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DOF difference between DX & FX

BCinDC

Sterling, US
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"RE: DOF difference between DX & FX"

BCinDC Registered since 01st Nov 2007
Mon 07-Jul-08 03:11 AM

Thanks for the quick response. Of course, as soon as I posted my question I got a little less lazy and started actually trying to find info on this .

FWIW, two good references are:

Depth of Field and the Small-Sensor Digital Cameras, by Bob Atkins

and

Online Depth of Field Calculator

Playing with the calculator confirms your guidance about needing to add one stop, even with lenses with equivalent FOV.

This all adds greater relevance (and clarity now for me) to the point many have made about getting an FX camera to "regain the DOF" their FX lenses originally had. I had always assumed that if I got the DX equivalent lens, the DOF would also be the same.

Bob

"Something really clever or profound should go here...I have nothing "

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