Unit will not focus properly while using the zoom feature. The wide/telephoto indicator does not change position while using. In the display where the tape length indicator is normally located flashes a display of E:61:00. The manual says, "A camcorder malfunction which you cannot service has occurrred"
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You can also get a 1.4 or 2x teleconverter to further increase the power of a telephoto lens. However, the cameras are unable to auto-focus when the minimum f-stop exceeds f/8, which can happen when you use one (or both) of the teleconverters on these longer lenses, so you have to manually focus the lens.
You can also get telephoto lenses from other manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma that are built to work with Canon cameras. However, the Canon lenses are generally regarded as the best quality.
Usually this is a back focus problem; also called a flange back adjustment. If the back focus adjustment is possible on this camera, zoom out wide - open iris all the way - and adjust focus and lock position.
With the telephote lens, I am assuming that the camera is a bit more sensitive to any form of camera shake. My suggestion, when using the telephoto lens, is to manually set the shutter speed to its fastest setting (that, or set it to "sports mode"). Also, experiment with the telephote lens using your tripod. Set the camera up on a table and use the timer so that the camera will snap the image automatically. See if the picture is still blurry. If you don't have a tripod, just place it flat on the table.
The D-595 Zoom camera has a 3x optical zoom coupled with a 4x “seamless” digital zoom to deliver a total 12x zooming feature. Press the Zoom button and a zoom indicator will be displayed in the upper right corner of the LCD – the area in white represents the Optical Zoom range and the red area represents the range of the Digital Zoom. The W represents a wider area of view as you zoom out, and the T represents Telephoto as you are zooming in closer to the subject.
The D-545 Zoom camera has a 3x optical zoom coupled with a 4x “seamless” digital zoom to deliver a total 12x zooming feature. Press the Zoom button and a zoom indicator will be displayed in the upper right corner of the LCD – the area in white represents the Optical Zoom range and the red area represents the range of the Digital Zoom. The W represents a wider area of view as you zoom out, and the T represents Telephoto as you are zooming in closer to the subject.
The D-460 Zoom shares the following features with the D-450 Zoom:
•1.3 megapixel resolution - 1280 x 960 pixels
•Olympus 5.4mm to 16.2mm (equiv. to 35mm to 105mm on a 35mm camera) lens: all-glass, 8 element, 6 groups, 2 aspherical lenses
•Automatic TTL focus system
•Macro mode allows the camera to auto focus as close as 8 inches
•Automatic aperture selection: f2.8 to f8.0 wide, f4.4 to f12.6 tele
•2x digital telephoto mode
•3x image magnification inspection mode
•Sequence mode: Up to 10 images at 2 frames per second intervals (SQ mode only)
•Panorama mode: Allows multiple pictures to be "stitched" together to create wide views
•NTSC video output to TV
•12-second self timer
•8 MB SmartMedia card included
•Built-in, pop-up intelligent flash: Auto low & backlight, red-eye reducing, off, fill-in, slow-sync
•Automatic white balance control or 4 manual settings (daylight, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light)
•Automatic ISO sensitivity or manual selectable ISO settings (125, 250, 500)
•Uses 4 AA size batteries. AC Adapter is available as an optional accessory
In addition, the D-460 Zoom has the following functions and features:
•Industry standard icons for button labels and operation menus
•Easy to use jog dial and button design allows easy menu navigation
•2 compression ratios are now selectable in SQ mode
•Selectable Sharpness: Normal or Soft
•Selectable Memory Mode Setting: Reset camera settings at power-off or Retain all camera settings
•2 Olympus brand CR-3V long life lithium batteries included. Provides 20-30 times the power/life of alkaline batteries
One or more causes may result in unclear (blurry) pictures. Some common causes and suggested solutions are listed below.
The lens is dirty. Clean the lens according to the guidelines for your camera model.
The subject was too close to the camera. Make sure that you are far enough away from your subject. Each camera model has recommended distances for normal, telephoto (zoom), wide-angle, and close-up pictures.
The subject was farther than the effective range of the flash. Each camera model has an effective flash range.
The camera did not autofocus or autoexpose the picture correctly. For best Autofocus/Autoexposure function, press the shutter button halfway down and hold. When the AF/AE Indicator (Ready Light on some cameras) turns green, press the shutter button the rest of the way down to take the picture. If the yellow light blinks, release the shutter button. (On some models, the light will also blink yellow if the shutter speed is too slow.)
You did not use the LCD screen Preview feature to take a picture in Close-Up mode. When the camera is in Close-Up mode, always use the Preview feature, both to confirm focus and to aim the camera properly. If you do not do this, the viewfinder will not show you an accurate view of the picture because of parallax error.
The subject or camera moved while you took the picture. Place the camera on a flat, stable surface, and hold the camera very steady. Or use a copy stand or tripod – especially advisable at telephoto or high-zoom settings, or in low light.