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Focus area I am having trouble getting my focus area to change seems like it stays on the top rather than moving to middle

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On the back of the camera to the right of the screen is a sliding button type thingy switch it from L to the dot and then move focus with dpad control above . Hope this helps

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Posted on Sep 24, 2008

  • gavwes Sep 24, 2008

    Sorry forgot to add to above post , then switch back to L . L = LOCK

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