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Faulty focus My Lumix with 6x focus will not focus when I use the zoom.

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Re: Faulty focus

Have you tried changing the focusing mode to one of the other settings? I usually find central point setting best for zoom. Alternatively, you could try using Macro (the flower) setting - I leave mine on this all the time it's really the best general purpose mode.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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