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    I just found a great little DOF app for Android, "HyperFocal". Unlike other apps, it's clear to read and easy to use. I was about to go out for a walk around then realised my 12-40mm f2.8 PRO doesn't have any sort of distance scale. Neither does my 45mm f1.8. What gives? Doesn't anyone use hyperfocal distance anymore?
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    I looked at it in the Google Play store and it looks nice. I will give it a try. I did see someone complaining about it not giving results in feet (just meters). Yes, I know I can multiply by 3 to get close to the equivalence, but it seems odd that they don't add this as an option (or does it have it and the complaint was wrong?).
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    Default Re: Hyperfocal distance

    If you know the hyperfocal distance, you might be able to find something at that distance to focus on. Not always easy, but it is the best advice I can give.
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    Default Re: Hyperfocal distance

    Quote Originally Posted by RAH View Post
    I looked at it in the Google Play store and it looks nice. I will give it a try. I did see someone complaining about it not giving results in feet (just meters). Yes, I know I can multiply by 3 to get close to the equivalence, but it seems odd that they don't add this as an option (or does it have it and the complaint was wrong?).
    If you click the slider icon in the top right you'll find the option to change units.
    Last edited by BobT; 05-07-2017 at 09:33 PM.
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    Default Re: Hyperfocal distance

    Yes, I guess that's all one can do. What I was leading to was that the one size fits all hyperfocal method of shooting seems to be out of favour. I suppose it's not surprising with the accuracy of modern AF.
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