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Old Oct 15, 2002, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default f stops equivalence of digital cameras


I was wondering if the f stops of digital cameras directly correlates to that of film cameras. I'm wondering this because I understand that due to the compactness of these cameras that DOF is not the same and I wonder if the f stop ratings are also different due to the compactness of the lens.

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Old Oct 15, 2002, 11:56 AM   #2
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F-stop and shutter speed correspond to film camera (and lightmeter), but like you said not DOF because of the small relative size of the CCD!
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Old Oct 19, 2002, 10:27 PM   #3
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Well ... DOF is DOF, but the DOF at a given fstoip will be much bigger because the folcaleneghts used with smaller chip are smaller.
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Old Oct 20, 2002, 1:30 AM   #4
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From old discussions in this forum, I have kep this link, should awnser to your question ( :?: ):


There was another "calculator" more pertinent to digicam but I can't find the link.


I tried a seach on Yahoo for "DOF calculator digicam" , I got a ton of link , here's one:

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