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How to use the iPhone 8 Plus camera: The ultimate guide

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How to use the iPhone 8 Plus camera: The ultimate guide

The iPhone 8 Plus has two lenses: wide-angle and telephoto. Here is how to use them!

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and upcoming iPhone X all have nice digital camera programs, however the iPhone 8 Plus and X have a couple of options over their smaller cousin thank you to a secondary 56mm-equivalent "telephoto" lens device.

For those who occur to in finding your self in ownership of an iPhone 8 Plus, you'll shoot the use of the 28mm-equivalent wide-angle lens the use of Picture mode, zoom up to 10x digitally, shoot with an added intensity of box or lighting fixtures results the use of Portrait mode, and extra. Here is what you want to know!

How to use Zoom on the iPhone 8 Plus

Virtual zoom isn't going to be nice — you are necessarily simply cropping and enlarging pixels from the unique photograph. However, extra regularly than now not, we use virtual zooms when composing iPhone photographs — particularly if we are capturing a topic from a long way away. Thank you to its multi-camera device, the iPhone 8 Plus gives an up-to-10x virtual zoom when composing your photographs — and higher nonetheless, that zoom is now a one-handed round swipe. Here is the way it works!

How to use Portrait mode on the iPhone 8 Plus

Whilst other folks love the #plusclub for quite a few causes, I selected a Plus type for one reason why, and one reason why solely: Portrait mode. Completely to be had for the iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, and upcoming iPhone X, this mode makes use of the 56mm-equivalent "telephoto" lens in your iPhone to shoot unbelievable photographs (in portrait or panorama orientation) with "bokeh"-style blurred backgrounds and foregrounds.

How to shoot with the telephoto lens on the iPhone 8 Plus

Whilst you select up an iPhone 8 Plus, you are additionally getting an excellent multi-camera device to take images and shoot video. Via default, you shoot with the iPhone's 12-megapixel wide-angle f/1.8 lens, however you'll additionally amp up the magnification and take footage with its 56mm-equivalent "telephoto" lens — each in the Digicam app, with Portrait mode, or in quite a few nice third-party apps.

Extra nice digital camera content material

Need to be informed extra about capturing footage together with your iPhone? Test our complete Digicam Ultimate Guide!

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