No Distance Scale


LFC25

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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?
 

LFC25

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Good one, splim !!
 

shierwin

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

LFC25

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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?
 

Octarine

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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.
 

shierwin

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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?
 

LFC25

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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.
 

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LFC25

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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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