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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?
    John
     
  2. minh0204

    minh0204 Mu-43 Rookie

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    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.