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#1 Fujixxx



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:40 PM

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Hi all,



On the XT1, is the in camera focus distance scale more accurate than the one etched on the lens or vice versa?

I've been meaning to test it for a while now but never got around to it.

Hopefully someone on here has had a bit of a play.


I've been leaning towards trusting the in-camera distance scale more though.

But I often wonder how accurate it is.






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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:07 AM

The in-camera focus scale is MUCH more accurate than the lens one. The lens markings use DOF calculations from film days, when you didn't have pixel peepers, and so DOF could be a little looser and still look good enough on a print.

This is one reason why I can't understand Fuji crippling the DOF scale when using the focus chuck lenses in MF mode.
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