Another hyperfocal distance question for landscape photography...

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Re: Another hyperfocal distance question for landscape photography...
In reply to dsjtecserv, May 28, 2013

Yes, that does make sense. A smaller aperture will provide greater depth of field both in front of and in back of the focus point. I was thinking of my experience using large apertures to photograph landscape objects (such as flower closeups) rather than sweeping vistas (like my scenario.) The former would always be taken with a large aperture purposely to blur the background and thus make the subject stand out. I thought the same blurred background would occur with my scenario.

My understanding is better, but I still wonder if the hyperfocal distance is practical. For instance, how do i measure the distance to a given object in the field...with yet another piece of equipment like a laser rangefinder or tape measure? Really? What if no object exists at the hyperfocal distance for any aperture? What then? Ahhh, my training as an engineer is now a burden.

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