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Failed AF/AE lock on panasonic lumix DMC-FZ5

When I half press the shutter button to set focus and exposure the shutter immediately trips as soon as the focus is set. I can't lock the AF and AE to compose the shot. I normally use programme AE mode. Camera is otherwise working very well. Is this a mechanical problem or can I alter the software to restore proper function?

Your advice much appreciated.

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I guess and do mean guess the sensitivity tails off sharply in low light- and it is operating at the limmits of its capability therefore no further compensation is possible. But Get Panasonic in on the act - Panasonic Technical Support.

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