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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
DoF plus
Field Tools (Depth of Field)

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

myLightMeter PRO
myLightMeter PRO

myLightMeter PRO

David Quiles

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

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.

• Save exposure data.

• f/Tools connection.

• Independent calibration for the two metering modes.

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

LensPick
LensPick

LensPick

The Curious Pixel Ltd.

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

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 falls inside and out of your subject area for each...

DoF plus
DoF plus

DoF plus

Jean-Christoph KAISER

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

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 image sharpness when shooting landscapes?

DoF plus is highly customizable:
- select...

Field Tools (Depth of Field)
Field Tools (Depth of Field)

Field Tools (Depth of Field)

Evgeny EGOROV

Field Tools is an efficient, easy to use depth of field calculator for photographers working in the field

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,...

Lumariver Depth of Field
Lumariver Depth of Field

Lumariver Depth of Field

Xarepo AB

The Lumariver Depth of Field Calculator is an app that helps you maximize the sharpness of your photographs

The Lumariver Depth of Field Calculator is an app that helps you maximize the sharpness of your photographs. It’s primarily intended for landscape, architecture and all other genres where the goal is to have a sharp image front to back. Rather than being a calculator for theoretical exercises it’s designed for being a practical tool in the field, and it...

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

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 your camera in "Options". If your camera is not listed...

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FocusFinder DoF Calculator
FocusFinder DoF Calculator
FocusFinder DoF Calculator

FocusFinder DoF Calculator

Lukas Schmidt

FocusFinder quickly and precisely calculates and shows the Depth of Field and the Field-Of-View of a photo or video. This allows you to take even better pictures and let’s you achieve stunning effects like the perfect bokeh for a portrait or a perfectly focused landscape shot.

You can enter the values...

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

Depth Of Field Calculator

Essence Computing

Camera list updated November 2018. 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...

f/ Tools
f/ Tools
f/ Tools

f/ Tools

David Quiles

f/Tools is a set of tools for digital and analog photography. Will help you to know the best possible sensor sharpness, dof, resolution needed for a print, bokeh size, flash exposure, etc...

A great tool to easily understand the most complex concepts in photography, visually. Help and glossary included.

Features:

• Graphic...

DoF Table
DoF Table
DoF Table

DoF Table

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...

SetMyCameraPro
SetMyCameraPro
SetMyCameraPro

SetMyCameraPro

Bluestone Pond

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...

OptimumCS
OptimumCS
OptimumCS

OptimumCS

George Douvos

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...

RED Tools
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.

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

SetMyCameraDF
SetMyCameraDF
SetMyCameraDF

SetMyCameraDF

Bluestone Pond

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...

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...

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...

ScapeTog
ScapeTog
ScapeTog

ScapeTog

Raymond Pang

Design your photo compositions...before heading out.
Often times, outdoor scape photographers will compose their images based on the lens at hand (nothing wrong with that). This tool offers the option to go the other way around - it will help them decide what lens (e.g. focal length) they'll need to create...

SetMyCamera
SetMyCamera
SetMyCamera

SetMyCamera

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...

KODAK Cinema Tools
KODAK Cinema Tools
KODAK Cinema Tools

KODAK Cinema Tools

Eastman Kodak Company

Filmmaker Tools

The KODAK Cinema Tools App, provides essential film making tools for filmmakers that use celluloid film in their projects. The app features a film calculator and a depth of field calculator designed to simplify ongoing arithmetic. Additionally, the app provides access to an online contact directory and a list...

Mark II Artist's Viewfinder
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. By simulating real camera and lens combinations it allows you to visualize what you are going to shoot without actually setting up the camera....

Focus / DOF hyperfocal calculator depth of field
Focus / DOF hyperfocal calculator depth of field
Focus / DOF hyperfocal calculator depth of field

Focus / DOF hyperfocal calculator depth of field

Dmitry Zaika

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...

Focus Lt hyperfocal DOF
Focus Lt hyperfocal DOF
Focus Lt hyperfocal DOF

Focus Lt hyperfocal DOF

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...

SetMyCameraMx
SetMyCameraMx
SetMyCameraMx

SetMyCameraMx

Bluestone Pond

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...

Tack Sharp 2.0
Tack Sharp 2.0
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....

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...

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),...

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...

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...

How High or Far
How High or Far
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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

DOF-Calculator

DOF-Calculator

Yochoi Co.,Ltd

This program is an easy and must-have tool for all photographers, which can automatically calculate the depth of field according to camera model, aperture and shutter speed.

This program has special function of optical distance measurement by inputting height, you can have source object distance and depth of field directly according to the scale ratio of image size formed from iphone lense. This tool makes it simpler, faster and more convenient to calculate the depth of field, which can be used for professional photography of portrait, body, architecture, still life and so on .

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.

How to use:
- Select camera sensor type or size
- Input Aperture , Len focal length and focus distance
- Output Hyperfocal distance: The closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp.
- Output Nearest limit and Furthest Limit: which objects stay sharp within the limit.
- Output Depth of Field: the distance where object stay sharp.

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 nature photographs or film. This is a useful photographic or filming tool for assessing what camera settings are required to achieve a desired level of sharpness.

*This is a universal app that work for both iPhone and iPad.

Thanks for your support and do visit nitrio.com for more apps for your iOS devices.

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.

Focus DOF Camera

Focus DOF Camera

Harald Meyer

Focus Camera creates well-focused images from a set of images with varying focus distances. Sometimes there are situations where objects which are near and distant from your camera should be sharp in a single image. Focus Camera captures three images with different selectable focus distances and merges these into a single focused image.

Features include:
- Capture images with varying focus distances using intuitive touch selection
- Import captured images from photo gallery (e.g. images already captured with a DSLR for instance)
- Turn off automatic image alignment
- Control saturation, brightness, contrast, details, shadows, highlights
- HQ processing mode (slow)
- Ideal for landscape and macro photography

Note:
- iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and newer devices are recommended because the image processing requires a lot of processing power.
- Hardware acceleration works only on iPhone4S, iPad 2 and newer devices
- DOF: depth of field, light field camera

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 or enter your camera's sensor width and sensor height. Once all those values are entered, the depth of field will be calculated.

A diagram at the bottom will clearly display the values so that there is no confusion for new photographers.

Total DoF - Simple Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Calculator offers 4 camera slots so you can easily save multiple settings for quick access. There is also an option to switch between feet/inches and meters.

This app also features a Hyperfocal distance calculator that users can access. It is the far right tab bar item. Users can easily switch between the Depth of Field calculator and the Hyperfocal distance calculator.

DoF plus HD

DoF plus HD

Jean-Christoph KAISER

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

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

DoF plus HD is highly customizable:
- select your camera models. Computations will take into account camera specifications.
- define your own list of focal lenses from a list.
- define your own list of apertures from a list.

DoF plus HD provides following features:

DoF (depth of field)
Set focal lens, f/stop and focus distance. Near and far focus distances will be computed automatically

HyF (hyperfocal)
Set focal lens and f/stop. Hyperfocal distance will be computed automatically.
Note: when you focus at hyperfocal distance, image will be sharp from half this distance to infinity.

FoV (field of view)
Set focal lens and focus distance. Field of view (width and height) will be computed automatically.

Douglas Photo Calculator

Douglas Photo Calculator

Douglas Software

Douglas Photo Calculator provides a versatile, easy-to-use solution for amateur and professional photographers alike in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It allows for a choice of camera formats from digital (including digital backs) to conventional film cameras with the database regularly updated.
Douglas Photo Calculator automates the calculation of key metrics for photographers in pursuit of consistent and creative results and takes the uncertainty out of high quality photography.
This innovative software provides the capability to make crucial optical calculations quickly and easily. We're talking here about calculating, amongst other things, depth of field, hyperfocal distance, angle of view, image area and diffraction.
Depth of Field – Making sure that the nearest and furthest parts of your subject are in acceptable focus is vital. Douglas Photo Calculator enables you to control a variety of criteria – including the often-misunderstood 'circle of confusion'!
Hyperfocal Distance – With a just a few clicks, Douglas Photo Calculator will work out the distance from your camera lens to the nearest part of the subject that provides an optimal level of focus.
Angle of View – The focal length of a lens will determine its angle of view in conjunction with a given film format size. Douglas Photo Calculator will calculate the optical equations for ANY LENS with an 'angle of view' between 1 and 179 degrees.
Diffraction – Effectively limits the lens to be stopped down below a certain point. This software will work out the smallest aperture that can be used to avoid distortion.
A comprehensive Help file is included with Douglas Photo Calculator and there are numerous examples to show users how to make the very best of this versatile and feature rich software.