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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.

SetMyCameraMx
SetMyCameraDF
SetMyCameraPro

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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...

SetMyCameraMx
SetMyCameraMx

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
SetMyCameraDF

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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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...

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

Depth Of Field Calculator

Essence Computing

Camera list updated January 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...

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...

myLightMeter PRO
myLightMeter PRO
myLightMeter PRO

myLightMeter PRO

David Quiles

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

TrueDoF-Pro DoF Calculator
TrueDoF-Pro DoF Calculator
TrueDoF-Pro DoF Calculator

TrueDoF-Pro DoF Calculator

George Douvos

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

FocusFinder DoF Calculator
FocusFinder DoF Calculator
FocusFinder DoF Calculator

FocusFinder DoF Calculator

Lukas Schmidt

FocusFinder allows you to quickly and precisely calculate and view the Depth of Field 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...

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...

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...

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),...

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,...

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...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Depth Of Field Utility

Depth Of Field Utility

Zhiguang Han

What's New?

Redesigned user interface for clarity and ease of use.

- Added new dark display mode. Now you can switch between light and dark mode to suit your need.

- Added pressure press to lock and unlock adjustment items (camera, lens, aperture etc) on devices that support 3D touch

- Provides haptic feedback when adjusting aperture value like adjusting aperture on a real lens on devices that support this feature

- Updated UI, in addition to showing near/far distance, added depth distance to the display as well.

Overview

When shooting a portrait with a large aperture lens, one would probably want to know for a given aperture and focus distance how shallow the depth of field is.

When doing landscape shoot, one may want to know where to focus so it can have maximum depth of field.

Or for street photography, sometimes auto focus will not work well, one will also want to know the depth of field in advance, so when the subject comes into the view, one can just press the shutter and knowing it'll be in focus. :-)

This app is designed as a quick reference tool to help photographers with depth of field and hyperfocal distance information. It has an intuitive graphical interface to show the focus distance relative to the near and far limit. All necessary information is right there at a quick glance.

- Slide left or right on camera settings to change the value.

- To change focus distance quickly, slide the red focus circle up or down.

- Shake the device to reset the focal length and distance information.

- The app currently supports 35mm cameras, including full frame or APS varieties.

- Unit of measure can be either metric or imperial system.

Happy shooting.

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.

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.

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.

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

Lumariver Depth of Field Calculator

Lumariver Depth of Field Calculator

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 for being a practical tool in the field, and it has a thorough user manual that describes real use cases. The user interface is optimized for one-hand operation using scrollers.

In addition to the normal depth of field calculator it supports tilted depth of field (tilt-shift lenses, Scheimpflug principle) as well as focus stacking. The functions you don't intend to use can be turned off to keep the user interface as clean and simple as possible. Custom circle of confusion sizes can be set, which in addition to a fixed number may be relative to airy disc diameter and/or pixel pitch. It even supports dual circle of confusion sizes, one “sharp” and one “soft” to make it easy to do controlled trade-offs in difficult situations. By entering your own camera(s) and lenses once you have them easily accessible by name making the workflow efficient in the field.

Distances can be shown either in meters or in decimal feet.

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 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]

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 .

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 your camera on the Settings tab. If your camera is not listed you can add it yourself. You can also select in what units you want to enter values and get the result: Metric or Imperial. Macro-photographers may appreciate the precision of shown values: 1/10th of a millimeter or 1/8th of an inch.

Golden Hours will help you to plan your photography schedule for best light, Moon phases and direction of sunrise and sunset on a give date. Your current location will be used by default, but if you plan a big trip, then use the map and select your destination.

Both calculators are easy to use and designed the way so it is convenient to use them in the field.

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