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    I am wondering what settings do I use in order to mimic this photo.
    My best gears are 350D and 17-40mm F/4L, and Sprint Pro.
    Where do I focus on if I use AF?
    http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/n...per_lg.1.2.jpg
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    17-40L should be able to do it... cos dun see any barrel distortion in the pic... as in those 10-20mm kind which have pretty obvious distortion on the corners. unless this 1 is a crop...

    settings would be idea from F8 to F13. aperture priority. depends on the sky as well...

    anyway this pic look so much like a render thats done on the PC...
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    Default Re: What settings and gears does this picture use?

    google is your friend

    www.google.com

    try "hyperfocal distance" as the keyword

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    google is your friend

    www.google.com

    try "hyperfocal distance" as the keyword
    Seriously... don't look like he used hyperfocusing for this shot

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    Default Re: What settings and gears does this picture use?

    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Seriously... don't look like he used hyperfocusing for this shot
    yes but he should

    it is becoming a lost art
    even the new lenses have lost the markings

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    yes but he should

    it is becoming a lost art
    even the new lenses have lost the markings
    I'll admit I'm guilty of it too

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    technology make photogs lazy

    I do try to use it as much as possible
    but not always

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    17-40L should be able to do it... cos dun see any barrel distortion in the pic... as in those 10-20mm kind which have pretty obvious distortion on the corners. unless this 1 is a crop...

    settings would be idea from F8 to F13. aperture priority. depends on the sky as well...

    anyway this pic look so much like a render thats done on the PC...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    technology make photogs lazy

    I do try to use it as much as possible
    but not always
    But seriously without the markings, how do you know what's the HF distance? I have to gauge, very luan.

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    Default Re: What settings and gears does this picture use?

    F8, and be there

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    Default Re: What settings and gears does this picture use?

    Even with markings on my lens, I still tend to just focus lock on a slightly further subject and do a preview. Of course if not a very bright day, preview also very difficult, so use smaller aperture for insurance.
    anyway, for a wide lens, not much need to hyperfocus.

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    Default Re: What settings and gears does this picture use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    yes but he should
    Why? It's pointless in this case. Never mind that the difference is so microscopic that the mechanical focusing tolerances are probably much larger than the difference between "infinity" and "hyperfocal" focusing.

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