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Alex Pratt

Hi Dominic,

As William commented, my lenses also have a grub screw to secure the focus of the lens. As you’ll have experienced, focussing is quite a delicate operation with most video camera/lens combinations.

My Leeds_SE camera sometimes drifts out of focus during the seasons. Often this is an acceptable amount of soft focus, then just as I’m about to shin up the drainpipe it moves back into hard focus again.

I haven’t tried the masking tape technique. I suspected its expansion and contraction might cause some focus shift. I suppose it depends on the tightness of the rotating bezel.