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Focus problem When i switch on the camera it does not focus as it should and i have to use the zoom to get anywhere near focus

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Re: focus problem


That S3500 is a defective product,get in contac to them idiots at Fuji. My S3500 was rarely used and it stopped working suddenly.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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