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09-16-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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Issues with L60

does anyone know why my L60 keeps going out of focus but if i turn it off and on again its fine??? i bought the camera faulty off ebay as some pillock dropped it in sand and the lens stuck out so i took it apart cleaned all the sand off the lens gears and the focus drive and it worked fine then it started to go out of focus now and again

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QuoteOriginally posted by monstersteve84 Quote
does anyone know why my L60 keeps going out of focus but if i turn it off and on again its fine??? i bought the camera faulty off ebay as some pillock dropped it in sand and the lens stuck out so i took it apart cleaned all the sand off the lens gears and the focus drive and it worked fine then it started to go out of focus now and again

cheers steve
It may mean you didn't get all the grit out of there, and the focusing is hanging up on one spot on some gear somewhere. Or it could even just be being a bit touchy about uneven lubrication or something. I suppose you could go in and try again, ...I'll note I've seen this problem crop up once or twice, and it seems to have a funny way of sorting itself out eventually. Even happened to my little Lumix (Not involving sand or grit in the mechanism, just a good bit of a bounce off the lens hood onto a floor: one thing I like about these old FZ's is that if you put a UV on the lens hood tube, that mechanism is totally-protected.) I was convinced the camera was ruined for a day or two, but it seemed to settle back into line and hasn't had the problem since. Might have been psychosomatic.

I never had the mechanism apart, so I don't know what it looks like in there.
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