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Olympus E 520

The shutter locks up on some settings particularly Live View and wont release till left for some time. Sometimes doudle click solves the problem. In frozen mode the auto focus moves in and out only

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In live view.. press the ael button to get focus, then you should be able to get clarity in pics

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