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Lens•Lab


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?" scenarios for various lenses.

Photography beginners will find it to be a great learning tool by exploring the interplay of aperture, focal length, and focal distance in real time.

Lens•Lab is more than a great depth of field calculator, it's a lens simulator that can help you explore, see, and intuitively understand how depth of field works with your camera and lenses.

Lens•Lab Features:

Advanced visual depiction of depth of field with real-time controls:
• The background scales from 10 centimeters to 100 meters interactively
• Out-of-focus areas are represented as blurred / dimmed in real-time
• Distance labels, angle of view, and other information updates as you touch

Easily control aperture, focal length, and focal distance with sliders or touch:
• Aperture (from ƒ/1 to ƒ/32)
• Focal Length (configurable minimum and maximum)
• Focal Distance (from 10cm to 100m)

Information overlays are independently configurable:
• Hyperfocal Distance
• Far Depth of Field
• Focal Distance
• Near Depth of Field
• Total Depth of Field
• Vertical Angle of View
• Distance Scale

Sensor size is configurable for:
• Full Frame
• APS-H
• DX
• APS-C
• Four Thirds

Additionally, there are controls for distance units (metric or imperial) and display of Full Frame Equivalent focal length (for cameras with sensors smaller than full frame.)

Included is a usage guide that explains all features of the application as well as depth of field in photography.

This app works with all Android devices including phones and tablets running Android 2.2 or newer.

Note: to access the settings menu on newer devices, press and hold the app switching button.

Recent changes:
New for version 1.1: Sliders have added accuracy. Slide your finger up to increase accuracy when using the sliders for Focal Distance, Focal Length, and Aperture.
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About Lens•Lab
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?" scenarios for various lenses.

Photography beginners will find it to be a great learning tool by exploring the interplay of aperture, focal length, and focal distance in real time.

Lens•Lab is more than a great depth of field calculator, it's a lens simulator that can help you explore, see, and intuitively understand how depth of field works with your camera and lenses.

Lens•Lab Features:

Advanced visual depiction of depth of field with real-time controls:
• The background scales from 10 centimeters to 100 meters interactively
• Out-of-focus areas are represented as blurred / dimmed in real-time
• Distance labels, angle of view, and other information updates as you touch

Easily control aperture, focal length, and focal distance with sliders or touch:
• Aperture (from ƒ/1 to ƒ/32)
• Focal Length (configurable minimum and maximum)
• Focal Distance (from 10cm to 100m)

Information overlays are independently configurable:
• Hyperfocal Distance
• Far Depth of Field
• Focal Distance
• Near Depth of Field
• Total Depth of Field
• Vertical Angle of View
• Distance Scale

Sensor size is configurable for:
• Full Frame
• APS-H
• DX
• APS-C
• Four Thirds

Additionally, there are controls for distance units (metric or imperial) and display of Full Frame Equivalent focal length (for cameras with sensors smaller than full frame.)

Included is a usage guide that explains all features of the application as well as depth of field in photography.

This app works with all Android devices including phones and tablets running Android 2.2 or newer.

Note: to access the settings menu on newer devices, press and hold the app switching button.

Recent changes:
New for version 1.1: Sliders have added accuracy. Slide your finger up to increase accuracy when using the sliders for Focal Distance, Focal Length, and Aperture.

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A Google User
Aug 17, 2014
Good app but I can't see the 3 dots to go to settings. . Please fix it
A Google User
Jul 31, 2014
Very useful app! Works good on moto g
A Google User
Jul 12, 2014
Simulator works perfect but each time we exit the app it is resetting to default...
A Google User
May 9, 2014
Very useful This was recommended to me by a photography pro in a photography course I took. Very useful!
A Google User
Dec 14, 2013
A good dof calc with some perspective The DOF calculator can be found on any number of apps but the perspective simulation is very unique and it lets you estimate real life situations. Basically the app estimates the angle of view for the lens length you input, then puts lifesize objects on a distance scale to give you an idea of what youd be framing. At 11 feet, you see that a 45mm lens frames most of an adult body, and gives 1ft dof at f4 (or something like that). The problem is, at 6 feet I can only size up a bunch of cats and dogs, and at 30 feet I can only look at airplanes. I would LOVE it if there was a way to just look at that adult human at different distances. This way you could say "if i want to use a 50mm lens to frame a person's head and shoulders, I'd be about X ft away and need at least Y aperture."