Viewfinder Classic by Le Camera Cie (iPhone)
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Released: Aug 16, 2012
Version: 1.1
Size: 1 MB
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Viewfinder Classic

Le Camera Cie
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

ViewFinder Classic recreates the experience of a rangefinder camera on the iPhone.

IMPORTANT: recommended devices: iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, but *not* the iPhone 5 yet (see below)

The application features a full-screen viewfinder, with a set of framelines for the classic 35 and 50mm focal lengths. It offers a minimalist interface, with a shutter and an exposure setting button, similar to the simple manual controls of rangefinder cameras.

Main Features
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. Fullscreen Viewfinder, no shutter blackout
. Compose photographs with frame lines
. Select 35mm or 50mm frames to find the right angle of view
. Set focus manually or automatically
. Use the integrated light meter to adjust exposure
. Simple design, minimalist interface
. Pictures just go to the camera roll

Note: application not recommended for iPad2 or iPod Touch 4G which have limited camera sensors.

What's new in version 1.1
This new version contains a lot of new functions and changes. Consult the 1.1 release notes in the support section.

Warning: not compatible with the iPhone 5 yet; an update is in the works

. New manual focus mode
. New focus lock indicator
. New integrated light meter
. New user settings for shutter, focus and exposure modes (see central Settings app.)
. Extra shutter release indicator to help with devices in silent mode
. New Background save indicator
. Fix white screen issue, by releasing the exposure lock on sleep/resume
. Minor bug fixes
. Misc. performance and usability improvements
. Initial support for the new iPhone 5 sensor

This release was made thanks to all of the great feedback provided by street photographers and iphoneographer friends. Thanks again!
Our verdict: Meh!
  • Viewfinder Classic is a poorly rated app (2-star).
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