glare on iphone 7 plus camera

Ekzapple

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I'd heard so much great news about the camera in the iphone 7 plus, but I'm frustrated about one major problem... when trying to take photos of birds when there is light behind or near them the screen has so much glare that makes it totally impossible to see what I'm shooting. My regular camera handles such shots just fine.

Any suggestions about dealing with this?
 

seadragon

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I find that my iPhone camera is more prone to sun flare too. But I think it's just part of the lens being so small. Also, double check that the lens is clean. I find phone camera lenses need to constantly be wiped clean of pocket lint, dust and fingerprints, all of which significantly affect the photo. Much more than a dedicated camera again due to the small lens and constant handling.
 
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willmtaylor

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I'd heard so much great news about the camera in the iphone 7 plus, but I'm frustrated about one major problem... when trying to take photos of birds when there is light behind or near them the screen has so much glare that makes it totally impossible to see what I'm shooting. My regular camera handles such shots just fine.

Any suggestions about dealing with this?
These should be of some help:
https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-7-plus-lens-flare-issues.2019357/

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/7-backlit-flare-and-reflection.2003103/

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-7-multiple-lens-flare-issue.1998945/

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-6-camera-excessive-lens-flare.1784418/
 
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Ekzapple

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Thanks everyone. I'm not talking about something in the photo; I'm talking about the glare on the actual screen, where I'm trying to SEE what I'm shooting. Well, I just went outside to try something similar and it occurs to me that the reason I couldn't see the birds or the sky, was that the bright sun was shining on my face, and my face was reflecting back on the glass, so THAT was all I could see (though it didn't look like my face, it was just a large dark area) and I could not see the birds through that reflection. (With a "normal" camera with a view finder, which is what I'm used to using for nature photography, that doesn't happen, obviously.) So, is there any way around this? Or is this just a limitation for using a camera without a view finder?





 
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willmtaylor

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Thanks everyone. I'm not talking about something in the photo; I'm talking about the glare on the actual screen, where I'm trying to SEE what I'm shooting. Well, I just went outside to try something similar and it occurs to me that the reason I couldn't see the birds or the sky, was that the bright sun was shining on my face, and my face was reflecting back on the glass, so THAT was all I could see (though it didn't look like my face, it was just a large dark area) and I could not see the birds through that reflection. (With a "normal" camera with a view finder, which is what I'm used to using for nature photography, that doesn't happen, obviously.) So, is there any way around this? Or is this just a limitation for using a camera without a view finder?
It's the nature of using an all glass LCD screen outdoors.

The iPhone 7 screen is actually less reflective than others I've used.
 
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