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The wide-telephoto lever and the shutter are sticking. this just started after a cruise in the Caribbean where on one occasion the lens and view finder fogged up when I passed through a pool area on the ship. the other problem I'm having is getting it to focus on the correct subject like closeup of flowers which it wouldn't do. I bought this camera new several years ago and really love it.

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Could be some moisture causing the sticking. You could bury the camera in rice for a couple of days to absorb the moisture. As far as focusing on a correct subject in a close-up, you should set your auto focus on spot focussing. Then, only a tiny portion of the center of your screen is the focus point. Center the important part and press the shutter half-way to lock the focus and then you can move the camera to a better position and press the rest of the way.

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