Diagram showing how depth of field works for view cameras.

Here's a diagram showing how to calculate view camera depth of field. By the way, an easy way to calculate hyperfocal distance is to multiply the diameter of your lens opening by 1500. (That's if you calculated the maximum allowable circle of confusion diameter by dividing the focal length of the lens by 1500. It works for other numbers besides 1500, too.)

Larry Fratkin has provided an on-line calculator for view camera depth of field at this link. To understand his terminology the following diagram might prove useful:



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Further Information about focus and depth of field.

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