I'm on a crash course on everything photography atm and a lot of the stuff I've been learning has come from here. Thought I'd share todays lesson's results as some might find it handy.
Todays lesson has been hyperfocal distance
Wikipedia says ‘In optics and photography, hyperfocal distance is a distance beyond which all objects can be brought into an “acceptable” focus
The problem I might have had is my lens (Canon 18mm to 135mm kit lens) doesn’t have a focal length scale on the focus ring. Fortunately I’ve installed Magic Lantern on my SD cards. One of the small side benifits of this is the focal distance displayed down in the bottom right of the screen when using Live View. Very handy
The next problem is knowing what the hyperfocal distance is for any given situation. After rooting around on the internet a bit I came across a few tables and calculations. This was great for helping me understand the concept but no good for assisting me when I’m actually setting up a shot as they were all to big to carry in my ‘light as possible’ camera kit. To solve this I’ve created a little credit card sized table that I’ve laminated and now lives tucked away with my camera for when I need it.
Here's an image of the card
To download the spreadsheet to customize the card to your camera and other needs its probably easiest to go to my blog post as the links to the Circle of Confusion values are there too
I hope folks find this useful