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    Rolleiflexible: I can certainly have a look into the Johnson Calculator.

    I just got a PM from someone saying that an iPhone developer can install each build onto up to 100 iPhones for the purpose of beta testing.

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    The Johnson calculator would be awesome, I agree.
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    Having just bought an iTouch from a fellow APUGger, one the first free app I downloaded was the iHandy Level, which uses the motion detector to function as a spirit level, and it reads out the angle digitally, so that with a floppy view camera that doesn't have detentes, levels, or scales, you could use it to measure tilt angles on the front and rear standard, and use it for things like making the standards parallel when the base or the rail of the camera is tilted up or down, or use it Sinar style to find the tilt angle on the rear standard, reset the rear standard to plumb, and then transfer that tilt angle to the front standard. These are all things I do with the Suunto Tandem clinometer-compass, so it's handy to have found another tool that at least does the clinometer functions, for when the Suunto Tandem is in another camera bag.

    Now the next step would be to turn it into the Rodenstock Calculator, which can determine tilt/swing angles, and do some of the functions mentioned above like calculating bellows factor. Of course the Rodenstock Calculator does these things well already, and it's very compact, but it doesn't actually measure tilt angles, as one can with an iTouch or iPhone.

    I'm not sure if the motion sensor can also give swing angles in some way. Does it have a compass function?
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    Polyglot,

    What about an app that uses the iPhone GPS location, then allows you to tell it you'd like the sun to be further round, and calculates when you need to return to the scene for the sun to be in the right place for the shot?

    It could then add an entry in your iCal which would remind you it was time to go back to the scene instead of hanging around for hours as well as show you the route from the GPS?

    Needless to say, this is recorded and would be ported in such a way that would tie in with your shooting log?

    Mind you, with the weather we've had recently in Norway, any sun would be nice, regardless of whether it was in the right location or not :rolleyes:

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    While you're at it, can you make the app also available for the G1 Google phone? Don't just think iPhone! Thanks.
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    How about if your shooting notes could then be e-mailed in some usable document format so you could easily add it to a shooting record that you maintain back at home base? Something whereby you could just update a file or some software so the notes and shooting data would accumulate over time? Just a thought.
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