IMPORTANT! This is an end-of-life product that will be replaced by the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder later this fall. New device support, including the iPhone 5S and 5C will not be added to this app! Being a separate app, the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder will be a paid update for existing Viewfinder Basic/Pro/Cine owners.
Check out http://www.artistsviewfinder.com for more information.
Be sure to check out the Viewfinder Handbook!
Whether you're a cinematographer, photographer, or even a painter, chances are good that you use some type of viewfinder to help visualize your subject. Maybe you like a professional grade director's viewfinder, or perhaps you're a little more old school and prefer an old fashioned cardboard cutout. With Viewfinder, you can have the best of both worlds in a single powerful, highly customizable, easy to use iPhone app.
Use Viewfinder to quickly and easily compose your shot, choose your focal length, and a lot more before you ever reach for your equipment bag. It is the perfect companion for location scouting and for concept shoots. It makes so much easier to determine what equipment to bring to the actual shoot.
This app supports nearly every digital or film based camera on the market, including all major brands of motion picture and video cameras, 4/3, 35mm, medium and large format still cameras and backs, as well as lenses from most manufacturers; so you can be sure that you'll find your equipment there. Generic formats like Super35 and 4x5 allows to use your cameras even it's not listed by manufacturer.
Viewfinder is designed to be a highly customizable professional tool, so you can define your own sensor or film formats and lens focal lengths. Even the function buttons are customizable to reflect your needs and working style. You can save up to four different camera setups and switching between them is as easy as tapping a button.
The gesture based controls couldn't be easier to use. Tap inside a frame to dim the surroundings, and you have a simulated cardboard cutout. Just swipe across the screen to return to normal view. Double tap the screen to activate auto-focus and auto-exposure, a unique feature of Viewfinder that makes it much easier to cope with difficult lighting conditions. Pinch to zoom in up to 10x to see how longer focal lengths will look or zoom out to 0.7x to see what focal lengths are just outside of the iPhone camera's capabilities.
If you shoot wide angles, you've probably been disappointed when you looked for wide angle features. The iPhone 4's camera has a focal length that's about the same as a 35mm lens on a full frame 35mm camera, and that severely limits most viewfinder apps. In fact, they just can't handle wide angles so popular with landscape photography at all. But that's not a problem for Viewfinder. This is the only app in the App Store that supports wide angle adapters. Just tap the WIDE key, select the adapter that you're using, and go where no viewfinder app has gone before.
Viewfinder comes in three different editions so you can choose what's right for your needs.
1) GPX logs can be accessed via iTunes File Sharing.
2) Using the real lens data obtained from manufacturers instead of the marketing focal length label on the lens.
3) Cine edition supports custom cameras with a maximum 36x24mm image size. Purchase the Pro pack to lift this limit.
Already using Viewfinder and upgraded your camera gear? You can access other edition's features and camera/lens data by purchasing a Pro Pack or Cine Pack module right in the app!
Available in the following languages: English, Deutsch, Français, Magyar, 简体中文.
Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 4th generation and iPod touch 5th generation. Works with iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation and iPad mini in iPhone compatibility mode. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. For the best experience we recommend to use Viewfinder on an iPhone 4/4S/5 or iPod touch 5th generation with iOS 6.0 or later.
Current version is 2.9.1. Check version history.