Oly 17mm f1.8 can auto-focus closer than manual/clutch focus?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by GarethB, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. GarethB

    GarethB Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 21, 2016
    Hey guys,

    I've just noticed on my Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8, that I am able to get quite a bit closer to something in auto-focus than I can manually focusing on the same spot using the snapshot/clutch.
    Is this a normal thing, or is it my lens that's jiggered?
    I've attached a photo of the closest focusing I can get with both methods.


    Manual snapshot/clutch focus

    Anybody have any ideas about this?
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  2. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Mine does that too. I think it's normal.
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  3. Petermfiore

    Petermfiore Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 1, 2015
    Same here...

  4. Carbonman

    Carbonman Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Vancouver BC
    It's the same with all of the autofocus lenses, I think.