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The camera will not focus.  Tried different settings but no luck.

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SOURCE: cannot get ml-l3 remote control to work on nikon D90.

The two batteries are the ones in the remote? Make sure they are installed correctly. The camera will need to have a decently charged battery as well. Put the camera in P mode, pop up the flash and allow to charge. Make sure you pre-focus the camera on one subject or near the subject. The remote is supposed to focus the camera, but the camera may not fire if it cannot focus or if it needs the flash.

And most importantly make sure you are setting the camera drive button to remote so the camera knows to work off the remote. This button is in the upper right hand side on top and you will press the button and turn the control dial until the remote symbol appears. The remote should be pointed at the camera and will work best if you point it at the remote sensor on the front right side. make sure the strap or nothing else is obscuring the sensor.

If non of this helps, you may have a bad remote. Contact your retailer for a replacement

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I have the same problem and I strong suspect the circuit board is going bad. No matter what lens I use, distance from subject, etc. makes any difference. Unfortunately, the fix is about $200.00 - and having to invest $200.00 per year to keep it going is not a viable option for anyone.

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How can you fix a lense from not wanting to auto focus anymore?

Look for a switch on the lens barrel "AF - M", "A - M" ,"M/A - M",etc. Make sure the lens is set to AF or M/A. These stand for Auto Focus and in the case of the last "M/A"; manual override of Auto Focus. An "M" alone indicates it is in manual focus mode.

If in an auto mode, and it will not focus still, there could be an issue with the focus motor in the lens or contacts on the lens that provide power and communication between the lens and the camera body. In either of these cases, you may need to have it checked out professionally.

Good luck!

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I am having a problem with my new Pentax DA 50-135mm 2.8 lens not focusing

Hi Ally,

It sounds like you may have commanded the camera to use one of the other 10 focus points in the viewfinder. There are 11, total with one in the very center, and the rest around it. It looks like this:


Page 130 of the manual begins a discussion of Auto Focus. Page 133 details how to change the focus point. If you like to center the subject in your veiw finder & pictures, you should select the center focus point if it is set to one of the others. You may still have dark or soft pictures if the shutter needs to stay open too long. You can reduce the exposure time by bumping up the ISO to a value of 400 or 800 or more - as limited by you liking. The higher your ISO goes, the less time required - but the more grainy the image is.

Good luck!

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How to take clear pictures


Considering your camera is in good working order go to the menu and look fot the option to turn on sounds if they aren't already on.

With your camera set to auto, aim it at your subject and partially press the shutter button. At this point you may see the image on your screen change from blurry to clear as the camera auto focuses. Usually a green light will appear on the screen and sometimes a sound will signal you that the camera is focused and ready to shoot.

You must wait for the camera to focus and give you a signal before pressing the shutter button fully. Give it a try and practice with different situations and backgrounds as focus time will vary between sceens.

Hope this helps. Dale

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My shutter won't fire using 18-55 lens, either on Manual, P or Auto mode. It is set to AF. But when lens is set to MF, shutter fires. I tried switching to another lens and shutter is perfectly fine.

I could be that your lens isn't focusing. If the Auto focus can't find something to focus on the shutter won't fire. If you are shooting in low light sometimes it has trouble try shooting something that is well lit. also your auto focus point may be somewhere other than the center. there is a button on the top of your camera that looks like this [ ][ ] [ ] [ ]
More or less that will switch where your focus point is. If you look in the view finder and see a red dot when you push on the shutter button that is your focus point. push the above button until the red dot is in the centre. that may fix your problem.

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My Olympus e 510 is one year old. worked fine, but now is taking blurry pics. I tried all focus setting, including manual setting, auto-focus and even tried a different lens, still takes blurry pics. It...

I have the same problem and I strong suspect the circuit board is going bad. No matter what lens I use, distance from subject, etc. makes any difference. Unfortunately, the fix is about $200.00 - and having to invest $200.00 per year to keep it going is not a viable option for anyone.

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I got a Nikon D5000 and 18-55mm lens. When I take pictures using focal between 18-24 mm the deep of field is not sharp especially for landscape pictures. I made at list 200 pictures (the same image) test...

We need to understand Depth of Field first. Depth of field increase in two ways, one with the Aperture setting and one with the distance the lens is focused on. Example, at F22 focused at 10 feet the Depth of Field will be (assume for the example) from 7ft to 20 ft. You need to use the camera in aperture mode, set it to a "Slow" aperture, the larger the number the slower the aperture. Example F2.8 is "fast or Open, F22 is slow or "closed". The problem is not in your lens or camera. To get maximum Depth of fuield you need to shoot in Aperture Mode, set the f-stop to F11 or slower, F16, F22. The use manual focus to focus the lens. Using auto focus is "ok" for many scenes but to get MAX Depth of field you cannot let the camera select the object to focus on. Here is the BEST way to do it. Setup your camera in Aperture mode, set F-stops as suggested above. Focus on the subject that you want and shoot. Dont forget, the camera will be using slow shutter speeds like this so camera shake will create blurr that can be confused with out of focus. Shooting slow at F11 to F22 usually required a good tripod. Also, another thing to know, Field of focus is deeper "behind" the spot you are focusing on than in "Frint" of the point you are focused on. Good luck, Worm1855

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Lens stuck at extended position, screen shows FOCUS ERROR. Switching off and on again makes no difference. Is it a major problem, expensive to repair ? My model is fuji finepix S 3100, a 4MP digi camera....

Have you tried using the Zoom control.  If the lens does not change its length (both focal and physical) then it looks like a lens problem.  Just make sure that you have the mode control set to the little camera (for pictures) before you switch on. This is often the cause of "nothing happening", but does not usually show a Focus Error.
I doubt if you could get the camera repaired for anything like its current value, or remotely near the cost of replacing it with a current model.  Check its value in the area you live in, then ask a dealer for a repair quote.  Remember that the price of better models has come down a lot in the last year, and do not spend money on a dealer of factory repair when you could get something better for less.

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Pictures turn out to be blurred and white. ISO has alr set to auto

ISO has to do with the speed of the film (or sensitivity of the semiconductor in a digital camera)    fuzziness has to do with weather you focused     If you had a closeup of a flower for instance  different parts of the flower would be in or out of focus if that is what you desire  or if the sensor adjusts automatically for one part or another   To keep the background and the foreground both in focus you need to have the smallest aperture possible to simulate a pinhole camera (increases depth of field)   if your white balance is wrong your picture will be too white or blue etc  that can be readjusted in a 'lightroom' (digital photography software equivalent to a darkroom)

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Camera turns off when pressing shutter button

Sounds like a compatability problem. If available, try a genuine Canon battery new and fully charged.

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Focusing please help


I have a Sanyo VPC-S3 camera old now I know, but my main problem is with focusing, all the pictures come out very blury, you cant easily tell what the subject is.

I have tried all the setting Both Manyal, and full auto, and the focus does not seam to make any differance noi matter what I do.

Please help.

All the best.

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