Depth of Field And Canon EOS 650 Film Camera

by John


"Dear Sir,
I have a Canon 650 EOS 35mm, haven't used it in years, my problem was never being able to get the 'Depth of field' setting to work for me. I have Always been camera illiterate , but this is why I purchased a smart camera. My Question is, could there possibly be a malfunction in a sensor of the camera that won't allow me to achieve the shot I am trying to get ??? please help , John"


Thanks for your question about Canon and depth of field, John. I'm a little confused on exactly what you're asking me.

The Canon EOS 650 ( a 35mm film camera) was introduced in the spring of 1987, coincidentally around Canon's 50th anniversary. It had state-of-the-art technology with its EOS (Electro-Optical System) but didn't catch on and it was discontinued 2 years later in 1989.

Digital camera's can have malfunctions of several different kinds and can prevent you from getting the photos you want. There are complete sensor failures, but that is very rare. Lens problems are more usually the culprit for photographers having issues, if any. Because modern digital cameras are so sophisticated, it's often intimidating to try to learn what camera settings to use in what situations. Depth of field can be controlled several different ways.

I'd suggest you read up a little on depth of field and the 3 major factors that control (and another that you can't control) the amount of depth of field you get with your Canon camera/lens combo. Here are two articles on another site I publish and I think they might help you.

How To Control Depth of Field-Film or digital cameras.
Understanding Camera Settings-Digital cameras.

John, feel free to respond if you need more help!
Best Wishes

Bruce

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