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Old December 20th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Fussy Buttons?

Has anyone else had problems getting the "auto focus" button to work when the focus switch is set to "manual?"

It seems like there's a significant lag between the time I press the button, and the appearance of the "A" symbol in the viewfinder. Worse, sometimes pressing the button doesn't do anything.

I struggled with this last night as I filmed my sons' School Christmas play, and then ended up just hand-cranking the focus ring all night.

Is my camcorder broken? Or is it "just the way it is."?
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Old December 20th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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Re: Fussy Buttons?

Oh yes... I am running the latest firmware upgrade.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 05:06 AM   #3
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Re: Fussy Buttons?

I just did a quick test, and I can't replicate that issue. When focus is set to "manual" and I push "auto focus", it happens instantly.

As for the auto focus itself, I find it unusable. It hunts back and forth and is totally unreliable IMO. I've never actually used it.
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