iPhone as a photographers toolbox

I recently  bought a iPhone and found out that there is a  large range
applications (small programs) that is more or less useful for us photographers.
I will try to make an overview of the “best iPhone app's for photographers”

Note: We all know that app's will be developed and new app's will show up so this
         section of stockholmviews.com will also change by time.
 

There are countless of iPhone applications available on the market, from games and business applications to photo editing and photo tweaking app's. Some are “official”
and are available through the Apple App Store and some are independent and not supported/approved by Apple. It is a well known fact that the original 2MPiPhone- camera wasn't the best phone camera around and even more disappointingly is that it could not capture video recordings.

The Iphone a great tool for photographers  

However the newer iPhone 3GS has a new and improved 3.2MP camera and video is now possible. Anyhow we are still missing features like auto/manual focus capabilities and a resolution that would make this camera to a worthy alternative to a real digital camera, not even a point-and-shoot camera.  

Still there might be some features and app's that can make it worth to be carrying the iPhone in my pocket, alone or in conjunction with a real camera like a DSLR or serious compact.  

I will take a look at some useful iPhone applications in the following categories. 

  • Help tools for photographers like DOF calculators.
  • Sharing and uploading app's.
  • GPS/photography related app's.
  • Photo editing app's.
  • Tweaks for the iPhone camera functions.
  • In camera photo viewers.

    Note: Most app's also works with the Ipod touch to!

Music during work

I love to listen to music while working with my photos or when I travel. The sound you can get from the iPhone is nothing less than great and as good as real HIFI. But to experience the best sound from your iPhone, do yourself a favor and ditch the included earphones or you will never be able to get full value from your investment. I use earphones from Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5pro and I just love them :0)

Help tools for photographers like DOF calculators

Help tools for photographers like DOF calculators DOFmaster.
This is a depth of field calculator for keen photographers that want a handy
tool To calculate DOF with. It has a simple but effective interface in which you
can make selections from Drop down menus for Film/ Sensor format,
Lens focal length, Aperture, and Focus distance unit. Film/sensor format.

It has several presets for popular DSLR’s and it has also settings for several generic film and sensor sizes + settings for CoC= Circle of confusion.
Lens focal length Ranges from 3mm - 1200mm in useful steps (lots)
Aperture Ranges from f/1 – f/64 and should cover most needs.
 
Focus distance unit feet, inches, meters and cm can be selected.
The resulting calculation returns in your selected value (feet or meters).
focus distance - near limit - far limit - total DOF and Hyper focal distance.

As for a DOF calculator I couldn't’t wish for more and this is the one to get for a PRO photographer so this app gets *****

Dof master

Try it online here: http://www.dofmaster.com/iphone_simulator.html Or online from your iphone here: http://iphone.dofmaster.com

Simple DOF Lite (By bit slingers)

This tool is similar to DOF master but use sliders instead of drop downs for
your inputs. And as the name says it is a simple tool to use but it is also a
simpler tool than DOF master in other respects too.

Your inputs is: Crop factor, Focal length, Distance to, Aperture. Crop factor
selections Full frame, 1.3x(Canon 1D), 1.5x(Nikon DX), 1.6x(Canon XT)
1.7x(Sigma), 2.0x(Olympus) Focal length 6mm-500mm (virtually steeples)
Distance to 1meter to 100meters (Only in meters). Aperture f/1 – f/32 The
resulting calculation returns in your selected value. DOF Near DOF near
Total DOF Simpler (read lesser) than DOF master in respect of output result.
No Hyper focal distance :0(

This app is not as complete as the DOFmaster app
but it is a freeware so I give it ***

Simple dof

Simple DOF calculator

Same name different app, this one has the coolest interface Of them all
4 wheels to set your values with and a graphic display to present the result
in a easy to understand way.

Automatically uses feet or meters, based on you system regional settings or
you can choose them yourself. Aperture range: f/1 - f/64, focal length range:
3 mm - 1200 mm, focus distance range: 1 in. - 100 ft.

Support for the following cameras: Canon 1D (Mark II, Mark III), 1Ds (Mark
II, Mark III), 5D (Mark II), 50D, 40D, 30D, 20D, 10D, D60, D30, 500D, 450D,
400D, 350D, 300D, 1000D, Digital Rebel, XT, XTi, XSi, T1i, XS. Contax N
Digital Epson RD-1, RD-1S Fujifilm S5 Pro, S3 Pro, S2 Pro, S1 Pro Konica
Minolta Maxxum 7D, Maxxum 5D Leica Digilux 3, M8 Nikon D1H, D1X, D2X,
D2Xs, D2H, D2Hs, D3, D3X, D5000, D3000, D700, D300(s), 200, D100, D90,
D80, D70(s), D60, D50, D40(x) Olympus E-1, E-410, E-400, E-330, E-300, E-
510, E-500 Panasonic DMC-TZ5, DMC-LX1, DMC-LX2, DMC-LX3, DMC-L10,
DMC-L1 Pentax K200D, K110D, K100D(Super), K20D, K10D Samsung GX-1L,
GX-1S, GX-20, GX-10 Sigma DP1, DP2, SD-14, SD-10, SD-9 Sony A900, A700,
A350, A300, A200, A100 Analog photocamera's: APS, 35mm, 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7,
6x9, 4x5, 5x7, 8x10 Analog and digital filmcamera's: APS, 16mm, Super
16mm, 35mm, 75mm, RED, SI-2K, 1/4", 1/3", 1/2", 2/3", 1/500", 1/700",
1/707", 1/1000", 1/1430", 1/1500", 1/1667", 1/2000" And a list of Circle of
Confusion values.

This is a very nice app and I will mark it as Highly recommended ****


Simple dof2
 

EVCalc 1.0

EVCalc is a small tool that should help you to calculate exposure bracketing.
This is useful to create a series of images for combining them to HDR pictures.

Most of the modern SLR cameras come with a feature that called Automatic
Exposure Bracketing (AEB).but often they support only 3 images in a row
and only with a maximum distance between the exposures of 2 EV
( EV = Exposure Value ).

To cover a larger range you need more exposures or a larger distance
between these images. EVCalc can give you values for a distance of 1- 3 EV
and for at least 5 exposures.

You can also lock the Pickerwheels (EV lock) so when you change one exposure
parameter then the opposite one changes accordingly to keep the EV constant.

So you can shift the bracketing range if it not fits. If one parameter in the table
is out of range you will see a red N/A. The range for exposure times is 1/8000
to 120 seconds and the f-stop (aperture) reaches from f/1.0 to f/64 . This free
tool is also useful for people shooting LF.


EV Calc

Its free and does what it says.
So why not include it in your photo toolbox :0) ***

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Image sharing and uploading app's

FTP On The Go FTP is a fast way to transfer data and is widely used by PRO
photographer to upload images to agents and and for remote backup use.

This app is as easy or hard to use as any regular FTP application.
If you are in need of this app you know it, and you will find it worth its $9.99

ftp1 ftp2 ftp3

DSLR Camera Remote

DSLR Camera Remote is the next-generation cable release for your Canon
EOS DSLR camera. Just connect your camera to a WiFi enabled computer
and the DSLR Camera Remote software enables you to use your Apple iPhone
or iPod touch to wirelessly adjust cameras settings, fire the shutter, review
images and even get a live viewfinder preview.

Remotely fire your Canon EOS or Nikon DSLR
Remotely control the camera settings like shutter-speed, aperture,
white-balance and more.
View images shot on the camera from your iPhone or iPod touch
Look through your camera's viewfinder remotely!

This is the greatest app of them all (In case your camera is supported) ******

DSLR Camera remote for Iphone   
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