DOF Calculator

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Hi, Jarrell.

I use their site from time to time, but not the portable calculators in the field. I've read of plenty of folks who use the cut-out, paper dial one though -- and I'm sure quite a few folks here are aware of that site also. If I were still carrying around a PalmPilot, I would probably try the Palm-based calculator. OTOH, I don't often feel the need for DoF calculation as I don't usually shoot landscapes or macros. :D

BTW, if you often shoot w/ a Wintel laptop nearby, you might also consider trying this calculator too:

http://bobatkins.com/photography/technical/depth_of_field_calc.html

_Man_
 
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DOF Master is good and I use their software to create DOF charts for my lenses. There are also programs for either the PocketPC or Palm Pilot that calculate DOF and hyperfocal. First read this: http://luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/dof.shtml
then this: http://luminous-landscape.com/reviews/pocket_pc.shtml#DOF and finally get the software here: http://www.dl-c.com/Temp/.

The PocketPC application is easy to use and very convenient. I also use the Ephemeris program that calculates sunrise/sunset/moonrise/moonset/moon phase for any location and date.

Joe
 
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Man-Fai Wong said:
Hi, Jarrell.

I use their site from time to time, but not the portable calculators in the field. I've read of plenty of folks who use the cut-out, paper dial one though -- and I'm sure quite a few folks here are aware of that site also. If I were still carrying around a PalmPilot, I would probably try the Palm-based calculator. OTOH, I don't often feel the need for DoF calculation as I don't usually shoot landscapes or macros. :D

BTW, if you often shoot w/ a Wintel laptop nearby, you might also consider trying this calculator too:

http://bobatkins.com/photography/technical/depth_of_field_calc.html

_Man_
Thanks for the link, Man. I'll check it out!
Jarrell
 
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joecolson said:
DOF Master is good and I use their software to create DOF charts for my lenses. There are also programs for either the PocketPC or Palm Pilot that calculate DOF and hyperfocal. First read this: http://luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/dof.shtml
then this: http://luminous-landscape.com/reviews/pocket_pc.shtml#DOF and finally get the software here: http://www.dl-c.com/Temp/.

The PocketPC application is easy to use and very convenient. I also use the Ephemeris program that calculates sunrise/sunset/moonrise/moonset/moon phase for any location and date.

Joe
Thanks Joe. BTW.. how do you like the 500D? Also, you have some excellent photographs on your pbase site.
Jarrell
 
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Jarrell said:
how do you like the 500D? Also, you have some excellent photographs on your pbase site.
Jarrell
Jarrell,

I don't use the 500D very much but carry it in my bag just in case. It's excellent with the 70-200mm VR. Thanks for the comment on my PBase photos. I've still got a lot to learn.

Joe
 
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