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    Question Focusing Technical Camera lenses

    Folks,

    Over time I have read about a range of aspects of technical cameras. Today I realised that I actually don't know how photographers of this type of camera set focus at a time when the likes of the Leica Disto was not available to purchase and captured photos could not be reviewed instantly. In other words, many years ago.

    I guess one could rack focus to infinity (assuming MF lenses have a hard stop at infinity) and then stop down to an aperture that, from experience, the photographer knows will bring the composition within depth of field. In other words, the so-called infinity focus method.

    Is this how focus is set? If not, how is it?

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    Re: Focusing Technical Camera lenses

    Helicoid focusers have a distance scale. It really is not difficult.

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    Re: Focusing Technical Camera lenses

    Shashin,

    See, now I feel rather silly. I know about the distance markings on the lens barrel but somehow did not put 'two and two together'.

    Thank you.

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