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Webapprentice Apr 30, 2006 7:27 PM

My Nikon 70-300mm has a distance scale, but in searching the internet, I can't find a definition for it. What does this scale mean? Thanks.


EDIT: I should take this to the Nikon forum. Sorry about that.

geriatric May 2, 2006 1:56 AM

Its becoming a bit of a rarity nowadays with auto focus and all that. Never was that important anyway.Maybe in days of yore when there was no auto focus, split image, microprisms . What it could be used for is to set the hyperfocal distance on the scale and gain a bit on the near distance DOF

geriatric May 2, 2006 1:57 AM

Its becoming a bit of a rarity nowadays with auto focus and all that. Never was that important anyway.Maybe in days of yore when there was no auto focus, split image, microprisms . What it could be used for is to set the hyperfocal distance on the scale and gain a bit on the near distance DOF

BillDrew May 2, 2006 9:31 AM

Do a Google image search for lens scale "depth of field" (leave double quotes) to find a bunch of examples. The scale is meant for full frame images so it overestimates with a smaller sensor.

It is not unique to Nikon.

Webapprentice May 3, 2006 1:34 PM

Thanks for the information.


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