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Best of all the DOF apps
I've tried a slew of these apps, and this takes the cake in terms of layout and ease of use. The slider wheels are very straightforward to use and the info is well displayed. I'm not sure what one reviewer was complaining about when he said they won't give you the distances in inches. It will say something like 1' 5.47". But converting 0.47 inches into fractions would be absurd. Also of great importance, the info yielded does seem to be correct, which I've confirmed by doing photo tests and also cross referencing it with other apps and websites. Interestingly, they don't all come up with *exactly* the same results, but they're close. The reason for this, and for many other questions about this (and other) app's accuracy, is that depth of field is a very subjective measure. It relies on a determination of what "acceptably sharp" means, and also varies depending on how much you enlarge your photo. That is essentially what crop sensors do, which is why the same 50 mm lens on a full frame will have a different DOF than it will on a crop sensor. Completely separate from that is the question of field of view. You can try and figure it all out--I have, but even I still get confused sometimes--or you can just rely on this app. Because it's right. My only other suggestion for an app in this category is called Lens Lab. It has a slightly different take on how to display the info. Kinda neat, but in terms of actual usability, I still prefer this one.
nicohenry on Sep 17, 2013 for Simple DoF Calculator
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Bad
I did not like this app because the first thing they ask for when opening is your private information. I do not suggest anyone fall for this. Bmsolt
bmsolt on Jun 19, 2013 for Simple DoF Calculator
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Great!
Really nice app. Looks good and it's easy to use. Would be nice to be able to add more than 2 cameras though.
rock38climb on Apr 7, 2013 for Simple DoF Calculator
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Best DOF app money can buy
Actually at the price offered I consider it free. The calculations are perfect, the interface is great. I like the side by side cameras feature, comes in handy when I have more than one camera on a shooting session.
TitusXIII on Sep 15, 2012 for Simple DoF Calculator
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Best of the bunch
As mentioned by another reviewer it needs a bit more of an expanded range. I used it for some macro photography and it worked great for my 150mm prime at f/22.
SurfCityJohn on Nov 28, 2011 for Simple DoF Calculator
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Needs improvements
Not very useful with long focal lenses. The developer needs to accept the fact that this app for the most part will be used for manual adjustments. For example, I have a manual zoom lens (non-TTL) that covers focal lengths from 650 through 1300. There is no way to calculate a precise hyperfocal plane because the app doesn't cover that range smoothly. The app should cover long ranges in non discrete fashion, because long glass has a very shallow depth of field requiring precise calculations. Forced extrapolations or interpolations just defeat its purpose.
Market_Student on Nov 24, 2011 for Simple DoF Calculator
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