A "virtual rangefinder" as focus confirmation.

Started Jul 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Godfrey Forum Pro • Posts: 29,303
Re: A "virtual rangefinder" as focus confirmation.

Katsunami wrote:

Godfrey wrote:

That's why when I use Mode 2 to get my focus dialed in, I always switch back to full color rendering to check first before making the exposure. I find it often needs that tiny mm or so tweak.

I do it exactly the other way around.... and I can honestly say that I've never missed the point of focus when shooting a stationary object.

On the Ricoh's APS-C format, the same lens has nearly a stop and a half more DoF than on 35mm film, and focusing via the viewfinder is even harder.

DOF is about 1.5x bigger on the GXR; so it would be about f/6.8 when shot wide open. Still, focusing this lens is not very hard, when combining MODE2 and 8x enlargement. Never had any problems as of yet.

If it's working for you, keep doing what you're doing.

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