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robsmith Jan 1, 2004 1:50 PM

Focus Distance Setting on FZ10?
Is there a way to set the focus distance on the FZ10 like you can on a Sony DSC-S85?

I undersand you can hold the shutter release half way down but I am trying to set the focus distance to infinity to work underwater through a housing.

Thank you.


georgez opinion Jan 1, 2004 3:49 PM

"distance focus"
simply set the focus to manual and run it out to infinity.

Charlie Howard Jan 1, 2004 6:05 PM

Infinity focus for FZ10
1. set the zoom (focusing changes with the zoom);
2. put the camera in Manual focus mode (obviously);
3. slowly turn the focusing ring counter-clockwise about 1/4 turn, which will take it PAST infinity (but you won't be able to see what lies beyond the universe). A quarter-turn is more than enough to go from infinity to closest possible macro. Turning it fast doesn't change the focus faster, and it's very sensitive/responsive when turned slowly;
4. turn it back (clockwise) just a little to get the infinity focus. If possible, do this while focusing on a distant object, and take advantage of the MF Assist, which is the enlargement window that appears by default.

robsmith Jan 1, 2004 6:44 PM

Thank you. It seems simple enough, but it wasn't apparent to me when I saw the enlarged central focus area that is was being set to infinite.

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