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Coolpix S70 focus

Several years ago I put my S70 in a drawer and forgot about it. The reason is that it's auto focus is out of adjustment and Nikon said it is impossible to fix. What this means is that either they don't know how to fix it or that they think I will buy some other Nikon netting them more profit.

In bright light the photos are in focus just fine. In lower light, the depth of field being less, all the photos are out of focus. Before discontinuing it's use I could use it for macro shots by tripping the shutter and then moving the camera a few inches (don't remember if I had to go closer or further) ending up with an in focus image. I was essentially tricking the camera, unfortunately you have to take 10 or so images this way to get the focus and framing right... in other words a real pain.

I have kept this camera because I really like it and hope that someday I can figure out some sort of fix.

Today I heard about a boot up method for Cannon cameras with a CHDK program on the SD card which allows you to utilize new functions which were not available before. One is to disarm the auto focus and allow manual focus.

Does anyone know of a program which will work with the S70? CHDK might work, however I don't know that.

Or better yet, does anyone know how to adjust the auto focus feature of the camera changing it from auto-out-of-focus to auto-in-focus?

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks, Terry

Terry Horlick
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:36:08 +0400

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