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(March 14–24, 2013)

Andrew Varlamov

Monument on Top of the Hill

Michel Thoby

Distance Scale

Baziège, France

18 March 2013, 10:00 AM

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There is rarely any useful distance scale on modern DSLR lenses. Many just show a minuscule transparent plastic window where some digits are barely visible and that are designed to be simply useless. No way to determine the depth of field or the hyper-focal distance with such a pitiful tool. Preference by the users for auto-focusing is the pretext taken by lens manufacturers to not provide a good scale that remains an essential feature for the serious photographers...

Here you may view a typical distance scale from the 1960's that is engraved on the side of one of the cheapest lens that I ever owned. Even-though it is not laser carved, it's still much better designed than those of today!

BTW It's up to you to decide what is the exterior and the interior of the object that is presented in this panorama...

Europe / France

Lat: 43° 28' 31" N
Long: 1° 37' 38" E

Elevation: 160 m

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Canon EOS 5DMk2

EF 24-105 mm @105 mm

NN Rotator mounted on top of a on a tripod was used as a turntable to shoot 144 images (i.e. 2.5° angular spacing)

EF 100-400 mm to shoot top and bottom of object.

Montage of panorama with PTGui Pro + PS CS4

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