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Picture not focused at 12x zoom

After using DMC-FZ7 camera for a year, I can no longer get a focused picture at long zoom lengths. After moving the lens to 6x or 7x and beyond, the picture on both the LCD and after it's taken is out of focus. This happens outdoors with landscapes, fixed images on buildings, etc. I used to have clear images at even 12x. thanx

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Re: Picture not focused at 12x zoom

It's probably something to do with a lag or jam on your shutterspeed. so when you hit the button, and move you get a little blur. If its not this you might need to have your lens cleaned inside and out due to the camera zooms and catches the blurs on the lens after zooming so far in. I would recommend taking it to your local camera shop for adjustments and cleaning.

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