DoF in the real world

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DoF in the real world
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Reading another thread an idle thought came to mind. How does one control depth of field with modern cameras?

My old Pentax Spotmatic has DoF and distance scales on the lens I have for it. Not perfect but one can get a rough idea in the field.

My Olympus and Panasonic top of the range lenses do not have either distance or DoF scales. No camera as far as I know, tells you the distance to a point you are focusing on. If you are not going for wafer thin DoF this makes the actual practice of DoF control problematic.

In a shot like this how would you try to get everything in focus? I know how I did it with one exposure, I want hear what others say. The tree was less than a metre away.

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