Time For A New Camera?

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Time For A New Camera?

New postby Marty101 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:04 am

I have a Samsung-S850 that is acting strange lately. I've mainly used it for taking pic's of watches and etc, so I have used the macro feature regularly. Lately it doesn't seem to focus correctly; things get fuzzy on and off. Also,it gets dark sometimes for no reason that I can tell; this is on and off as well. It makes picture taking harder, and I delete at least half my pic's because of these problems.
I did blame myself at first-I'm no expert-but it has gotten noticeably worse lately.
Is it me or my Samsung?

If it's me, am I worth repairing? :lol:
Please help!
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Re: Time For A New Camera?

New postby midwest_clock_guy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:34 pm

Have you tried http://www.fixya.com/support/p505050-sa ... tal_camera for Technical Support?
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Re: Time For A New Camera?

New postby veritas » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:11 pm

How old is the camera and was it expensive?
My Cannon camera was at least 10 years old.replacing it for 150 bucks was well worth it.I paid over 500 for the old one.
Likely cheaper to buy a new one than fix the one you have.
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Re: Time For A New Camera?

New postby richiec » Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:46 am

Marty, shame you can't just replace yourself as well for $150.
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Re: Time For A New Camera?

New postby Marty101 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:10 pm

Wayne,
After I finished typing out my problem they wanted $$ to answer the question. Figures. I don't want to pay but admit I'm tempted.
Kevin,
It's only two years old and about $150 also. It was my first "real" camera and I suspect this problem started from day 1, but I was too inexperienced to notice. Just blamed myself. Now that it's gotten so bad and I've gained some experience, I've come to the conclusion maybe I'm not broken.
So there,Rich. :D
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Re: Time For A New Camera?

New postby Marty101 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:13 pm

Rich,
I apologize. It turns out that I was at fault as much as the camera. I just spent a couple hours relearning what I thought I knew. My camera is-at least for now-acting better than ever. I'm taking macro shots of second's bits that look like dials, and the lighting and focus are holding steady.
And even if they don't,I learned enough to make it worth it by honing old and learning new skills.
Now all I need is an opportunity to show off... 8-)
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Re: Time For A New Camera?

New postby veritas » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:02 pm

That,s good news Marty, glad to hear it was nothing seriously wrong with the camera. :D
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