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    Default How to calculate DOF?

    Hi everyone,

    To the best of my understand of DOF, it is affected by the focal length of lens, aperture size and lens/subject distance. My question is, how do i know how much is the DOF thru calculation if i hv the 3 above mentioned factors known?

    I know that on my D100, there's a DOF preview button but find it hard to judge esp in low light condition.

    Hope someone can enlighten me

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    Refer to this thread for a useful tool to create your own custom DOF chart:
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=42798

    Also, you can get more technical information on DOF from here:
    http://home.online.no/~gjon/depth.htm

    Finally, you can do a Google search on "DOF".

    - Roy
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    Quote Originally Posted by roygoh
    Refer to this thread for a useful tool to create your own custom DOF chart:
    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=42798

    Also, you can get more technical information on DOF from here:
    http://home.online.no/~gjon/depth.htm

    Finally, you can do a Google search on "DOF".

    - Roy
    too complicated for me to understand ... thanks anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by horizoner
    too complicated for me to understand ... thanks anyway!
    If you use the program to creat customised DOF chart for your lens then you do not have to calculate. Just use the chart.
    As complexity rises, precise statements lose meaning and meaningful statements lose precision.

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    i've always wished there was a simple approximation to calculate DOF, like the 1/focal rule of thumb. Anyone stumbled across one yet?

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