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What is Hyperfocal Distance?

Chuck Vosburgh - Monday, July 27, 2015

So, what is hyperfocal distance and why should care?

Aside from impressing your photo friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of photography, hyperfocal distance is useful for predicting depth of field. The hyperfocal distance is the distance from the camera at which everything from that point to infinity will be acceptably sharp.

In an upcoming article I'll explain how acceptable sharpness is determined. Now go use hyperfocal distance and impress your friends!

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