Lens Minimum Focus Distance

Technical Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Do you know what your Lens Minimum Focus Distance is?

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where our camera won’t take an image.  One of the reasons this might occur is because each lens has a minimum focal distance. If we try to focus at a distance less than the minimum focus distance for that lens, the camera will not lock focus and will not take an image. This applies even if we try to manually focus the lens.