Borkware Photoblog

January 24, 2008

Hyperfocal Distance Guide

Filed under: technique — Mark Dalrymple @ 9:28 pm


DOFMaster has a discussion about using the hyperfocal distance for a lense for getting the maximal depth of field.

Depth of Field extends in front of and behind the plane of focus, which is a waste if you’re focusing at infinity since the extra DoF after infinity isn’t adding anything. By focusing closer, but still keeping the far-end of your DoF at infinity (which is the hyperfocal distance), you can get more of your foreground in focus.


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