Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM - Depth of Field

Started May 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM - Depth of Field
In reply to Lemming51, May 9, 2012

Sorry to veer off the topic. But with these dof calculators, I always wondered how practical this is in general shooting... especially when shooting wide open.

I could guess the distance of my subject, but it would still be a guess with a big margin of error I would imagine. Relying on a thin dof is basically unreliable in such cases. I can imagine that with practice and practice you could train yourself to be much better at guessing the distances. But I wonder is there something I'm missing here? Or do people have a secret little laser thingamajig which calculates distances....

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