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Understanding Distance Focus

Matbeth 10 41
30 Jun 2007 8:12PM
I'm reading the 'Understanding Exposure' Book and it's top stuff for a complete novice like me. But I hit my first sticking points today and need some further explanation.

The author writes about taking a landscape shot and using the distance feature on the lens to focus at 3 feet.

Please can someone explain more about this...what it means, when to do it, what steps to take. I have see the fucntion he refers to on my Canon 28-135 USM lens.

Thanks in advance

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StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
30 Jun 2007 8:28PM
I've never heard of 3 feet being the point of focus, but most will recommend 1/3 way into the image in the viewfinder.

Straightforward articles here and here .

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