Purple color is normal with iphone5 ?

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  1. jigsb007, Oct 11, 2012
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    jigsb007 macrumors 6502

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    guys,

    i see some purple spots ( near bright light source ) , is that normal ? may be an IOS bug ? or hardware issue ?
    should i get it changed ?
     
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Google is your friend. This is ALL over the internet.
     
  3. Bahroo macrumors 68000

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    Yes its normal, you can completely eliminate the purple by moving the camera a few milimeters down or up from the light source, just a tiny bit of adjustment is needed to completly eliminate it in your photos
     
  4. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    It's normal with all cameras depending on where you are aiming them.
     
  5. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    Lens flare happens with all cameras, but the 5 has a much higher propensity for lens flare than the previous iPhones and it is purple rather than the typical yellow or white light. With my 4S I have to work hard to get even the smallest lens flare to appear.
     
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    Does it look like this?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Oddly enough I would actually love it if my photos came out this way...
     
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    It's 100% normal in that all of them do it. It isn't normal in the sense that no other iPhone camera does it.
     
  12. jigsb007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay..
    thanks a lot to all of you.. will manage with purple...
     
  13. d123 macrumors 68000

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    The picture I posted was taken on a 4S, not a 5.
     
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Spend less time complaining on the interent and more time learnging to properly compse your photos.
     
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  16. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Potato/potato, still like the way the purple effect looks.
     
  17. darkside flow macrumors 6502

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    I've found that the purple flare is not exclusive to the 5 though.

    From my 4S:

    [​IMG]

    But also on my 4S, I'm able to angle it to more of a white flare:

    [​IMG]


    I really think it's dependent on the placement of the sun, intensity of the light and if and where there are clouds.

    Anyways, easily avoided by taking a couple of other shots if you don't like the flare.
     
  18. d123 macrumors 68000

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    Same think with the i5.


    Into the sun
    [​IMG]

    Shade the lens
    [​IMG]


    This was my "lens shade" in the second image.

    [​IMG][/url
     
  19. webwbr macrumors member

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    Don't see statement often on an iOS forum! :)
     
  20. jrhudson macrumors member

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    Why is this a problem? But mine is fine.
     

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  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You can just use your hand to shield the camera as needed.
     
  22. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Lens flares will always happen...the color is caused by the coating they use. All lenses use different types of coating. Some will flare purple, some green, some red. The sapphire coating apparently flares more magenta (guess its appropriately named).
     
  23. AlexJaye macrumors regular

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    I'd be p*ssed
     
  24. d123 macrumors 68000

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    I know, but I was bored and messing about waiting for someone to finish an appointment ;).

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    Same time I took my 2 pictures in my first post, I took some photos with a Samsung Galaxy S2 ( to take the "lens hood" photo).


    This is lens flare I got from the S2.


    [​IMG]
     
  25. Mr.Grey, Oct 11, 2012
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    What kind of f*cked up comment is this? Here's a person who obviously doesn't waste his time on the Internet all day, then comes here to ask a genuine question, and you have to be a total dick to him. Very nice. Why don't you learn some manners and look up the word compassion. It might make you a better person, though I doubt it.

    To the OP. if you find that most or all of your photos exhibit that purple flare I would make a genius appointment and at least see what they have to say about it.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention. If you're going to berate someone at least spell correctly. Otherwise it makes you look even dumber.
     

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