- #: 223869
- Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Photography
- Updated: 2010-07-09
- Current Version: 1.6.4
- 1.6.4 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
- Size: 1.90 MB
- Language: English, German
- Seller: Frank Bauer
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
- © 2008-2010 F. Bauer
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PhotoBuddy is your personal assistant in photographic matters. It provides convenient ways to help professionals and amateurs calculate some of the most needed camera settings.If you run PhotoBuddy on your iPhone you can use the built in camera to…..
Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
With 45 years experience in photography, I learned in an era before the current digital "smart cameras" could select the "perfect" exposure settings. I have a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and appreciate automation, but sometimes for the optimum images, understanding manual exposure is critical. For depth of field assessment, Photobuddy is absolutely invaluable, dead-on accurate, and saves considerable time over the trial-and-error or "judge-through-a-darkened-stopped-down-lens" approach. It is easily worth the small price paid for the DOF calculations alone. If you spend any time with the sun and moon chart and use the blue arrows and "dropdowns", it works flawlessly, I use this feature for purposes other than photography (hunting) and can input and future date and get instant readouts. I have experienced no "low memory problems on my 3G iPhone. I cannot find the step wedge mentioned by other reviewers (feature removed?), and recommend to the author that the manual be updated (covers version 1.0).
Works great, has many options & feature
I really like this app, even on my iPad. It does much more than just calculating DoF. It offers the most commonly needed features all in one app. I really like the subject size vs focal length calculator, it gives you a good idea what lens you will need depending on your subject and distance, and then you jump right to the DoF calculation to find the right f-stop.
The CC is set by the camera type, but it offers you a realistic use number based on that, which really makes sense. Calculating the DoF only on the camera is technically not correct. This app gives a real life use scenario to find out what the DoF really will be based on that.
Great app for a very reasonable price.
Does lots of useful photo things for digital & film photography
I especially like the depth of field calculator.
The only con is that on the iPad it does not track the location, and requires manual entry of coordinates.
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