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I just started large format camera. And, I'd like to study about DOF. Does anybody recommend any good photo book about DOF for view camera? I've been shooting 35mm for a couple of years, so I have basic knowradges about DOF, but with view camera there are too many things which I have better to know to take a photograph.

-- ric YAMA (ANAUSAGI@AOL.COM), February 22, 1999


No discussion of DOF is complete without Merklingers books:

I would suggest both books as "Focusing the View Camera" alone is not complete without "The Ins & Outs of Focus".

I would only caution you to not be overwhelmed by the technical details or that you need to adopt his procedure/methods of focusing the view camera in the field. It really doesn't have to be so complicated.

Plenty of useful and practical information here that I have not found elsewhere.

-- Gary Frost (, February 22, 1999.

ric -- Totally agree with Gary. Along those lines, please look in the archives below under "Technique." There is a world of practical information on this topic, a lot of good explanation, tips and a few healthy debates. Good shooting.

-- Henry Stanley (, February 22, 1999.

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