In my free time, I sell lots of items on eBay with a variety of different sized items. I am currently designing four "picture chambers", which are basically four different sized cardboard boxes with different dimensions (length, width, height).
However, my goal is to use the same image lens and sensor for all four of these photo chambers.
I am trying to come up with the optimal lens parameters (focus distance, CoC, Focal Length and F/#) that will work for all of these chambers.
The four chambers have different heights (300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 450mm) and my goal is to have the camera mounted directly above (top-down). The items that I am imaging can range in height from just a few mm, to ~200mm.
My current approach is to specify the range of my focus distance and then calculate the near and far DOFs from there. I get confused when I throw in the horizontal and vertical Fields of View and I was wondering if anyone has general tips or methods to ensure that the lens I choose can work across all of the four different chambers.