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Struggling a bit, when do I focus exactly to get the best, front to back sharpness. I have read articals on it but will not go into the grey matter, help please.
The easiest way to do it would help. Mick
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Depends on what you are trying to do.
It works best with wide angle lenses, for landscapes. You can get very scientific with it but to start, with a wide angle, focus ca 1/3 of the way in the scene use something like F11-f16 and all will be 'acceptably' sharp.
You can get more complex ( I use an app) with care you can even get good results with wide angles with an aperture wider than F5.6, but here you have to be very accurate.
Use common sense, that sheep 3 miles away, does it really need to be as sharp as that boulder 5 feet away?
I struggled with this very subject but got a lot of help when I started this thread a while back. It may help.
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