Distance scale on FE lenses with AF

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RGBCMYK Senior Member • Posts: 2,380
Re: Distance scale on FE lenses with AF

danny006 wrote:

RGBCMYK wrote:

I have not found any of the information about distances displayed very useful in fact I find that it is often very off from the actual distance when focusing at objects far away.

I think it is very accurate and better than a physical distance scale. I use it to determine the distance of a bird on a branch. Just put it on manual focus, turn the focus ring and you get a digital number on the lcd or evf.

unfortunately most of my landscape images that were shot with my 16-35 never report accurate distance information.  I manually focus most of my critical images and focus with focus peaking and DMF and it never reports anything close to accurate information.  I have tried to use the scale and set the focus at infinity and it isn't even close.

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