Depth of Field Tutorial

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 19, 2012

Ignore depth of field concerns for 95%+ of surveillance applications, despite what you hear. While this is a common consideration in digital photography, its goals and logistics differ. In this note, we explain the drivers, why it is generally not a surveillance concern and the exceptional application where it is plus what can be done.

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