Depth of Field Calculator


I just found this cute little calculator on Amazon for those who really want the ability to quickly figure the depth of field during a photo shoot.

Accurate control of DOF is one of those skills that separates the amateur from the pro. Here is th elink to the calculator: Depth of Field Calculator

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Sep 27, 2013
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DOF Calculator
by: Anonymous

Useful to see how dramatic certain changes in settings will affect depth of field.

May take a little practice to get used to using it.

Definitely easy to take with you on a photo shoot due to its small and flat shape.

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Depth of Field Comparison of F-4 and F-8

by Photo TipMan
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I shot this using a full-sized sensor camera with a 24-105mm lens attached, set at 105 mm. You can see the dramatic difference between F-4 and F-8.

The Depth of field is still fairly narrow in both examples for 3 reason:

1. Telephoto setting of zoom lens at 105.
2. Full-sized sensors have less depth than small sensors and a whole lot less than tiny sensors like cell phones.
3. The distance from the subject to the front of the lens is small. Close-up and macro photography have very shallow depth of field, even a very small apertures.

Valuable definition of depth of field

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Depth of Field Comparison Pictures
by: Photos breakdown Barriers

You can see a pretty big difference in the photos of the two computer keyboards.

Can you think of some other subjects that would better illustrate the difference when you double your f-stop?

I think it would be great if a reader of Digital Photo Tips could provide other samples of shallow and deep depth of field.

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nice blurry background with photo of flower

by Photo TipMan
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I found this beautiful use of limited depth of field and thought the readers of Digital Photo Tips would enjoy it.

I found it on a web site called up-free.com

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Beautiful Photo!
by: Anonymous

Beautiful Photo!

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