Glare in iPhone 7+ Lens

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by christophermdia, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. christophermdia macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2008
    So while trying to take a picture at the soccer fields tonight, i noticed something a little concerning. The first picture was taken with my iPhone 7+ and you could clearly see a glare from the lights down towards the bottom of the picture. It was visible in the preview and in every picture i took towards the lights. The second picture is from my wife's iPhone 7 (regular) at the same angle clearly not showing any glare whatsoever.

    Anyone else finding glare/reflection in their photos? while in this example there is glare from 1 set of lights, there are others that have glare from all 3 lights in the picture. I also took a video of this found here:


    IMG_0546.JPG.jpeg IMG_0545.JPG
  2. alexxkuch macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2016
    I was just testing my iPhone 7+ in a low light setting and noticed the exact same thing!

    You can see the red light reflected slightly to the right of where the actual light is, plus a few other light dots on the ground and above the light:


    Quite a few flare dots right around the top of the tower:


    There's another thread about this issue here:

    Still not sure if this is a hardware or software issue, or considered "normal".
  3. ToddH macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2010
    Central Tx
    Yep, it is called lens flare/ghosting. The individual optics don't have advanced multi coatings on them. You will get lens flare/glare or ghosting like that with uncoated optics. Sorry about that, but that's just the way it is on these tiny optics. It would have been better for them to put anti-reflective coating is on the optics but they did not.

Share This Page