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Focus Problem Hi, I'm a new A2 owner, and I'm having problems getting pictures in focus especially when using telephoto zoom. Any one out there have an A2 and could give some suggestions that might help.. Thanks

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Re: Focus Problem

The A2 uses contrast detection AF and so is a bit slow, especially in low light. I find that I get best results by setting the AF slider on the left hand end of the camera to "S" (focuses only when shutter button half pressed). The "C" setting for continuous focus is too inaccurate in all but the brightest conditions and also reduces the (already poor) battery life hugely. The very best results are obtained if you delve into the menu and set the autofocus so that the manual focus ring can always override it. You can set the AF slider camera to "MF" (manual focus) instead, but the focus ring is not mechanically coupled like the zoom ring is and so it lacks tactile feedback and can be very slow. if you do as I suggest you get fast but unreliable AF and quick enough correction to what you require.

Unfortunately, my experience of this model and the closely related A1 and A200 is that the AF often hunts around a bit and it took me a long while and many missed shots to get used to it.

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

Re: Focus Problem

As stated on page 145 of the A2 manual: "When using this camera with the optional supplementary lenses, the accessory must be specified in section 5 of the setup menu. For more information on the Wide-angle Converter ACW-100 or Telephoto Converter ACT-100, contact your local Konica Minolta dealer. A firmware update is provided with these products to activate this option."

Posted on Apr 01, 2007

Re: Focus Problem

Zoom out to how you want the picture to look like and press the button that takes the picture 1/2 way down and look at what the picture will now look like. If still fussy, then back off the zoom a little and try it again. Another solution is to get a digital zoom like a doubler that will screw on with an adapter and then no matter how fast or slow you zoom in on something, it is always clear.

Jamie

Posted on May 08, 2008

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