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    Hi guys,

    I have determined the hyperfocal distance but my kit lens does not have a distance scale on it.

    Any idea how to focus at the hyperfocal distance then?

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    Good one, splim !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFC25 View Post
    Hi guys,

    I have determined the hyperfocal distance but my kit lens does not have a distance scale on it.

    Any idea how to focus at the hyperfocal distance then?
    AF at a target located as determined by the hyperfocal distance or a little beyond, switch to MF and there you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    AF at a target located as determined by the hyperfocal distance or a little beyond, switch to MF and there you are.
    This is a good advice!
    Last edited by dingaroo; 31st July 2011 at 09:36 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    AF at a target located as determined by the hyperfocal distance or a little beyond, switch to MF and there you are.
    How do u determine & AF the correct distance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFC25 View Post
    How do u determine & AF the correct distance?
    Use the tool shown here and determine the length of one step. In addition, use the length of known objects to estimate. You don't have to be precise down to centimeters, an error margin of half a meter is still fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFC25 View Post
    How do u determine & AF the correct distance?
    Detail Sgt Fire Order:

    Detail set weapon to AF...
    Target in front a tree at 3m, lock focus...
    Switch to MF and recompose...
    Now FIRE...

    Now... Will the Sgt tell you that the tree is 2.731 metres away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shierwin View Post
    Detail Sgt Fire Order:

    Detail set weapon to AF...
    Target in front a tree at 3m, lock focus...
    Switch to MF and recompose...
    Now FIRE...

    Now... Will the Sgt tell you that the tree is 2.731 metres away?
    ok. this assume that u know where 3m is ...

    I think one can half-pressed and hold the shutter and re-compose, no need to switch to MF.
    Last edited by LFC25; 31st July 2011 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diluted View Post
    congratulations! here is a candy for u for being a nice member who managed to find tat info.

    and just use aggaration. agar agar.

    for me, i also agar. walk one big step=1meter. walk 3 big step agar agar 3m.

    and end of day, walk many step. legs also become agar agar
    Last edited by allenleonhart; 31st July 2011 at 09:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diluted View Post
    Thanks, Diluted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Use the tool shown here and determine the length of one step. In addition, use the length of known objects to estimate. You don't have to be precise down to centimeters, an error margin of half a meter is still fine.
    Thanks, Octarine.

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