- 12-16-2012, 05:19 AM #1
Hi guys. Does anyone know if there's a setting on this camera to have everything in the shot in focus, i.e. things both near and far?
When I use the physical camera button, it focuses solely on the centre. When I use the touch screen, I have to choose a specific area to be in focus.
Thanks in advance.
12-16-2012, 06:23 AM #3
- 16 Posts
When focussing with the hardware button, you can press it half way down to focus somewhere, then (while holding the button) move the phone to choose the area you want to have in the picture and then press the button the whole way down to take the picture.
But with an f/2.0 lens you will have a visible depth of field ( Depth of field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ), there's nothing anyone can do about that, it's just physics ;-)
12-16-2012, 06:29 AM #4
- 382 Posts
So, to summarize, you can not focus both far and near. This isn't anything against the camera in the 920, its simple physics.
- 12-16-2012, 08:36 AM #6
I take hundreds of photo's every month with my Lumia 920 and on the most part it works well but finding it would be better sometimes to manually focus. On shiny objects in low light the auto focus sucks as it attempts to grab light from the reflections. In dim light the flash will washout the image as I think the flash would be better set to a slower flash but there is no option for it... With focusing in on people or a group of things it's best to have natural light as it will not put a glare in your image as I have found the auto focus caches incandescent light cause the photo to come out blurry but I think it's because some of the lights we have at work have no covers to defuse the light... Anyways my point is the lighting wherever you take the shot will ruin your focus if is not pure or soft... I do not think it is the Lumia 920 it's just best to try to take photos either in natural light or near lighting that has shades or something to defuse it... Another thing is to have the natural light behind you... This all helps with focus... One last thing that I see maybe not by you but it's a serious common issue with people and I see it with just about any camera phone pic is many people don't consider to keep a tiny microfiber cloth with them to wipe what I call smooge from their phones camera lens! That will seriously effect your snap shots! Greasy oily finger prints on your lens will cause your photos to look blurry... The other painful option is to take many shots at different angles...
Last edited by CoZmicShReddeR; 12-16-2012 at 08:48 AM.
- 12-16-2012, 11:10 AM #7
12-17-2012, 07:41 AM #10
- 473 Posts
The 920's camera has a fixed aperture of f2.0. Great for low light shots but sucks on Depth of Field. It's just shallow and without a variable aperture, it is what it is.
Light field cameras are neat but I'm not sure if you can size it down small enough to fit in a smartphone though... would be neat but not sure very possible.George Ponder
Reviews Editor - Windows Phone Central
12-17-2012, 07:49 AM #11
- 81 Posts
I'm not sure I understand why you would want to do this. I find photos look like cheap point and shoot photos when everything in the image is in focus. When you move to a real camera you gain the ability to focus on a specific plane and focus on a specific detail in a shot like with portraits or macro shots. This is my favourite feature of the Lumia 920.
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