yet another thread about hyperfocal distance

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by omeletteman, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. omeletteman

    omeletteman TPF Noob!

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    So I just spent a while perusing the back pages of this forum for info on hyperfocal distance, and while i believe i understand it, a quick look at my msot recent roll of film clearly shows that I don't...

    here's the problem: i went camping last weekend and was up in the mountains taking pictures of all the great scenery, but now that I have the pictures back, I find a lot of them to be annoyingly out of focus. My lens has those convenient markings on them that tell me where I'm focusing, so from everything I've read, I should jsut have to line up the aperature with the infinity mark and that should give me hyperfocal distance. But that apparently isnt working, so I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for how to get the whole picture sharp. I would have posted an example, but I don't have a scanner available at the moment. Thanks a lot :)
     
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    Diarmuid TPF Noob!

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    John the Greek TPF Noob!

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    Quit advertising, this a forum for photographers to help fellow photographers by sharing free advice... you're annoying.
     
  4. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you have some free advice feel free to share it. If you want to sell something, then this is absolutely the wrong thread.

    Thank you!
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OM, what lens were you using? Focal length, make and so on.

    Also, how old is it and has it been ever dropped or mishandled (I'm thinking misalignment of the cells here)?
     
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    I have read up on hyper focal and purchased a few cards I keep in my camera bags. After cross refferencing all of my settings against the charts I find myself going back to my previous method for landscapes: use the highest f stop you can , always a tripod, press the aperature preview to see what you have (since it's there) and if you are feeling really ambitous and your camera has the feature; mirror lockup and a remote trigger or self timer. I always bracket a 1/3 and a 1/2 both ways as I use slide film which lacks the latitude to compensate....Good luck
     
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    This site might help explain how to set the hyperfocal distance...

    Hyperfocal Distance Site

    I hope you find it useful

    All the best

    Laudrup
     

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