The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are certainly among the best camera phones of 2021. All-new sensors on Apple's latest flagships, along with newly added tricks like cinematic mode and macro photography , only improve the already improved and reliable cameras of the iPhone 13 Pro.
As you may know, Cinematic Mode is a fluke - it's reminiscent of the first iteration of Portrait Mode when this feature was first introduced with the iPhone 7 Plus. However, what also seems to be a fluke is the macro photography on the iPhone 13 Pro.
It has nothing to do with the quality of the images. Indeed, our first tests show that the macro quality on iPhone 13 Pro is satisfactory and will certainly be able to compete with that of Samsung. Galaxy S21 Ultra.
IPhone 13 Pro doesn't let you choose when to use macro mode
Macro mode is ideal when you want to use it.
Ironically, the problem with macro mode on iPhone 13 Pro comes not when you want to use it, but when you don't want to use it. The iPhone 13 Pro automatically switches to macro mode, like some Android flagships that use their ultra-wide-angle cameras for this trick. The point is, you don't always want to use macro mode, even if you get pretty close to it. your subject. Macro mode allows for a completely different style of pictures. Yes you can get very close - beaucoup closer than the main camera of the iPhone 13 Pro. However, this mode also distorts the edges of the image and some photos start to look worse instead of more attractive.
A good example of this is when you want to get closer to your subject while still maintaining a nice bokeh that the iPhone 13 Pro's main large camera sensor is capable of. Or what if you want to get closer and then get revenge closer with the dedicated 3x telephoto lens for even more artistic shooting? It is technically impossible. Where is it?
Disable Ultra Wide Angle Camera Macro Mode on iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max
1. Macro mode 2. Main camera 3. Telephoto camera
All you have to do to literally force the iPhone 13 Pro to use its main or telephoto camera when you want to get up close is cover the ultra wide-angle camera with your finger!
Again, this is not ideal, but don't worry too much! Apple has promised to push a software update that will let you choose whether or not you want the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max to automatically switch to their ultra-wide-angle cameras. We assume and hope this will come with the next iOS update.
Apple has a good track record of solving software problems, so you just need to be patient. But until then, place your finger on the iPhone 13 Pro's ultra-wide camera for better photos… I guess ?!