It might be because u r working in macro/supermacro mode (u can see a little flower on top of the viewfinder/lcd display) and focusing on a distant object or u try focussing a subject placed very near the cam while working with non macro mode. If changing these doesnt solve ur prblm, plz provide full details of what mode u use, what u r focussing on, what is the lighting conditions u used, etc..
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Could be the settings need adjusting.....to help you should check these settings and set to!
ISO to High ISO Auto.
AF to Auto
When taking the photo press the shutter button halfway till the window shows a green light (if the window red then not focused so release button and try again) then continue to press the shutter button till the picture is taken!
The camera doesn't have anything to focus on - especially if you're shooting the sky. The auto focus needs something with fairly defined edges to work. Try to focus on the edge of a well defined cloud, or focus on a tree or similar, half depress the shutter to lock the focus, then move re-frame your shot. Alternatively you can use manual focus. Hope that helps
The ISO is set to Auto and can't be changed when shooting in Basic Modes (all of the icons and the green circle). ISO can only be adjusted in Creative Modes (P, Av, Tv, A-DEP, M). If you want to adjust the ISO in Creative Mode, press the ISO button and then turn the dial next to the shutter trigger.
TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTITf correct focus cannot be obtained
When the subject to be focused is not on the AF target mark (not positioned
in the center of the composition), you can use the following steps to obtain the
correct focus on the subject. This operation is referred to as "focus lock".
Determine the position of the subject after focusing (Focus Lock)
1 Press the power switch.
• The camera turns on in the shooting
• The lens extends and the monitor turns
• The orange lamp lights.
2 Turn the mode dial and select a
"Shooting mode" (P.36)
3 Position the AF target mark on
the subject you want to focus on.
• When shooting a hard-to-focus
subject, point the camera at an object
about the same distance away as the
Press the shutter button halfway
until the green lamp lights.
• When the green lamp lights steadily,
the focus and the exposure are locked.
• When the green lamp blinks, the focus
and exposure are not locked. Release
your finger from the shutter button, reposition
your subject and press the
shutter button halfway again.
5 Keeping the shutter button
pressed halfway, recompose
6 Press the shutter button fully.
Try the above, info from D-535, C-370 and X-450.
I can email you the complete manual if this works.
I used an air line to blast any grit or dust that was stopping the lens from openening properly. First i blasted the camera allover when it was shut down then I zoomed it open and gave the camera a good blast allover, and Bob's your uncle the front of the caerea lens opened properly the focus worked fine and I can now take photo's again as normal! Peter Wilmot.
In this mode, all you have to do is press the shutter button and let the camera do everything else.
1. Turn the camera on.
2. Turn the shooting mode dial to .
3. Aim the camera at the subject.
4. Use the zoom lever to achieve the desired composition (relative subject size in the viewfinder).
The angle of view can be adjusted within the 45 to 100 mm range, in 35mm film equivalent.
When the LCD monitor is on, the combined use of the digital zoom and optical zoom enables magnified shooting up to approx. 7x.
5. Press the shutter button halfway.
beeps will sound when the camera has finished metering, and the
indicator will light green or orange. If the LCD monitor is on, the AF
frame will appear green.
The yellow indicator will blink and the beep will sound one time if the subject is difficult to focus on.
6. Press the shutter button all the way.
You will hear the sound of the shutter when the shutter activates.
The picture appears for two seconds on the LCD monitor, if it is on.
The indicator next to the viewfinder blinks green while data is recorded onto the SD card.