Question about Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera
Today when i went to use my e-500 the autofocus would not focus
There is a bar that transfers the movement of the focusing ring to the motor in the back of the lens. If it jumps out of the plastic slot, you will hear the AF motor turn, but it will never focus in either auto or manual mode. You will have to buy a new lens, get the lens repaired (probably more expensive than buying a kit lens), or partially take the lens apart and re-seat the bar.
Here is a link showing how to fix it:
I did it successfully in about an hour with a set of jeweler's Phillips screwdrivers, tweezers and a strong lamp. You MUST be comfortable delecate parts and tiny screws. Then again, you have nothing to lose if you are going to buy a replacement lens.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Mine will do this at random and I simply have to remove the lens and re-install to correct it and it will focus from then on.
Posted on Nov 19, 2007
In auto focus, the camera uses 3 frame points and determines which one is best to focus on for that shot. If there is too much going on in the photo, the camera cannot choose which point to use. If this is the case, push the auto focus button on the upper right corner of the camera back. Then use the control dial to select the frame point you want the camera to focus on (your options are: left frame, right frame, center frame or all 3). Once you select the point you want, you should be able to take your picture.
Posted on Oct 30, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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