The 80/1.7 GF on the GFX 100S has *more* DOF than calculators say

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Re: The 80/1.7 GF on the GFX 100S has *more* DOF than calculators say

JimKasson wrote:

Not much more, but more, at least at f/2 and subject distances of 101 and 55 meters:

https://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/are-dof-calculators-useful/

And the DOF is slightly asymmetrical, to boot.

Jim

"""If we focus on the front tree and look at the back tree, we should see the same amount of blur that we see if we focus on the back tree and look at the front tree.''''

True as long as f << S1, where S1 is the distance to the focal plane in the objects space, and definitely true in this case.

Spherical aberration is much more likely the source of the asymmetry.  Especially since this is designed as a portrait lens and such an asymmetry is a feature.

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