• That Weird Symbol on Your Camera is the Film Plane Indicator

    30 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    If you use an interchangeable-lens camera, your camera probably has a weird symbol that looks like a circle with a line through it. If you've never learned what this symbol is, here's a 2-minute video by ZY Productions that explains the film/sensor plane indicator .
    The film plane indicator symbol on a camera. Photo by bwDraco and licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
    The symbol is a visual reference for where the plane of the sensor in your camera is, allowing you to measure focus. Focusing distance is measured from the surface of the sensor or film, not the front or back of the lens - a common...
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