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Nikon 5000 focus probs

Hi,i have a nikon 5000 camera,it takes stunning macro shots,the detail is amazing,yet whenever i then want to take any landscape,scenic shots or anything apart from macro,the images are all blurry!!this happens inside and outdoors,whatever the weather conditions.I know theres enough light,even added the flash to bright sunny conditions,yet it still gives very blurry pictures.I am now considering getting rid of this camera.I have tried increasing the iso,nothing works on anything.occaisionaly the normal picture is fairly ok,(macro ones are still stunning),i dont just want to use this camera for macro,this is so annoying,I have studied the user manual and tried everything,but nothing,any advice PLEASE guys??thanks

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Re: nikon 5000 focus probs

Depending on how long you have had the camera - Nikon may come up with a free solution. Contact Technical Support at Nikon. The auto focus is not functioning as it should. Do make sure you are not covering any 'Windows' on the front of the camera when taking, shots.

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