Question about Konica Minolta DiMAGE F100 Digital Camera

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Focus Unabe to focus the camera. Focus does not sharpen but remains blured in the ranfe finder

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  • Brian Caraher Jan 05, 2008

    I have had my F100 for 4 years its a great camera and has given some fantastic pics. But, and its a big but, I find that when I switch it on it won't focus at all. If the subject is over 1 cm away you can't see it. Can anybody help me?

  • watchadave70 Mar 30, 2008





    I also have this same problem!! One day it was fine, the next, this problem has arrived. Please help, as i find this a great camera and don't really want to change it. Many thanks.







  • Eagle Zhang May 12, 2008

    Doesn't seems to me as a sensor problem since manual focus doesn't correct the focus as well. Much more like the focus mechanism just stuck and stoped moving by any means...

  • verycare2008 Dec 16, 2008

    i have the same problem and did what you all told me to do and hit the metal parts of the camera strategically. I turned it on and it worked again! Thank you for this forum. Victor, founder www.verycare.9f.com

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I tried following methods and it solved my problem.
Turn OFF the camera, and pat the camera case (those metal parts) with your fingers with a bit of strength on each and every direction for several times while pointing your lens to different directions as well. Turn on again and it might work, if not, use some more strength (if you really can't use it now things could hardly be worse anyway...but avoid the LCD and those buttons). It looked that such problem was caused by some stuck focusing mechanism, at least in my case, and a bit of shock "resets" those lens to the original position, and we are happy.

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Wahey!!!! wwwweagle you are an absolute star! I "hit" my dimage exactly as you said and hey presto I now have a useable camera again.

Thank you very much.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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Just tried bidding (unsuccessful) for a Dimage on ebay after dropping my F100 (much loved) yesterday. Would not focus as above.

Quoted £87 to repair it.

Strategic whacking has solved it.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

  • marybb Jan 01, 2011

    Yeah...this solution worked the first time I tried it. I used very little pressure in my taps, but as soon as I turned it on it was back to the clear image. I'm so relieved. I really didn't want to invest in another digital camera right now. Thanks!

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Thanks for the solution. Hitting works.

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Thank you wwweagle you're a star and probably a genius. Pity I've just bought a new lumix. Should have gone to Google!

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Hi,
I recently asked in my local jessops(uk) about this problem. They told me it was a sensor problem. They agreed it was a shame that, the cost to sort it out would be far from cost effective. Wether this was a sales pitch, i dont know! I am still holding on just in case a simpler & cheaper solution turns up!!

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • watchadave70 May 19, 2008





    YES!! The 'hitting' thing has fixed it!! Although the solution came 3 days after i bought a new camera.

    The wife can have the dimage.

    Thankyou to wwweagle.



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