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Camera FV-5 and Cinema FV-5, they both have pro full versions. Those apps have fully manual controls and a lot of useful and customizable settings. (lock AF/EV, metering modes, focus before shoot on/off etc )
Thanks for the explanation. I also went on Google now to check what slow sync actually is and how it works. But it definitely sounds like it's possible to do just with software...
So I went on and downloaded the good old Camera FV-5 on my Pixel XL. And voila - Slow sync flash is also available there. So I'm pretty sure it's a software thing and older iPhones should be able to do it, too.
I'm gonna try it tonight when it's darker, if I remember.
If you have a cellphone with a decent camera, get a camera app that allows you to set a custom white balance and set it as high as possible (10,000k is the limit for most). Or use a filter like Gabriel mentioned.
If you have a DSLR with raw format you can also fix this in photoshop during post.
iphone app -- Manual
Android app -- FV-5
My guess is that OP used a third-party app (like Camera FV-5) that has a long exposure feature. The default camera apps don't have that (as far as I know), but Android 5+ supports long exposure.
THank you for doing this. Could you check how is the range* of exposure in manual settings for the camera?
If you are willing to do this, you could test with the free version of camera FV-5: [link]
*I mean if the exposure time goes beyond 0.8" or 1". For example 1/8000 up to 30"
I use Camera FV-5 Lite on my G6 (well, actually, I use the paid for version but try the "Lite" version first to see how he gets on with it).
It's the closest thing to an SLR experience I've found. I particularly like its ability to under or over expose by up to two stops.
It's because your light tent uses LED lights which run at a frequency that conflicts with the camera's shutter.
The only way to fix this is to use a third party camera app that allows you to change the shutter speed to eliminate the interference pattern.
If you download FV-5 and set it to manual focus, how does the Pixel 2 XL or Pixel 1 react when it's at the top/mountain (infinity) versus just a bit below infinity? My Pixel 2 loses focus on seemingly everything, even down a long hallway. But one small step below infinity, everything is in focus just fine.
Bugreports show that when you go to panorama mode, the app locks the focus mode to infinity...
You won't find anything good (people don't like working for free)
You could try camera fv5 [link]
It can do everything you want but it's limited to 2 megapixels
And raw is only available if your phone supports it
This is not a fix, but may help you to diagnose the problem:
Install an app like Camera FV-5 Lite that includes a manual focus slider to check that your camera module still smoothly transitions through the entire focus range. This will give you a better idea of what the camera should be doing vs what it is doing, and separate autofocus issues from focus adjustment ones.
As other posters have said, it sounds like a hardware defect (probably from a fall), but at least this might show exactly how the module is failing.
Someone recommended Camera FV-5 Lite on the nexus 4 subreddit. You could try that - supposedly has 30 second exposures. I haven't tried it.
I used to have apps on my old iPhone... I'm not sure what they are anymore (new iphone, and I don't do phone pics except for information I need to quickly save...)
However. What you need to look for is apps that specifically say 'manual'. They are the ones that are most likely to have changeable ISO settings. I found this one with just a cursory search... Camera FV-5 Lite (also a paid version available)... but it claims to "put DSLR-like manual controls in your fingertips".
I'm sure other people probably have better recommendations...?
I've been asking this question for ages.. I mean is there seriously a reason why this doesn't exist? Like some technical reasoning why these cell phone cameras cant have a manual focus control?
I found this but according to the description, only a couple of phones support the manual focus option.
Oh. GUESS WHAT - shoots and saves png's https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flavionet.android.camera.lite
Yeah it cant be done lol
I used camera fv-5 lite in my older smartphone, you can modify lot of parameters:
Edit : changed cinema to camera and updated link to play store
You don't have to just use their camera app. Might I suggest FV-5 camera [link] or Manual Camera [link]
> $10 used SLR
The problem with a $10 used SLR is that it's gonna be a film camera. Film and processing are expensive, and require careful note-taking to correlate what you did (in terms of settings and environment) with what you got (in terms of the image). And you'll need lenses, which are pricey.
Depending on how poor we're talking about, if you wanna jump into photography, go straight to digital. Pick up a ten-year-old DSLR. Carefully choose a couple of second-hand lenses. You can get in around $250 total, if you're careful. Go to town. Learn a skill. Upgrade when you're less poor.
That's what I did.
However, much can be done with your phone, or with a "bridge" camera (Powershot or Coolpix).
>Or you could go out and get a full frame camera, L glass, bunch of strobes and so forth.
Not if you're poor.
OP, if you're paying attention, a great phone for exploring photography is the LG G5. It's got a wonderful manual mode that will let you get very cool results, and it's inexpensive--possibly free through your carrier. Otherwise, find a phone whose camera is compatible with an app like Camera FV-5.
Could you try Camera FV-5?
They list the 5X on their "supported" page but based on what everyone here is saying I'm skeptical.
Camera FV5 is by far the best I've found, loads of functionality and customisation.
You might like to take a look at Camera FV-5 Lite too ... I've used the paid for version of that on a lot of phones over the years.
I use the stock camera for a quick shot but if I've got time, I'll use something like Camera FV-5 or Manual Camera for more perfected shot.
Yes, you can take raw photos and there are plenty of apps that support it. You can search around and find one you like and convert the jpgs yourself if you're worried.
I like camera fv-5 but I have't looked in a while, there may be something better now.
For every day point and shoot stuff, the Google Camera app is bomb.
This is the one everyone is looking for. You can control the exposure time on here.
I'm using Camera FV-5 lite for macro images, because it has manual focus. I'd recommend it.
What OS does your tablet run?
there's this app for android.
It's a good start. I personally would edit out the tree on the left because it's distracting, crop out some of the sky - currently it takes 1/2 of the photo, I'd have it at about 1/3rd (rule of thirds.) Then I'd use an image editor to bring out the colors more.
Perhaps, instead of cropping the photo with a photo editor, if you can get to this spot again I'd reframe the photo to prevent cropping: (from the perspective of this photo) move to the right to get as much of the tree branch on the left OUT of the frame, then perhaps crouch down a bit and put more land in the bottom 2/3rds of the photo so there's less sky (about 1/3rd of the top). Cropping gets rid of some image data and while phones do take good photos, I like to keep as much of the image as possible.
Also, consider using a camera app for your phone that takes RAW photos. JPG photos are highly processed (by either the phone or DSLR camera) leaving you with not too much to work with. RAW photos will have all of the image data when the photo was taken and you can edit it freely. You don't say what your phone is, I have an android and use Camera FV-5 Lite. (There's a paid version too.) It will write the image as a DNG (digital negative) file that is a generic RAW image file format. Then you can use any one of the RAW editors out there for it.
Note that I get this banding moiré using either the 50hz or 60hz setting available in this app: [link]
Third-party, not party. It means an app that is not made by Huawei.
You have to manually set it the first time, but Camera FV-5 Lite can do this.
Use this [link]
Try camera fv-5
Zero issues here, but try these:
Silly question: Why wouldn't Android RAW-capable camera apps work for the author?
I believe that you should be able to manual focus in this app if the new camera API is supported.
I'm saying this without any idea what your experience is, but if you're lugging a DSLR on a 12-day hike, then I think I can safely assume that you love photography as much as I do!
SLRs are hugely versatile cameras, and so they're usually where people learn composition, lighting and technique. Once you're confident on a SLR, it can be a lot of fun to work with a more limited camera. Backpacking is a great context to experiment with different styles of photography (unless you are backpacking because you are a professional nature photographer, in which case you know exactly what equipment you need and you should ignore all of this). When I review my photos from previous hikes, I never find that I'm using the full range of things an SLR can do. A simpler, lighter camera can usually handle the shots I like to take, and that's probably true for most people.
Try out film! Not being able to see the results until later gives you a totally different thought process (more thinking, less checking). You can get 35mm film developed at Target and CVS, and they'll even provide them in digital format. A lot of CVS locations will also do teeny 110 format film. 110 is crazy fun to work with! There are lots of teeny, super basic cameras for 110 that take really interesting pictures.
If you dig black and white, you don't need a darkroom to develop the negatives yourself. Just get yourself a daylight developing tank. The images you'll get from scanning 35mm negatives on a cheap flatbed scanner or all-in-one are more than good enough for blogs and social media. Take your favorites to Target to get beautiful scans and huge prints. It's way more convenient than a darkroom and enlarger, though of course that is more fun.
If you enjoy shooting with a DSLR, it's also kind of interesting to start thinking of your cell phone camera in similar terms. It's a step down from a DSLR, but still very capable. Try out some alternative camera apps, like FV-5 on Android -- it basically turns your phone into a DSLR. You obviously don't have a honking big optical zoom, but a little prime lens isn't too shabby. I almost never take the prime 50 off of my DSLR anyway, because its optics are just so much prettier than a zoom. I almost never pull the DSLR out, though. There is no question that it's the best camera I own for every kind of shot. But, I only use it when I want to really figure out a new kind of shot.
If you are more of a hobbiest than a professional photographer, you can get a lot out of a workshop or a community college course on photography. Professionals get feedback all the time, but if you are doing it for fun, it's extremely helpful just to have other people to talk to and nerd out with.
One of many fully featured free camera apps
Google shouldn't have to spoon feed you when there's apps available, all you have to do is search. Don't be so obtuse.