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Old September 8th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hello all,

This is my first post here, I'm taking it that the camera I have, the NX70E is the European version of the NX70U ??
I believe that's what I read somewhere?....

My issue is this, I noticed yesterday when using the camera to film a wedding, that when you zoom in fully on for instance a face, or aerial on a roof, that when at full zoom the camera is not focusing sharply, its slightly out of focus, (that's in auto mode) not manual.

I can however flick to manual and focus it sharply.

Just wondered if anyone else has come across this, or do I need to refer it to Sony??

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

Dean
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Old September 8th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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Hi Dean,

Yes, the NX70U is the USA version of the NX70E that we have over in the United States of Europe.

Was the wedding in low light? I found the auto-focus just giving up sometimes in low light at full telephoto, it caught me out once or twice. I just look for the peaking now, it keeps me in check. Normally I use push auto (or manual) anyway though.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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Hi, No the wedding was held outside, and it was whilst outside that i had the issue, (very bright sun) I havent really got to grips with all the features of the camera, ( just using what i know about atm) but when you talk about peaking....... can you explain a bit more please...... I will also dig out the manual and read up about it,

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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #4
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Peaking will show a coloured border around areas of the image that are in focus, and can help you get critical focus on a small LCD or viewfinder. Dig around the camera/audio menu for that option.

Touch focus can also be handy, where you stab an area of the LCD with your finger and it should focus quickly.
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