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RX100 II Focus Issue.

Russell ­ W. ­ Barnes
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Sep 11, 2017 07:16 |  #1

Hallo all,

My RX100II focussing isn't entirely reliable and I'd like to know if it's me or the camera that's the problem here. I have the focussing set to Single-Shot AF and as I understand it, the image is focussed when the green dot next to the shutter speed indication is solid.

Except sometimes it isn't... Maybe one shot in twenty is duff. And Sod's Law dictates that it's generally a shot I'd never get the opportunity to capture again. Not just low-light, either, but ordinary scenes of decent contrast.

My Canon G12, which the Sony superseded, never, ever failed to get a shot in focus. The two things that put me off going for another Canon G*** are the very slow response time between pressing the tit and exposing the shot, and that the lens cover is too close to the glass, trapping dirt and scratching the front element. I thought Canon would've got on top of this by now.

Anyway, I digress; back to the Sony. It's a lovely, well-made camera and the pics I do take that are in focus, I'm perfectly happy with. But until I resolve this focussing unreliability I just can't trust it. -?

Advice, please?

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Nov 09, 2017 13:44 |  #2

Wow, old thread and no response.

I have the original RX100 and also have problems with focusing. The camera seems to have a mind of its own, focusing where it wants. It likes to focus on faces. I have tried to turn that feature off, because sometimes I don't want focus there, and sometimes it is not a real face. But it doesn't seem to change the behavior much, or at all.

Great little camera, but hard to get accurate focus, especially closer up.

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Nov 18, 2017 20:07 |  #3

I have an RX100-2 and I purchased a used electronic view finder.

When I review exposure data I find shutter speed is too low and camera shake is an issue.

I've had help. I don't know if I should share the source in this forum. Although I'm seldom here now, P M me if you want information

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