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08-16-2015, 04:07 PM   #1
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Q7 shutter woudn't fire when in auto focus pointed at distant horizon sky....

... I had to switch to manual focus using the 02 zoom at it's widest. In auto focus mode I could change my POV from the distant horizon to something close (my shadow below me) and it would fire. The red square wouldn't turn green when pointed to the horizon.

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Can't get a lock on empty sky, I guess. Set to release priority instead of focus priority.
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Copy, "release priority". Thanks.
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The Q series requires contrast to focus. It has difficulty in focusing on a solid or near solid color. That is normal for any camera that relies on contrast to focus. If you had aimed at something with contrast such as a building or tree or something in the distance then it would have locked focus.

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Try finding something with an edge. Move your focusing point to a cloud so that the outline of the cloud runs through the focusing point. That ought to be enough contrast for the little Q to focus on.

I find the same problem when trying to focus on a white wall.
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