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Bunny Snow
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focusing problem with S2-IS


I accidentally set my S2-IS so that the screen goes dark and it loses focus. I can see where sharp focus is, but cannot figure out how to keep the focusing mechanism there.

I was trying to move the focusing point from mid-screen to one side or another so the subject would not be dead center.

I would rather go back to the beginning than not be able to use this camera. It doesn't happen on my 20D, Elan 7E, or Nikons. Unfortunately, I needed a light camera due to hip surgery and an upcoming trip.

Help would be appreciated!!

Thanks,
Bunny


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4/2/2006 6:40:04 AM

 
Pat Worster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  Try resetting everything to the default settings. Pat


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4/2/2006 12:46:41 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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  Thanks, Pat. I did that, and of course, it worked. But, I was wondering what did I do so it won't happen again?


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4/2/2006 3:52:01 PM

 
Pat Worster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  I have had my camera for about 6 months and I have played with it so much everything was messed up. I finally printed out the manual that comes on cd and decided to reset everything and now I am refusing to take any pics on auto. I am forcing myself to learn how to set things manually. Reset button helped alot. Glad it worked for you and now if it happens again you know what to do. Pat


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4/2/2006 4:26:42 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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  Thanks, again.

I think it would be a good idea for me to copy the entire manual to my computer, so that if anything happens to the manual when we are in Europe, at least I'll have another copy.

Additionally, I learn the information by typing it into my computer. The manual is quite long.

I much prefer my EOS 20D, and the Elan 7E (which trained me for the 20D), even though I had those cameras only a short time before switching from one to another. I'm frustrated with this point and shoot. It seems like there are more settings in hidden places. But, then the camera is new and my heart is not in it. I'm using this camera because I fractured my hip at the end of December and can barely walk with a sturdy cane, much less being able to carry a heavier pack for my 20D and accessories. I needed something really light and relatively inexpensive. This filled the bill, but it's not the same as either of the other cameras.

Thanks again.
Bunny


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4/2/2006 9:45:35 PM

 
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