Earlier, we reported that Apple’s iPhone 5 seemed to have some issues with purple flaring when taking photos with a light source just in or off frame, as reported by a number of users and duplicated in tests.
Plenty of digital ink has been spilled about the iPhone 5 camera’s occasional tendency to capture purple flares (even though it’s not an issue exclusive to Apple’s latest handheld), and Apple released an official response to the issue earlier today.
Enough’s been said already about the iPhone 5′s purple flaring issue. It’s actually very common for modern-day optics systems, but long-time users aren’t really used to it.
So the folks at FotoDiox have brought a fix to the table: the CamHoodie case for iPhone 5.
The case greatly reduces the amount of purple lens flare both in stills and capturing video.
Apple today announced that its new iPhones will feature new cameras, too. The new 8 megapixel iSight camera will feature a 2.2 aperture that allows for better photos in low-light situations, Apple’s True Tone flash and a brand new sensor. The high-end iPhone 6 Plus will also get optical image stabilization.
Apple’s new iPhone 5s is set to go on sale this Friday, Sept. 20, and the phone is already generating a lot of buzz. The 5s is the more advanced of two new Apple iPhones, and offers a lot of technical advantages over the iPhone 5c also launching the same day.
I have a Lenovo W500 (which doesn't have a camera installed) and my 2003 external iSight firewire camera which I would like to keep in service together. Wikipedia (of all places) reports iSight should work out of box with Linux kernel v3. Just plugging it in is not enough though. Also, I would naturally like to use it as a web cam.