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If you should have any suggestions, problems or questions about the Photographer’s Friend for iOS App, please drop us a line with the below form or tap on Contact Us under the Photographer’s Friend Links tab on your device to open up a new email to send us. Our email address will be in the new email ready to go.
You can now transfer your calculated exposure time from your iPhone to your Apple Watch and run the timer on the watch, along with countdown sounds and haptics so you’ll know when to stop our exposure without looking at your iPhone or Watch. Unlink the Watch Extension from the iPhone by tapping the chain link and you can select a shutter speed and total stops of ND filter to apply and calculate filtered exposure time with just the Apple Watch. From the settings screen (swipe from right to left) you can set a custom timer just for the Watch or send it to the iPhone if they are linked, and run the timer from either device. When linked, you can start and stop the timers on either device independently.
* Note that Apple Watch Extensions are paid Add-on Features
We have added a completely standalone, fully functional version of the Depth of Field Calculator for Apple Watch.
Has almost complete feature parity with the iOS version, including Pixel Peeper Mode and the same intense level of detail!
Double-tap the DoF Readout to transfer the Hyperfocal Distance to the Focus Distance Dial. The central data band is a teal color when the settings result in hyperlocal distance or greater. Long-press or triple tap to lock the Hyper Focal Distance link to the Distance Dial, indicated by gold background for central data band.
When the Extension is available, a watch button will appear on the DoF Calculator on your iPhone, which when pressed, transfers all of your DoF Calculator settings to the Watch and updates the DoF details accordingly.
*Note that Apple Watch Extensions are paid Add-on Features.
Photographer’s Friend is now available on Mac OS X 13.5 or later! This is a free upgrade for all existing owners of Photographer’s Friend and an excellent way to reference the calculators and help screens on a larger screen!
Your Photographer’s Friend just got friendlier on your eyes! Not only is it prettier, but we now detect larger screens and increase the size of fonts accordingly throughout the application.
If you buy the Super-Power Pro Update via In-App Purchases, you will also be able to turn on Smart Rotation which splits the screens into two and reformats the screens intelligently when using your device in landscape orientation.
There is also an option to switch the panels from left to right, which makes Photographer’s friend easier to use in your left hand while operating your camera with your right. This is also useful for left-handed users, as it puts the controls for each calculator closer to the holding hand.
You can now tap the Calculator titles to hide them, to make more room on screens once you become familiar with each calculator. Drag the screen down at any time to display titles again if you need a reminder or when using the app in educational situations.
We corrected a minor error in the sub-micrometer depth of field calculations.
Sending email on a device that does not use Apple Mail as a mail client will fail gracefully, offering a link to the online contact form.
This is a paid update as we’ve added an awesome third calculator.
Introducing the Exposure Shift Calculator!
*** Note that although we will continue to maintain version 2.5 of Photographer’s Friend for the foreseeable future, all new features and enhancements moving forward will be added to version 3 ***
Completely rebuilt the app from the ground up!