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Focusing problem Until recently, I was able to look through the view finder and auto focus my image. Now, camera will not show me subject in focus, but after a I make a shot, image is in focus in the preview. Manual focus works just fine, it's the auto focus I am concerned about. I have cleaned the lens - please help!

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Well, stupid me, I didn't realize there is a diopter adjustment button directly to the right of the viewfinder. I would NEVER have known it was there, but after asking my photo-nerd friends all of a sudden the solution was apparent. Still a wasted day of shooting, but hey now I don't have to look like an idiot taking my camera somewhere to be serviced!

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