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Slide projector autofocus constantly adjusting

My slide projector's autofocus is constantly adjusting the focus - it never stops zooming in and out. It's an old projector, so I was hoping there is a way to disconnect it. There's no switch to turn it off but I figure I could snip a wire. I'm willing to adjust manually. Thanks

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    My vivitar 3000 autofocus is constantly focusing and unfocusing

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My slide has the remote but remote is not working the projector i have is v5000Af

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Unfortunately, aside from making sure that all the slides are in the same orientation as the tray, there isn't much that the average user can do to correct the continuous focus adjustments.

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check a couple of things:
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2. Put a slide that is as dark as possible in the slide gate. Power on, lamp on. Look down into the gate, on the front side of the slide. You should see a "S"-shaped light near the center of the slide.
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Remove the orange plastic parts near the camera.

There is a square opening/hole.

Get a long small screwdriver and adjust the screw connected to the lens.

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Hi I bought a pro-spec 70-210 lens for my Sony Alpha. When you go to zoom out it doesn't twist. You can pull it straight out...Is this how it should work? The rest of my lenses all twist out


Yes. It's a push pull zoom action.

One touch zooms as used on 35mm film SLRs used to have the same mechanism, the zoom ring twisted as well to achieve focus but now that most lenses are autofocus that's unnecessary. So you have a lens which just retains the push-pull, a far more natural action in my opinion and usually faster than a rotating zoom. Once you get used to it I think that you'll prefer it.

By contrast, most modern zooms have what was considered in 35mm terms to be an old-fashioned twin touch zoom: one ring was turned to zoom the lens and another was turned to focus it. This sometimes meant that after zooming you had to refocus; your push pull zoom will likely have a more technically demanding constant focus zoom action, there will be an additional manual focus control as well, but it's very much a minor secondary control used only when your AF has broken or is switched off.

I hope that my reply has been of use to you, please return the favour by rating my answer.

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