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\015 Olympus SP-500UZ auto focus not working. When using the optical zoom there are only two points where a clear image can be acheived\015

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My Olympus 740 digital camera does not auto focus any more. I can make it focus for the most part by zooming in, but is there anything I can do to make it start up focused? I had another Olympus camera model a few years ago that I had to send in to Olympus 3 times for the same problem.


Take it off manual focus? There may be an "all reset" option in one of the menus that makes the camera factory default whenever its turned on, usually this is full auto mode. If the camera will only focus when the zoom is used, there may be a seconda ... Olympus Digital Cameras

Is the auto-focus of the Olympus EP2 really that slow/bad? I've read that the due to the construction of the lenses, the auto focus is painfully slow sometimes. Has that been your experience? Has it hindered you at all?


The auto-focus circuit can be slow if a large enough "stand-out" target isn't detected, or in lower light conditions.\015\012Not sure if this quote from "getdpi.com" applies to your lens, but it may:\015\012I'll have to fish around for th ... Olympus PEN EP2 Digital Camera with 1442mm lens

Olympus E-510 Flash & Auto-Focus Problems


Sounds like the main circuit board has got problems. If its under warranty use the manufacturer. But if not a camear store should be able to provide a quote. I admit that the repair will be about 150-180 because of the time involved in replacing the ... Olympus EVOLT E-510 Body Only Digital Camera

Lens Problem I have a C-8080 and I like it but I'm not sure if it is working 100%. The lens barrel is sloppy from side to side and clunks slightly when moving it quickly. It has been that way since it was new. It has some issues with auto focus as well. It has a hard time focusing on clouds and soft objects at infinity. I called Olympus when I bought the camera and mentioned the sloppy lens barrel and they told me that that is the way there made. It is slow to focus when going from close objects


The lens play is normal. The focus is not the fastest, which is a shame because the camera powers up instantly! There are techniques to minimize the focus lag if you choose to keep the camera (e.g. hyperfocal; pre-focus w/manual focus lock). Its a gr ... Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera

Focussing My Olympus D-535 has trouble focussing. At the moment only about i in 4 photos are in focus. As the button is depressed the auto focus can be seen working. It often goes into focus and then loses it again.


Two possible solutions.\015\012The camera may be set to Macro.\015\012\015\012The lens may have failed.\015\012\015\012If the camera is not set to macro then the lens has to be replaced and the camera reprogrammed. ... Olympus D-535 Zoom / C370 Zoom Digital Camera

Olympus E-300 auto-focus only works part time usually after changing lens


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Olympus auto focus


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My Olympus 1050sw focus and auto-focus won't work. All photos are blurred.


You probably have macro mode on (a flower symbol is visible in the config menu). That means the focus has been modified to take close ups. Disable the macro mode and your focus comes back. ... Olympus Stylus / mju 1050 SW Digital Camera

How to turn auto focus on - Olympus EVOLT E-410 Digital Camera


Af button on the side of the lens ... Olympus EVOLT E-410 Digital Camera

Olympue Stylus 770 SW auto focus not working - Olympus Stylus 770 SW Digital Camera


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Olympus FE280 When I turn my camera on it makes some weird beeping noises. Then when I try to shoot it will not auto focus and all my pics are blurry. Also when trying to zoom in on a subject it powers off by itself.


I just had the exact same problems today, I found this post by searching the Internet for solutions. =) By fiddling around I found a solution that worked for me. If you hold the lens once they're "down" as they are spazzing out, gently but firmly kee ... Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

Not really sure if this is a problem? I have an Olympus E-500 and E-510. When I changes settings on the E-500 (ISO, White Balance, Auto-Focus Mode etc.) it remembers them when I switch it off. The E-510 doesn't. Is it supposed to work this way or is there an obscure setting I need to change? It remembers the time and date and the quelity settings ok. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.


If you are shooting in the Auto mode and make the changes when power the camera off it will reset back to factory defaults. If you change the dial to P mode, make those same adjustments and power the camera off and then on again it should maintain t ... Olympus Digital Cameras

I am using an Olympus E-500. and am trying to use the built in flash, set to one eight or to one sixty fourth of normal output, to trigger an external flash unit. The camera is set to "Vivid", manual, auto focus, and iso 100. From the "manual flash" menu I should be able to select either full, 1/4. 1/16 or 1/64 of the output. However, those choices never light up. I keep cycling through the first two lines of the menu and never reach the third line with the light output options I want. P


You should consult a Professional Photographer / Cameraman or contact the Customer Care of the Company. ... Digital Cameras

Olympus zukio 14-45mm lens does not auto focus or zoom not sure if it hit anything after the last shoot


Does not do focus/zoom properly,is due to defective mechanism of the lens unit,so get it serviced. ... Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

Olympus C-8080, everything works except the shutter release. I press the shutter button, auto focus is done but "no shutter release". Any ideas? Derek


Does the shutter button feel like it's contacting twice as you press it in? if not, the spring disk in the switch is split; It has happened to me on other cameras on several occasions. Solution is to replace the switch.If it works otherwi ... Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera

Olympus camedia c-300 zoom auto focus


I've changed about 30 Olympus lenses and not once have I had to calibrate anything. Software won't fix it, there isn't any such program and never will be. If you use the Optical viewfinder to get focus it's possible you've put that back together with ... Olympus Camedia C-300 Zoom Digital Camera

Olympus c755 The settings are lost after I turn the camera off. Example full auto focus reverts to the off state, When the camera is turned back on I have to reprogram all settings.


Well the battery can\302\264t be replaced by the user, the battery it\302\264s on the mainboard and is weldded to the mainboard, i don\302\264t know if u can find this type of batteries on the shops.\015\012it\302\264s a kind of watch battery but it\ ... Olympus Camedia C-755 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera

Auto focus not working properly


I have the same problem with my camera. What did you do about your autofocus mess? ... Olympus Camedia C-2040 Zoom Digital Camera

My D80 will not auto focus with any of my 3 Nikkor lenses. It will fire on auto focus when you manually focus while in that auto focus mode.


Check that your settings is put to AF in the D80 body and the lens that you are using. ... Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

Focusing problem Until recently, I was able to look through the view finder and auto focus my image. Now, camera will not show me subject in focus, but after a I make a shot, image is in focus in the preview. Manual focus works just fine, it's the auto focus I am concerned about. I have cleaned the lens - please help!


Well, stupid me, I didn't realize there is a diopter adjustment button directly to the right of the viewfinder. I would NEVER have known it was there, but after asking my photo-nerd friends all of a sudden the solution was apparent. Still a wasted da ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera

Zoom goes in and out a couple times when I turn it on and then it stops and the display is blurry. I try to auto focus and nothing happens... Auto focus is on and I've changed the auto focus settings and still nothing. What can I do to fix this?


Your auto focus sensor is malfunctioned in saying this you going ot need repair this explains why the lens goes in and out like this its trying to focus but cannot find the point and this is cause by the auto fo ... Digital Cameras

Zoom goes in and out a couple times when I turn it on and then it stops and the display is blurry. I try to auto focus and nothing happens... Auto focus is on and I've changed the auto focus settings and still nothing. What can I do to fix this?


Fixing a Lens Error on a Digital Camera\012\012This has to be THE most common failure mode for a digital camer ... Digital Cameras

My auto focus lenses have stopped foucusing. battery is fresh and auto focus is on. Is auto focus the lens or the cameraor both?


Go to your main menu and shop around, you'll find an option to "Reset to factory defaults" click that and you'll be all set. ... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

My Nikon P80 Coolpix started to have problem focusing. Auto focus now only occasionally works (it can sometimes focus and the green "in focus" indicator would come on). Most times, the auto focus does not work (the display and the actual pictures are all blurred). It's not covered by the warranty any more (more than 2 years after we bought it). Any ideas?


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Hi there i have a auto focus problem. i used mt 50D for the first time on saturday, after about 100 shots Err99 appeared, i turned the camera off and took the battery out an the error message never occured again, however since then the camera will not auto focus correctly with my 17-40 IS lens. the lens has worked perfectly on my 20D for the past couple of years. When going from close focus to distant focus (and distant to close) there is no autofocus whatsoever. the focus points highlight i


The camera is having problems with your lens and this is why it goues into the error mode. Try first cleaning the interface contacts on the lens ( see enclosed pic ) . If this does not sort the problem out then the auto focus motor ( or related hardw ... Canon Digital Cameras
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