wayaboveitall, are you arguing just for the heck of it?
Its not a wide angle image, the witness makes no mention of an attachable lense and the iphone is standard.
The iphone focal length is 37mm (35mm equivalent). A 50mm lens is regarded as normal in 35mm terms. 37mm is normally regarded as wide angle.
Regarding all images being darker at the top..
They dont actually, they vary.
Can you support that? I just measured them. Here are the very rough figures for the five images (RGB averaged, green weighted) for a reading near
the top (40 pixels down), and towards the centre (300 pixels down). I used the smaller (uncropped) images posted fairly early in the thread. Lower
numbers mean darker.
..4337 (Top- 125, centre - 140)
..7655 (Top- 100, centre - 130)
..5913 (Top- 110, centre - 135)
..2362 (Top- 100, centre - 180)
..5755 (Top- 135, centre - 163)
So they ALL show darkening towards the top. Sure, my numbers are rough and come from an 'eyeballing' method (5x5 eyedropper in Photoshop slowly
moved across the image). I could apply a more rigorous methodology, but I won't unless anyone else disputes this.
and in those images, the camera would have decreased its exposure accordingly, thereby making the darkening a little more obvious.
Would it? I asked about iphones capabilities in that regard earlier.
Can you find the specifications ?
Yes, it has automatic exposure. Even the cheapest camera phone does - it's 'de rigeur' these days. As for specs Apple is a bit coy, but try
Adolfo Issasi's post is the best, but he has the shutter speed wrong - it varies.