So when i hold the trigger halfway down, it focuses on the object, hower the grid flashes red, instead of green. im not getting the quality pictures as i should. help me. ive used different lens, settings, objects, same result. please help
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This issue can occur in the following circumstances:
The subject is too close to the camera lens
Incorrect camera settings
Incorrect camera operation
Follow the steps below to help prevent taking pictures that appear blurry, out-of-focus or distorted.
If the camera has both an auto focus and manual focus mode, make sure it is set to auto focus.
Make sure there is enough lighting to allow the camera to focus on the subject.
Make sure the camera settings are set appropriately.
When taking close-up or macro-type shots, ensure the subject is not closer than the minimum focus distance of the lens. Also, if the camera has a zoom option, set it to the W (wide-angle) position.
If you have a fast-moving subject and the camera has a Program AE mode with a higher shutter speed (such as Sports action), make sure it is enabled. Also, if the camera has an ISO control, set it to a higher setting.
If your camera has a SteadyShot/anti-blur function, ensure it is enabled.
Aim the camera at the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway down.
Pressing the shutter button halfway down allows the camera to focus automatically. A flashing green indicator will be visible in the LCD or viewfinder. When the indicator stops flashing, focusing is finished and the camera is ready to take the picture.
Some camera models have a Monitoring AF setting that can be selected which allows the camera to focus without the need to hold the button halfway down. Consult the instruction manual of the camera for information whether or not this is applicable for your model.
Try pushing the Shutter halfway down until you get a green "go" indication, and take the pic. This forces the camera to focus, and is something you often have to do with these point and shoot automatic focusing cameras.
Try this. Aim the camera at the person/object you want to take a picture of. Press the shutter button "HALF WAY DOWN" wait 2 seconds then complete by pressing all the way down to take the picture. The auto focus works on the "half way down" stroke. Some cameras have a light that goes from red to green to let you know the focus was completed. Or, just wait the 2 or so seconds.
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTITf correct focus cannot be obtained
When the subject to be focused is not on the AF target mark (not positioned
in the center of the composition), you can use the following steps to obtain the
correct focus on the subject. This operation is referred to as "focus lock".
Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock)
1 Press the power switch.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
• The orange lamp lights.
2 Turn the mode dial and select a
"Shooting mode" (P.36)
3 Position the AF target mark on
the subject you want to focus on.
• When shooting a hard-to-focus
subject, point the camera at an object
about the same distance away as the
Press the shutter button halfway
until the green lamp lights.
• When the green lamp lights steadily,
the focus and the exposure are locked.
• When the green lamp blinks, the focus
and exposure are not locked. Release
your finger from the shutter button, reposition
your subject and press the
shutter button halfway again.
5 Keeping the shutter button
pressed halfway, recompose
6 Press the shutter button fully.
Try the above, info from D-535, C-370 and X-450.
I can email you the complete manual if this works.
if there is a red AF sign after it focusus on the right of the screen, then the camera was not able to focus, so either point the camera at something a similar distanceaway from the object, then, holding the shutter button halfway down, turn the camera so that it is in the position you want, or switch the camera to manual focus (but im guessing that you dont want to do that) also the shutter speed might be too slow, if it is dark where you are, try a tripod or monopod, or go to S in modes, and increase the shutter speed (but not so much that the apeture turns red), and dont use telephoto in low light levels
the flashing green dot is caused by the camera not able to focus, and is typically from the following:
1. not enough light - if you are in Aperture Priority, try increasing the ISO 2. low contrast subjects - the camera can't find a good point to focus on 3. overlapping near/far objects - again, the camera can't decide which one to focus on 4. Repetitive patterns
You can go into manual focus, or, auto focus on something the same distance away and lock the focus and shoot.
This depends on which Autofocus system that particular model uses. Then manual should tell what is happening there- there is usually a more comprehensive manual on the supplied CD. Failing that speak to the user support of you particular model
The focus mechanizm does nee to 'see' what it is looking at.
Check you manual see if there is a setting for fixing the focus so thatr the camara can shoot from near- about 2m to infinity without the focus operating.