I've got a cute little Z10, but the autofocus is broken - just tries real hard and makes everything more blurry.
DoI need to trash it (please no) or can it be saved? I've tried resettingit, switching it off, changing the settings. Occasionally it will worka bit, either when I first open the camera or after zooming fully outand in again, but it's not a happy bunny.
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Re: Z10 - autofocus broken
SORRY NO ONE HAS ANSWERED THIS. I JUST FOUND IT. OK, REPAIR IS OUT OF THE QUESTION. REASON? THEY WOULD CHARGE YOU MORE THAN THE COST OF THE CAMERA. YES, AFRAID SO. THAT'S USUALLY THE CASE WITH REPAIR. IT'S NOT WORTH IT, UNLESS THE CAMERA IS REALLY EXPENSIVE! BEST BET, LIMP ALONG, IF IT WILL WORK AT ALL UNTIL IT JUST DIES A SLOW DEATH AND THEN REPLACE IT WITH MAYBE A LITTLE BETTER CAMERA. I THINK YOU WILL HAVE BETTER LUCK, IF YOU SPEND JUST ALITTLE MORE ON A CAMERA. SORRY I COULDN'T PROVIDE A MAJIC CURE, BUT THERE JUST ISN'T MUCH FIXING TO THESE WHEN THEY DIE. IF I CAN HELP, REPLY TO ARCLIGHT1217.
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Usually you get a kit 18-55 AF lens that has a A/M switch on the side. The switch should be facing the A side so it's set on autofocus. Then you have 9 points on your viewfinder, those are the autofocus points. It should usually be set to center, because you usually want the object in center of your photo to not be blurry. Remember to press the shutter button halfway and give some time for the autofocus to focus. Then you can press it all the way, you should have your photos nice and clear.
If you happen to have a manual focus lens, you should be watching through the viewfinder and turning the focus ring on the lens and determine if your object is in focus. It's hard at night, but get some practice at home when you have some more light so you get more familiar with the focus.
Have you checked the autofocus? You may need to clean the front sensor. Hold shutter down half way to see if camera will autofocus, try this in several modes. Hold shutter half way down and look at screen, picture should come into focus. Make sure you do not have "Macro" selected
At the bottom of the eye piece there is a little slider than you can move up and down to adjust the focus. That should fix your problem if not then you are not looking into the eye piece close enough make sure your eye is pressed up against the little rubber pad and then adjust the focus.
typically if camera is not set to autofocus, pictures come out blurry. make sure to put autofocus on. when u put autofocus on, u usually need to press button twice to take picture.( 1st to set autofucus, 2nd time to take picture) hope this helps ur issue.
The evolt cameras use the flash bursts as a "autofocus help". Try to find points with high contrast or edges to point one of the three autofocus points at (you see these points while looking through the viewfinder and they flash red as soon as the camera is focused).
So, flash bursts basically mean "too low light" some other situation which is hard for the camera to focus. In such situations, try to switch to MF mode (manual focus). Or you could buy an external flash (e.g. Olympus FL-36) which has a red light for autofocus assistance instead of flash bursts.
Same happened to mine ,Its almost as though the motor has dis-engaged.I SOLVED MINE BY FORCING THE FOCUS RING WITH AUTOFOCUS ENGAGED THIS SEEMS TO HAVE RE ENGAGED THE MOTOR .HOWEVER BE CAREFUL I HAD LITTLE TO LOSE MINE WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY WHEN I DID THIS.Its perfect since.