iPhone 7(+) Iphone 7 Plus: Lens flare issues

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  1. Dave121 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just received my replacement unit from Apple. After taking several photos, I noticed some anomalies aside from the glowing orbs.

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    The picture above was taken by the front camera. I didn't notice any vertical lines in previously taken photos on my old phone. Maybe I didn't pay too much attention but this is really bugging me right now.


    The following photos were taken by the rear camera.
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    You can see clearly how the light gets warped around the second lamp (counting from the right).

    Does anyone have the same issues?
     
  2. Simacca macrumors 65816

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    I have a replacement iPhone 6s which is doing exactly the same thing. My previous one didn't do this. I also noticed my friends iPhone 7 does this too. There must be variations on lens quality. It's really annoying as I don't want to exchange again in case I get something worse. Btw. I noticed daytime shots are much better though.
     
  3. Dave121 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. Do you get those vertical lines around the light source as well, if you hold the front camera againt the light?
    Btw. they seem to rotate with your phone.
     
  4. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    when taking pictures of lights, even on dslr's this can still happen. nothing is wrong with your camera.
     
  5. Simacca macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean the 2nd pic? If so that is what mine suffers with mostly. I'll post a pic.
     
  6. Simacca macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    You can see the purple dome with the lens reflection, which moves about if I move the camera. Nighttime shots outside against street lights are the worse though.

    I came from a Samsung galaxy s5 which didint do this
     
  7. Dave121 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @Simacca No, I meant the first one which was captured by the front camera.
    @lakaiordie Could you please explain the phenomenon in the first picture as well? It really ruins the whole photo.
     
  8. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    it can depend on the type of lighting also, like fluorescent lights, led's, incandescent bulbs. these can all effect how lens flair shows up. even just the sun. its just the lens in the camera.

    in the first picture. its mostly the angle the picture was taken at. even on a dslr. this is hard to fix. it also depends on the lens (since you can change them on a dslr) and the aperture. but on a iPhone. you really can't change those 2 things. not much you can do other than alter the angle of the shot.
     
  9. Dave121 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just took a picture with my macbook. It has lens flare as well, though minus the vertical lines. Could anyone take a picture with the front facing camera while holding it against a bright light?
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  10. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    any lens or camera this will happen to in direct light. the lights are directly pointing at the lens. what else do you think is going to happen?
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    in photography this is a bad thing, in professional shoots they have lights on the side, and reflectors also. light pointed directly at the lens is a bad thing, it ruins the photo. my advice is to avoid direct lighting when its pointed at the camera. theres really no way around this.
     
  11. Simacca macrumors 65816

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    This happens on my Sony slr, but doesn't happen on all models of iPhone. Some are worse than others.
     
  12. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    depends what model of iPhone, some have different apertures and mp.
     
  13. Simacca macrumors 65816

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    I meant my replacement 6s is worse. Lense flare was nowhere nearly as bad. My friends 7 also has bad lens flare compared to my last 6s.
     
  14. Simacca macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    This is from the front cam on my 6s. You can still see the purple dome reflection underneath.
     
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  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I would say normal. Each lens will have it own characteristics when pointed at a light source. The 7 is different from the 6
     
  17. Cianna6 macrumors newbie

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    Me too my iPhone 7 is doing this but I don't know whaT to do about it
     
  18. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    Clean the lens? I get that issue when the lens is dirty.
     
  19. Altrevino macrumors newbie

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    Any news regarding this? Its very annoying
     

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  20. Christy1973 macrumors newbie

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    This so not true. I have 2 DSL's so I know that is not what is wrong with my phone.
    My friend and I sat in the same position taking the same photos around my house and mine glare every light fixture and every windows AND HERS DID NOT.

    I am sick about this because I bought the PLUS because it had a better camera, well this camera on my phone does not know how to balance light and darks. even with HDR

    everyone else gets these beautiful portrait photos and mine are crap :(
     
  21. Cazzette. macrumors newbie

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    It’s a dirty lens. I had the same issue. I took one of my clothes and started rubbing it for a minute or two. After that the flares were gone
     

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