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11-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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DA 40mm Limited DOF Scale

Hi All,

How do I read the distance/DOF scale on the DA 40mm Limited? Usually the DOF scale will tell you what's in focus at different apertures, but no aperture markings are present on this lens.

Thoughts?

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11-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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I don't think that's necessarily a DOF scale. That's just the focus distance scale. If it had DOF markings, then it would work as a DOF scale.
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It may not be precise but it is a heck of a lot better than what came with the lens or camera.

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The physical size of the DA 40 makes it nearly impossible to have a hyperfocal scale on the lens. The scale shows the focus distance only. Maybe possible but the printing would be so small that it would be almost unreadable. There are DOF and hyperfocal distance charts that you can print out and carry in your bag. Long ago when there were places we called camera stores, you could buy the charts on a shirt pocket sized card. You should have one since zooms don't have the scales either.
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