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One side of picture not in focus

When taking/editing pictures, I notice that the left side of the picture is not nearly as clear and crisp as the right side. I'm using the auto focus and make sure the square is green before I take the shot. It's really a problem on group photos. The kids on the left are always a little blurry.

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  • ehutson Jun 18, 2008

    I'll try this, thanks

  • ehutson Jun 22, 2008

    Thank you. It's no longer under warranty, but it is covered under Best Buy's extended plan. I'll start there.

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Available software for PowerShot S2 IS you may needed.
http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010215.asp

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Just wipe the lens with a clean smooth cloth. or if your camera has warranty try to contact canon for service. or visit this

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/S2IS/S2ISA.HTM

more info from the site.

Image Stabilization
As if that almost ludicrous sounding focal length weren't enough, the Canon S2 IS will help you get a solid shot even at the longest zoom settings. A computer-controlled lens element inside the lens is actually moved around in time with most detected camera movement. Like most such systems, it's calibrated to adjust for twitches, breathing, heartbeat, wind; all the things we don't think about that affect our ability to hold a camera still. While we don't think about it, our cameras are honest storytellers, and will usually report these minute movements to the image sensor, which will in turn deliver blurry images to our memory cards. Even if you're a rock solid person with nerves of steel, you're going to get at least some motion blur at either the longest focal lengths or the lowest shutter speeds (like indoors in low light). Image stabilization means you'll get more clear shots more of the time.
If you shoot in Continuous mode with the Canon S2 IS, you'll be able to see the image start to float as soon as you tease the shutter button. It's the best way to shoot in low light, because it tells you how well you're holding the camera. You'll soon work with the camera better when you learn to wait for the image to stabilize. As I mentioned earlier, getting used to such a system is both good and bad, so you do have to carefully review your results. Switch to Playback mode and use the zoom lever to check for motion blur if you already know you're pushing it. If you're getting blur, you might need to raise the ISO, brace the camera against something, or flip up the flash. The IS system is excellent, and will help you get great shots you'd have never gotten otherwise, but you'll be even happier if you check how well it's doing. (Also note that the S2 IS has several different IS modes. Faced with a really challenging situation, you'll probably find that the "Shoot Only" IS mode will be more successful at compensating for extreme shake.)
Another area image stabilization comes in handy is in video capture. Usually a feature of high-end video cameras, the Canon S2 IS's always-present video mode is also enhanced by the camera's image stabilization, lending a more professional look.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Simple to solve u can do it on your own.just clean the lens from the inner surface there is moisture in it at present it is on left side. slowly it will start blurring both the sides.you just have to do simple cleaning.with a dry tissue.

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Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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The Lens seems to be at fault - As expert the machine already noted.

Repairs - replacement lens most likely required, unless its a internal issue, but most likely the problem is the lens.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Hi,

Please make sure that the lens is clean.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jun 18, 2008

    If you still face the problem then you'll have to send this back to canon for repair.

    If you need anymore help let me know.


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Sound like the picture element chip has gone bad. Is it a crisp distinction between blurry or not? Have you attempted to clean the lens?

If the camera is still under warranty call Canon for support/service. Otherwise, you are unlikely to find parts for a camera like this, sending it to Canon for repairs might cost you as much as a new camera.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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Hello ehutson !!

Firstly switch off the camera
press and hold the ok button and turn the camera on and off for few times
whilst keeping this button depressed hope it will fix the issue


Regards
Smilemaker.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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