White i 4s camera issues with flash - all blurry

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  1. bespoken4 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having loads of issues with the camera, anytime I use a flash.

    The pictures are coming out blurry and unfocused.

    - No case and, yes, the protective film is removed

    anyone else experiencing this? Is it a white model issue only?

    Taken indoors with flash:
    [​IMG]

    after a few tries, I finally got it to focus: [​IMG]
     
  2. TigerBabe macrumors 6502

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    Just sounds like you need to give it time to focus.
     
  3. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    do you know how to use the camera?

    tap and hold locks focus. slow is smooth and smooth is fast.
     
  4. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    Dont take this the wrong way, but I couldnt take pictures that bad with my 4S even if I tried. In fact I couldnt take pictures that bad with my old 3GS.

    My pictures are coming out fantastic. User error?
     
  5. macingman macrumors 68020

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    User error. No offense but I think you need a photography course.
     
  6. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    Forgot to add, mine is white also. Why do you think that would make a difference and more to the point, why do you keep taking a picture of an ugly pink chair?
     
  7. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    You just need to focus it - this will happen regardless of flash being on or off
     
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  9. bespoken4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually *am* a photographer, I know how to focus the camera, and did tap the screen before taking these photos. This is not user error.

    And this is happening to other people who are using my camera as well.

    Why am I taking a picture of an ugly pink chair? Because I am putting it up on craigslist.
     
  10. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    You are holding it wrong.

    Seems like operator error.
     
  11. bespoken4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have read that there were problems with the white model and flash leakage distorting photos.

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    How should I be holding it? Other people have tried who also have an iphone and have the same problem. I had an iphone before and never experienced this.
     
  12. feeth macrumors 6502

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    Did you remove the plastic cover from the rear of the phone, someone I know :D didn't do that and they had blurry pics. :rolleyes:
     
  13. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    My apologies. I should have included a :rolleyes: in my statement. I was being somewhat sarcastic in quoting Steve Jobs' famous reply when people complained about poor reception in their iPhone 4s and the whole antenna issues.

    But I then speculated it was operator error. It takes a while sometimes to focus, and you may need to tap the area you want to focus.

    If you are unable to consistently get clear pictures, I would recommend having it checked out by Apple. It is entirely possible the autofocus mechanism is faulty. I mean, anything is possible...
     
  14. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Apparently there was a BIG "difference" with the camera on a White vs Black iPhone. That is exactly the reason iPhone 4 didn't have white models at launch. I'm assuming they have worked out that issue since both the 4 & 4S are available in white. But there is a difference.
     
  15. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    Well yes, seeing as this is the only topic on the matter I would say there is no problem with white iPhone camera/flash or otherwise it would be everywhere.

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    I actually feel bad for saying that, its not ugly really, I would have preferred a kitten though ;)
     
  16. bespoken4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well it is kind of ugly that is why I am selling it.
     
  17. l3it3r macrumors regular

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    This is the proper reason to take a picture of said chair.
     
  18. orange42 macrumors 6502a

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    My photos with flash are coming out blurry too. I have the white one as well, but I just put a scratch proof shield on the back and it seems to be just barely TAPPING the silver part of the flash, if at all, so I don't know if that's the reason or not?
     
  19. bespoken4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure if that would affect it....

    here is another photo with 0 focus. The person taking the picture held it very steadily because they were all coming out this way...out of 10 shots taken, only 1 of them was focused, the rest looked like this...
    [​IMG]

    I am having no problems with photos taken without flash.
     
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    What you're seeing in that photo is complete motion blur from the camera holder and more so the people. There's no exif data attached to the image you shared, but I bet if look at the full size original it's entirely too slow of a shutter speed.
     
  22. bespoken4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about this one - we weren't moving:
    [​IMG]
     
  23. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a shame. Would have been a great cleavage shot.
     
  24. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    The 4S camera was much, much improved for shots where you aren't asking it to see in pitch black, instantly focus on drunk partiers and come up with magic after shining a hard white spotlight directly onto their faces.


    Really, my 5D Mark II has a hard time focusing in ridiculous situations such as that. Stop relying on flash.
     
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