PhotoBuddy - your personal assistant in all photographic matters - was in your pocket from the very first iPhone. Get ready to have it on your wrist withe your very first Apple Watch.

PhotoBuddy provides convenient ways to help professionals and amateurs calculate some of the most needed camera settings like Depth of Field, Diffraction the Angle of View or simple Exposure Calculations. With its large Database of different Camera Models and presets for Exposure or Color Temperature, PhotoBuddy is set up in seconds.

The new Apple Watch App allows you to calculate Exposure or the Depth of Field on your wrist as a stand alone app or as a second screen that automatically syncs changes between your watch and your phone.

PhotoBuddy also learned to control some Sony Camera Models (Cameras that understand the Sony Remote API like the Sony Alpha 6000) sending your DoF, Color Temperature or Exposure Settings directly to the camera. With the built in Remote View you can Touch Focus (if the camera supports it) and trigger your camera wirelessly.

"There are a few apps with similar features on the App Store. I’ve tried a couple of them so far and I like PhotoBuddy best." (Terry White’s Tech Blog, App of the Week, 10/24/2008)

A brief Users Manual is available for download at the PhotoBuddy Website (

You can check out our DoF Calculator (for the update Version 1.2) online before you buy at

- Apple Watch App for DoF and Exposure
- Sony Remote API Support (version 2.0 or higher)
- Calculate Sunrise/Sunset and the moon phase
- Determine the moon phase for any given date
- Measure distances with the built in camera (1st Gen. iPhone only)
- Built in exposure presets
- Calculate exposure changes (f-number / shutter / iso) based on the reciprocity law
- Calculate the Depth of Field (hyperfocal distance, near/far limit). Test the calculation online at
- Find the maximal distance a flash can light using a given aperture / iso
- Calculate the minimal camera distance to fit objects of a given size on your photo
- Set the white balance of your camera by a list of color temperatures for common lighting situations
- Supports metric/imperial units
- Supports full, half and third stop
- Database of digital SLRs for simple setup (if your camera is not listed, you can simply choose the film size)
- Database of common motion picture cameras
- Custom Camera Settings (Film Size)
- PhotoBuddy remembers all your settings. You to continue right where you left
- Added Support for the new "Micro Four Thirds" Cameras as well as several new Models introduced at Photokina 2008
- CoC Calculator (based on desired print size, resolution and viewing distance)
- Change the CoC multiplicator for your cameras to fit your needs
- Support for ISO values up to 25600
- Bulb Timer: Allows you to take long exposure shots (up to 13 hours) in the bulb mode of your camera
- Interactive DoF graphic (change the depth of field settings with a flick of your finger)
- Bellows exposure compensation
- Camera presets for Red One and Hasselblad
- Angle of View Calculator
- HDR Bracketing Calculator (determine correct shutter speeds for multiple exposures used for high dynamic range images
- Quick camera selection

What’s New

Version 1.33

+ Fixed Crash with certain Olympus Models
+ Added new Camera Models
+ Added ability to update the camera database without updating the App. Simply click "Update" on the camera selection view.

Changes from 1.32:
+ Updated Camera Database
+ Fixed Problem where location Services did not work
+ Minor Bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Gord Marshall ,

Would be nice to get an update

Missing the new Canon 6D, don't know what else it is missing but definetly due an update

Alina-lime ,

Any chance having an update?

Any chance having an update for the latest iOS? I love your application and used it A LOT. And now I can’t :(

Sudoku47 ,

Where is Support?

This could be a great app BUT...

Frank, where are you? You seem to still be updating the app, but there is no link to your website, help or a user guide in the app itself. Using the App Store link gets me a site in German, but the link to an alternate English site doesn't work.

The product is listed under iPhone-only apps on the App Store, and is flagged as "iPhone" on your website, but the Compatibility line in the App Store PhotoBuddy entry shows iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The app runs on my iPad 3, using location services, but on my iPad Mini 4 it never asks permission to use my location, so I cannot turn on the Tracking slider in the app.

Why is there an Edit button on the "More" page? On the screen displayed when you tap Edit, tapping on any of the non-greyed-out items just makes the icons jump, but nothing happens.

On your website you show a version 1.3.5 (on the App Store it's 1.3.3) but if on the Entwicklung page I tap the mehr... under the PhotoBuddy 1.3.5 item, it just takes me back to the Wilkommen page. Is there possibly help info on the target page that I just can't get to?

We need a presence in the English world so we can get support, please. I'd really like to use this app, but can't invest the time until I know it's status.



Frank Bauer
7.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 and watchOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, German

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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