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Fuji FinePix F40fd aoto focus

My F40fd has suddenly stopped auto focussing. When you press the shutter button halfway to focus it just goes blurry. The picture I see through the screen before I press the shutter button is as clear as. Sometimes if I put a bit of zoom on I can get a half decent picture but mostly they come our blurry. When pressing the shutter button halfway, I get a !AF in red on the screen which implies to me a tech fault with Auto Focus. Now, have I set something wrong in my settings or is this a manufacturing fault? I hope someone can give me an answer as its driving me nuts not being able to take photos and Im 1200kms from the city in the Australian outback. cheers Kerrigan

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Re: Fuji FinePix F40fd aoto focus

Camera fault sounds like make sure the A/F sensor window is not obscured Fuji Tech Support will know more.

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