Help!! 10-year old Accura Zoom 80 film camera is taking blurry photos all of a sudden
I've never had any problems with my camera since I purchased it 10 years ago. All of a sudden, in the middle of a roll of film I recently shot, half the photos came out blurry. I read my manual, it said to clean the lens and autofocus windows. I did that. I also opened the empty camera, cleaned off the main lens with an alcohol swab, and blew out any dust with compressed air. Now, without shooting and possibly wasting another roll of 35mm film, is there any way to tell if cleaning everything will fix the problem???
I'm heartbroken at the thought that this beloved camera may no longer work. Any suggestions for equivalent replacement 35mm film point-and-shoot cameras?
Thanks for any help or insights anyone can provide.
Re: Help!! 10-year old Accura Zoom 80 film camera is...
You should be able to place your hand in front of the auto focus window while looking in front of camera (be careful not to blind yourself with the flash) you should notice the lens moving sightly as if to focus. The best way though is to actually shoot a roll through it. Do not shoot a wedding or anything of real importance...the cost of a roll of film and develop is worth piece of mind.
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ok try changing the pic size your saving your photos as. 4 x 6 is standard. also the more you use the digital zoom the more blurry its going to get. also the subject matter your trying to take pics of may be the problem. try changing your menu functions to sports or action. i am not sure if this helps any but this seems to be the main faults to blurry images other than dirty lenses or film over the lens.
Your zoom probably does not come out all the way and therefore you get some blurry shots. Had the same problem on a Panasonic camera. Solution: replace zoom motor and gears. Results=expensive. Goes beyond the value of the camera. You might want to buy another used A85 or newer digital camera.
take the screws off the bottom cover. there is a small lever pointing toward the front of camera with a black screw on it. gently move it to the left, this will release the lock lever. Now advance the lever and the shutter should fire. if not, it is not repairable. no parts
1. Stop shooting while out on a shoot: Perhaps the batteries were running low?
2. Lens won't retract all the way and close: Could be same reason as #1.?
3. Viewfinder is out of focus in wide mode: Could it be that camera was left in "Macro Mode" (Flower icon)? Did you set, "Custom Function 1, or 2," and accidentally set the unintended exposure mode?
4. Sticks in telephoto, won't return to wide, blurry shots: Probably cold weather related? Perhaps, "reboot" the camera by removing all batteries for over 10-15 seconds, and replace with a freshly recharged set of NIMH batteries?
If all of the above failed, then I'd say take it back to where you purchased it, and get a replacement unit.
Good luck. ^_^