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Digitil camera out of focus

My camera seems to be out of focus. The display screen shows fuzzy. The pictures are out of focus and cannot seem be be put into focus. Setting are correct. Or seem to be.

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Re: digitil camera out of focus

The motor that controls the focus of the lense may be bad. Here is a link to the manual, and you many need to have the camera serviced at a local shop or by Vivatar.
Go here to download the manual for future reference:

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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