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28th December 2012, 10:52 AM
went out the other day to take a shot of a thistle head, with 14-42, set to Auto, with man adjust but it kept zooming in . so what gives................went back to E600 and a 18-180 and had no trouble................

28th December 2012, 03:12 PM
Stupid question, but you weren't too close, were you?

28th December 2012, 08:40 PM
might have been...why. duh

29th December 2012, 11:29 AM
Each lens has a closest focus point, Roberta,too close and it will just hunt, not focus.
Easy way to get it right ?
Set lens to 14mm end, focus and then zoom in
!4-42mm closest focus is 1ft3ins ( 0.38mtr )

If you look near the red dot, it will tell you on the Lens :)

Ross the fiddler
29th December 2012, 12:50 PM
Even when I use the (new) micro 4/3's 60mm macro lens, it will hunt if I've misjudged & have it too close. I have the option to drive it quickly to 1:1 to check that I'm not too close. BTW, it can be bought at a discount price from a number of suppliers, but not only that, Olympus has a 20% Cash Back offer on that & some other M4/3's lenses up till the end of January.

29th December 2012, 08:47 PM
I think I've seen thatwith other lenses and you pull back this was going in further again with a x2 in the corner. I've never seen it before. the viewfinder went from slightly blury thistle, to the thistle filling the eyepiece and this x2.
As if taking it to 1 to 1