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Credit Card Focus Chart

On a recent location shoot where a focus chart was unavailable we used credit cards. Where I live the credit cards have these 3-d or hologram imprints that were great for seeing focus!!

Charlie Curran

Still, one of the BEST focus charts ever is a simple dollar bill!

Tape it up to a wall [or on top of another focus chart] and you will love it....all those ultra tiny lines and detail make for a great focus area...and when you are finished, you can pull it off and buy a beer!

Jeff Barklage, s.o.c.
US based DP

A thing I used to use alot in tabletop - the address side of inserted magazine subscription cards.

In case you wondered what all those freebie trade magazines were for.

Sam Wells

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