Medium Format Landscape Photography in general can be tricky. Focusing your medium format camera for landscape photography can be even trickier because of the lens characteristics and sensor size. In todays video, I share with you my approach to creating sharp landscape photography photos with my Fujifilm GFX 50S II and the Fujinon GF 30mm F3.5 Lens. The focus technique we will be using is called hyperfocal focusing. I hope you enjoy the video!
Generally, F8 and F11 are the ideal aperture settings for hyperfocal focusing in landscape photography when acceptable sharpness is required from the foreground to the horizon. Depending on how close your camera is to your foreground interest, an aperture setting higher than F11 may be required. Your focus point should be in the middle of your photo.
The focus point in this photos was on the tree and at F 11, there is acceptable sharpness from the foreground to the volcano on the horizon.
A similar approach was used for these photos and at F 11 (centre) and F 16 (left and right), there is acceptable sharpness from the foreground to the volcano on the horizon.