Grand Prismatic Yellowstone captured by Z 9 / Fisheye

Are you into using Hyperfocal distance, then the Z 9 might just be your best friend. If you don’t know what Hyperfocal distance is, it is defined as:

“The hyperfocal distance is the closest distance at which a lens can be focused while keeping objects at infinity acceptably sharp. When the lens is focused at this distance, all objects at distances from half of the hyperfocal distance out to infinity will be acceptably sharp.”

This might not come as a surprise to you, but I’m not into it but I know a lot who are and I want to help you. One of the keys to success is knowing actual distances, physical distances. I saw a person with a range finder one time and asked what they were up to, this was it. The Z 9 with it’s 4.0 firmware, when you manually focus (even if camera is in AF mode), it will tell you EXACTLY the distance on the point in which you have focused. Using an app like PhotoPills, the rest is a slam dunk. Now I would love to take credit for this but it was a 06:00 phone call from my dear friend (who shares the same bday as me) that brought this to my attention. In case you’re wondering, the Z 9 is the only body providing this kind of information. Man, I love the Z 9!

Hyperfocal distance chart on PhotoPills

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