The focus ring appears to ship straight up at 12 o'clock. This leads to a blurry image at almost any distance.
I found that some where around 10:30-11:00am is good for any distance. You might need to go further left for really close though.
So I am more happy with the camera now... the FOV is massive... (as defined in the specs). It handles more image than 2.5 DCS-2230's stacked (in other ones, one pointed straight ahead, and 1 pointing above it). But compacting that much image into the same space - you don't get as much detail at distance.