The question was about objects BEYOND THIS POINT. Objects that are BEYOND (the point that the scale on the lens calls) INFINITY.

No, it all goes back to your persisting in the totally made-up and absolutely incorrect use of "infinity distance" to describe hyperfocal distance. You have made up your own description of hyperfocal distance which is a patently obvious contradiction of the word "infinity" and are persisting in that foolishness even after having had the correct term and how to calculate it pointed out to you more than once. If you actually bothered to check into a DOF calculator, you would learn

*why* the infinity mark on the EF 17-40/4L is just past the 1m mark, but on the EF 135/2L the distance scale goes to 10m before the infinity mark. I'll give you a big hint: the hyperfocal distance for the 17-40 happens to be a lot shorter than that of the 135. Just because you insist on calling a derivation of hyperfocal distance "infinity distance" doesn't make it so, any more than someone calling you a "gender-confused goat tapeworm" would make you one. The act of someone writing or speaking that phrase directed at you would not magically transform you into something disgusting living in a goat's bowels.

In case you haven't noticed, the distance marks crowd closer together on any given lens' focus scale as the scale approaches infinity. On the 17-40, the interval between the 1 and 1.5 foot marks is nearly twice that between the 1.5 and 3 foot marks. The interval between 3 and infinity is smaller yet. But the infinity mark still corresponds to infinity distance, not 45 feet. Mounted on a body with sufficiently precise AF, and given a sufficiently magnified view of the focus scale you would discover that that there is a very small but measurable focus position difference between 45 feet and something closer to infinity, like the sun, or a mountain peak 50 miles away. At some point the difference in focus position and true infinity becomes too small to measure, and people don't bother any more. But that doesn't mean that the lens has an "infinity distance" which is some clearly defined distance less than infinity, it just means someone has made an executive decision regarding how many focus distance marks can be practically crowded in next to the infinity mark.