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When I push down the shutter button the focus goes in and out. When I push it all the way down to take the picture, the result is always slightly off focus even if I put the camera on a solid surface or tripod

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  • gardener8649 Nov 07, 2010

    There is another problem. When I push down the button halfway to attempt to focus, the person's head zooms in the middle of the screen. There is a setting detecting faces on my camera. Could the two problems be related? And do you recommend any particular camera service co?

  • gardener8649 Nov 08, 2010

    How do I shoot air into the lens? Open or closed lens? Also it seems the focus on faces is on. How do I shut it off?

  • gardener8649 Nov 08, 2010

    It was already set on continuous AF. The other tech suggested I shoot compressed air into the lens to clean it. Where should I shoot the air? And should the lens be entended whern I do that?

  • gardener8649 Nov 08, 2010

    Tell me about the "mixed mode". I am not sure what that is.

  • gardener8649 Nov 08, 2010

    I do not have a Safety MF mode option in the menu. I have AF Frame, AF Point Zoom, AF Mode, Digital Zoom Flash Settings, Self Timer, Auto ISO Shift, AF assist Beam, REview, Review Info, Auto Catagory, Disp overlay, IS mode,??

  • gardener8649 Nov 08, 2010

    The manual that comes with the camera doesn't agree with everything that is on the menu. I was going through all the options in the manual today. The AF assist is "on" but nothing else was offered.

  • gardener8649 Nov 08, 2010

    eagle 338 stuck with me all day trying different things. I have to hand it to him, he really tried to help and came up with several suggestions. Even when my camera didn't offer some of the options in the manual that came with it he got creative.

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Did you try putting the camera in Auto Focus mode to see if that resolves the issue? If not follow these steps to set it to AF mode. Press the Menu button-> Select the sub-menu which has the camera icon-> Then scroll down to AF mode and choose Single/Continuous, depending on your requirement and try shooting again. If problem persists then let me know. If not then please accept the solution.

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    eagle338 Nov 08, 2010

    Compressed air? Its not a problem with the lens stuck or something. That tip won't be of any help. We will have to deal with the focus itself. If you have already tried auto-focus, then did you check to see if the Manual focus will give better results. If yes then let me know and I will tell you how to use the mixed mode which will give you better options to focus the image properly.

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    eagle338 Nov 08, 2010

    Its a combination of auto-focus and manual focus modes. To enable it, Press the Menu button, then choose the sub-menu with the camera icon. Scroll down to Safety-MF and turn it on. Now manually focus on something you want to shoot and press the shutter release halfway down. Once you get a cleans focus, press the shutter release button all the way down to take a pic.

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    eagle338 Nov 08, 2010

    Thats weird coz in the manual I am seeing, its right under point zoom. Ok enable AF assist and see if it appears.

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    eagle338 Nov 08, 2010

    Ok. I just though of something else. May be shutter is not closing fast enough to take sharp images. Lets give it a shot
    First up get the manual from the link below
    http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/4/0300001224...
    Scroll to page 113 of the manual and try changing the shutter speed. Then take a shot. If it does not work then switch to manual mode and disable auto focus assistance(it may be automatically trying to adjust it, and is messing up the image). One of these two will resolve the problem.

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    eagle338 Nov 08, 2010

    So its resolved? Cool!

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These cameras have a focus ring that swivels inside the lens assembly, and is controlled by magnets and feedback from the main processor. Sometimes dirt, dust, lint, or sand can work its way into the lens assembly, and restrict the ring from fully focusing. You can try to spray some compressed air into the assembly as best you can, in the hope of freeing up the ring.
If this doesn't help, the problem could be something else, and the camera will require servicing, which can be expensive. Get an estimate before you have it fixed.
You might contact Canon to see if they can offer some support:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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