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SONY DSC-W50 Focus issues

Hi.. I use my camera daily and take about 30 shots each day. I have this camera repaired once for a drop and the lens getting stuck and it was great after that for awhile. Recently I have noticed that my pictures indoors (very bad) and outdoors (not near as clear as when this was new) they are not sharp, crisp or true colors any more. I did the half press with it set on auto and can hear the motor run for what I consider a long time of several seconds or so trying to focus. Is it time for a new camera or is it a fixable issue?

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Re: SONY DSC-W50 Focus issues

Hi rmodel

If you had the lens replaced the repair agency is supposed to adjust what is referred to as the Back Flange adjustment. Without getting to technical it is the reference point that your camera needs to focus on objects at different distances.

The problem you are referring to is typical of a faulty adjustment or an adjustment never being made for the new lens.

Take it back, let them fix it.

P.S . Please just first check that the lens is clean, a finger print on the lens opening could also give you this type of problem.

Best of luck

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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