Snap & Infinity focus via firmware for Pens?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by johnny9fingers, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    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?
  2. minh0204

    minh0204 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.