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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2006

    Thumbs up EXIF Reader-->Focus Distance Info

    Came across a free EXIF reader that some might be interested in--
    For Nikon D-lenses, it will give you the details for -->
    Field of View in Degrees
    Circle of Confusion
    Depth of Field in meters
    Focus Distance in meters
    Hyperfocal Distance
    as well as a lot more detail image/lens info...

    Now one can have a bit better idea of just how far that subject was at the time of the image...

    Its unclear, though, as to just how accurate the Focus Distance reading is to actual subject distance. I've checked the Focus Distance info on a number of images where I know the distance and it seems to be fairly accurate.

    At the same time, though, I have other images where it doesn't make sense showing Focus Distance to say a plane-in-flight's image as being at 74.99-meters and there's no way it was that close to me... Maybe I'm not understanding of how the Focal Distance vis a vis Hyperfocal distance is coming into play...
    Perhaps others might enlighten me...

    It does allow for the camera body's serial number but, alas, not for D50 models...
    Telecorder [Dave]
    Apple Valley, CA
    D50+Nikkor 35 f/2; 18-70 DX; 70-300 VRii + BIGMA 50-500 EX HSM
    Kenko Pro 1.4X TC
    Sigma EX 1.4X TC
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    thats pretty cool thanks
    Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/artisticrichmond

    Nikon D300 Nikon D40
    Nikon 18-55mm / Nikon 50mm F1.8D / Nikon Af 70-300mm F/4-5.6G / Nikon AF-S 80-200mm F/2.8 / Tamron Adaptall 70-210mm Macro

    1 Smith Victor Strobe / 2-SB-800 / 1-SB-600

    soon to get
    Nikon 14-24mm F/2.8
    Nikon 17-55mm F/2.8

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Northern Colorado, USA
    Try putting that same lens on the infinity mark and see what it reads for focus distance. I'm guessing 74.99 meters. I would guess the hyperfocal distance is somewhat short of 75 meters.
    Eric Lund
    Nikon D200
    Nikkors: 17-55mm f2.8, 18-200mm f3.5-f4.5 VR, 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 VR, 35mm f2, 50mm f1.8, 55mm f2.8 AI-S micro, 105mm f2.8 VR micro
    Other Lenses: Tokina 12-24 f4, Tamron 75-300mm f4-5.6 LD macro
    Stuff: Nikon SB800, Nikon MBD200, Gitzo 1327 Tripod w/RRS BH-55LR Ballhead, Sekonic L-358 meter

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