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Manual Focus Problem

I did not realize the serious problem with manual focus on this camera until this weekend when I tried to take some shots of myself with my friends. Please don't tell me to look at the instruction manual - I did and I followed the instruction. I set the focus mode on MF and used "up" and "down" buttons to adjust the focus distance. The LCD screen gave no indication of the focus status at all. It did pop up an enlarged image showing (supposely) how well the image is focused but I changed the setting from infinity all the way to close up position with no clear showing of the differnce. Do any of you have the same problem? Is this just the way it functions? Is the design this crappy?

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Re: Manual Focus Problem

Yup, the Oly C5050 MF leaves a lot to be desired... What I did was to use the AF to get a focus lock then while still holding the shutter half way I would change focusing mode to MF - it will keep the distance value of the AF... Hope this helps...

Posted on Sep 13, 2005

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Ive got the nikon d40. when i take photos close up they are blurred. there r 2 settings on the focus lense one is letter a one letter m. you have to move switch to indicate one or other. camara wont take...


The letters you're referencing is the M/A (manual / auto) focus switch. The lens has this switch and operates in Auto Focus mode when set to "A" and manual focus mode when set to "M".

You have to manually focus on the subject when in letter "M". If you do not, the result will be out of focus. From your description, it sounds like the camera / lens combination is attempting to focus and operate the shutter in auto, and focusing in manual; but due to some type of damage resulting from possible mishandling, exposure to dust, dirt or even moisture is interfering with the successful completion of the process.

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You might be best served by contacting Nikon Service & Support below:

http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page

You also said you lost your manual. You can download the manual for the D40 directly from Nikon in your choice of English, French or Spanish from the link below:

http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14157/session/L3NpZC9YRTgxQVpKag%3D%3D/kw/D40%20manual/p/19%2C334/c/187/r_id/116678/sno/0

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