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Old Jul 20, 2009, 1:37 PM   #21
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I agree with you JohnG-

DOF is not, at least for me, a feature that I use a lot.

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There are very specific situations in which I find having DoF preview very helpful. However, in general that's not something that's in the back of my mind all the time. I too can go without.
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I like taking photos of many things, for example: ... Plants, ... , Micro (close-up shots), ... , Bugs, ...
All things for which I would consider DOF Preview to be a valuable feature.
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In theory, that's great. But, it's tough to judge DOF in a small viewfinder.

More of the scene can appear to be in focus than is in focus when you look at the larger image later.
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In theory, that's great. But, it's tough to judge DOF in a small viewfinder.

More of the scene can appear to be in focus than is in focus when you look at the larger image later.
While it may be tough to judge the difference in DOF between f/2.8 and f/4.0, or between f/5.6 and f/8.0, it's not tough to judge the difference in DOF between f/2.8 and f/8.0.

And if you don't have DOF Preview, it's more than tough, it's impossible.
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Just because you can see a difference doesn't mean you can judge how much of an image is going to be in focus. ;-) That's what I was trying to say. More of the image may appear to be sharp in a small viewfinder versus what you'll see later at a larger viewing size. Personally, I never use it.
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Old Jul 21, 2009, 6:08 AM   #27
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Thank You everyone!!!!
I think I have made my decision!!!
I will be buying the D90 in the near future!
I chose it because it has the larger screen, built in AF motor, already comes with a kit lens that has enough zoom for me, larger battery life and also the DOF preview.
I thank all for your time!
Hope to see comments from all in future pictures that I will post as soon as I buy it and get it up and running and shooting.
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Congratulations on your new D-90 Camera.

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Old Jul 22, 2009, 5:09 AM   #29
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Thanks for the help and the congrats.
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Good luck. The D90 is a fine camera. I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
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