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Old March 8th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Auto focus issues on FX7

now i am probably being really stupid and have pressed something but my auto focus seams to have stopped working on my FX7.

now it fist happened when i put my fish adapter on it wouldn't focus.

then i took the fish of and when zoomed in it still wouldnt focus.

i did have a uv filter on tried taking that of and it kind of helped so im not sure if there was a piece of dust or something it was trying to focus on?

any ideas?

also kind of related best way to clean the lens/ uv filter/fish eye? one of those little air blower things? at the moment im using an eye cloth.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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This is probably an insulting question, but you're sure you haven't set it to manual? What happens when you zoom in and push the "Push Auto Focus" button?

Page 31 of your operating guide.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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no not insulting its probably something equally stupid.

when I zoom in and press "push auto focus" it doesent focus.

it still manually focus fine though.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:47 PM   #4
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Page 119 shows the location of the RESET button. Maybe try that?

What icons do you have showing in the LCD? A little hand with an "F" in it?
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Old March 9th, 2008, 01:43 AM   #5
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a reset seems to have fixed it. will have to do more testing outside tomorrow.
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