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D800 Hyperfocal Focusing

helmdr

Houston, US
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helmdr Registered since 08th Nov 2012
Sun 25-Aug-13 04:11 PM

I have been reading a lot lately on hyperfocal focusing for landscape with my D800. I think that I have confused myself more than helped.

I understand the concept and how to set it up, but how to practically use it is beyond me.

Example with a focal length of 50mm and f8 aperture, the hyperfocal distance is 15.7 meters and everything is in focus from 7.84 meters to infinity.

My question is how do I set my focus to 15.7 meters? I would be lucky to be within a couple of meters at best. IF the focusing was two meters closer than the far limit drops from infinity to 108 meters, meaning a lot of my background would be out of focus. From what I can understand, it is better to miss it on the far side than the near side.

Am I missing something, should I just be using 1/3 the way in or what?

thoughts and help please.

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