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Hyperfocal Distance

One thing I really miss with not having a selection of Prime Lens si the ability to do "Hyperfocal Distances". I know there are tables out there and I have looked around, but does anyone know of any for the 12-60SWD or the 20-200SWD lenses.

Or even better how to achieve it?

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Re: Hyperfocal Distance

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One thing I really miss with not having a selection of Prime Lens si the ability to do "Hyperfocal Distances". I know there are tables out there and I have looked around, but does anyone know of any for the 12-60SWD or the 20-200SWD lenses.

Or even better how to achieve it?

Thanks in advance
You can do it using trial and error of course. Focus as close as you dare and then take a shot and view the image, magnified, to see if the horizon or most distant detail is still in focus.

Modern lenses tend not to show a hyperfocal distance guide (lines connecting different aperture values to positions on the distance scale to show the closest focus distance that maintains focus to infinity for that aperture).

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Modern lenses tend not to show a hyperfocal distance guide (lines connecting different aperture values to positions on the distance scale to show the closest focus distance that maintains focus to infinity for that aperture).
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I know I think it all started when manufactures went Auto Focus crazy and the zoom lens was becoming the more "fasionable accessory".

Think it might have stated when Canon created there EF lens range. In fact Canon had a neat idea by using the dep 1 and dep 2 feature on the 35mm EOS systems. Would like to see that on more Pro machines.

Oh well back to trial and error
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Re: Hyperfocal Distance

One of my pet peeves with Olympus is the fact that those stupid little focus scale windows are too tiny to be of any use whatever...

At least my Sigmas have decent scales on them!
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Re: Hyperfocal Distance

Hi Knikki

An interesting subject this one, I have provided a link to a thread that I started back in Feb, it includes a link the Olympus website where you will find downloadable information re Hyperfocal Distance, this was aimed at the E1 so it's a bit aged now but the theory of course will never change.

Hope it is of at least some interest to you.

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Hi Knikki

An interesting subject this one, I have provided a link to a thread that I started back in Feb, it includes a link the Olympus website where you will find downloadable information re Hyperfocal Distance, this was aimed at the E1 so it's a bit aged now but the theory of course will never change.

Hope it is of at least some interest to you.

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http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...focal+distance
Good one, Neil - thanks for that

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Re: Hyperfocal Distance

Thanks for the link Neil

Guess I should have searched the Archives first

I had seen the E1 Calculator (and forgotten about) yonks ago when looking for the same info for the E20 adn I will down load and have a play.

Now where did I put that Pocket PC
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Re: Hyperfocal Distance

Hi,

I have an old XL spreadsheet (used to run on a Psion) available to anyone who wants it. It is not elegant but works.

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Re: Hyperfocal Distance

There's an on-line depth of field calculator which gives the hyperfocal distance at

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

Playing with the settings is a great way of gaining some understanding.
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