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Understanding depth of field

Understanding depth of field: Digital Media Foundations
Understanding depth of field: Digital Media Foundations

We intuitively understand focusing a lens, simply by experimenting until an image appears sharp. But what does it really mean technically? Even professional photographers often don't know about the circle of confusion and the reasons why depth of field is as much a product of the camera sensor as it is the design of the lens. This lesson explains focus in simple terms, and shows why a focused lens captures a range of subjects sharply rather than one precise distance from the camera.

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