Recently, my camera only takes focused pics if I have'ed zoomed at 1.5x, if it's any less or more it's very blurry, I tried playing around with the settings but that didn't help, is there anything I can do to fix this?
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Re: Auto focus not working
Most probably your camera has a lens assembly problem. The lens mechanism is composed out of tiny servomotors and moving parts that can easily get damaged if the camera receives a mechanic shock. Sometimes simply out of nowhere some of the small plastic components may become loose and affect other componets near it. In your case, it's pretty clear that the lens can't seem to move corectly in order to achive best focal lenght. Maybe something is obstructing them in some way. Because of that the camera only achieve a correct sharp picture at a fix autofocus point. When the lens try to move away from that point, something obstruct them or they have become decalibrated and the picture gues blurry.
The only way to fix this would be to send it to a qualified service center because the lens assembly is very fragile and small. Some times they need to use a microscope and small specialised tools in order to realign the lens.
Other then that, there could be a problem with your camera firmware but also this will lead you to a service center in order to have the firmware rewritten. There are some firmware versions on the internet but I don't recomand you try to update the firmwware yourself. Some of this versions are "cracked" or from uncertain sources and if you fail this upgrade you may render the camera useless.
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You did not say which lens or lenses you are using, but most auto-focus lenses have a switch for selecting manual or auto-focus. First, check your camera's menu settings to make sure auto-focus is enabled and then your lens to make sure you did not accidently leave it in the manual focus position? If it is in the auto-focus position and still not taking sharp pictures, switch it to manual and see if you can get it to focus correctly. It is also possible that your auto-focus alignment is out because your camera was bumped, jolted or dropped. If realignment is necessary, you can send the camera and lens to Nikon for repair or find a knowledgeable camera repairman.
I have the same problem and I strong suspect the circuit board is going bad. No matter what lens I use, distance from subject, etc. makes any difference. Unfortunately, the fix is about $200.00 - and having to invest $200.00 per year to keep it going is not a viable option for anyone.
Your auto-focus is not working. Inside the camera is a motor that adjusts the lens to focus on an object automatically. It is currently stuck to "close" or near focus. However, it doesn't go far focus. Check the focus functions of you camera - try to use manual focus.
Sorry, but there is no auto focus or fixed focus lens available for your camera. You might consider purchasing an inexpensive fixed focus camera for your photo-challenged husband -- it will cost considerably less than an extra Nikon lens would.
number 1,make sure you have lithium batteries,energizer prefered.2 put it on auto focus.3dont be too close on the object your trying to photograph,and 4 do not zoom in too close on object either.this should solve your problem,good luck,hope i helped