Digital cameras--depth of field

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    I know I'm being lazy but is depth of field a whole different ballgame in digital photography or am I just just missing something ?---everything I shoot seems to have the same depth of field no matter what f-stop I use.
     
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    I've wondered that myself dillo. The user's manual to my Canon S50 is 181 pages long, and I didn't find anything in it about depth of field.

    I used to sell high end photography equipment at this trendy store in Madison, Wisconsin, (long ago, pre-digital era), and learned quite a bit about cameras and photography. I know that the lower the f-stop, (bigger aperture opening), and a faster shutter speed, the narrower the depth of field. And inversely, the higher the f-stop, (smaller aperture opening), and a slower shutter speed, the wider the depth of field.

    I have no idea whether or not this works on a digital camera. I have full manual capability on my Canon. I guess I'll just have to go out and shoot a couple pics at different settings to find out.
     
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    what type of camera are you using?
     
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    my nikon has depth of field....i belive your cannon does as well....it is in one of those 181 pages.....i still prefer my 1983 nikon fm
     

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