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My camera is out of focus except on extreme zoom


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You could have some dust, dirt, or lint that's worked it's way into the lens assembly, and is jamming the focus ring inside the lens assembly. You can try to spray some compressed air into it to free it up, and you can gently bump the camera with the palm of your hand in the hope of freeing the lens up.
\015\012Unfortunately, it's a fairly expensive repair, and you should get an estimate first, since it's often cheaper to buy a new camera than have one repaired.
\015\012Hope this helps, and good luck.
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My camera is out of focus except on extreme zoom


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