Strange Focusing issue with G1x

Discussion in 'Canon G1X / G7X Forum' started by Tim, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Tim

    Tim New to SC

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    Feb 16, 2013
    Jupiter, FL
    Tim
    From about 3-4 feet (not precise), my G1x will not focus when zoomed to 85 or 100 mm. Yet it will focus at 112! With macro mode on, it will focus at all focal lengths from that distance. Anybody know why this occurs. Thanks.
     
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    The minimum focus distance on the G1X is variable and is at its greatest around 100mm but shortens slightly at 112mm. I gather that it is to do with the complexities of the collapsing optics in the lens. There is evidently a price to be payed for making such a sharp, 4x zoom lens on that size sensor collapse down into such a compact package
     
  3. Tim

    Tim New to SC

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    Feb 16, 2013
    Jupiter, FL
    Tim
    Thank you.