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Focus Problems I have been using Fuji FinePix S5000 for almost 4 years. now it has refused to focus properly. Local repairperson could not repair it. Any bright ideas before I wright it off. Dr Manjit Singh

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Re: Focus Problems

If the problem is caused by damage to the lens unit ( the usual problem because auto focus mechanism is electronically / mechanically very robust ) then you have to have the lens unit replaced and this might be uneconomical : most expensive component in the camera is the lens assy. plus it is supplied with CCD sensor block; all in all this is an expensive part.

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