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Infinity focus is when a lens forms an image with sharp details of an object at infinite distance away.

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Infinity focus problem

When I shoot with my camera with many lenses at relatively wide apertures, and try to focus to infinity, (manually, using zoomed live view or otherwise), I find that end result pictures are not ...
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How do I focus at a specific distance (in meters)?

When I use the manual focus mode, I usually adjust it until the object I care about comes into focus. But sometimes the object is not there yet, so I'd like to know if there is a way for me to tell ...
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Can I modify a Logitech C615 webcam for infinity focus?

I've been using the Logitech C615 web cam for some time now, for timelapse photography. However I'm not perfectly happy with its focus at "infinity". It's not perfectly clear. On closer distances the ...
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How much does a drop in temperature affect focus?

In an answer to question "What lens characteristics are important in astrophotography?" there was mentioned "If the temperature changes drastically, you may need to refocus as different materials in ...
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Why do some lenses focus past infinity?

On the kit 18-55 lens that came with my Nikon D5100 I have noticed that when trying to focus on infinity for shots in dark conditions (star-trails, etc) the lense tends to move past infinity out of ...
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What does infinity focus mean and when should I use it?

All my lens have focus ring where at the end there's an infinity symbol. What does that mean? If I'm taking landscape shot and what everything from near to far to be in focus, do I use infinity? Or am ...
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How to calculate the size of the image circle at infinity focus?

How can I determine the diameter of the image circle (i.e. the diagonal size of CCD required to fully utilise a telescope's optics) at near-infinity focus? I have looked around online and found this ...
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Nikon P310 - Infinity Focus and Flash

I have a Nikon P310 point and shoot which I intend to use for a very specific application. I want to use infinity focus setting. However, when selecting infinity focus the camera disables the flash. ...
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How can I find infinity focus on a kit lens with no markers?

I have a kit lens which has no markers. What would be a recommended way to find infinity focus on this lens? I plan to shoot objects at night -- not necessarily stars or the moon. So, adjusting the ...
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What is “infinity focus”?

I have been reading a bit about astrophotography and the term infinity focus keeps coming up. What is infinity focus and how do you set the camera to infinity focus?