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Chuck Miller
EX1 auto focus completely unresponsive
on Mar 24, 2010 at 8:06:15 pm

Hi, Can't seem to find this problem in any other thread, so maybe my camera is just *broken*, but thought I would query anyway:

The auto focus is completely unresponsive. It's not that there is a lag, it simply does nothing. "Push" auto focus does nothing as well. In auto focus mode, the focus ring stays static. Is there some Byzantine setting that I can't seem to find in the manual that would override auto focus in all cases?

Many thanks.


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Chuck Miller
Re: EX1 auto focus completely unresponsive
on Mar 24, 2010 at 8:54:28 pm

hmmm, can't seem to delete post. figured it out. Focus ring needed to be slide forward out of full manual mode. Duh.


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Noah Kadner
Re: EX1 auto focus completely unresponsive
on Mar 24, 2010 at 8:58:32 pm

Well I know it's embarrassing but it's better for the forum to leave your post up. That way someone else searching through this thread someday will learn from you.

Noah

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Steve Wargo
Re: EX1 auto focus completely unresponsive
on Mar 24, 2010 at 9:16:47 pm

Hey Chuck, at least you found it on your own before we barraged you with sarcastic instructions and comments. Never be afraid to ask a dumb question. Instead, be fearful of what happens after we read that dumb question.

Cheers and good luck. That is one very slick little camera.

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Andy Morin
Re: EX1 auto focus completely unresponsive
on Mar 25, 2010 at 6:54:51 am

While we're talking about the focus on the EX1, does anyone feel the lens doesn't have much depth to it. I feel like there isn't any range. I can't create an unfocused picture in most cases unless the zoom is completely extended. Perhaps i just need more practice.
Anyone else have input?


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Don Greening
Re: EX1 auto focus completely unresponsive
on Mar 25, 2010 at 7:07:16 am

You could open up the iris more in concert with the lens telephoto. In order to control the extra light either use the ND filter and/or increase the shutter speed.

- Don


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Steve Wargo
Re: EX1 auto focus completely unresponsive
on Mar 25, 2010 at 2:55:27 pm

Play around with the Macro function. If you have an extreme closeup situation, the macro with throw the background out of focus quite a bit.
Another thing is to get back from your subject.

The chips are still only 1/2" and the lens is a compromise. Sometimes a lens extender will give you a bit more of what you want. Outside of that, it's a lens kit and a few thousand bucks.

Steve Wargo
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