We're excited to announce that we've fully migrated the Xbox Forums to their new home, here on the Microsoft Community forums!
As of today, going to forums.xbox.com will redirect you here to the Xbox area of the Community forums. We've moved all of your existing threads over so you can continue and start conversations with the new forums experience.
We sincerely appreciate the feedback you have provided over this transition and can't wait for you to check out the new Xbox Forums!
Better yet, I think I found an answer that might help.
"You can set the distance of the camera to your character in 3rd person by doing the following: Hold in the right thumb stick and then use up or down on the left thumb stick. It saves your setting so you only have to do it once."
This was posted by thebigrig on the gamefaq message boards. You can see the whole board here: