri.
    11-02-2011 01:50 PM
  7. ernbrdn's Avatar
    WOW!!! Thank you for the simple explanation, I had even went to the Apple Genius Bar and they were unable to explain it to me, just said it was normal. I really wish some of this stuff was covered in the User Guide.

    Thanks again..
    11-02-2011 02:32 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    WOW!!! Thank you for the simple explanation, I had even went to the Apple Genius Bar and they were unable to explain it to me, just said it was normal. I really wish some of this stuff was covered in the User Guide.

    Thanks again..
    Not a problem...I've found that the Apple Genius Bar is good at one thing...replacing faulty/broken equipment. Their knowledge base outside of that is hit or miss, and like you, i went to the genius bar one day with my iPhone 4 wondering why i couldn't take clear "close up" (see: Macro) pictures (i tried to dumb it down tot them because when they hear "macro" they assume you think there's a separate feature for such).

    I got no solution...and then i walked out of the Apple store, went to the food court, ordered a gyro and started messing with the zoom feature and realized that the quality was there...not in the physical placement of the phone during the actual picture taking.
    11-02-2011 05:55 PM
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