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Picture in View Finder perfectly clear, but out of focus

When I am looking through the view finder during and after shooting it looks sharp, and focused. But, when I transfer the images to my computer they come slightly blurred or out of focus. Until recently the pictures were coming just fine in the computer screen. I have done everything I have read in the answers here. Maybe there is something I have not done?

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I would check IS(image stablization) setting and continous shooting setting to make sure these features are turned off. You want to experiment with different IS settings and definitely turn the continous shooting mode because the continouse mode may not focus 100% in order to shoot multiple shots. Hope this helps. -James. P.S. In my case it was too difficult to distinguish the quality of focus in the VF or LCD so you may not see the focus issue on them.

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