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Old 03-22-2006, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I shoot on the beach with a model I like a narrow depth of field. That I can do . But how do you figure out just how narrow your depth of field is. Is there a way to make the camera have lets say a 2ft depth of field.

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Hey there Mike,


Check out this link it is a great referance to check your DOF.
http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

I think this will help out.
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You can download a small programme at this link http://www.stegmann.dk/mikkel/barnack/

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Hey there Mike,
Check out this link it is a great referance to check your DOF.
http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
I think this will help out.
Thanks that is just what I was looking for..
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Thanks for the link... I like the look of this program...

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When I shoot on the beach with a model I like a narrow depth of field. That I can do . But how do you figure out just how narrow your depth of field is. Is there a way to make the camera have lets say a 2ft depth of field.
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There are all sorts of ways to calculate exactly what the DOF will be for any given shot at a given distance, focal length and aperture. But often you won't have the programs with you, unless you have it on a PDA like I do.

But you can use your camera's DOF preview (assuming it has one) and that will give you a pretty good guess. Also, just work with one of the calculators and play what if for a few moments and then in the future you'll have that information lodged in your mind for quick reference.



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