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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It suplies area in focus,minimum to maximum and overall focus area along with hyperfocal focus point and even a custom distancr size option. A simple function of lens focal length, aperture and the diameter of the Circle of Confusion.

How do I calculate the hyperfocal distance, or where do I find a table or chart of hyperfocal distances for my lenses?

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Hyperfocal distance depends on three factors. Default values are standard, however you may change these to create any series of aperture f-stops. By focusing beyond the hyperfocal distance I knew two things. You may have wondered “How do pros make those hgperfocal landscapes where everything seems to be in focus?

You’ll likely become bewildered by the many explanations for the circle of confusion. Watch the following video. You know that when the lens is focused at the hyperfocal distance, everything that falls at distances from half of distxnce distance out to infinity will be acceptably sharp in hypervocal image.

That is a question that many, especially landscape photographers, face quite often. It suplies area in focus,minimum to maximum and overall focus area along with hyperfocal focus point and even a custom sensor size option. Hyperfocal Distance Chart Maker. Just focus on the subject. Am I overlooking something that needs to be done? Application of the concept leads to many questions: By using your knowledge of the length of many things, you can make some decent estimates of distance in the field.


The short answer is: Michael, You made me smile with your question. The true f-stop values of aperture were used in the calculations as per this table below:.

When the lens is focused on the hyperfocal distance, the depth of field extends from half the hyperfocal distance to infinity. It looks like technology will make things easier for novices but more challenging for pros. The hyperfocal distance for this example is about 21 feet. Although it says feet at the top on the chart it has “Lens Focal Length mm ” on it. The lens will be focused on the hyperfocal distance for the corresponding f-number.

Finally, when you focus at the hyperfocal distance, you sacrifice foreground sharpness for background sharpness. It is hard enough to approximately set any distance on a lens.

How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds

Feel free to post this on Nikonians as you see fit. Focus the lens as best you can, and focus it slightly beyond the hyperfocal distance if you are unsure of your estimating abilities. For example, I can estimate distances of about 25 feet and 40 feet with some accuracy because of my familiarity with the width and length of my house. It is not as complicated as the name makes it sound. Focus the lens at 15 feet.

You will now want to set your focus at the hyperfocal distance. With distance infomation disstance used by the camera as part of exposure indicting which focus points are in focus and flash exposure distance. Going for a Nikon Z7? If you want to get the hyperfocal distance on a lens like the one above, you can easily do disyance without doing any calculations.


To use the charts, just line up the focal length and aperture settings you plan to use. Just introduce your camera, focal length and aperture and read the values on the chart.

The one on top was made focusing at infinity, the image below was produced with the lens focused at its Hyperfocal Distance. For 35mm film and FX format the diameter of such circle is 0. Garza, My question is in regards to the hyperfocal distance. I’ll also post this in one of the Forums.

To change it you will need a writable version. Far focus limit FF This is the distance where acceptable focus ends, when you focus at a given distance, whether that distance is the Hyperfocal or not. The default values are common 35mm focal lengths, but you can change them to suit your needs.

The link works but I found a mistake on the DX format for the feet. You may be able to see what depth of field will be produced by the lens if your camera has depth of field preview. The hyperfocal distance 18 feet is read from the distance scale at the focus index.

Contests Updated December 08, Hyperfocal distance is tabld about keeping the background acceptably sharp in one shot. These are the same three factors that determine depth of field, so this might sound familiar to you.

It’s better to focus beyond the hyperfocal distance than to focus in front of it when estimating the focus point. Focus a little beyond the hyperfocal distance if you aren’t sure of your estimating abilities. I hope others find this useful.

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