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I can I tell what point I am focused on from my bellows extension. The only len s I have is a 150MM. It appears that I need to know this to use any of the dept h of field tables
Are you trying to determine focus distance using bellows extension as a yardstick? That can be tough; it's usually easier to measure with a tape measure (at closer distances) or guesstimate (at greater distances) the distance to the portion of the subject that's in focus.
Perhaps you could rephrase the question? The "I can I tell" phrase is particularly mysterious. . . .
I have answerd my own question. The formula I was looking for is: 1/focal length = (1/object distance) + (1/image distance)
object distance is the lens plane to real world object length
image distance is the lens plane to film plane distance (in other words the bellows extension
Thus with a 150mm lens and the bellows extended approximatly 6.3" you are focused at 10'
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