Purple Flares Got You Down? CamHoodie Case For iPhone 5 Can Help

Enough’s been said already about the iPhone 5’s purple flaring issue. It’s actually very common for modern-day optics systems, but long-time users aren’t really used to it.

So the folks at FotoDiox have brought a fix to the table: the CamHoodie case for iPhone 5.

The case greatly reduces the amount of purple lens flare both in stills and capturing video. It’s relatively simple in design, made of high-grade rubber and plastic.

Essentially, it’s a lens hood for the iPhone 5 camera lens, and it “provide[s] a little cocoon of protection from stray light rays entering the lens elements from the edges of the frame,” according to the product page.


That’s not to say it resolves the purple haze entirely, but it clearly makes a difference (just check out the videos below).

The CamHoodie is available for pre-order now for $24.95, with expected delivery date of October 30. Just in time for Halloween pics.

Take a look at the difference below:

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With CamHoodie:
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Just in case you aren’t caught up, Apple support responded to many purple flare complaints that this was normal and to angle the camera differently. Apple even gave an official response.

Hooray for the ecosystem!