An Easy Way to Set Infinity Focus on DP Merrill Cameras

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: How does it know "real" infinity?
In reply to Kendall Helmstetter Gelner, Feb 15, 2013

Kendall Helmstetter Gelner wrote:

Scott Greiff wrote:

Fukui-san today wrote a post today that gives a super-easy way to set the DP Merrill cameras to infinity focus. The original article is here:

http://shinzlogclips.blogspot.com/2013/02/sigma-dp-merrill.html

The procedure is:

  1. Set the camera to Auto Focus.
  2. Turn off the camera.
  3. Turn the camera back on. When the camera restarts, focus will be set to infinity.
  4. Turn the camera to Manual Focus to ensure the shutter won't auto focus.
You have to be careful here, not to touch the focusing ring on the lens, of course.

It may go to what it thinks is infinity, but I wonder if it's accurate... it seems like if it really knew where infinity was it would not ever let you focus past it (which I think it does).
A great tip if it works...

Yeah.. infinity or beyond?  If you're willing to do all as described, why not put the camera in MF and just spin the lens focusing ring all the way til focus is at the end?

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