LensTutorial: Bring Your Camera Skills to a Whole New Level


Price: Free
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Every now and again, we have a really good specialty application slapped on our desk. We love these kinds of small utilities, the ones that are designed to be insanely useful to a handful of dedicated users.

With that in mind, if you’re a photographer looking to up your game—or bring it into the modern era—then LensTutorial, from Smart Learn Apps, may just be your new bag! The app makes it easy to learn and calculate various photographic elements, and all using your iPhone.

For our full review, you need only to slide on down below the break.

Concept and Functionality

If that still seems a bit fuzzy on what LensTutorial actually does, then let us split it to you this way: The app can be thought of as a two-fold utility. Primarily, it allows you to calculate a whole boat load of different mathematical concepts related to photography.

Don’t worry, you won’t need a calculator or any high school math panic attacks.

No, the app uses your actual setup (entered at the onset) as a starting point, and then does all the calculating for you. It uses feet, zoom and aperture to concoct such useful entities as angle of view, far range, near range, and depth of field.

Now, you might be asking, “Why do I need this?” If that’s the case, then you likely aren’t a photographer! Understanding these concepts and having them displayed in front of you in a visual way is incredibly helpful, and with an included 35mm equivalent calculator (for those just now joining the modern age) you can even expand your skills to whole new realms.

Design and Interface

Lens Tutorial for iPhone

LensTutorial iPhone App Review

We’re not going to hold any punches: For all the features and inspiring calculations that LensTutorial sports, it just ain’t a pretty application. The clay-like model at the top of the field reminds us of old med school animations (not a pleasant thing) and there’s not much else to even notice about the interface. It’s all grays and drab numbers.

That being said, the app does support an incredible variety of photography gear, and you’ll hardly be disappointed, no matter what you use. So on the one hand, aesthetics are quite unmentionable. But performance is hardly damaged for it.

Overall Value

And at the end of the day, as a free application in the iTunes App Store, it’s hard to look down on LensTutorial too much.

The app is a sans prix way to get more acquainted with modern cameras, expand your knowledge, or just save yourself some math-based headaches.

All of these are tremendous boons, and if you’re a photographer in need, you’ll not be disappointed by what it has to offer.

Lens TutorialLensTutorial requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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