Lenser is a professional viewfinder that simulates a wide range of industry standard motion picture cameras and prime lenses. Designed and built by working Director of Photography Spenser T. Nottage to be an efficient and functional tool in the field, Lenser focuses on easy to navigate menus and intuitive, quick selection processes.
- Clean, simple user interface.
- Close-focus and Aperture info for each lens displayed on-screen.
- Intuitive handling of Anamorphic Lens options. Use any lens with any camera setting, and get accurate simulations.
- Sensor aspect ratio and cropping visualizations when selecting aspect ratios and sensor settings.
- Zoom through full range of Zoom lens focal lengths
- Lens circle data displayed on screen. See if your lens will vignette! (if available!)
- Switch quickly between three customizable kits on-screen.
- Stills are saved directly to your phone. No unnecessary or complicated exports.
New lenses and cameras are being added constantly. If you would like to request an addition, please contact Spenser directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: There is no replacement for looking through the real lenses and cameras on set!! While the app is very accurate, lenses (especially vintage ones) are living "breathing" (haha) items with subtle differences and adjustments made by technicians over time. ALWAYS USE THIS APP FOR REFERENCE ONLY.
Please visit http://mindvice.space/lenser for a current list of included cameras and lenses.
- BUG FIX: Tapping the favorite button was causing a crash for new users. FIXED!!
- Compare the crop of different sensor settings and aspect ratios visually in the aspect ratio page! Cool!
- Manual exposure control! Finally!
- More cameras and lenses in the database! Check the website for a list.
- Kits can now be disabled.
Ratings and Reviews
Love the design and UI. Desperately needs a custom lens set creator, as I had to hunt around the presets to find one that matched my set of Canon primes. I understand the app is geared toward high end professionals, but I’m sure I’m not the only one using it who can’t afford to rent Ultra Primes. Also would love to see the Blackmagic Ursa Mini as a camera option.
Developer Response ,
Just updating you again to let you know that as of version 1.4, all of the blackmagic cameras are supported, along with canon CN-E primes, and a generic set of lenses to form any set of focal lengths you like!
Best director’s finder yet
First of all, the App just works. That’s already better than most. Next, by integrating specific cameras, formats, and lenses, that means that I can make a really accurate judgement on what’s needed when I’m on the scout. One every photo taken, all the metadata is printed on the edges so that there’s no guessing after the fact and you spend much less time taking notes. So far, this is the best app out there for an iPhone director’s finder.
Accurate, Intuitive, awesome
I’ve been using this app for previewing focal lengths for the past month or so, and I’m super impressed.
It’s developers have done there research of various lens types and coverage of almost every professional format out there.
It’s obviously a tool created by someone who means to use it their self. And it shows with how quickly and easily you can get a reference up, save your selection of lenses and snap photos at those focal lengths.
I’ve been showing it to others who have been equally impressed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.