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Purple haze all in my frame, iPhone 5 just don't seem the same...

“You’re holding it wrong”

It never ceases to amaze when manufacturers try to convince people that an issue with something they purchased is actually a “feature”. Apple has most recently tried to convince buyers of the iPhone 5 that the purple haze or ring around bright light sources is normal behavior.
 
An iPhone 5 owner named Matt Van Gastel had been speaking with Apple customer support about the purple flare problem with his iPhone 5. Gizmodo shows images highlighting the difference between photographs taken in the same setting using iPhone 5 compared to the iPhone 4. The purple haze around the sun is readily apparent in the iPhone 5 image, and the same purple discoloration shows up with any bright light source.
 
After going back and forth with Apple support, Van Gastel received an email back from Apple stating that their engineering team has found a solution to the problem. According to Apple, the solution is to "angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures."
 
The email also went on to say that the purple flare noted in images provided to customer service is "normal behavior for the iPhone 5s camera."
 
Gizmodo reports that some photography experts believe that the purple flare problem is caused by the sapphire glass that covers the iPhone 5 camera sensor. 

Source: Gizmodo



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RE: And another...
By PrinceGaz on 10/2/2012 10:40:22 AM , Rating: 0
How often do you include an object as bright as the Sun in the field of vision of a photo? Whilst the purple haze is undesirable, so is pointing a precision light sensor like that in a camera such that the light of the Sun is focused directly onto it. You wouldn't do that with your eye, would you? (if you do, you risk permanent blindness)

Now if this problem occurs with *all* extreme contrast situations (such as streetlights on a long exposure night shot where most of the scene is much dimmer) then it is a problem. If it only occurs when an extremely bright object is in the scene, then to be honest, you *are* using the camera wrong.

If you must insist on pointing your iPhone camera at the Sun and taking photos, buy a suitable filter for it like you would buy for an SLR to eliminate the problem. No doubt someone will come out with some easily attached accessory for use when pointing the camera at the Sun to eliminate the problem.


RE: And another...
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 10/2/2012 10:48:28 AM , Rating: 5
RE: And another...
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/2/2012 10:59:59 AM , Rating: 2
EMERGAWD! THOSE ARE PHOTOCHOPPED! DON'T YOU KNOW! BS SAID SO! /s


RE: And another...
By jjlj on 10/2/2012 11:01:27 AM , Rating: 2
That's pretty awful. My galaxy nexus doesn't do that.


RE: And another...
By retrospooty on 10/2/2012 1:30:42 PM , Rating: 2
Neither does my GS3, and on top of it, Apple copied our Panaoramic camera mode. The nerve !


RE: And another...
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 10/2/2012 11:03:27 AM , Rating: 2
Images, not ages.


RE: And another...
By kleinma on 10/2/2012 11:09:17 AM , Rating: 3
They just figured everyone taking pictures with their super high quality camera would just send it through a shitstagram filter to lower the quality and upload it to facebook anyway, so the purple glare would actually help make the picture look worse.


RE: And another...
By drycrust3 on 10/2/2012 3:38:55 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
so the purple glare would actually help make the picture look worse.

Maybe in time this "subtlety distinctive addition" to every picture will become an Apple trademark, so everyone will know the picture was taken with an Apple product without them having to add a blatant trademark accreditation stamped over the picture that ruins ones artistic appreciation of the photographer's skill. I would expect this "subtlety distinctive element" to soon be copyrighted, patented, trademarked, etc.


RE: And another...
By Belard on 10/6/2012 6:12:46 AM , Rating: 2
Those are pretty bad... worse I've ever seen from any digital camera since the crap-cams of the 90s.

I get the feeling some workers in China are no longer with us... who knows. This is sure not a feature.

My guess: Apple doesn't want to replace 5+ Million iPhone5s. Perhaps the "factory strike" is a cover up to repair the camera issue. Hmmmm.

Think I'll be sticking with my Low-end Motorola Atrix HD ($50) which has most of the feature set of a Galaxy III, minus NFC.


RE: And another...
By rdhood on 10/2/2012 5:33:58 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
How often do you include an object as bright as the Sun in the field of vision of a photo? Whilst the purple haze is undesirable, so is pointing a precision light sensor like that in a camera such that the light of the Sun is focused directly onto it.


Ever heard of "sunrise" or "sunset"? Let me fill you in: People take pictures of them ALL THE TIME. Google has 53,600,000 images of them:

https://www.google.com/search?q=sunrise+sunset&hl=...

and I suspect that is a TINY FRACTION of the total number sunrises and sunsets ever taken. What other stupid excuses can I dispel for you?


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