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Old Mar 25, 2011, 1:49 PM   #1
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All of a sadden I noticed that my fz38, while focusing (spot, or center weighted or whatever) was missing the sharp point and focused in another point, resulting in the following images. Sunny day, no wind, steady hands. I am a bit dissapointed, did anybody ever experienced the same? Any suggestion?
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 1:58 PM   #2
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One thing. Just check to make sure you are not in macro or manual focus by pressing the AF/AF Marco/MF Button on top. I know I have done this before.

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Thanks jj, but I was not in manual mode, and the sound gave me a "correct focus beep". The center square was green.
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Just to clarify. Is the camera OK now or is still having this problem.

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I also sometimes have this problem with my FZ35 when it's dark or when I'm too close to the subject. The camera gives me a false in-focus confirmation. I just have to make sure the subject really is in focus on the LCD.
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I also sometimes have this problem with my FZ35 when it's dark or when I'm too close to the subject. The camera gives me a false in-focus confirmation. I just have to make sure the subject really is in focus on the LCD.
In my case it was a lovely bright day... So, what do you do then, when you cant get the correct focus?
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...while focusing (spot, or center weighted or whatever) was missing the sharp point and focused in another point...
isnt this the metering mode?

You may have your camera focusing with the multy area mode, and it fixed the focus on other part of the scene and not on center, because the distance to object.

just my guess
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isnt this the metering mode?

You may have your camera focusing with the multy area mode, and it fixed the focus on other part of the scene and not on center, because the distance to object.

just my guess
It does the same even in spot focus mode, as I said.
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Sorry, your right... sometimes my english fails

well, my guess now remains on the distance. Today on the pics i got with the FZ40, when i was with it on wide angle end i could focus a flower touching the lens (on AF Macro mode). But at full zoom, i had to be at least at 1,5meter away from it, otherwise it could not focus the flower but the scenery behind it.

could be this your problem?
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Sorry, your right... sometimes my english fails

well, my guess now remains on the distance. Today on the pics i got with the FZ40, when i was with it on wide angle end i could focus a flower touching the lens (on AF Macro mode). But at full zoom, i had to be at least at 1,5meter away from it, otherwise it could not focus the flower but the scenery behind it.

could be this your problem?
As I mentioned, the green square and the beep indicated that focus is correct...
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