Adding this to what GRBenji had said, I didn't really had to be bothered if I shoot at F8 or smaller aperture and focus at 1m or 2m to get things from 50cm to infinity to be in focus. Was asking how to turn and set focus using the distance scale on the lens at 5m without any distance labeled beyond 2m.Originally Posted by daredevil123
I did research before starting the thread. Most Websites said that landscape photographers uses hyperfocal distances that is why I'm curious. Sorry still learning.Originally Posted by daredevil123
What if there is a subject in front? Maybe a rock or something in the foreground.
Hi, I have an iPhone app that calculates hyper focal distance. Set my camera, coc, lens focal length, and after setting the focal length and aperture, it states the distance 1.9m. Does that mean that anything from half of 1.9m to infinity will be in focus?
Would anything change if I put cpl or nd or gnds in front after the calculation? I suppose no since I'm already in focus?Originally Posted by daredevil123
For those still confused, this is what hyperfocal distance focusing can do for you...
The sand in the lower left corner of the pic is around half meter from the camera only...
Think I better go try later and see what I get. Still very confused.
Trying to read this and get a better hang of it.
Last edited by gohjialong; 13th July 2011 at 02:24 PM.
Hi DD...actually I'm quite curious, I also do not have DOF scales on all of my lenses except my the focusing distance on my 10-22. Most of the time I just aga and use the lowest AF or 2nd lowest point, or what some people say, focus 1/3 in the scene. Is there anything technically wrong with this?
I really can't remember what the hyperfocal distance is for which aperture at which focal length..aha. I know they have a calculator http://www.dofmaster.com/charts.html. Maybe I should put in some effort to remember haha.
EDIT:Just saw from your blog that DOFmaster has an iphone..cool. Might get used to it and then can remember! Thanks
Last edited by Jonathan Ang; 13th July 2011 at 03:05 PM.
That can work in some scenes. The 1/3 is the easy way out but you will run into difficulties with scenes like the pic I posted above, where the foreground is very very close.Originally Posted by Jonathan Ang
Wah... The outdoor version is US$500 online - nearly the price of a new lens. Is hyper focal worth it?Originally Posted by raycsk
If don't have distance scale, just diy lor..
use masking tape, focus a subject at intervals (30cm, 60cm, 1M, 2M, 3M) then mark down the focus point on the masking tape and you have a distance scale already.