Five favorite iPhone photo apps

f/8 DoF Calculator

So you think the camera on the iPhone is a joke? Then turn your iPhone into a depth-of-field calculator for your digital SLR with this app from BitWerkz.

For $3.99 you can load up a “bag” of bodies and lenses, letting the app know what you have to work with. The app comes with presets for more than 800 camera models including those from Canon, Casio, Epson, Fujifilm, HP, Kodak, Leica, Nikon, Olympus, and Sony. There are also presets for various film and cinematographic formats.

Five favorite iPhone photo apps – CNET Reviews.


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2 Responses to “Five favorite iPhone photo apps”

  1. Jason Says:

    It is nice to know that the world is adapting fast enough and in a sophisticated enough method to have a software such as this available on a hand held device such as the iPhone. However, the practicality of utilizing this is a little more difficult. For most digital cameras out there the metering system is sophisticated enough that accurate depth of field can be found with a variety of metering options. Photographers still using film cameras with manual controls would greatly benefit from having this knowledge as the lenses have the distance listed and manual control of the aperture on the lens ring.

    In the end, this is like having someone handing you the math of what you and your camera already know. But it’s nice to see that the attention is being given to the science and history that are still present in photography today.

  2. I have the f/8 app, it needs work (as of 2/14/09) Says:

    I have a Sigma 300-800mm, and its minimum focal distance is 234 inches. On the app, I can only specify a minimum focal distance of 40 inches. My Nikon 70-200’s MFD is 60 inches, still 20 inches beyond what the app will let me specify. The app needs fixing.

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