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Old Oct 31, 2010, 5:40 AM   #1
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Im new to all this,I have been offered a Sony A200 at a good price but im not sure if the Auto Focus on the camera is working,Is there a way to tell if it is working properly.sorry if this sounds a silly question..
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 6:02 AM   #2
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Not a silly question.... well, at least in the grand scale of silly questions LOL.

If you point the camera at something (you don't need to look through it at first), then press the shutter half way down you should see the lens adjust itself. Then so the same at something closer or further away and it will adjust itself again. If this happens then the AF is doing something..... doesn't mean it is accurate. Next looks through the view finder and pick a target, again half press the shutter to get it to focus, then take a photo. Review the photo on the screen or computer (latter is better) and check that it is sharp. I would suggest doing this in good light as there are other things that can affect the sharpness of the shot if the light is low.
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Thanks Mark for your advice very helpful...
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You're welcome. There is pretty much always someone around here to help.
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