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Camera Utility Apps

Need some help with figuring focal length or depth of field for your shot? These are the best iOS camera utility apps available.

myLightMeter PRO
OptimumCS-Pro
SetMyCameraMx - Depth of Field Calculator

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

myLightMeter PRO
myLightMeter PRO

myLightMeter PRO

David Quiles

THIS APP WORKS ON ANY iPAD/iPHONE INCLUDING 6/6+

THIS APP WORKS ON ANY iPAD/iPHONE INCLUDING 6/6+

Designed by a photographer for photographers, focused on RELIABILITY and PRECISION for digital and analog photography.

• Extended sensibility as low as -2/-4EV (dark scenes)

• Two different convenient interface designs.

• Incident and reflected light metering modes.

• Independent calibration for the two metering modes.

• Independent selection of aperture, speed, ISO and exposure compensation with 1/3...

OptimumCS-Pro
OptimumCS-Pro

OptimumCS

George Douvos

OptimumCS-Pro is the unique Optimum Camera Settings tool for imaging professionals — for photographers, cinematographers and videographers

OptimumCS-Pro is the unique Optimum Camera Settings tool for imaging professionals — for photographers, cinematographers and videographers. As a professional, you spend a fortune on quality optics — OptimumCS-Pro helps you use that expensive gear to its full potential.

In all imaging work where you require the sharpest possible image across a depth range, OptimumCS-Pro is far superior to any depth...

SetMyCameraMx - Depth of Field Calculator
SetMyCameraMx - Depth of Field Calculator

SetMyCameraMx

Bluestone Pond

If you are a photo enthusiast and want high quality professional photos, SetMyCamera Mx can help

If you are a photo enthusiast and want high quality professional photos, SetMyCamera Mx can help! SetMyCamera Mx includes tools to aid in composing better photographs with its Field of View (FoV) utility, and in setting camera configurations for both Depth of Field (DoF) and minimum shutter speed using your DSLR, SLR or other Camera.

Begin capturing award winning photographs with...

SetMyCameraDF - Essential Tools for Photography
SetMyCameraDF - Essential Tools for Photography

SetMyCameraDF

Bluestone Pond

If you are a photo enthusiast and want high quality professional photos, SetMyCamera can help

If you are a photo enthusiast and want high quality professional photos, SetMyCamera can help! SetMyCamera includes tools to aid in composing better photographs with its Depth of Field (DoF) utility to configure your DSLR, SLR or other Camera.

Begin capturing award winning photographs with better compositions that are clear and sharp with stunning control over focus depth. SetMyCamera makes it...

Choosing the best from a group of photos
Polarr Album+

Polarr Album+

Polarr, Inc.

The intelligent app for managing your photos

When you take a lot of photos, you need an app like this to make choosing the perfect shots quick and easy.

RED Tools
RED Tools

RED Tools

RED Digital Cinema

RED Tools is a convenient, multipurpose tool designed for use by filmmakers and camera operators to outline best practices in camera set-up for a variety of shooting situations

RED Tools is a convenient, multipurpose tool designed for use by filmmakers and camera operators to outline best practices in camera set-up for a variety of shooting situations.

Compatible with RED’s DSMC2® and DSMC® camera systems, each tool is customizable based on RED camera and sensor type. Standard film formats are also included for comparison.

TOOLS INCLUDED:

CROP FACTOR

Preview how a given...

Mark II Artist's Viewfinder
Mark II Artist's Viewfinder

Mark II Artist's Viewfinder

DIRE Studio

Artist's Viewfinder assists the filmmaker or still photographer in exploring different places and angles to find the optimal placement for the camera, and to second-guess compositions

Artist's Viewfinder assists the filmmaker or still photographer in exploring different places and angles to find the optimal placement for the camera, and to second-guess compositions. By simulating real camera and lens combinations it allows you to visualize what you are going to shoot without actually setting up the camera. And it's also a great tool to train yourself to...

SetMyCameraPro - Tools for Photography
SetMyCameraPro - Tools for Photography

SetMyCameraPro

Bluestone Pond

If you are a photo enthusiast and want high quality professional photos, SetMyCamera Pro can help

If you are a photo enthusiast and want high quality professional photos, SetMyCamera Pro can help! SetMyCamera Pro includes tools to remotely trigger your camera, aid in composing better photographs with its Field of View (FoV) utility, and assist in camera configurations for both Depth of Field (DoF) and minimum shutter speed using your DSLR, SLR or other Camera.

Begin capturing...

TrueDoF-Pro DoF Calculator
TrueDoF-Pro DoF Calculator

TrueDoF

George Douvos

TrueDoF-Pro represents a major step forward in management of depth of field

TrueDoF-Pro represents a major step forward in management of depth of field. Specifically designed for professional photographers and cinematographers, the app offers the advanced depth of field calculations unique to the TrueDoF range of apps, and adds the features, versatility, customisability and no-fuss ease of use to make it the ideal tool for the working professional — a tool that...

OptimumCS
OptimumCS

OptimumCS

George Douvos

OptimumCS is an innovative tool for professional and enthusiast photographers seeking maximum image sharpness

OptimumCS is an innovative tool for professional and enthusiast photographers seeking maximum image sharpness. Particularly designed for landscape, architectural, travel and any other photography where maximum sharpness over a large depth of field is required, OptimumCS calculates the camera settings that minimize the combined effects of defocus blur and diffraction in order to achieve the sharpest photographs the laws of...

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Tilt Calculator
Tilt Calculator
Tilt Calculator

Tilt Calculator

Guillaume Sébire - www.snapi.org

The original Tilt Calculator, on your favorite AppStore since 2012!

A tilt-shift lens allows to move the plane of focus at will within the boundaries of the lens' settings. Tilt Calculator determines the best settings of your tilt-shift lens so you can adjust it accurately, and get the focus precisely where...

Easy DoF
Easy DoF
Easy DoF

Easy DoF

Vladimir Grablev

Easy DoF helps outdoor and nature photographers to answer common questions: "What are my depth of field and hyperfocal distance?" and "When I can catch the best light?".

Depth of Field tool provides mathematically accurate calculations and helps you to properly setup and focus your camera. Do not forget to select...

TrueDoF Depth of Field Calc
TrueDoF Depth of Field Calc
TrueDoF Depth of Field Calc

TrueDoF Depth of Field Calc

George Douvos

The TrueDoF range of apps represents a major step forward in working with depth of field.

This elegant app shares with its siblings the same core features: A clean and clear interface, ease of use, real-time updating of output and, above all (but conveniently hidden under the hood, as it were),...

SetMyCamera - Depth of Field Calculator
SetMyCamera - Depth of Field Calculator
SetMyCamera - Depth of Field Calculator

SetMyCamera - Depth of Field Calculator

Bluestone Pond

If you are a photo enthusiast desiring higher quality professional photos, SetMyCamera can help! SetMyCamera includes tools to aid in camera configurations for Depth of Field (DoF) using your DSLR, SLR or other camera.

Begin capturing award winning photographs with better compositions that are clear and sharp with stunning control over...

TrueDoF-Intro DoF Calculator
TrueDoF-Intro DoF Calculator
TrueDoF-Intro DoF Calculator

TrueDoF-Intro DoF Calculator

George Douvos

An elegant little app to give a wee taste of the TrueDoF range of depth of field calculators.

TrueDoF-Intro shares with its sibling apps the same core features: A clean and clear interface, ease of use, real-time updating of output and, above all (but conveniently hidden under the hood, as it...

FlashPower+
FlashPower+
FlashPower+

FlashPower+

Anthony McInvale

The Flash Power iPhone App is combination camera flash calculator and depth of field calculator.

Based on guide numbers provided by the manufacture of a flash unit, the calculator will determine either the maximum flash distance for a given aperture or the necessary aperture for a desired subject distance. The guide...

f/ Tools
f/ Tools
f/ Tools

f/ Tools

David Quiles

What users think about this app?

awsome app (5 stars)
by Berry Huang - Version 2.0.1 - Mar 13, 2014
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Grandissima app (5 stars)
by applessandro - Version 2.0 - Mar 6, 2014
Con l'ultimo aggiornamento è perfetta, un vero must. Completissima.

The best calc for DSLR (5 stars)
by lunarc1 - Version 1.0 - Apr 29,...

DoF plus
DoF plus
DoF plus

DoF plus

Jean-Christoph KAISER

DoF plus is a "must have" application for all digital camera owners.

DoF plus will answer questions like:
- how to ensure that model face will be sharp when shot at 5m?
- which focal lens I must use when shooting a person at 10m? a small bird at 50m?
- how to maximize...

Total DoF - DoF & Hyperfocal
Total DoF - DoF & Hyperfocal
Total DoF - DoF & Hyperfocal

Total DoF - DoF & Hyperfocal

Ethan Le

Total DoF - Simple Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Calculator is a super simple calculator that allows photographers to easily calculate the depth of field and hyperfocal distance easily.

To use Total DoF, simply enter your aperture (f/stop), focal length, the subject distance, and then either select the full frame option...

Depth Of Field Calculator
Depth Of Field Calculator
Depth Of Field Calculator

Depth Of Field Calculator

Essence Computing

Over 200 additional cameras added! If yours is not listed please email stating which one is missing and I will be happy to add it to the next release.

Ever taken a picture and wished that either more of it had been in focus or the exact reverse and that less...

FocusFinder
FocusFinder
FocusFinder

FocusFinder

Lukas Schmidt

FocusFinder is a beautifully-designed, intuitive app that allows you to precisely calculate and view the so-called depth-of-field, i.e. the length of the sharp area in a photo. Knowing your Depth of Field allows you to create impressive effects in your photography and helps you to create better pictures!

Stop taking blurry...

Photo Aide
Photo Aide
Photo Aide

Photo Aide

Dan Rusu

Photo Aide is a flexible and powerful photo calculator with a large photo equipment database:
- The ISO, aperture, shutters speed, focal length, and guide number values are adjustable in the range that your camera, lens, and flash support.
- It has a large database of DSLRs, lenses and flashes...

Easy DoF+
Easy DoF+
Easy DoF+

Easy DoF+

Vladimir Grablev

Easy DoF+ helps outdoor and nature photographers to answer common questions: "What are my depth of field and hyperfocal distance?" and "When I can catch the best light?".

Depth of Field tool provides mathematically accurate calculations and helps you to properly setup and focus your camera. Do not forget to select...

DoF Table - Depth of Field calculator
DoF Table - Depth of Field calculator
DoF Table - Depth of Field calculator

DoF Table - Depth of Field calculator

Suguru Yamamoto

DoF Table shows the "depth of field" (or focus range) in a table format calculated by the camera and the lens model you choose.

With this app, you don't need to input the parameters (e.g. f-value) by hand because this app shows the result in a table format — you just...

ALPA eFinder II
ALPA eFinder II
ALPA eFinder II

ALPA eFinder II

DIRE Studio

Whether you are photographer, cinematographer or even painter, one oft the fundamental elements when composing a picture or artwork is to visualize and frame. With the ALPA camera the photographer performs this task via the optical viewfinder and masks per focal length/format, via the ground glass, an external viewfinder or...

LensPick
LensPick
LensPick

LensPick

The Curious Pixel Ltd.

Choose the best lens for the shot before you even open your camera bag!

With the lensPick app for iPhone, quickly see the framing across a wide range of DSLR lenses with a single swipe down your iPhone screen. As the dial rolls from 24mm to 400mm, you’ll see what...

Hyperfocal
Hyperfocal
Hyperfocal

Hyperfocal

The Eye Feel

Easy to use, essential tools to take good pictures: Hyperfocal, Depth of Field, Flash Guide Number and Time lapse Calculator. Over 3600 cameras!

Main features:

- Hyperfocal Calculator
- Depth of Field Calculator
- Flash Guide Number Calculator
- Camera Sensor and Resolution informations
- Time lapse Calculator
- Support for the white balance
- Calculations available in...

Depth of Field Calculator
Depth of Field Calculator
Depth of Field Calculator

Depth of Field Calculator

Nitrio

Depth of Field Calculator calculate Hyperfocal, near, and far distances and also Depth of Field value.

Depth of Field (DOF) is the range of distance in a photo that appears to be in sharp focus. Depth of field is a creative decision and one of your most important choices when composing...

Digital Photo Calculator
Digital Photo Calculator
Digital Photo Calculator

Digital Photo Calculator

Miroslav Elsner

Calculator for digital photographers and cinematographers calculates sensor resolution in lp/mm, diffraction limit, Dmax and Dmin values from Lab measurements, DOF and hyperfocal distance optimized for given sensor size and resolution, converts between RGB and Lab color spaces and provides interactive tool to calculate sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, daylight hours,...

Simple DoF Calculator
Simple DoF Calculator
Simple DoF Calculator

Simple DoF Calculator

Dennis van den Berg

Simple DoF Calculator allows photographers to calculate the depth of field and hyperfocal distance for any given settings. It calculates the near limit, far limit, total depth of field, hyperfocal distance, distance in front of the subject and distance behind the subject.

Just choose your camera, aperture, focal length and focus...

KODAK Cinema Tools
KODAK Cinema Tools
KODAK Cinema Tools

KODAK Cinema Tools

Eastman Kodak Company

KODAK Cinema Tools

KODAK Product Information Tool
Get everything you need to know about your favorite KODAK camera negative film stocks with the KODAK Product Information Tool.
Product demos, sample footage, ordering information, technical specifications, suitability conditions, suggested filters, and KEYKODE Number identification are all provided in a single location and easy...

Camera DOF Calculator
Camera DOF Calculator
Camera DOF Calculator

Camera DOF Calculator

SHAIK AHMED

Simple DoF Calculator allows photographers to calculate the depth of field and hyperfocal distance for any given settings. It calculates the near limit, far limit, total depth of field, hyperfocal distance, distance in front of the subject and distance behind the subject. The app shows all those calculated values in...

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Focus Lt hyperfocal DOF depth of field calculator

Focus Lt hyperfocal DOF depth of field calculator

Strelka Limited

Consider bying new lens? Need to work the math for a perfect shot?

Use this depth of field and circle of confusion calculator to simulate the out of focus blur, depth of field and hyperfocal distance for different camera configurations, including the diffraction effect for small apertures. The blur values are measured in the pixels of the camera sensor. The blur simulation shows how much the infinity and the object will be blurred as seen on a 25 cm or 10 inch printout or screen.

You can tap on the magnifying glass to switch between full frame view, to asses the size of objects, and 1/10 of the frame view, where you can evaluate the blur.

The parameters are: *Distance* - distance to the object, *Lens type* - focal length, *F-number* - aperture setting, *Focus distance* - distance the lens is focused at, *Sensor* - the megapixel count of the matrix and the camera sensor size.

You can use the *HYPERFOCAL* mode to set the focus value to the hyperfocal distance for the current F value.

If you want to have both the object and the infinity in focus, use *AUTO HYPERFOCAL* mode, it will find the minimal F and the corresponding focus value. *AUTO HYPERFOCAL* will try to achieve the best possible result, but due to the diffraction effect of small apertures it's not always possible to get a sharp image, the simulation will reflect this.

The last smart function is *MAX BLUR FOCUS* - given an object distance and F-value it will suggest the closest focus value which will keep the object still in focus, while achieving maximum blur for the background. The idea is somewhat opposite of the hyperfocal shooting - here your focus point lies between the camera and the object with the depth of field ending on the object plane, ensuring the maximum possible blur for the background at your given F value. This works well if you are forced to use a relatively high F number, but there are no other objects in the view which are closer than the target.

The standard *circle of confusion* used for DoF, smart focus and max blur calculations is the sensor diagonal divided by *1730*, which is the so called Zeiss formula.

If you have any questions, suggestions or spotted an error, please don't hesitate to write to us: [email protected]

Tack Sharp 2.0

Tack Sharp 2.0

Chris Hunt

Tack Sharp 2.0 is a complete re-write of the original 2009 Tack Sharp, an already well-established and much utilized app for photographers. In addition Tack Sharp 2.0 adds Apple Watch support.

Tack Sharp 2.0 helps photographers with rapid determination of camera settings for the sharpest focus range of multiple subjects. Tack Sharp allows photographers to explore different camera settings before shooting, to decide which settings to use for optimal focus.

A swipe gesture reveals user settings including Day and Night options for outside or studio photography. The Tack Sharp 2.0 engine is customizable with five other settings: preferred units (meters or feet); six different camera sensor formats which each provides a recommended "circle of confusion"; the ability to enter a specific "circle of confusion" for other sensor sizes or personal preferences; and specification of the number of f/stops and stop increments to be used, all ensuring this tool will work effectively for any photographer in a wide range of situations, cameras, and lenses, as part of their personal photographic process.

Tack Sharp 2.0 setting changes are communicated to a connected App Watch instantly.

Apple Watch support allows photographers the same focusing optimization tool on their wrist and avoids the struggle of handling an iPhone and a camera together. The interface is a direct parallel to the iPhone interface, offering intuitive ease of use.

Tack Sharp 2.0 uses standard equations for Depth of Field, so there is no mystery to the internal workings and users can place their full confidence in the calculations. What makes Tack Sharp different is the simple user interface and approach, to be used as a practical tool for any level of photographer, without any fuss or complexity.

Field Tools (Depth of Field,Photo focus helper)

Field Tools (Depth of Field,Photo focus helper)

Evgeny EGOROV

Field Tools is an efficient, easy to use depth of field calculator for photographers working in the field. Using just a few touches, you can quickly calculate hyperfocal, near focus and far focus distances, all from a single screen. App settings are also a single touch away. Features include:
•Large, easy to read result display
•Switch distance type - hyperfocal, near limit, far limit and combined near/far limits - with a single touch
•Sliders for adjusting focal length, aperture and focus distance
•Configure multiple cameras and lenses and switch between them with just a few touches
•Results in meters, feet or feet and inches

Dof Calculator & Camera DB by iPhoneAppDev

Dof Calculator & Camera DB by iPhoneAppDev

Giovanni Mazza

The most complete database of cameras present on the AppStore with more than 2000 models of cameras and more then 500 lens!

Are you a photographer or keen on photography? Are you looking for a tool for easily and quickly calculating the deph of field?

Dof Calculator is what suits you and does it with style!

Database with over 2000 models of cameras and 500 lens, the most complete dell'AppStore!
Sheet for all cameras and lens in the database
Instantaneous calculation of the depth of field
Example photo gallery from Flickr

If you like my application, leave a review on AppStore!

How High or Far

How High or Far

Colmertech LLC

Measure the height of, or the distance to an object.
Great for finding out the height of that tree in your backyard (without climbing it!).

Using the iPhone's camera, sight the object through the cross-hairs. The iPhone's accelerometers are used to obtain an accurate elevation angle to the object.
Enter the distance to the object and its height can then be calculated. Alternatively, if the object's height is know, then the distance to it may be calculated.

The image with overlaid measurements can be saved as a photograph.

Features
- use cross-hairs overlaid on the iPhone's camera display to accurately measure the elevation angle to the object
- calculate either the height of, or the distance to an object
- a button to hold the angle to allow easy adjustment of other parameters
- includes optional height offset to add a fixed value to the height calculation
- ability to safe the image with measurement details as a photograph
- can be used as an educational tool to teach trigonometry
- metric and imperial measure

MyLens Ultimate For Canon EF Mount

MyLens Ultimate For Canon EF Mount

CicadaWing

This App contains more than 130 lenses of Canon mount.Lenses include Canon,Sigma,Tamron,Tokina,Zeiss,Voigtlander and Samyang.
This App also has many calculators for photographic formulas, include DoF Calculator, FoV Calculator, FoA Calculator, CoC Calculator, Magnification Calculator.

Functions as follows:
1 Measurements:
Contains Sharpness,Distortion,Vignetting,Chromatic Aberration and Specification data. Some lens at the same time with Full-Frame DSLR and APS-C DSLR data.
2 Ratings:
Lens in accordance with the Sharpness, Distortion, Vignetting, Chromatic Aberration sort, and follow the lens is listed first.You can focus the lens of interest, the level of these lenses can be easily seen in the sort.
3 Comparisons:
You can contrast at all focal lengths and aperture any lens, and results in accordance with the focal length divided into a number of forms.
4 Depth of Field Calculator:
This view lets you calculate the depth of the field of acceptable sharpness in a displayed image. This depends on the subject distance, focal length, aperture, and the circle of confusion (CoC). The program calculates the CoC value based on the film size, but you can put your own value in, if you like.
5 Hyperfocal Distance Calculator:
In Depth of Field tab display.
5 Field of View Calculator:
The "field of view" calculator lets you solve two photographic problems. The primary one is, given a film size, lens length and distance to the subject, how much of the subject fits in the frame? By fiddling with the calculator a bit, you can also solve a slightly different problem: given a film size and lens length, how far away does one have to be to take a picture of a subject of a certain size?
6 Angles of View Calculator;
Imagine a rectangular pyramid projected from your camera's lens, with the point just behind the imaging area. This pyramid expands from this point to enclose the imaging area and then out through the lens to encompass the area that the camera can "see." The imaging area's aspect ratio forms the shape of the pyramid, and the lens's focal length dictates how that pyramid spreads from the camera outwards. A shorter focal length results in a flatter pyramid, and the wider the imaging area's aspect ratio, the less symmetrical the pyramid's base is.
7 Diameter of circle of confusion Calculator:
This view lets you calculate the diameter of circle of confusion.

Lens•Lab

Lens•Lab

Jeff Menter

Lens•Lab is a virtual lens simulation tool for photographers of all skill levels. It graphically illustrates how depth of field and field of view relate to your SLR camera and lenses.

Professionals will like how quick and easy it is to get depth of field calculations.

Semi-pro photographers will enjoy configuring "what-if?" scenarios for various lenses.

Photography beginners will find it to be a great learning tool by exploring the interplay of aperture, focal length, and focal distance in real time.

Lens•Lab is more than a great depth of field calculator, it's a lens simulator that can help you explore, see, and intuitively understand how depth of field works with your camera and lenses.

Lens•Lab Features:

Advanced visual depiction of depth of field with real-time controls:
• The background scales from 10 centimeters to 100 meters interactively
• Out-of-focus areas are represented as blurred in real-time
• Distance labels, angle of view, and other information updates as you touch

Easily control aperture, focal length, and focal distance with sliders or touch:
• Aperture (from ƒ/0.95 to ƒ/64 in continuous increments)
• Focal Length (configurable from 1mm to "very large number")
• Focal Distance (from 10cm to 100m)

Information overlays are independently configurable:
• Hyperfocal Distance
• Far Depth of Field
• Focal Distance
• Near Depth of Field
• Total Depth of Field
• Vertical Angle of View
• Distance Scale
• Simulated Blur

Sensor size is configurable for:
• Full Frame (35mm)
• APS-H (1.3x crop factor)
• DX (1.5x crop factor)
• APS-C (1.6x crop factor)
• Four Thirds (2.0x crop factor)

Additionally, there are controls for distance units (metric or imperial) and display of Full Frame Equivalent focal length (for cameras with sensors smaller than full frame.)

Included is a usage guide that explains all features of the application as well as depth of field in photography.

Lens•Lab works with all iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad models running iOS 8 or newer.

Photo & Lens Calculator

Photo & Lens Calculator

Donisete Magri

Photo & Lens Calculator is the ultimate calculator you can use to plan and execute your perfect photo. It can help you to define the best lens to be used, the focus distance to obtain a better photo, the golden hour, among others.
App has a record with technical information of almost all camera and lens. It uses your real camera and lens parameters to precisely calc what you need.
Photo & Lens Calc can calculate hyperlocal distance, depth of field, extent of scene captured, lens focal length for a scene, equivalent focal length, crop factor, lens angle of view. App can determine the time of sunrise and sunset in anywhere in the world. So you can know the golden hour in advance and plan at what time you must take your best photo.
It is the ultimate tool that any photographer must use.