Infinity Focus (?)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by SCT, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. SCT

    SCT Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 8, 2011
    Landover, MD, USA
    I guess all lenses I have focusing at infinity (∞). I thought at infinity, everything is in focus or a majority. I tried infinity on my Konica 40/1.8, at infinity everything is blurred. I have to dial it back some then everything is nicely focused. Same thing with my Oly 14-42 II R which is a native lenses but it did the same thing.
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    If an adapter is made too short, an adapted lens won't focus to infinity. Since most adapters are made for next to nothing in China, they aren't precision made and they always err on the long side. That guarantees that the adapted lens will always focus to infinity, but it also means that most adapted lenses will actually focus past infinity. Better too long than too short.
  3. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    Some lenses can focus past infinity, which you might be running into with the Konica, depending on the thickness of the adapter used. Dial it back a little. :)
  4. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but most of the lenses I use on MFT (native and adapter) actually focus a little bit past infinity...
  5. yottavirus

    yottavirus Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 13, 2011