Hyperfocal Distance - DOF

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GKR1, May 17, 2007.

  1. GKR1


    Apr 19, 2007
    San Diego
    I came across this article http://www.trenholm.org/hmmerk/DOFR.html
    and I'm a little confused now.

    "The general rule for scenic photographs, where one wishes to maximize the depth of field, is as follows. Set the focus at the distance of the most distant object. Then set the lens opening to the size of the smallest object to be resolved in the foreground. No calculations needed!"

    Does this make sense? can someone explain it with more detail please.:confused:
  2. Makes no sense to me. It's pretty had to use hyperfocal focusing these days since so many lens don't have aperture rings and dof marks.
  3. jaymc

    jaymc Guest

    This is why I still like and use my D70 ... a DOF preview button!

    - Jay :tongue:
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