Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Infinity focus tip
From: "Jacques Bilinski" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 17:31:22 -0800

> The author's thesis (Harold Merklinger) is essentially the opposite:
> the only way to get the best definition at infinity (or very faraway) is
> always to focus at infinity. 
I agree. If the people at the Brooks institute think otherwise it is
because they are wrong. Focusing beyond infinity just means that the plane
of focus is ahead of the film plane. Farsighted people routinely focus
beyond infinity when they are not wearing glasses. There is nothing
mystical about focusing beyond infinity.