Group 71 Bulletin Board

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Thread Title: Hyperfocal Length

Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
I'll start with a question. Hyperfocal length has been my biggest struggle with landscapes. Everything looks in focus on my teeny tiny screen. Then I get home and it's not. Does anyone use a hyperfocal length meter (app)? Do you just take several shots focusing in different places? Or focus stack?

I'm open to any suggestions. Or new things to try.

Thanks!   Posted: 05/30/2020 10:44:52
Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
I know PhotoPills has a hyperfocal distance calculator but I've never used it. Depending on the circumstances, I will focus for infinity, focus directly on my main subject, or focus stack - and I still don't always get it right.

I'm also finding that my aging eyes just don't work as well as I'd like sometimes, even with my glasses.   Posted: 05/30/2020 11:30:09
Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
I'll look into PhotoPills. I do the same. Lately I take shots focusing through the scene hoping I get it right. I know f-stop obviously has a lot to do with it, but I'm usually at f/13 - f/16.

I totally understand on the eyes! The day I had to put readers in my camera bag was a sad day.

Thanks for your input. Please feel free to start your own thread if you have a question.   Posted: 05/30/2020 17:10:49

Thread Title: Trying Out Bulletin Board

Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I saw the email so I thought I would try posting here to see what happened (or how it works).

Hi Marla, I saw your note. I don't see a way to make a comment except by writing in your post. hmmm. I'm going to check on this. Thanks for posting!
  Posted: 05/26/2020 15:07:36
Nancie Clark   Nancie Clark
Oh, you have to click on the link in the email to post a comment. You can't go through the page and click on the Bulletin Board directly.   Posted: 05/26/2020 16:23:19
Marla Henry   Marla Henry
I just clicked on the words "Bulletin Board" in the third line above to start a new comment.   Posted: 05/26/2020 16:32:12

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