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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The DOFMaster LE program for Palm devices is a easy-to-use program for calculating depth of field and hyperfocal distance in the field. Follow these steps to focus on the hyperfocal distance with lenses similar to the lens in the picture:. Platinum or Gold member? It doesn’t apply exactly to any real photographic lens. This is terrific info! Measuring Hyperfocal Distance In the Field You don’t have to measure to the hyperfocal distance when your lens has a distance scale.

If you want to get the hyperfocal distance on a disstance like the one above, you can easily do so without doing any calculations. If not, you can download to Excel format.

Also, the smaller the aperture you use the bigger the depth of field; i. If you are fortunate enough to have a lens with a depth of field scale, you don’t have to calculate the hyperfocal distance. This is easy to do when the lens has a distance scale and a depth of field scale.


Hyperfocal Distance Chart – DOFMaster

Eistance 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. It’s better to focus beyond the hyperfocal distance than to focus in front of it when estimating the focus point. Ramon Palacios jrp 6. So you might want to focus a little bit further than the hyperfocal distance in some cases.

Thank you for the kind words! Since this is a prime lens, and assumes a 35mm camera, the only one hypwrfocal our three factors that can change is the aperture.

That is the most important thing.

But, many modern lenses don’t have a distance scale and most don’t hable useful depth of field scales. You set the automatic focus mode and use a torch to light a rock located at more or less the hyperfocal distance.

hypsrfocal Besides, hyperfocal distance calculated using formulas is just a reasonable estimate for real photographic lenses. Hyperfocal distance is most useful when there is no particular part of your image that you want sharper than others. Thanks in advance for your response.

In that case, you would just focus on something approximately 5. Depth of field DOF The distance between the farthest and nearest points which are in focus.

Use your best estimate of where the hyperfocal distance is from the camera position and focus your lens there. Hyperfocal distance is just the closest point at which you can focus and still keep the furthest edge of your background acceptably sharp.


Stop down one stop to give yourself some leeway. Click for the program to.

DOFMaster Hyperfocal Chart

You know that when the lens is focused at the hyperfocal distahce, everything that falls at distances from half of this distance out to infinity will be acceptably sharp in the image. It suplies area in focus,minimum to maximum and overall focus area along with hyperfocal focus point and even a custom sensor size option.

Link to printable table dont’ work. The true f-stop values of aperture were ttable in the calculations as per this table below:. How do you do it in the practical on the ground practice? The tables are made for a single element perfect lens, not for modern lenses; so any approximation should suffice for good results.

This is terrific info!

Guide to Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance

Login to add your comment. Just note your aperture setting and line up the infinity focus setting with that aperture. Login to add your comment. Estimating Hyperfocal Distance in the Field You can just estimate the measurement to the hyperfocal distance when your lens doesn’t have a distanve scale and you don’t have a means of measuring to it.