Now, with the X Pro-1 I could rely on auto-focus but when shooting from the hip you are never quite sure what the camera will choose to focus on so I wanted to try the hyperfocal method.
The Fujinon XF lenses for the X Series camera do not all have distance scales marked on them, and I was using the 18-55mm which is one of the ones that does not. However Fuji have thoughtfully provided a distance scale in the viewfinder and rear screen. Using this scale I was able to set an aperture and focus distance that gave me the required Depth of Field for street shooting.
|Fuji X Pro-1 DoF scale on rear screen|
As can be seen from the image DoF is set so everything from just under 2m to 3m will be in acceptable focus.
These images show that it worked well. The 18-55mm was set to 23mm for the same Field of View as that provided by a 34mm lens on 35mm film.
Images are OOC jpeg resized in Lr, the balloon seller has been cropped the poster gazers is the full frame.
|Fuji x Pro-1 hyperfocal focussing crop|
|Fuji x Pro-1 hyperfocal focussing full frame|