Red line on manual focus?

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OP Maine Yankee Junior Member • Posts: 33
Re: Red line on manual focus?

axlotl wrote:

HI Dan, The analogue scale is just a general indicator to help you turn the zoom ring (or lever) the right way. The rattle is the OIS module. There is no specific infinity position indicator. You cannot set infinity by scale as you could on a manual focus lens from yesteryear. The lens needs to rack out past infinity to allow the contrast detect AF mechanism to work. Actual infinity focus position varies with temperature and possibly humidity. The lens is a varifocal not a parfocal so the infinity focus position changes with focal length.


Thanks Andrew! That brings things into, ahem, better focus :-).

Spent about an hour last night doing some star photography and was able to get consistently sharp images from the FZ1000, so I must be getting the hang of it, or so it seems.


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