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Old 29th April 2010
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E3 focusing Issue

Good afternoon.

I've had my E3 for 18 months and it has just under 10,000 shutter actuations on it so it's used lightly.

I was fishing on a beat of the North Esk yesterday and as I began to take pictures the Af began to play up. I had a 14-54mm on it and throughout the range, when trying to focus the lens would not lock o to any point and instead ran to close range then back to infinity refusing to lock on. It done this consistantly and continued to do so after switchng it on/off and cleaning the pick ups on both lens and body.

Changing the af mode occasionally woke it up and it worked for a few frames then decided not to.

Peculiarly, if I held the shutter button the camera would take an out of focus picture then the next the af would work.

There doesn't seen to be much of a pattern to it, however the pictures I did get show the meetering is wrong in a few, with pictures of the same location taken seconds apart being vastly different.

Up until now the camera has been faultless.
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