Any scratch the rear camera lens on there iPhone 4 yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jp700p, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. jp700p macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    Since day 1, I have put a piece of invisible shield over the rear lens to protect it from scratching. However, when taking pictures the pics aren't as sharp and in focused as not having it on. But i'm always afraid it will scratch.
  2. dougbrowne macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Scratches on the "lens" usually don't affect picture quality..
  3. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    I've been looking for a rear protector that covers the lense, I like the camera a lot and would like a way to protect it, any ideas?

    Tried a small piece of a crystal protector, wouldn't adhere properly, tried scotch tape but I think it's not totally clear.

    Any suggestions are welcome.
  4. jmsteve3 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    I installed an invisible shield on June 25, the day after I got my nw iPhone 4. Several days later, I was surprised to see a scratch across the middle of the lens on the camera. I couldn't figure out how it happened, but was bummed to see it on my new, shiny device. To this day though, it has not affected one picture and I only remembered it because of this post. I understand the need to protect it, but I honestly can't even tell it's there, and I take a TON of pictures and am VERY picky! Hope that helps!
  5. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
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    So far, there are no scratches at all on mine.
  6. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
    putting something that is not optically clear over optical glass = FAIL

    You are being counter productive. You wanted to avoid scratches because it will affect the clarity of the camera, but you've already done more to degrade the quality than any light scratch ever would do.

    Just buy a case that lifts the back when its on a surface and that should be more than enough to avoid most scratches
  7. Jayman34187 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Hold it this way not that way :)
  8. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    I am using Sp's for my SS Vibrant that are called Realook and you get 2 SP's plus 2 Camera lens protectors. I do not know if they make them for the iPhone but you should check it out. They are on ebay and Amazon.
  9. dmbaggie macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2010
    In the shadow of antennagate!!

    I tried to take a picture last night and every photo looked like glamour shots!!

    I use my camera like a normal human, no rough stuff. I found out last night that the lens is very slightly mounted above the back. Guess what apple...that means it's always resting on the lens.

    I've bought over 20k in apple products in the last 20 years and always praise their design and ease of use.

    Look at my photo...Any thoughts? Can I take this back? Notice how the rest of the back is incredibly smooth.

  10. Charadis macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2010
    On mine, the metal rim around the camera glass is mounted slightly above the back, but the plastic rim of the back is also slightly above the glass back. For the most part, I'm sure yours is probably similar if not the same, and the camera glass is raised slightly above the plane when the phone is resting on its back.

  11. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    Do this: Take saran wrap and put a few layers over the lens. Keep doing it, comparing how bad it looks from the back to how bad your pictures look. After your lens is COMPLETELY white because of the saran wrap (like it's bunched up), your photos should only look hazy and unfocused. Now you realize that the condition of the lens doesn't really matter. ;)
  12. bobdjojo macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    I had a giant scratch on my lens. (well the glass over the lens) I took it to the apple store and they replaced it for free.
  13. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    I have a minor scratch across my lense. Hair line. Hardly even noticeable. Scratches on a lense will not effect picture quality at all.
  14. spacemnspiff macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    OP's Title: its 'their' and not 'there'. This just bugs me so had to point out.
  15. hipnetic macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2010
    What did they replace, the phone or just the lens? My camera lens is horribly scratched up. I carry my iPhone naked in my pocket and I've also got lots of scratches all over the back, including one gouge that I can catch my fingernail in if I glide it across the scratch.

    I thought they were supposedly using some kind of magical super-hard glass, but that certainly doesn't seem to be the case. I think I would be happier if they just used a plastic back on this thing.

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