Problems with focus Ricoh GX100

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Tungsten Nordstein
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Re: Problems with focus Ricoh GX100

Pozz82 wrote:

Tungsten Nordstein wrote:

So you try and autofocus at an object 2m away or on the horizon. What happens?

Thanks! In both AF and MF it seems that the focus stops after about 1m while up to a few cm you can see the focus moving (this obviously with manual focus).

In macro mode it all works from macro to infinity. OK that sounds good.

Yes, the switch in Macro mode unlocks the focus at distance

When Infinity set, your photos are not focussed at infinity?


Snap mode does not work? In what way is it not working?

The pics are blurry

In manual mode you cannot focus beyond a certain distance? You are saying that the focus no longer moves after a certain point? What are the distances it will move through until it stops? How are you focussing in manual mode?

With manual focus the lens focuses only up to about 1m then freezes

Battery. How long is the camera lasting before the battery goes flat? Maybe it is long enough for a firmware update?

40/50 pics

Firmware version. This should have no effect on focussing, imo. I have firmware version 1.51 and it works fine. I don't see any harm in updating it though, but it would be good to have a greater udnerstanding how focus is failing.

Mine it's 1.16 firmware

SNAP mode should be 2.5m. If it can't set that accurately I don't know what to think. Where do you think SNAP is focussed? Have you tried to work that out?

I wonder whether there's something stopping the lens moving properly. Could it have been dropped? Otherwise an electronics/CPU error.

To me it sounds like the camera is on the way South. I think you'll just have to enjoy it with macro set to on. Sorry I can't think of anything else.

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