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Old Apr 30, 2006, 7:27 PM   #1
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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.
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Old May 2, 2006, 1:56 AM   #2
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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
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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
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Old May 2, 2006, 9:31 AM   #4
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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.
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Thanks for the information.
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