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Chris1a
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So I think I've had it with the Osmo Pocket for the time being. It just can't focus properly using the 'tap to focus' system that we have in our phones (which works great on the iPhone by the way, and I'm on a iPhone 6S). AFC/AFS has nothing to with it, all the constant massive amounts of focus pumping is a separate issue. Taking pictures with the Osmo Pocket in semi-low indoor lightning, or outdoor for that matter, is an exercise in futility. Typically likewise with filming. The hardware, the actual camera is perfectly capable of focusing, but the software is not. And since there's no hardware to manually adjust the focus on OP, the software is in full control. And the software is dreadful in its current state, you'd might as well remove the point-to-focus and it wouldn't make it worse.

A manual focus is desperately needed on this device, fully manual, no tapping on a screen. I'll hopefully be able to attach two pics I just took with the phone. On the left side you'll see little orange arrow/slider, that slider gives me full control over the focus range. Add that slider to mimo. Add it to the actual OP, use a second option for the tilt on the right side of the screen perhaps? And why not as a secondary function/option for the wheel accessory as well (shouldn't be a requirement mind you, perhaps more like a bonus since you only can pan to the right). Another thing you'll notice on the pics is a shimmery light blue boarder that shows you what's currently in focus. First pic the focus is quite close, the 2nd pic it's a bit further away. I do apologize for the ghetto examples, I'm reading the forum before getting some shut eye, been fighting the focus earlier today and almost snapped, so I snapped 2 quick pics with the phone right now instead. Enjoy my nightstand:-).

(No I'm not a professional photographer, I only know some basics, hence why this shouldn't be a PITA, and noob/pro mode on the OP is irrelevant.) :-)


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1-25 15:53
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DJI Natalia
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Hi, I appreciate your time bringing this feedback and suggestion with our Osmo Pocket. No worries, your suggestion will be forwarded to our R&D department for a future update. If you have other concern, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help. Thanks for your understanding.
1-25 15:59
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Chris1a
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Thank you.
1-25 16:00
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You're most welcome.
1-25 16:27
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CasualDronePilot
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Good suggestion! Manual focus would be very useful indeed, and the way you describe it is how it's done in lots of DSLR's and camcorders as well. Shouldn't be much of a problem to implement on the OP I think.
1-27 10:31
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jordier
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I agree. I have ended up using the infinite focus permanently in the OSMO + and now that I am testing the Osmo Pocket I can affirm that if you go with caution and calmly the Focus is very good, but you are always with the doubt and worried when you use it with urgency and not You have the phone to make sure it is in focus. I would like to add to the AFC and AFS of the OP manual focus control with indication of meters as reference on the screen and infinite fixed focus ... it would be ideal.
1-27 11:07
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