- Apr 17, 2010
- Near Philadephila
Well, hyperfocal should keep everything from 3 feet to infinity in focus, but the actual point of sharpest focus is about 6 feet, so if you're shooting a landscape with nothing in the foreground, setting the lens to infinity should keep the very distant stuff in sharper focus than the hyperfocal setting would. But its pretty good at hyperfocal - f8 is small enough that diffraction may have a bigger impact than the slightly less than perfect focus at longer distances. And its not the sharpest lens in the bag anyway, so it might not be the best choice for landscape shooting except of the most impressionistic sort... I'll probably keep it on hyperfocal except in the rare case of shooting something really close and I don't see doing a lot of that with this lens...Shots taken at 50 feet set on infinity seem to be O.K. but it will take a little experimentation for me to get this lens down. Not sure at this point when the hyper focal won't do and I need to adjust to infinity...