A new photographic tool calculates various optical equations such as depth of field or hyperfocal distance to let photographers make more effective use of photographic equipment
Hampshire, United Kingdom. – April 24, 2006: Douglas Software announces today the release of version 1.1.0 of Camera module for PDA. This software provides a photographer with instant assistance in solving many day-to-day optical equations such as angle of view for selected lens and film format combination, depth of field, including near focus, far focus, total depth of field and hyperfocal distance as well as image width and height. The Camera module covers 35 digital and 12 conventional film formats. With Camera module for PDA, both amateur photographers and professionals will be able to make a more effective use of their photographic equipment while leaving the complexity of optical calculations and formula in the background.
Once you have got used to Camera module for PDA, calculating optical equations becomes refreshingly simply. Let’s say, for example, you want to know what the depth of the field is with a 35mm camera with a 100mm lens at a distance of 2 metres and a circle of confusion of 0.05mm at a aperture of f8. Using the module, you specify the 35mm film format, select the manual option for Circle of Confusion and enter .05. Then you should specify a focal length of 100mm, an aperture of f8 and specify the Manual option for Distance and enter 2. Finally, click on the Calc icon and the programme will immediately respond with a calculated figure. The best thing in this software is that all your efforts are restricted to a few simple clicks when selecting the calculation options. The software is available for Palm and Pocket PC.
More details about Camera module for PDA, as well as other examples are available in the free downloadable copy of the manual at http://www.photo-software.com/downloads.htm.
Pricing and Availability
Camera module for PDA 1.1.0 runs under Palm 4 or later, or Pocket PC 2003 or later. The product is distributed in two editions and costs $29 (USD). Registered customers are entitled to unlimited functionality, free technical support, and 50% discount on future product upgrades. Additional information on Camera module for PDA, a user manual, as well as a no-cost demo version, where the aperture is fixed at f8, is available from www.photo-software.com.