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dlw
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Nov 19, 2005 17:35 |  #1

Can anyone help me to discover how to use the distance scale,etc on this lens. I am obviously a novice, but the lens came with not a mention of the use or function of it. Thanks!




  
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Nov 19, 2005 20:12 |  #2

It's there as an advisory if you're trying to find out how far off something is - it's unnecessary for normal photography. As long as the image is in focus, you're OK. If you're using flash, you can use it in determining if your subject is in range of the flash.


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Nov 20, 2005 00:00 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #3

Thank you, Jon. It thought that may be the case. It was just a bit frustrating to have no mention of it at all in the skimpy info that came with the lens. Truly sounds to me that I could have lived without it!




  
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Nov 20, 2005 00:21 |  #4

makes your lens look cool and all techy and gadgety




  
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Nov 20, 2005 01:24 |  #5

Welcome to the forum :)

How do you like your new lens? It sounds useful :)


  
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Nov 20, 2005 14:00 |  #6

It's not quite as useful on zooms that don't have the depth-of-field marks, but if you know your hyperfocal distance (which nobody does) and want to use manual focus, you can set the distance manually and rely on depth-of-field to achieve respectably sharp images.

You can also use it at the golf course to estimate the distance to the flag. :)


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Nov 20, 2005 14:06 |  #7

Its handy to know how far your flash needs to go.




  
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