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Focus camera will not focus, even sight screen is out of focus

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  • Ed Wolvin
    Ed Wolvin Dec 12, 2007

    I have a Fuji A345 and it does not auto focus any more ? I paid $152.00 at Sears and feel they sold me a lemon . discboy321

  • dawie Dec 19, 2007

    i have a E:61:00 blinking ,no matter what i do i cant get rid of it ,my focus stays out ,went through manual est but to no avail,please help

  • wdeleo Mar 01, 2008

    I have same exact problem with my DSC-W50.

    WD

  • Grant57 Jun 20, 2008

    I came back form a vacation and most of the photos made with my SD500 are poorly focused. I have since had the E18 problem, which I fixed by lightly "helping" the lens back in whil it closed. Now the focus is completely off, visible in the LCD screen, and the re-focusing noises made by the lens don't sound good, from a mechanical point-of-view. It seems to be a bit better at full zoom, though that is not good either. This camera is now useless, and out of warranty, so I'm willing to get out my tools and take it apart, if this is a fixable issue. If not, would it be worth sending it to Canon? I have an Olympus and a Nikon, too, maybe I'm done with Canon.

    Grant

  • nbiggs Jun 25, 2008

    I think I might have a damaged focus motor. It is not the macro button. And when I push the button it only makes a very quiet sound and the picture does not change.

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    the pictures come out blurred and out of focus.

  • CTay Aug 06, 2008

    My camera works fine when I'm taking a picture of a subject no more than two feet away. If I try to take a picture of a subject any further, it is completely out of focus.

  • kipper3730 Sep 24, 2008

    My camera will not focus on any setting. When turning it on, the lens keeps going in and out to focus for about 5 seconds but never locks into a focus. The screen then displays "turn camera off and on again".

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I have done all the test. It makes a noise and the lens is out of focus.

  • deerhunters Nov 12, 2008

    Camera will not focus, when I try to focus in shuts off.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    There is not focus in this camera.

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    My camera doesn't focus, I dont know what to do.

  • jntahippo Dec 25, 2008

    I've had this camera exactly for 2 years. The problem started when it did not focus. The lens does not make a noise and the image on the screen is also blurry.I have gotten the on and off and lens going in and out but that seems to be fixed. But now it will not focus again. Is there anything I can do, or do I need to send out for repair.??

  • physics1 Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem, I know how to use a camera.
    it just doesn't focus on faraway objects unless I zoom in and even that only for a limited distance.
    if the mechanism is damaged is there a way to fix it by taking it apart and jiggeling with something in there?


  • PixelPerfect Jan 19, 2009

    When I try to take a macro (close-up) shot, the camera focuses how I like it at first, then suddenly turns everything blurry. Is there a way to manually focus this camera or something?

  • domcurtis May 11, 2010

    Autofocus has stopped working on Ixus 750

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Happy to say that a ten minute call to Sony fixed my focus issue. They changed a setting and de-powered it.

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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Have you dropped the camera or has someone else done so? The lens assembly could be damaged. Try pointing the camera at something about three feet away whilst half pushing the shoot button then still holding the button half way point the camera at something a long way off. Can you hear the mechanism trying to focus and does the picture in the LCD change. If it's all quiet and the picture doesn't change then it could be a damaged focus motor or a connection to it is broken. So would a "Solution" be to "drop it again"?

Posted on May 28, 2007

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This camera has TTl auto focus so it can't be switched to manual so that idea is quickly stomped on. A silly question, are you half pushing the shoot button down first to activate the auto focus. If you don't and just hit the shoot button you'll definitely get out of focus shots. Have you sat down and read the manual on how to correctly focus. A number of things can crop up which can fool the autofocus into a wrong setting. Have you dropped the camera or has someone else done so? The lens assembly could be damaged. Try pointing the camera at something about three feet away whilst half pushing the shoot button then still holding the button half way point the camera at something a long way off. Can you hear the mechanism trying to focus and does the picture in the LCD change. If it's all quiet and the picture doesn't change then it could be a damaged focus motor or a connection to it is broken. Are you sure the camera isn't switched to Macro. A lot of people get caught with that one. You'll never shoot a focussed picture in macro unless it's less than a foot or so away. BMW

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I did a reset (hold Menu button down for 5 sec.) and the camera is now fine. I don't know which setting was off, but it behaved in a non-sensical fashion (macro worked better at a distance than non-macro???). It was help through these pages that made me look for the total reset, so Thanks Very Much!

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