Douglas Software announces today the release of version 1.0.0 of Camera module for the Mac. 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 37 digital formats including nine digital backs and 12 conventional film formats. With Camera module for the Mac, 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 the Mac, calculating optical equations becomes refreshingly simply. Let us 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 resolution of 5 lines per mm at an aperture of f8. Using the module, you specify the 35mm film format and select a resolution of 5 lines per mm. Then you should specify a focal length of 100mm, an aperture of f8 and the Manual option for Distance and enter 2. 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.
Pricing and availability:
Camera module for the Mac 1.0.0 runs under Mac OS X 10.2 or later and costs $75. Registered customers are entitled to unlimited functionality and free technical support. Additional information on Camera module for the Mac as well as a no-cost demo version, where the aperture is fixed at f/8, is available from the Douglas Software website.