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06-20-2010, 11:15 AM   #1
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Another Sears 135mm 2.8 focusing question

When I put my lens on 100ft or inifinity, nothing is in focus except something about 5 - 7 feet away. What am I doing wrong?

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Are you using some sort of adapter?

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Is it the version with macro? If yes, what is the "macro zone" setting on the lens (can be seen when turned to the nearest focus distance)? For normal focus, only the 1:7 mark should be visible.
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Are you using some sort of adapter?
Not that I know of.

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Is it the version with macro? If yes, what is the "macro zone" setting on the lens (can be seen when turned to the nearest focus distance)? For normal focus, only the 1:7 mark should be visible.
I made it so the macro "zone" isn't visible at all. Just nothing focuses unless it is 5 to 8 feet away. It could be but maybe it's broken.

It seems to take okay pics. See here:


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06-23-2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by justtakingpics Quote
I made it so the macro "zone" isn't visible at all. Just nothing focuses unless it is 5 to 8 feet away. It could be but maybe it's broken.

It seems to take okay pics. See here:
The "macro zone" label is always invisible if you turn the focus ring to 5' or further. However, it can always be seen if the focus ring is turned to the nearest focus distance (<1.5'). Just in case you may have missed: in addition to the apeture ring and focus ring, the lens has a third ring at the front end, which changes macro setting. It needs to be turned clockwise all the way down to allow normal focus.
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The "macro zone" label is always invisible if you turn the focus ring to 5' or further. However, it can always be seen if the focus ring is turned to the nearest focus distance (<1.5'). Just in case you may have missed: in addition to the apeture ring and focus ring, the lens has a third ring at the front end, which changes macro setting. It needs to be turned clockwise all the way down to allow normal focus.
A third ring? I'll have to look. Thanks.

EDIT: That was it! I didn't know it had the ring. When I turned it all was well. Thank you again.

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