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Old Jan 14, 2019, 2:24 PM   #1
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Default SX100 not focussing when zoomed

Hi all,
I've had this camera for a while now, and it takes nice pictures. Yesterday I took a picture at full zoom (10X), and it was tack sharp. Today, zoomed, the pictures are blurry, but only when shooting distant objects. If I shoot full zoom at something about 6 feet away, it's perfectly focused, 20 feet away ... blurry. Odd thing is that it will occasionally focus zoomed.
Any thoughts?
.... john
Addendum ...... I took the camera apart, re-seated the cables, and now it seems to be focusing.
I'll let you know if the problem returns.

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Old Jan 15, 2019, 1:37 PM   #2
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G'day John

Taking the camera apart and "fixing" it ......... you are heaps braver than I am mate
As to the problem itself - I don't know enough of the internal mechanics to offer much help

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Old Jan 15, 2019, 9:19 PM   #3
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Hi Phil,
Thanks for replying. I'm thinking that re-seating the cables might have fixed it; but one never knows. I've taken a few apart, and I have the skeletons to prove it.
..... john
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Old Mar 5, 2019, 6:20 PM   #4
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Hi Phil,
No, that didn't fix it. The camera seems to be focused before I press the shutter button. I'm thinking that the focusing mechanism may not be working.
..... john
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