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Close up shots won't auto focus.the lens trys to adjust but the final setting is out of focus. the camera works fine on subjects at least 2 feet away

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  • bookjamm Apr 16, 2009

    I think I have the same problem. I was taking photos of my jewelry on the macro setting and it was working great. Then the photos started looking blurry even though the lighting and settings were the same as before. I thought maybe I had changed a setting, so I went through the entire manual and did not really find anything that would be causing this. When I take the photo (camera on small tripod) the LCD screen shows the picture taking but out of focus and it takes a second or sometimes much longer for the LCD screen to finish and be ready for the next picture. When I noticed the camera doing this is when the photos started showing up blurry. The longer the camera hesitates, the more blurry the photo will be. Is there something wrong with my camera?

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Try using the little throttle that is located just below your on/off switch. if you push that either up/down, it should help you manually focus your subject. It is actually a really fun feature to play around with.

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I have the FZ8, lovely camera. I use mine a lot to take very close up shots (12x - 48x zoom) of work related Items.

To overcome the problem you might find (surprisingly) you are too close to the subject. Move the camera and tripod further away and try and focus again, if it does the same thing, move further away.
As an example if I am trying to focus using this camera on Macro and at 12x optical + 4 x digital zoom I am sometimes 4 - 6 feet away from the subject. Worked for me.

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Jeff

Posted on May 11, 2009

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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.

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2 if lens is removeable ensure it is fitted properly. remove the lens and refit ensureing the connectors are clean.
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If you are focusing On a subject make sure first that you are two feet away,

You can also try to turn On the blur reduction under setup menu. make sure also that your on auto mode or smart scene.

when taking picture indoor turn of the flash, you can do this by pressing the flash button On the camera

here are some basic troubleshooting

try to put your camera On a tripod or on the table to stabilize the camera then try to take a picture.

the technique of taking a picture Is first you need to half press first on the shutter button and you will noticed camera will adjust Now if the camera already adjusted pull press on the shutter button.

Blurry picture may caused if camera is not stabilized and may cause also if the flash will not fire correctly.

you may call tech support for further support toll free 1 800 235 6325



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Instruction manual


Hi,

I have an FZ7K, here’s what I do:

#1. Set the mode dial on top of the camera to “A”.
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