Depth of Field Preview

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Richard, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Richard

    Richard TPF Noob!

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    This preview button is somthing I really wish my D40 had and I am wondering if many photographers use this feature when DOF is important to you?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It was a little more important with film, where each exposure was more precious and you were not able to see the image right away.

    I use it from time to time, but not often.

    Also, typical DSLR cameras have fairly small & dim view finders compared to film SLR cameras. This makes it harder to really study the DOF in the view finder. It's just easier to shoot several photos at different apertures and sort out the best one later.
     
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    Thanks that makes sense.
     
  4. gordon77

    gordon77 TPF Noob!

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    i have it on my 400d and never use it, Big Mike is right - it doesnt really work that well.
     

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