Why does Rear Flash Cause Glare on Photos with All my Cases

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by computerinfo, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Why does Rear Flash Cause Glare on Photos

    Maybe I'm just having bad luck but all the cases I have purchased for my iPhone 4 have caused a glare on the images when using the rear flash:


    Belkin Vue (Clear)

    http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=512159
    - Customer support acknowledged and had me return it back to BustBuy

    Belike Micra (Clear)
    http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=512038
    - Still have pending email out to Belkin

    Sena Magnet Flipper (Croco Red)
    http://www.senacases.com/apple/iphone-4-cases/magnet-flipper/#
    - Sena sent me a replacement but RED glare still exists

    So, I still need a full leather case for my wife that protects the front and rear of the phone. That is why I thought the Sena Magnet Flipper case would be a great fit. As for me, I'll just have to wait for Apple to send me my free Speck case and hope it will work.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Jul 19, 2010
    #2
    You have to take the rear protective film off when you first buy the iPhone. :p
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Location:
    Texas, US
    #3
    Those cases are reflecting light from the flash down into the lens. Any case with a close-fitting cutout for the camera/flash will do it. Otterbox tries to minimize this by seperating the lens and flash in their own little wells, but there is still a little bloom, although minimal compared to other cases. The newest generation of Incipio NGP's have a relatively large cuttout and the bloom is minimal as well.

    The only "case" that has never produced bloom (for me) is a bumper style case.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    theautopilot

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    Jul 27, 2010
    #4
    Loads of case makers had to redesign their cases, it's amazing really how this got past QA for so many companies. Generally keyhole/pear shape cut outs cause this. Most have switched to a larger oval shape. My incipio feather is fine.
     
  5. macrumors 68030

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    #5
    Not having any issues using an Incase Slider.
     
  6. macrumors 65816

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    Sep 17, 2009
    #6
    i have the issue with the incase snap both clear and smoke. also have it with just a wrapsol skin as well :(
     
  7. macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    Maryland
    #7
    Just look for a case with an oval cutout for the rear camera and you should be fine. Lot of case manufacturers wanted to mirror the look of the camera/flash layout of the phone into their cases.. This causes the flash issues with all these cases.
     

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