Measuring Focus through a Mirror??
Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:22 AM
Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:27 AM
Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:00 AM
Your first instinct is correct - measure from the camera's focal plane to the mirror and then from the mirror to the object. The sum of the two measurements will be the correct distance for focus.
I have a film camera without a reflex viewfinder...so I've had to resort to using a tape measure for my first film shoot at school to achieve sharp focus. How should I go about focusing on something in the reflection of a mirror? Should I measure the distance from the mirror to the object, and then from the mirror to the camera and add them together? or measure just to the mirror?