I grew up in the days of film and needle match cameras. I understand hyperfocal setting on thse type of cameras, but now that I have recently acquired a F-100 I am wondering if I have to do the hyperfocal setting in manual mode or if there is a quick way to do it while in the aperture priority setting, ie by simply focusing on something at the correct hyperfocal distance for the f stop I'm using
Tue 12-Mar-13 03:02 AM | edited Tue 12-Mar-13 03:07 AM by jamesvoortman
hyperfocal distance button = Great idea
"by simply focusing on something at the correct hyperfocal distance for the f stop I'm using" This is the way I do it. Beware that the distance scale on the lens is not always properly in step with the focal plane so it is best to focus on something at the appropriate distance rather than uising the distance scale to set focus.
This is common with lenses with ED glass, which change focus and even focal length change slightly with temperature. All of the ED Nikkors can focus past infinity at most temperatures, for instances.
This makes setting hyperfocal or infinity focus using the scale a problem on any lens that features ED glass tricky, to say the least! You should generally just use the AF system, and set it to focus somewhere that will keep everything more or less in focus. After a few hundred times, you get pretty good at it.