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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.

OptimumCS
Easy DoF
FocusFinder DoF Calculator

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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...

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...

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...

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

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 quickly with the sliders, or manually, should you need more...

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...

TrueDoF-Intro DoF Calculator
TrueDoF-Intro DoF Calculator

TrueDoF

George Douvos

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

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 were), the most advanced depth of field algorithm you’ll find...

Depth Of Field Calculator
Depth Of Field Calculator

Depth Of Field Calculator

Essence Computing

Camera list updated November 2018

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 had been in focus? Of course you have I certainly...

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

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 select the camera and the lens. In addition to that,...

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...

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...

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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),...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 is a major step forward in working with depth of field. Specifically designed for working professionals, the app offers features, versatility, customisability and no-fuss ease of use to make it the ideal tool — a tool that simply does its job (superbly) without getting in the way.

And it’s a...

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...

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?"...

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...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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

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 a simple image without unnecessary information.

Just choose your camera, aperture, focal length and focus distance and it shows you the depth of field. Calculations are done in realtime so there is no need to press a 'calculate' button.
Simple DoF Calculator is so simple because it's easy to choose your camera settings, just turn the wheel. It saves all your settings, so the next time you open the application it shows your camera and your last used settings.

Automatically uses feet or meters, based on you system regional settings or you can choose them yourself.
Aperture range: f/0.95 - f/64, focal length range: 3 mm - 1200 mm, focus distance range: 1 in. - 999 ft.