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Old Jul 30, 2011, 7:54 AM   #1
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Default Not shooting straight- any ideas?

Hi all,

I also have a Sony a200 and I have a problem. Basically when I look through the viewfinder and take a shot the photo does not come out properly. The image is a much lower perspective than I was looking at (it is as though I am actually pointing lower than I was). I am going away on holiday very soon so I am reluctant to send it off as I think it will not be fixed in time........Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Old Jul 30, 2011, 8:05 AM   #2
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Are you a glasses wearer, do you get your eye right up to the view finder?
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 8:52 AM   #3
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I don't wear glasses and it's definitely the camera rather than my eye position. It hasn't always happened, had the camera over a year and this starting happening about 2 months ago. Any more ideas?
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 8:54 AM   #4
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You're describing exactly what others have described as the image stabilization system fails. I suspect that your A200 is no longer under warranty, and it could cost as much as $250-$300 to fix, but you should get it back in a reasonable amount of time.

You might consider replacing it.

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