1. mamutarka's Avatar
    Hello,

    When I took photos in dark, flash maybe lasts too long, or it isn't, thats why I opened this thread.

    I recorded it and you can see on this link, is it normal or not?

    02-01-2014 10:11 PM
  2. serglb's Avatar
    Focus the camera then take the photo and it'll be near instant.


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    02-01-2014 10:12 PM
  3. mamutarka's Avatar
    Focus the camera then take the photo and it'll be near instant.


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    But is it normal to last that long without focusing?

    (Focusing is putting your finger until you see AF/AE Lock?)
    02-01-2014 10:17 PM
  4. serglb's Avatar
    No focusing is just tapping the screen - you'll see the square blink twice AF/AE lock is like for micro pictures and stuff. It is normal to last that long because it's using both flashes to get the right temperature to get the colors right.


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    02-01-2014 10:19 PM
  5. mamutarka's Avatar
    This focusing thing really works. I tapped screen and it took fast photo. Thanks for the tip and answers ^^
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    02-01-2014 10:23 PM
  6. avmsam's Avatar
    the 5S has those different coloured dual led flashes on the back, i think Apple calls it "true tone flash". in most other phones when you hear dual led flash it means that it's brighter but Apple went a different direction in aiming for more accurate rather than brighter. so what it's doing is trying to analyze the subject of the picture and produce a specific flash "colour/tone" that will give the best picture instead of washing out or reflecting. so the phone turns on the flash, analyzes then the real flash with proper tone kicks in and it takes the pic. so i'm guessing that the reason that it helps if you focus before you take pic is because then it already knows what type of flash to produce since you've told it what you want to focus on.

    hope that helps. if i haven't explained it well, just google "true tone flash 5s" and i'm sure there's articles that do a better job than me.
    serglb likes this.
    02-01-2014 10:41 PM
  7. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Mine also does this and nothing seems to work. Not even focusing.


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    02-01-2014 11:58 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The flash is waiting for the light output and focus to balance properly before taking the actual picture (and intensifying the flash's light output to get even more immersing). It sits there when the focus is fluctuating or trying to distinguish an objects depth...if you use the option for fixed focus, the flash should be more instantaneous.
    02-02-2014 12:02 AM
  9. serglb's Avatar
    This focusing thing really works. I tapped screen and it took fast photo. Thanks for the tip and answers ^^
    You're welcome


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    02-02-2014 03:19 AM
  10. serglb's Avatar
    Mine also does this and nothing seems to work. Not even focusing.


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    Even tried a home button+power button restart?


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    02-02-2014 03:19 AM
  11. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Even tried a home button+power button restart?


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    Yeah, it's still off though but it's not enough to complain. My friends are pretty much use to the delay now.


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    02-02-2014 09:39 AM

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