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Can you photograph yourself in a mirror and focus the camera on both your image and the mirror frame? Explain.

I tried it for myself and it's possible, but I just can't explain why.

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  1. Another question related to this that I can't figure out is:

    If you take a photograph of your image in a plane mirror, how many meters away should you set your focus if you are 2 meters in front of the mirror?

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  2. No, actually you can't perfectly focus the mirror's frame and your own image. Your image is twice as far from the camera as the mirror.

    For the reason i have just stated, for your second question, you should focus for 4 meters away to have yourself in focus.

    Most digital cameras sold today would autofocus to the correct distance anyway.

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