Focus not so fast?

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  1. thomamon macrumors 65816

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    So I noticed the first day or so the focus was fast, when I looked at the screen the focus would just lock pretty darn quickly.

    The other day I dropped my phone when I went to show someone how I keep shutting the phone off when I go to take a picture. (I've since gotten the leather case so the grip is better, lol) But now it seems as if the focus isn't as fast, I notice it goingg in and out of focus as I try to take a picture. Eventually it usually works out, but I am wondering if something is off or is it just the surrounding of the photo I am trying to take.
     
  2. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't focus on your phone it won't focus for you.
     
  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Helpful stuff there Confucius :rolleyes:

    To the OP: I wouldn't expect a drop to affect how fast the focus pixel technology works, since the pixels are embedded in the sensor, but these cameras have infinitely tiny parts so there's always the possibility?

    I'd keep an eye on it for the next week or so and perhaps schedule an appointment with the Apple store to check it out.
     
  4. thomamon thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I may do that and for the battery as well...
     
  5. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    If you have the iPhone 6 (as opposed to the Plus), there is no way that a drop would "break" (or affect in any way) the autofocus.
     
  6. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    You may have damaged something. These are complicated, precision devices.

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    Wha?

    The focusing is accomplished by a moving lens, just as with any pre-iPhone focusable camera.

    There is no "focus pixel technology".
     
  7. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    https://www.apple.com/iphone-6/cameras/
     

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  8. Altimax98 macrumors 6502

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    You probably did mess up the camera. Some HTC guys have seen the same thing happening upon dropping the device. It has nothing to do with "Focus Pixels", that is just a fancy term for Phase Detect Auto Focus which is software based.
     
  9. VasectomyLove macrumors member

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    The i6+ camera is so good and so fast it even beats out Nixon and canon dslr that costs thouthousands more. I've used it and hands down the best camera with fastest focusing ever. I think it's user error if u have lesser experience. Apple engineers are the best and they have even beat out companies like canon and Nixon who solely make cameras!

    The i6+ doesn't need more megapixel 8mp is so good it's just stupid to add more like android phones which do nothing. The 4K recording on those inferior android devices don't even work as well as the iPhone 5 video camera. Apple is on a roll with engineering prowess!
     
  10. Open Arc macrumors newbie

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    I thought you were being sarcastic until I seen all of your past post's.

    To OP. I would make an appointment and get it checked out. If there is a problem, they will remedy it for you. Apple has great C.S.
     
  11. shaunmed macrumors regular

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    ha! so true. thats why i ignore my wife.
     
  12. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Ah, thank you.

    So, it's not a technology so much as a marketing term. Sorry, I wasn't up on the latest PR chew-toys.

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    It's great to see this coming to a phone! But it's not exactly new to the world of photography and imaging.
     
  13. thomamon thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just to update, I thought my phone was doing OK with the photos...

    Then I had my 6+ replaced because of the battery when Apple confirmed there was a problem.

    Now, my images are much, much sharper. Really quite amazing.
     

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