To use the charts, just line up the focal length and aperture settings you plan to use. The corresponding figure will be the hyperfocal distance. The top chart is in . They maximize DOF (depth of field), the region of acceptable sharpness, by focusing at the hyperfocal distance. A simple function of lens focal length, aperture. Focusing at the hyperfocal distance will make an image with DOF from half of that The calculator in the next page allows for you to use any CoC of your choice.

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Login to add your comment. The links to the pictures and PDF seem to be broken. Here are two ways to measure from the camera positon to the hyperfocal distance in the field: It is important to note here that you should not change the focus after the lens has been focused at the hyperfocal distance.

I should have asked why they didn’t produce a correct FX Tahle table in the gable place, but it’s possible I suppose that this could be their table for DX. Note that for this example you’ll have given up, at most, 1.

It works the opposite way too, and telephoto lenses will have much longer hyperfocal distances.

Just pick the right chart for your camera:. A simple function of lens focal length, aperture and the diameter of the Circle of Confusion.


There are a few different ways you can do this. Stock Photos Stock Overview.

A Guide to DOF and Hyperfocal Distance – Tables & Calculator

A new window will open with a chart showing the hyperfocal distance for every aperture and lens focal length combination. Do I have to focus exactly at the hyperfocal distance? If you set your focus exactly at the hyperfocal distance, you are putting the most distant parts of your photo at the very furthest edge of what is acceptably sharp.


I didn’t have a depth of field scale or hyperfocal distance table for the Canon G2 lens zoomed to 8mm. For that distance, Near focus limit of DOF: Ramon Palacios jrp on November 26, There are a number of free calculators online and apps for your phone.

Hyperfocal Distance Guide

In those cases, distxnce is a handy tool and I recommend using it. Take notice of the sharpness of the bush on the right hand side of the frame and the expanded DOF all the way to the horizon when using Hyperfocal Distance. Thanks for sharing this with us. Then, apply these rules to give yourself some leeway:. Enter the focusing distance.

Guide to Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance

The far objects won’t be sharp if you focus in front of the hyperfocal distance. Your point of focus is now set at the hyperfocal distance! Fortunately, the hyperfocal distance is near the hylerfocal position for normal and wide-angle lenses. The fog has lifted! Originally written on September 11, Last updated on October 28, Modern lenses don’t have room in their tabld for the set of markings required, specially super-wide angle zooms.


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The whole point of hyperfocal distance is to determine the point at which you can keep the background in focus, and there is no thought to hyperfoval foreground at all. The concept of hyperfocal distance is easy to understand: That is the most important thing.

Three methods for focusing at the hyperfocal distance are explained below: It is most useful for landscape photography where you are often concerned with keeping a distant background hypeffocal. The link txble but I found a mistake on the DX format for the feet. Why do we follow the rule of thirds in photography? A Hugo Meyer pocket rangefinder is pictured below. For 35mm film and FX format the diameter of such circle is 0. How to tackle the steep Z-series learning curve December 13, Hyperfocal Distance Definition When the lens is focused on the hyperfocal distance, the depth of field extends from half the hyperfocal distance to infinity.

You are out photographing a landscape.