Having problems with your Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7 Digital Camera ?

Close up shots won't auto focus.the lens trys to adjust but the final setting is out of focus. the camera works fine on subjects at least 2 feet away


Answers :

Try using the little throttle that is located just below your on/off switch. if you push that either up/down, it should help you manually focus your subject. It is actually a really fun feature to play around with.
I have the FZ8, lovely camera. I use mine a lot to take very close up shots (12x - 48x zoom) of work related Items.

To overcome the problem you might find (surprisingly) you are too close to the subject. Move the camera and tripod further away and try and focus again, if it does the same thing, move further away.
As an example if I am trying to focus using this camera on Macro and at 12x optical + 4 x digital zoom I am sometimes 4 - 6 feet away from the subject. Worked for me.

Regards

Jeff
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