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The DoP has a wide range of equipment in his/her arsenal.

Some notable Directors of Photography:

Camera Technology

Deep Focus

Depth of field

Zoom Lens

The first industrial production of a workable zoom lens was the Bell and Howell Cooke "Varo" 40–120 mm lens for 35mm movie cameras introduced in 1932. The 2011 movie 'The Artist' uses no zoom shots as the movie is set in 1927.

Camera Movement

Dolly

Crane

Steadicam

To achieve super-smooth moving shots, a Steadicam rig is essential. The video below shows how the concept works, and how the system was invented by cameraman Garrett Brown in the 1970s.

Some famous Steadicam shots: