|the distance scale of my trusty Fuji X-PRO1|
When I go out with my X-PRO1 I put the 18mm on and set the aperture to f8 and the focus manually to a range between 2 to 8 meters or 3.5 to infinity. It depends on what you want to have sharp and crisp in the focus range. In dense urban environments I use the short setting, because there is no far away background. When the background is important and the subject is not less than 3 meters away I use the second setting. But you can use different settings to your liking. But bear in mind that your have to compensate with a higher (auto)ISO values to get usable shutter speeds (even at daylight). So you may loose some details in the resulting images.
|a cowboy in my zone!|
I always check my settings from time to time. After taking a shot with different values I always set the camera back to zone. That guarantees me a good shoot-from-the-hip-experience all the time without thinking to much about the right settings or auto-focus.
Are you also using this technique? How are your experiences?