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Manual focus How do I control the Manual Focus?

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Re: Manual focus

1) Press and Hold the FOCUS button until to you "MF" appear in the lower left corner of the LCD Display on the back of the camera. Then you can release the Focus button. 2) Press and Hold the DISP/i button to see the Manual Focus Range. 3) While holding the DISP/i button, use the Tele/Wide Zoom Key to set the desired Manual Focus. You can see the focus change as you toggle the zoom key. 4) When you are ready, release the DISP/i button and Press the Shutter Button to take your picture. *Press the Focus Button to return to Auto Focus / Macro options

Posted on Sep 15, 2005

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All the pictures are blurry the auto focus isn't working


You may have put the camera on manual focus. Two ways to do that.
1. There is a switch on the lens which allows you to select auto or manual focus. Be sure the switch is set on A or A/M. If it's on M, you are on manual focus.

2. In you menus, there might be a mode which is manual focus. Look in your manual index under Focus, manual. There might be a setting in the Focus Mode menu.

You can also try resetting your camera. This will put most things back to factory default mode, including the focus mode.

When playing around with controls, go step by step through the manual and try things out. Be sure to set the control you were playing with back to default unless you really understand that setting.

Apr 11, 2011 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera

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The manual focus ring on my camera doesn't work. The ring turns but does not seem to adjust the focus. Automated focusing still works. How to fix it?


Two methods:-

1. Use the slider switch on the left of the camera to set it to MF (manual focus). The focus ring is an electronic one rather than a physical control like the zoom ring, so the response can seem slow.

2 Go into the camera menu and enable DMF (Direct Manual Focus). This allows you to override the autofocus simply by adjusting the focus control, but it does not work if the slider switch is set to the AF C setting (continuous autofocus), it only work in the AF-S (AF only activates once when the shutter is half pressed).

Jan 31, 2011 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2 Digital Camera

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After taken photos the image out of focus


On the front of the camera body, below the lens release button you should find a two position switch labeled "AF" & "M" This is the "Auto Focus - Manual" selector switch. Make sure the selector is set to "AF" for auto focusing.

Your lens may have a similar focus selector switch on its barrel. There are two types of switches used - depending on the lens. The first is labeled "M/A" and "M" The "M/A" position indicates it is in "Auto Focus" mode with a "Manual" focus over ride capability. You can simply twist the focus ring to change the focus to a point other than that chosen by the camera's auto focus system. The "M" position is Manual Focus mode. No focusing operations will be performed by the D80 auto focus system - focusing must be done by the photographer.

The second type has "A" & "M" positions. These represent Auto and Manual focus. The difference between this type switch and the "A/M & "M" switch is that when in "A", the camera will no allow the focus to be changed manually. There will be opposition to twisting the focus ring in the position. Forcing it will likely result in damage. The selector switch must be changed to "M" to change the focus.

If either switch is set to manual, the auto focus system will be disabled, so it is very important to have them both set to "A" or "A/M".

I hope this helps. Please rate my reply - thanks!

Jan 04, 2011 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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I have a Nikon D40x digital camera. The problem began when the screen began showing some type of diagram over the picture I had just taken. The camera then started having difficulty with auto focus. ...


Seems possible that the servo control /main processor control is faulty and will need help from Nikon service , It will be better to get a evaluation for the fault and so we can have a consenses on the fault.
get estimate and decide.

Sep 28, 2010 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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How to blur the background


If you want the background in focus, you'll have to focus it through the manual controls. Otherwise the cam will focus on the first thing in front of it.

Mar 25, 2009 | Fuji FinePix S1000FD Digital Camera

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Auto focus quit working


Make sure you have not set a dial control to say manual focus or Macro focus. Run through the menu's on the screen to see if you have inadvertantly changed sometihg. As you are computing - give Pentax Technical Support Team a a go on their website

May 26, 2007 | Pentax *ist D Digital Camera

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Digitil camera out of focus


The motor that controls the focus of the lense may be bad. Here is a link to the manual, and you many need to have the camera serviced at a local shop or by Vivatar.
Go here to download the manual for future reference:
http://www.vivitar.com/ecms.aspx/e65dedb4-5c74-4e09-8110-95947ea5f876/SupportFiles/ViviCam3713.pdf

Apr 12, 2007 | Vivitar ViviCam 3710 Digital Camera

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Manual Focus


1) Press and Hold the FOCUS button until to you "MF" appear in the lower left corner of the LCD Display on the back of the camera. Then you can release the Focus button. 2) Press and Hold the DISP/i button to see the Manual Focus Range. 3) While holding the DISP/i button, use the Tele/Wide Zoom Key to set the desired Manual Focus. You can see the focus change as you toggle the zoom key. 4) When you are ready, release the DISP/i button and Press the Shutter Button to take your picture. *Press the Focus Button to return to Auto Focus / Macro options

Sep 15, 2005 | Toshiba PDR-M71 Digital Camera

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Focus Problem


Low light focus lock can be a problem with this camera. But in normal or bright light there should be no problem with auto focus lock. If this is a new problem, you should check to see if a setting has been changed. With so many options, it is easy to accidently set something that causes unusual results (been there, done that). First ... Go to the Setup Menu and see that the "All Reset" option is selected. This will cause everything to be reset to factory default each time you power-on the camera. Turn the camera off and then turn the camera on. Then take some test photos to see if your auto-focus-lock is improved. If that works, there is no need to check the items below. If that does not work, here are some control changes to try. Remember if you turn off the camera everything gets reset. That camera uses contrast detection for auto focus and it is normally set to "Multi-Area Auto Focus". Try changing it to "Spot Auto Focus" and do some tests, including with the camera set to one of the programs or manual mode. There is another setting called "Autofocus Area", you should investigate. Check your manual to determine what you can do with this control. There is another control called something like "continuous auto focus". Check the manual for further information. If none of the above help, it is time to see about some camera repairs.

Sep 06, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital...

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Focus modes


There are four focus modes: S-AF (Single auto focus), C-AF (Continuous auto focus), MF (Manual Focus), and S-AF/MF (Simultaneous mode). (SINGLE Auto Focus): Focusing is performed once when the shutter button is pressed halfway. C-AF (CONTINUOUS Auto Focus): The camera repeats focusing while the shutter button is pressed halfway. (MANUAL FOCUS): The function allows you to manually focus on any subject while looking through the viewfinder. SIMULTANEOUS USE of S-AF mode and MF mode: You can fine-adjust focus manually by turning the focus ring after AF is performed in the S-AF mode.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

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