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Zoom Problem When operating the ZOOM switch, rather than zooming in and out, the image just goes in and out of focus. There are actually two points at which the image is in focus, and once set to either of these, the autofocus seems to work.(IE when moving between near and far subjects, it remains in focus).

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Re: Zoom Problem

There are two components to a camera lense. One adjusts the final lense distance from the CCD imaging chip the other adjusts the distance between the lenses in the assembly (which zooms the image in and out). It sounds like something inside the lense came loose and when you zoom the lense the focal lense is moving with the rest. The lense will probably have to be replaced if it cannot be taken apart. Odds are something is broken inside anyway. This could be something you might be capable of, I have no way of knowing. If you do not think you are up to the task, have a reputable repair shop do it. Cost should not be excessive. I would think less than $100 US plus the cost of the part. Good luck.

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