Snap & Infinity focus via firmware for Pens?


Mu-43 Veteran
Jan 10, 2010
Superior, Wisconsin USA
Is it possible for a firmware update to allow snap and infinity focus settings for Oly Pens, similar to those available on Ricoh cameras? Or do interchangeable lenses make it impossible?


Mu-43 Rookie
Apr 17, 2010
In theory it is possible, however because of the tolerance between body/lens combination you will have different infinity with different lenses+camera combination. Your 14-42mm on your camera may give a different infinity on another's camera

A camera with fixed lens can do that because all the measurement/tolerance is done before the camera ships, so there's no margin for error to snap focus to a certain point.

Cameras do report the focusing distance in Exif but you will quickly see it's WAY off in almost every cases.

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