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Digital SLR will not focus

I have a Olympus Evolt E-510 SLR and its been acting weird lately.
It will not focus... it just takes a picture without going through its normal process of reading the light and focusing. It seems to be worse in low light but its also doing it in the sun. It will take one good picture and then not focus the next three.
Can you advise what I can do?

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    I have have my camera for over two years now, and just recently it has started not auto focusing in any light.....anyone know why? Please help this is frustrating.

  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    I have an E500 with the same issue the auto focus does not work. In addition when I do take photos the white balance is off. The flash will go off in complete sun and not go off in darker settings. (yes I have checked the flash settings) I sent the camera back to Olympus to be serviced. I paid for them to fix the issues and the camera still does not work properly. Returned the camera to them again and they tell me nothing is wrong.

  • paris_mama Mar 04, 2009

    i had this same problem...contacted olympus adn they replaced my camera....it is a repair issue!mine was like that right from the get go!

  • Glen Horman May 11, 2010

    Do you have the same problem with any lens?





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Check the contacts on the lens... since it is copper and would develop copper rust... clean with iso alcohol and let air dry for an hour... clean the contacts on the camera too.

reset the camera back to factory defaults by mode dial to p, press menu, and custom reset back to factory defaults

also certain camera settings such as focus points and iso will help in low light

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