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Old Mar 26, 2011, 2:24 AM   #21
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As a last resort, I might suggest reformattting the camera back to the factory settings to ensure you haven't done changed something that is affecting your settings. I hope you sort this problem out.
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 2:22 PM   #22
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Thanks Bansky, this is the first wise suggestion in this thread! I did 'reset' the camera, but didnt test it yet.
I didn't listen to the more experienced fz38 users yet, I am realy looking forward for their opinion.
Is it possible that the camera is 'faulty'?
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You might have moved the focus point manually with the little joystick but the reset will have put it back. If there's still a problem, you could try and find a store with another in stock and see if they'll let you take a few shots in the store with both cameras for comparison. I suspect your camera is fine though as your third picture looked OK.
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Thanks Bansky, this is the first wise suggestion in this thread! I did 'reset' the camera, but didnt test it yet.
I didn't listen to the more experienced fz38 users yet, I am realy looking forward for their opinion.
Is it possible that the camera is 'faulty'?
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Must be the first time you read a post besides yours.

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Old Mar 26, 2011, 9:08 PM   #25
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nice one, like your style !!
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just to check if your camera is even working fine or not try this technique

1. Set your camera to manual focus
2. Zoom out to wide angle (1x zoom)
3. manually get the camera to focus on your subject to as good an extent as you can
4. press the focus button and see if your camera gets the subject in perfect focus.

If that gets the trick done then your software and the hardware are working fine, they're just having a bad tantrum. Could be your technique, or some faulty setting.

If not then, yes, your cam might be faulty.
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just to check if your camera is even working fine or not try this technique

1. Set your camera to manual focus
2. Zoom out to wide angle (1x zoom)
3. manually get the camera to focus on your subject to as good an extent as you can
4. press the focus button and see if your camera gets the subject in perfect focus.

If that gets the trick done then your software and the hardware are working fine, they're just having a bad tantrum. Could be your technique, or some faulty setting.

If not then, yes, your cam might be faulty.
I do not understand what this test can prove. Manual focusing might work correct, but I am having a problem with auto focusing.
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My EXIF readers are showing that focus is set to Continuous in those images. That's probably your problem. I've seen that issue with other cameras before (focus issues trying to use Continuous AF with a still subject), most likely because they're detecting movement (camera, wind blowing grass behind subject,etc.) and shifting focus point.
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