Infinity focus?? - Vivitar 28-210 for Olympus : LUSENET : Canon FD : One Thread

I am experiencing a problem with the Vivitar Series 1 lenses achieving infinity focus. In particular, the OM mount lens for the Olympus bodies will not achieve split image or matte area focus on distant objects +30 ft when set anywhere between 28mm and 80mm. The focus ring stops short of infinity focus. Above 80mm the infinity focus is ok. I've tried two brand new lenses on 3 different OM-1 bodies and found exactly the same problem. Vivitar has not been any help. Does anyone have any suggestions or experiences?


-- R Ketwitz (RKETWITZ@SEI-INTL.COM), February 12, 2002


Check the lens mount of your camera. I thought I had a similar problem with one fairly hefty lens. It turned out my mount was ever so slightly loose and the lens was not snug up against the camera. I fixed it by opening the camera and tightening the screws holding the mount.

I only noticed the trouble when my chosen lens was big enough for gravity to pull it down and away despite my grip on the focusing ring.

-- Robert Segal (, February 13, 2002.

If the answer Robert gave you dosent work, I would check for incompatiablity, cause it should work smoothly I don't know anything about Olympus camera, but I have a Vivitar Series 1 working on a Canon with no problem.


-- Lyle Mann (, March 16, 2002.

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