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Make sure the auto-manual focus switch on your camera is set to auto (A) and also make sure the auto manual focus selector on the lens is in auto (A) as well. If your lens contacts are dirty then this will affect the function of the lens as well. Clean those with either a lint free type cloth and alcohol or methylated spirits.
Make sure both the lens and the camera are switched to af (auto focus). If that doesn't work remove the lens and replace it to make sure it is mounted properly. You can also check the camera with a different lens to make sure it isn't a problem with the settings on the camera. If all of that fails take it to a camera or electronics store that does service work to make sure it hasn't been damaged.
It depends how clean the glass is, whether the display/animal space is brighter than where you are shooting from, and whether there is any light hitting the glass itself and causing glare. Usually you just have to keep attempting to focus until you hit the focus spot you want. Also, some models do have a manual focus setting - see if your camera does and just set the focus to a particular distance when shooting. Hope this helps!
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This issue can occur in the following circumstances:
The subject is too close to the camera lens
Incorrect camera settings
Incorrect camera operation
Follow the steps below to help prevent taking pictures that appear blurry, out-of-focus or distorted.
If the camera has both an auto focus and manual focus mode, make sure it is set to auto focus.
Make sure there is enough lighting to allow the camera to focus on the subject.
Make sure the camera settings are set appropriately.
When taking close-up or macro-type shots, ensure the subject is not closer than the minimum focus distance of the lens. Also, if the camera has a zoom option, set it to the W (wide-angle) position.
If you have a fast-moving subject and the camera has a Program AE mode with a higher shutter speed (such as Sports action), make sure it is enabled. Also, if the camera has an ISO control, set it to a higher setting.
If your camera has a SteadyShot/anti-blur function, ensure it is enabled.
Aim the camera at the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway down.
Pressing the shutter button halfway down allows the camera to focus automatically. A flashing green indicator will be visible in the LCD or viewfinder. When the indicator stops flashing, focusing is finished and the camera is ready to take the picture.
Some camera models have a Monitoring AF setting that can be selected which allows the camera to focus without the need to hold the button halfway down. Consult the instruction manual of the camera for information whether or not this is applicable for your model.
Low light focus lock can be a problem with this camera. But in normal or bright light there should be no problem with auto focus lock.
If this is a new problem, you should check to see if a setting has been changed.
With so many options, it is easy to accidently set something that causes unusual results (been there, done that).
First ... Go to the Setup Menu and see that the "All Reset" option is selected. This will cause everything to be reset to factory default each time you power-on the camera.
Turn the camera off and then turn the camera on. Then take some test photos to see if your auto-focus-lock is improved.
If that works, there is no need to check the items below.
If that does not work, here are some control changes to try. Remember if you turn off the camera everything gets reset.
That camera uses contrast detection for auto focus and it is normally set to "Multi-Area Auto Focus". Try changing it to "Spot Auto Focus" and do some tests, including with the camera set to one of the programs or manual mode.
There is another setting called "Autofocus Area", you should investigate. Check your manual to determine what you can do with this control.
There is another control called something like "continuous auto focus". Check the manual for further information.
If none of the above help, it is time to see about some camera repairs.