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AUTO FOCUS WILL NOT WORK

SYMPTOMS ARE QUITE SIMPLE......
AF GREEN LIGHT WILL NOT TURN FROM FLASHING TO STATIC, ALSO NO BEEP TO INDICATE THAT AF HAS WORKED AND MOST PHOTOS ARE NOT FOCUSSED

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Either you are focusing object so close with out micro function On or camera has problem in focus lens mechanism. If focus lens mechanism got defective, Sony service can make it repair.

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Hi I bought my canon 1000d on september 2009 and a year later the autofocus doesnt want to work. In the viewfinder on the far right a number 9 has a green dot flashing next to it. Please help!! Ruthven...


The 9 you see is the maximum "burst" which is (pictures made in rapid succession) and is not an issue with your problem at this time the flashing green dot is the in focus confirmation light and it's good that you are seeing this as we will use it to remedy the problem.
Diagram
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Manual focus switch
Diagram here
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What I want you to do is put the AF-MF switch in the manual mode if it's already in manual mode then that was your problem switch to AF and go take some pictures. If it's in AF mode switch to MF make sure teh camera is on and look through the viewfinder at a subject say 15 feet (4.5 meters) away something that has contrast then turn the manual focus ring on the camera slowly until it appears to your ey that it's coming into focus when it's in focus the green light will come on solid, now you know what you are looking for focus an several different objects at different distances and focus manually. Now switch the lens over to AF (auto focus) and focus on the same thing but let the camera do the focusing What auto focus will not focus on in something with little or no contrast like water clear blue sky a painted wall mirror chrome glass and a few other things.
Here is another diagram to check make sure you are in the correct mode.
Diagram
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Now for the focus point in the viewfinder make sure it's in the center position.
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To adjust the focus point do this
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Once you have the camera set to the center focus point and the correct AF mode (one shot) auto focus should return to your camera. Have fun Robert from London Ontario Canada

Jan 10, 2011 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS...

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Intermittantly does not auto focus properly sometimes focuses when the picture is taken and sometimes remains blurred Nikon coolpix 3200 12.0 megapixel


Hi,

Your Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera is equipped with a AF assist illuminator which makes focus easier when shooting in darker situations.

In spite of that, on occasion, it is quite possible that the camera will fail to achieve sharp auto-focus.

Point and Shoot cameras use a contrast-based focusing system: this works only when the contrast in the composition is high.

When you press the shutter halfway down the camera attempts to focus, but if it shows red brackets it implies that the focus has not been achieved.
Please take care to note this indication, and if you do not see the Green "Focus Lock" indicator, please attempt to recompose the shot.

Release the shutter, press halfway through again and wait for a focus lock.

The sensor on a P&S camera is very small (about 8-9x smaller in surface area compared to DSLRs)
In low light conditions achieving focus can be a challenge for P&S cameras.
These are technical limitations which are not specific to your camera but common to all cameras in the same segment across various camera manufacturers.

Sep 11, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix 3200 Digital Camera

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Camera will not focus and on AF it flashes green dot with a 9


the flashing green dot is caused by the camera not able to focus, and is typically from the following:

1. not enough light - if you are in Aperture Priority, try increasing the ISO
2. low contrast subjects - the camera can't find a good point to focus on
3. overlapping near/far objects - again, the camera can't decide which one to focus on
4. Repetitive patterns

You can go into manual focus, or, auto focus on something the same distance away and lock the focus and shoot.

Jun 05, 2009 | Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI Digital Camera

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Focusing Still Photos with SD870 IS


If you check page 45 in the manual, you'll see that the orange light during the half press indicates that the flash is turned on. A single beep means that the camera is having difficulty getting a "focus lock" (usually when shooting in low light conditions). See page 100 of the manual for suggestions on how to improve the chances for getting a well-focused picture.

May 01, 2008 | Canon PowerShot SD870 IS Digital Camera

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The auto focus is not working on my Nikon D50


I assume the AF/M switch on the body is set to AF as well? This has not been mentioned but the D50 has two drive systems for AF.

Feb 25, 2008 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera

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Flashing red square area in viewfinder.


No, I don't think so, there could be differences between the Auto and the P setting. But the red flashing is where your camera is currently focusing on. It's possible that the black was indicating the focus box, but it was not latched on to something with complete focus, which then is indicated by the red flashing. Check this link to read up further on this. I may not have pinpointed it exactly, because I have a D70s, but that's what I found so far. You'll maybe have to reset everything and see if it's still there, otherwise, it's a setting. =)

Nov 20, 2007 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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Auto focus


there should be a tiny little switch on the lens that shows 'AF' and 'MF'.  Make sure it is on 'AF' for auto-focus.  Also, is the lens rotating and locking fully?

Oct 11, 2007 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera

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AF flashing green, red AF sign on screen - won't take pictures


When you depress the picture button you should both hear the camera making motor noises and see the image focus changing as it seeks the proper focus for the image. If no focus movement takes place and you hear nothing then the focus motor is either completely jammed or malfunctioning. Alternatively focus movement may take place but it never finds the right focus point. Or you may hear a buzzing or clicking sound when it should be focusing. These symptoms can be caused by impact or, more commonly, sand or other contaminants making their way into the delicate system which moves the focus element. The camera will require professional repair in either of these cases. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Feb 22, 2007 | Nikon Coolpix 4600 Digital Camera

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Canan powerhot a400 mallfunctions


Upper Indicator
" Green: Metering complete (two beeps sound)
" Orange: Flash will fire
" Blinking Orange: Camera shake warning / Insufficient exposure
Lower Indicator
" Yellow: Macro Mode / Manual Focus
" Blinking Yellow: Focusing difficulty* (single beep sounds)
* When the indicator blinks yellow, lock the focus before shooting.
lcd_focus_indicators_a70.gif The AF frame appears as follows when the LCD monitor is on. " Green: Metering complete
" Yellow: Focusing difficulty (When AiAF is turned on.)

Dec 06, 2006 | Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

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Why doesn't the shutter button on my EasyShare digital camera work?


The cause and solution may include one of the following: The camera is not turned on. Turn on the camera. The camera is processing a picture; the camera Power ring light (on the Mode dial) blinks green. Wait until the light stops blinking before taking another picture. The card or internal memory is full. Transfer pictures to the computer, delete pictures from the camera, switch storage locations, or insert a memory card with available memory. The shutter button was not pressed. Depress the shutter button completely down. There was a failure in the focus and/or exposure. Press the shutter button halfway to set the Auto Focus (AF) and Auto Exposure (AE). When the AF/AE indicator turns green, press the shutter button completely down. The battery is exhausted. Replace or recharge the battery

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