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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.

DoF plus
Depth Of Field Calculator
myLightMeter PRO

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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...

Depth Of Field Calculator
Depth Of Field Calculator

Depth Of Field Calculator

Essence Computing

Camera list updated to beginning January 2021

Camera list updated to beginning January 2021. 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 had been in focus? Of course you have...

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...

SetMyCameraPro
SetMyCameraPro

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...

SetMyCamera
SetMyCamera

SetMyCamera

Bluestone Pond

If you are a photo enthusiast desiring higher quality professional photos, SetMyCamera can help

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 focus depth. SetMyCamera makes it easier than ever to capture...

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...

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

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 other means. The ALPA eFinder app emulates this in an...

Tack Sharp 2.0
Tack Sharp 2.0

Tack Sharp 2

Chris Hunt

Tack Sharp 2

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 which customize the display and ensure accuracy for different camera types , including settings for: preferred...

FF: Depth of Field Calculator
FF: Depth of Field Calculator

FF: Depth of Field Calculator

Lukas Schmidt

FocusFinder is a professional Depth-Of-Field calculator that works for every camera

FocusFinder is a professional Depth-Of-Field calculator that works for every camera. With quick data entry, intuitive visualizations, and advanced features like precision modes, FocusFinder is the best tool to improve your photography or videos. Almost every camera available is already included, and we will add yours within 48h if it's missing.

FocusFinder calculates at which distances objects will be in focus...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Depth Of Field Utility
Depth Of Field Utility
Depth Of Field Utility

Depth Of Field Utility

Zhiguang Han

This app is designed for photographers as a quick reference tool in the field for depth of field and hyperlocal distance information, especially when shooting landscape or street photography when you may want or need to switch to manual focus.

It has an intuitive user interface to show the focus...

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...

Lens•Lab
Lens•Lab
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?"...

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),...

Douglas Photo Calculator
Douglas Photo Calculator
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...

OptimumCS-Pro
OptimumCS-Pro
OptimumCS-Pro

OptimumCS-Pro

George Douvos

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...

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...

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...

Field Tools (Depth of Field)
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. 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...

DoF plus HD
DoF plus HD
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?
-...

Lumariver Depth of Field
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. 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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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 numbers given out by a flash vendor are normally based on a rating for the flash using an ISO of 100 and the distance in meters. The calculator will perform the conversion to use other ISO stops. The distance given will automatically be converted from meters to feet in the calculator.

Version 2.0 added an option to select the power setting on the flash calculator. The selections include Full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 and 1/128. Using the inverse square law, the calculator will provide the flash drop off distances for 25%, 50% and 75% of power setting.

The depth of field calculator includes a large selection of camera manufacturers and models. This list is used to provide the basis of the depth of field calculation. If your camera is not listed, you will be able to add the manufacturer and model. The "Circle of Confusion" value must be provided for the depth of field to be calculated.

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

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!

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.

iPhotoPro DOF calc

iPhotoPro DOF calc

Stefano Scarpellini

iPhotoPro give you a fast and easy way to calculate the depth of field (DoF) for your camera with your lens.
The depth of field is the "acceptable focus area" that will let you know what you have on focus and what is not. Useful in "street photography" where speed and discretion are needed and the focus setting must be fast and accurate.
iPhotoPro also calculates and displays the hyperfocal distance (excellent solution both in the landscapes and sport or street photography).
iPhotoPro also stores your last settings, even after restarting your device.

Try it on your wrist! yes! iPhotoPro is compatible with Apple Watch

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 meters, feet, inch and centimeters.

It contains a database with over 3600 cameras and 11 standard lens for precise and accurate calculations. If your machine is not available, you can manually set the reference values.

Hyperfocal - depth of field calculator with blur simulation and circle of confusion estimation

Hyperfocal - depth of field calculator with blur simulation and circle of confusion estimation

Yaroslav Mironov

* Simulate out-of-focus blur for different lens configurations
* Calculate depth of field, hyperfocal distance and more
* Unique Smart Focus calculation for the largest aperture to keep the object and the infinity in focus
* Includes the diffraction factor (the Airy disc)
* Supports simulation for extreme telephoto lens (up to 5000 mm)

Hyperfocal is an advanced interactive calculator for depth of field and blur which goes beyond just the figures and provides a simulation of what the picture might look like at the given camera settings.