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F828 autofocus assist trouble! Help!

Recently my autofocus has stopped functioning completely. Instead of the assist laser illuminating until it has focused it only blinks on for an instance and then goes off without focusing. I have cleaned the assist window. No luck. If I turn the autofocus assist off it will focus in dim light but not where it's too dark to see of course. If anyone has any information please let me know. Thankyou!

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Re: f828 autofocus assist trouble! Help!

I would also try to RESET the camera, sometimes it helps and you cannot make it worse I believe. Good luck

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Re: f828 autofocus assist trouble! Help!

This is probably a dumb question, but that little auto/manual focus slider doey isn't in a betweenie state, maybe not engaged or with a little grain of sand keeping it from making contact one way or the other? Just a thought..

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Re: f828 autofocus assist trouble! Help!

This is very odd as you know - have you tried testing it in sunlight against a high-contrast target like a newspaper even or trees,etc? Something that will be easy for the AF system to catch onto. I find my 828 will focus anywhere in the zoom if there is something with enough edge definition it can latch onto. If you've already tried all these things and it's still a problem, i fear it may need sony's repair touch..

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Re: f828 autofocus assist trouble! Help!

This is strange. I can't imagine how you could have caused this. As far as I know, there aren't any controls you could have changed that would give you this type of result. Even with Macro enabled, you can still AF throughout the focal range. If you were accidently in MF mode, you wouldn't get a good focus, at either end, without turning the focus ring. Unless someone else can shed some light on this, I think your camera may need to go visit Sony's repair center :-(

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