iPhone X HUGE Defect with the camera... extreme lens flare

Statusnone88

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According to Reddit, it’s because of cheaper materials used on the camera lens? Not sure how true it is.

If it turns out to be a widespread issue, it’s very disappointing considering the 256GB I picked up was $1149.
 

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entraik

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Why are you posting about it here and on reddit? Exchange your phone already. This isn't normal and isn't an issue that is impacting others.
It’s impacting all iPhone X cameras. Prove me wrong. And I didn’t post that on reddit. Came across the post. Replacing the phone won’t make a difference.
 

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I have this on my X and 8 Plus. It is slightly worse on the X.

It seems like internal lens element reflections when you have a point light source in the picture. I can easily reproduce it by going into the bathroom and taking a picture of the LED light.

I don't really think it's excessive considering that it's a phone camera. Better lenses may control the effect better, but for more money.
 
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960design

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I was just out on the boat taking pictures of the setting sun and did not notice a 'lens flare'. Came home and saw this post and reviewed all my pictures. After reading this, I also took several indoor shots of HiIntensity LEDs ( 1700 lumens ) and outdoor 5000k CFLs ( 1600 lumens ).

I do not see any lens flares in any of my iPhoneX shots.
Could it just be an oily fingerprint on the outside or worse inside of your lens?

PS. I did get lens flare if I really tried with the Pentax K5 II. My goal was the get lens flare with the Pentax, but didn't think about it for the iPhoneX
 

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I can get that on mine too, and i see it on the screen before I shoot. Easy for me to fix as I just adjust the phone so the flare lines up perfectly with the light, and the flare disappears in the shot. This has occurred with every phone I have owned.
 

mcdj

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Ugh. More FUD garbage. Pure drivel.

If you point even a Leica lens at any strong point source, in the OP's case a ceiling light, you will get flare.

The cheapest Leica lens is $2000. No camera. Just the lens.

This was taken with a $3500 Leica lens...



So for half the price of the cheapest Leica lens, you're getting a phone that connects to the internet, plays games, has TWO lenses, and a camera too.

You simply don't get to complain about lens flare on a telephone, sorry.

Are we done now?
 

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FWIW, I took this pic a few minutes ago. You can see it to the right of the lights. Not unusual. I saw that on my 7 too. Now if i take the pic where the lights are not part of the photo, they dont occur. As you can see, the lights overwhelm the picture as you can't see the individual bulbs, which you can see with your eyes. It's night and those were the only lights on in the room.
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sean000

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I have owned lenses that cost over $1000 that could produce bad flare under the right conditions. Do you have any real world photos that exhibit flare issues, or are you just looking for faults?
 

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Look at the sample pics off the reddit thread. A lot of these aren’t even lens flares. They are basically mirror images of the light source.
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I don't have this maybe I got a better unit. thanks, apple;)
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I was just out on the boat taking pictures of the setting sun and did not notice a 'lens flare'. Came home and saw this post and reviewed all my pictures. After reading this, I also took several indoor shots of HiIntensity LEDs ( 1700 lumens ) and outdoor 5000k CFLs ( 1600 lumens ).

I do not see any lens flares in any of my iPhoneX shots.
Could it just be an oily fingerprint on the outside or worse inside of your lens?

PS. I did get lens flare if I really tried with the Pentax K5 II. My goal was the get lens flare with the Pentax, but didn't think about it for the iPhoneX
Bull
 
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FWIW, I took this pic a few minutes ago. You can see it to the right of the lights. Not unusual. I saw that on my 7 too. Now if i take the pic where the lights are not part of the photo, they dont occur. As you can see, the lights overwhelm the picture as you can't see the individual bulbs, which you can see with your eyes. It's night and those were the only lights on in the room.
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This looks like crap.
 

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donster28

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Just making sure this is normal. I'm on my way to an Apple Store to check their demo units but I'm just curious how many are experiencing this one single dot flare when taking shots of a bright light.
 

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I just took this, but I don’t make a habit of taking photos directly into lights. Is it an issue? Probably not.


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Edit: one thing I just noticed is that even if the lights aren’t directly in the view of the camera, it projects the images of them on the floor. Strange.
 
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960design

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Look at the sample pics off the reddit thread. A lot of these aren’t even lens flares. They are basically mirror images of the light source.
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Bull
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Would you like me to send images taken of the hi intensity leds I have in my house? Never mind, if you truly desired assistance you probably would have responded differently.

In response, I type: Sorry your iPhone is taking horrible pictures. That truly is a shame.
 
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