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Macro shots on a fixed focus camera? Now there is a way

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Macro shots on a fixed focus camera? Now there is a way
Nokia is in the avant-garde of the controversial full focus technology implementing it on a handful of its latest handsets – the upcoming Nokia E7, the C7 as well as the C6-01. However, it seems that most of the users are actually upset with it as the technology lacks macro mode whatsoever and is considered a downgrade to the familiar auto-focus. But fear not – the solution has been found.

Let's not sound overly ironical, but it is simple. Actually, simpler than you would expect. You just need a magnifying glass. And yes, you need to have it with you at all times for those macro shots to work. Clearly, it is not a real solution, but it is a fun one. Maybe not for the one taking pictures, but just imagine how people will look when they see you trying to take pictures with the help of a magnifying glass.

Okay, to be fair we appreciate the creativity of Jade Bryan from SymbianWorld, who came up with it, and it does indeed yield great results, but still... To compare the technologies, traditional auto-focus yields good in focus pictures with no regard of the distance to the object, while the full focus module only gives sharp images when the object is more than 20 inches apart. Take a look at the pictures taken with a magnifying glass and the Nokia C7 and let us know what you think about the full focus cameras.

source: SymbianWorld

Photo taken with a magnifying glass and its close-up crop
Photo taken with a magnifying glass and its close-up crop

Photo taken with a magnifying glass and its close-up crop


Photo taken with a magnifying glass and its close-up crop
Photo taken with a magnifying glass and its close-up crop

Photo taken with a magnifying glass and its close-up crop


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posted on 21 Dec 2010, 10:19

1. novneet (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Jul 2010)


This is going to be so much fun for the E7 / C7 / C6-01 owners :D.

posted on 22 Dec 2010, 23:50

6. karlsson (unregistered)


I ve been doing this for years.Nothing new. Se my pictures on Esato.com

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 12:20 1

2. great (unregistered)


that is good area for new products: cases for nokia cell phone with magnifying glass (or switchable m.glass) :))

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 13:16

3. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 849; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


You better get on that before someone else does. It's going to take some testing though to get it right.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 13:17

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 849; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Nokia still screwed this one up.

posted on 21 Dec 2010, 14:57 1

5. seb (unregistered)


the same solution is for GALAXY S lack of LED flash for camera.
just buy a simple mini-LED torch (with 1 LED), and attach to the GALAXY S, same as you would do with stylus. ..... simple.....

greetings
seb

posted on 27 Dec 2010, 12:21

7. Bad (unregistered)


Nokia is not Android and not iOS. Therefore, Nokia is bad. Nokia will be gone from business soon.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 18:19

8. hooher tod (unregistered)


Yes there should realize the reader to RSS my feed to RSS commentary, quite simply

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