More DoF experimentation, and a question about MF

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  1. TNFlyBoy

    TNFlyBoy TPF Noob!

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    Hey all, I went out yesterday and took some pics of my bike with my 50mm f/1.8 on my D40. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on manually focusing on a subject relatively far away in low light? I took a whole bunch of pics and a lot of them that i thought where in focus, turned out not to be... and of course i didn't zoom in on the camera playback...

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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What do you mean by 'relatively far away'? The 1.8 hits infinity in the 25' - 30' area wide open, and considerably less than that stopped down.
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    OK, what was your question about Medium Format?
     
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    Manual focus.
     
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    TNFlyBoy TPF Noob!

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    i'd say about 20' away, it wasn't far enough to hit inf, but it was still difficult to determine if the subject was actually in focus.
     

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