Article ID : 00118118 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

The image is out of focus when recording a subject that is far away in the distance.

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Depending on the camera and the focal length setting (wide or tele), the Infinity Mark (Image) may be already displayed when the focus is set to a certain distance in the tele side. For this reason, it may be difficult to focus on a subject if its actual distance is farther than the focus point of the camera.

Follow the guidelines below to avoid recording out of focus images.

IMPORTANT: If model-specific information is required to complete any of the steps in this solution, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the product.

  1. Use the MANUAL dial or the touch panel to manually adjust the focus.

    NOTE: The Infinity Mark (Image) is displayed when the focus distance is set to more than 1 kilometer.

  2. Sometimes the position where the subject is in-focus shifts depending on the shooting conditions.

    NOTE: Adjust the focus position and check whether the subject is in focus.

  3. If using a camera that has an Aperture (IRIS) setting, try selecting a narrow iris.

    NOTES:

    • The focus range narrows if the iris is open to a wide setting.
    • You can increase the depth of field by using a stopped down aaperture (IRIS).
  4. Depending on your subject, consider using Landscape, Sunrise & Sunset, Night Scene or Fireworks from the Scene Selection menu with Focus set to Auto.