Dodgy iPhone 6 camera

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Da1e85, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. Da1e85 macrumors member

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    Is this normal when taking a picture with sunlight or in a picture facing a bulb my picture seems to exhibit green dots the following picture is a bit extreme pointing at the lamp but I'm sure my old phones didn't do this
     

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  3. hrv888 macrumors 6502

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    That's what they call lens flare. Learned that from here too. Haha
     
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  5. hrv888 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. That's what they told me. But I find it annoying as well. Didn't have it on my 5 before. Now I just move the angle a bit to lessen the flare.
     
  6. Da1e85 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm certain my last iPhone 6 didn't have this problem this is a new phone as the last one had dust in the front camera
     
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  8. jldesutter83 macrumors regular

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    It's a lens flare. It's when there's a lot of light coming in when the shutter is wider or slower. Like photographing the sun. In the second pic you can see the brightest ball in the reflection. The green dot is the flare from that bright ball.
     
  9. Da1e85 thread starter macrumors member

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    So it's normal it happens slightly on my girlfriends htc one m8 but not as pronounced and I can't recall it being like this on my last ip6
     
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  11. jldesutter83 macrumors regular

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    It's normal I think. I tried to test it on my iPhone 6 last night but I didn't get the flare. Idk if my lights weren't bright enough to cause the flare or not. I know flaring is the issue in your photos but if it's normal to the iPhone 6 idk for sure. I remember using cameras before and having the flare and it being normal. It wouldn't hurt to keep your appt just to be sure as I am not an expert.
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I learned about lens flare from watching J.J. Abrams' Star Trek (2009).
     
  13. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    That's why pros have hoods on the end of their lenses.

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    That was CGI lens flare! :D
     
  14. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    It's normal. I'd say not it's not worth another trip to the store to risk getting a replacement with potential problems.
     
  15. Da1e85 thread starter macrumors member

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    I got this also with just the normal lamp in the bathroom and the other pic is with a brighter halogen bulb for my reptile. If you can't recreate it then I'm thinking it could be a problem
     
  16. Gmcube macrumors regular

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    There's nothing they can do about it. Maybe someone makes someone out there makes a lens hood for it though to minimize it.
     
  17. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I get lens flare on my £2000 Nikon Lenses. Just don't point your camera at a light source like a bare bulb (cause they don't look good anyway) and you should be fine.
     

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