DOF Calculator

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jarrell, May 30, 2005.

  1. Jarrell

    Jarrell

    Feb 13, 2005
    Macon, Ga.
    This looks like an interesting tool, especially for the macro shooter, but for anyone really. The price is right also.
    Anyone used it?
    http://www.dofmaster.com
    Jarrell
     
  2. 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_
     
  3. joecolson

    joecolson

    300
    Jan 28, 2005
    Cary, NC
    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
     
  4. Jarrell

    Jarrell

    Feb 13, 2005
    Macon, Ga.
    Thanks for the link, Man. I'll check it out!
    Jarrell
     
  5. Jarrell

    Jarrell

    Feb 13, 2005
    Macon, Ga.
    Thanks Joe. BTW.. how do you like the 500D? Also, you have some excellent photographs on your pbase site.
    Jarrell
     
  6. joecolson

    joecolson

    300
    Jan 28, 2005
    Cary, NC
    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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