Whether you are photographer, cinematographer or even painter, one oft the fundamental elements when composing a picture or artwork is to visualize and frame. With the ALPA camera the photographer performs this task via the optical viewfinder and masks per focal length/format, via the ground glass, an external viewfinder or other means. The ALPA eFinder app emulates this in an extremely flexible, powerful and easy to operate app on the iPhone/iPod touch. In addition ALPA developed a dedicated iPhone holder for their cameras. Together they build a full-fledge viewfinder.

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Use the ALPA eFinder for composing your later image quick, convenient and easy. Or use the ALPA eFinder for comparing and emulating several lenses together in one picture before you even mount a single lens. With a tap you save the image including all the GPS coordinates (in written in the picture plus in the EXIF). Location scouting, preparing your shooting or retrieve your location has never been easier.

The app supports various analog and digital formats as well as all ALPA lenses (including the real lenses with effective focal lengths). You can also customize the focal lengths and formats and overlay other aspect ratios.

Paired with ALPA's ACAM 0.5x super-wide converter lens, the ALPA eFinder II becomes an indispensable tool for landscape and architecture photographers. The combination can simulate super-wide lenses up to around 21mm on an ALPA camera with a digital back. Or you can use it to compose super-wide stitched images. The eFinder II even removes distortion present in the wide converter lens — in real time.

Extends the database with non-ALPA still and motion picture cameras and lenses, making it fully equal to the one shipped with the Mark II Artist's Viewfinder.

Some outstanding functions within ALPA eFinder II:

- save pictures with multiple masks and GPS coordinates
- use original formats as well as overlays with other aspect ratios
- prepare and use up to 20 different camera setups
- use semi-transparent gray masks for frames just by tapping
- use camera-like autofocus, auto-exposure and Quick Control Screen

What's New

Version 6.0

New features:
• Auto ISO with minimum, maximum and minimum shutter speed settings.
• Selectable screen frame rate to balance between fluid experience and power saving, and to avoid flicker with lighting running on 50Hz mains frequency.
• Artist and copyright metadata. The copyright template supports tokens for the current year (so it's always up-to-date), artist name and the copyright symbol.
• Export album picker.
• Altitude is included in the EXIF GPS info of saved images.
• Quick Smart Function Key assignment via long pressing the key.
• Protective exposure metering.
• TIFF/EP compliant DNG files with support for wide color and full resolution embedded previews.
• Distortion correction and black & white mode are now applied to RAW previews.
• The Catalog Viewer shows the last captured view by default.
• Lower Catalog Viewer memory consumption.
• Preferences to turn off app-generated sounds and haptic feedback.
• Lab measured angle of views for iPhone 8 Plus.

• The selection check mark in the rightmost column now appears correctly on iPhone X.
• Corrected partially visible lines in the Chinese translation.

Added wide converter profiles:
• ALPA ACAM SWC on iPhone X

Added backs:
• Fujifilm GFX 50S
• Generic 36x24 Digital, 44x33 Digital, 54x40 Digital
• Hasselblad H4D-31, H4D-40, H4D-50, H4D-50MS, H4D-60, H4D-200MS, H5D-40, H5D-50, H5D-50c, H5D-50MS, H5D-60, H5D-200MS, H6D-50c, H6D-100c, H6D-400c MS, X1D-50c


• Modified RED camera naming according to the DSMC2 naming scheme: WEAPON 8K S35 is now HELIUM 8K S35, WEAPON is now DRAGON 6K S35.

• Corrected image dimensions for the "Canon EOS Film Camera".

Added wide converter profiles:
• olloclip Active Ultra Wide on iPhone 8 Plus
• olloclip Core Super Wide on iPhone 8 Plus

Added cameras:
• Cambo Actus G, GFX, XCD
• Canon EOS 2000D, 4000D, C200, M50, Rebel T7
• Fujifilm X-A5, X-E3, X-H1, X-T100
• Hasselblad H6D-400c MS, H6X
• Olympus PEN E-PL9
• Panasonic DC-GF10, DC-GH5S, DC-GX9
• Pentax K-1 Mark II
• Sony A7 III, PXW-FS7

Ratings and Reviews

Needs an update for lenses

Jaime Rivera

Ever since the ihpone 7 came out there has been an issue with wide lenses not working. Pleaseeeee update


DIRE Studio Kft.
7 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2018 DIRE Studio Kft.
In-App Purchases
  1. Camera Pack $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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