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Canon SD 750 = will focus at original distance but when zoom is used the focus is blurry


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Canon SD 750 = will focus at original distance but when zoom is used the focus is blurry


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Hi, the adoptor tube are not compatible to the camera try to consult nearest lense seller they can recommend the exact adoptor lenses to your camera. ... Canon PowerShot Pro1 Digital Camera

I have a Canon EOS 1000D, and I've had it for almost 4 years. Recently i started having problems with both my lenses. Autofocus works but through the everything appears blurry when "focuses" and thus I can't use manual focus anymore. In conclusion, everything appears blurry through the eyepiece but the lenses obviously work as the pictures come out perfectly clear when using autofocus. What is the problem and how do I fix it?


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Take it to a repair shop. ... Digital Cameras

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It may be something more serious, but the problem you describe is\015\012frequently due to corrosion on the battery contacts inside the camera. \015\012Remove the batteries and wipe the camera contacts firmly with a clean\015\012cloth (heavy corrosio ... Olympus FE-340 Digital Camera

I have the Canon EOS - older model - and when using with my Canon Zoom Lens 70-300 mm it does not work on auto focus but will with manual focus.


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Sounds like some sand or other dirt inside the focus gears. There are very small gears in the focus system and even one piece of sand can block it at some point. The only way is to take it all apart and clean it under a microscope. I have repaired a ... Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Camera

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Try resetting your camera back to factory defaults. Press the MENU button, select the middle tools tab and scroll down to RESET ALL. Press SET, select OK and press SET. Hope this helps. ... Canon PowerShot S5 IS Digital Camera

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All of a sudden every picture I take with the 55-200 zoom lens is blurry and slightly out of focus. Pictures with the 18-55 lens are still sharp. I have been using that 55-200 lens for years for sports shots, and have never had any problem. I get the same blurriness shooting in both the auto sports setting and in shutter priority. It is a brand new issue. Could it be the AF servos starting to go in the lens, or am I doing something stupid?


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This ccan be an error in the lens settings that have changed the alignment or a possible shift of the lens before the CCD imager.\012This canot be retified wxternally asn I advice that you get help from Nikon, specially if under warranty for a ... Nikon COOLPIX S52 Digital Camera

We have a PowerShot A75 Canon digital camera that will not focus. We can view pics from the flash card, zoom in the shooting mode, but LCD monitor is blurry and out of focus.


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I have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT with the original 18-55mm lense and a Quantarey 70-300mm lense. Have had all pieces for 3 years now and everything worked great until last night. Camera focuses and works fine with the small lense but with the zoom lense it will not focus and I get an Error 001 message????


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I have a Canon zoom lens EF-5 18-55mm for my Canon EOS 450D. I am having trouble with my AF. If I set it on AF it will not focus automatically, but if I manually turn the lens for a close up it will then take the picture. Then and only then will the AF for long distance shot come into operation! After taking that shot it reverts back to not focussing. What can I do, if anything, to rectify this malfunction? Cheers Geraint Evans


Is this a problem with this lens only ? Try this lens on a friend's XSI/450D or try another lens on your camera body. Try all 3 AF modes. ... Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

The viewfinder on my Canon PowerShot SX20 is blurry while the LCD screen is fine. When I take pictures using the viewfinder they come out ok so the camera is focusing but not through the viewfinder.


Check the diopter adjustment on the left side of the viewfinder. ... Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

Viewfinder focus I am unable to properly focus using the viewfinder and see a clear focused picture even with trying to use the opitcal zoom. However, I have no problem using the lcd and adjusting the optical zoom to get a clear picture. is there something wrong with the lense or have i inadvertently set a function on the camera.


Mickykay, Have you tried focusing the diopter? The focus wheel is just left of the viewer. If you know all this then consider one more thing. There is a plus and minus setting for your eye so roll the wheel slowly to not miss the sweet spot ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50K Digital Camera

Canon sd900 I seldom use my canon sd900 and I usually take pictures without using the flash. But I recently noticed that my hands should be very very steady, just a slight movement will cause the picture to be blurry or unclear. I usually don?t use the flash because it gives a darker background with your face too white from the flash. And my problem arises when I would request other people to take my picture because 90% don?t have a steady hand thus giving me a blurry picture.


Try a higher ISO speed (suggest 400). Look in your camera's instruction book to find out how to do this. ... Digital Cameras

I use a Quantaray lens af ld 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 tele-macro(1:2)@62 with my Canon eos Digtal Rebel xti. I have used the camera and the lens together very well for about a year and a half. Just recently with this lens set aat normal and the camera set at af(auto focus)the lens trys to focus and will continue to search for the correct focus setting with out taking the picture. Also the lens appears to be darker when I look through the viewer. I have a Canon EFS18-55mm lens which is operating correctl


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Camera won't focus when using optical zoom


I had same problem. Found that doing a complete reset fixed it. Go into setup and at end there is a factory reset. If not working after that would suspect your ccd sensor is on way out. They should last 5-7 yrs. Be cheaper to get another cam with way ... Fuji FinePix S5000 Digital Camera

I have a Canon 20D camera that I use with two lenses. The lens that I have most of my problems with is the 28-70 f2.8 red ring lens. When focusing It always seems to focus on what is behind the subject. No matter how much I concentrate on the focusing sensor to focus on the subject -AND it looks like it focuses on the subject-UNITL I load my photos and look at them in disgust that it focused behind it!! What is going on?? I use the same lens on my friend's cannon 5D and NEVER have this problem.


This is quite a well known problem called 'back focusing' there is little that can really be done about it, except if the camera is under warrnty you can send it in and they will do some laser alignment that fixes the problem, it would be worth a cal ... Canon Digital Cameras

Hi i just bought a canon eos rebel from someone online and it has a 28-80 lens. I try to use it and i noticed the focus is very loose, is that normal? I dont know alot about cameras but i have used manual cameras before and i have never used one with such a loose focus. And also would i lose slight focus if its like that when i go and take a picture?


Your camera is primarily an autofocus model: manual focussing is very much a secondary feature and is always very free moving. If it were any other way then it would cause the AF motor to work much harder and dramatically shorten the battery life. ... Canon EOS Rebel 2000 with 28-80 lens 35mm Film Camera

I have a Canon xsi slr (digital) and a Canon xti slr (film). I cannot seem to get a good quality photo when I use the Canon zoom lens that I used on the film camera when I use it on the digital.


What are the lens specifications ? Try raising this query with the canon customer service. ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera

Not focusing I'm in the process of attempting to help my friend fix his DMC-FX9 camera. The problem is that it doesn't tend to focus on ANYTHING. It will focus if you zoom in [about halfway)or use macro, but it won't focus if it's not zoomed in. I tried changing the focusing modes, the photo modes. I don't know what else to do, has anyone else run into this problem? He's had the camera for to long to return it, so I'm hoping that I can help him make it usable again. [This problem happens indoor


The focus motor is either stuck or broken, i would check this first ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 Digital Camera
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