Focus help

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  1. x highhand17

    x highhand17 TPF Noob!

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    i need some help my camera won't focus
    i dont think there is any dust and i dont shake the camera
     
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    What camera are you using? Can you change lenses?
     
  3. x highhand17

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    i don't think i can change lenses, b/c i dont think i have another one i have a filter but i take it off sometimes to clean it maybe dust got in there do u think?
    I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
     
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    Sometimes my minolta does that. I remove the lens and put it back on and it works. Sometimes the lens just does not make the connections. If not try another lens.
     
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    If it is an autofocus, change the batteries, maybe they are low, or maybe the the infrared sensor is blocked or defective.
     
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    wait how do u remove the lens?
    ill try the battery thing but this has happened before
     
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    I don't think u can remove the lens easily on my camera
     
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    It should be easy to remove the lens, Haven't you got a big vice ???
     
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    From the pictures I have seen of that camera, you CAN NOT remove the lens.
     
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    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 is an SLR type camera - ie it looks and handles a bit like an SLR, but the Lens is fixed (so don't try to unscrew it in a vice! ;) )

    The small amount of dust that may get into the lens when a filter is removed shouldn't stop it focusing (unless you get some major grit / sand in there) so try the following:

    1) First make sure you haven't switched it to manual focus by mistake - there should be a setting for this in the menus somewhere.

    2) Check your batteries - there may be enough left to power the screen etc, but possibly not the motor for autofocus.

    3) Even if the batteries seem fine, switch the camera off, remove then replace them and switch back on again - if it still doesn't work, try doing a function reset (or something similarly named, to reset to all original settings).

    4) Check if its still under warranty, and take it back to the shop you bought it from if it is...

    5) Start looking for your nearest camera repair shop...
     
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    Dropping the camera from the top of a tall building works equally well...
     
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    sometimes my camera will not focus... So i take off the lens say a few magical 4 letter words and put it back on. It usually works again after that. Since your lens doesnt come off i suggest just cursing at it.
     

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