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Allbest's DOF - Why does displayed subject distance varies when zooming ?

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Could some one explain me why without moving the camera and focusing a same object, the subject distance displayed by the DOF calculator in miscellaneous values changes when zooming? (I mean for a fixed distance between the camera and the subject the SD value displayed won't be the same at wide angle (35mm) and at tele (210mm).) Thanks.

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Offline fudgey

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Probably because the hyperfocal distance changes and along with it the subject distance approximation changes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field. Also, the camera will usually not focus to the same exact distance twice in a row.

 

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