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Focusing problems I have an FX-7 and it recently went through a small spate of focusing problems, both broad daylight and evening. I discovered some fain grease/hand smear on the lens. Cleaned that off (hot breath and microfibre cloth) and it went back to normal?

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Re: Focusing problems

Yes sometimes things that seem like big trouble are nothing but small time and totally fixable problems...

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