Manual focusing very close causes focus to malfunction

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Manual focusing very close causes focus to malfunction

Postby PLab » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:59 pm

Hi,

I have a strange behavior with my GRD IV and I am wondering if anybody else has it.
Here are the steps:
Set the camera to manual focus
Focus as close as possible using the macro button, when you are at the minimum you hear some clicking noise if you insist going closer
Now try to focus on an object far away, you will notice that the camera infinite position is now more or less 3 centimeter on the focus distance indicator
Set the camera to autofocus
The camera is unable to autofocus anymore.
Switching off and on solves the problem

I don't want to send my camera to repair for this because it's not a critical problem.
But I am wondering if this is a known problem, and if it could get worse with time.

Thanks,
Pierre
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Re: Manual focusing very close causes focus to malfunction

Postby Blow-in » Thu Dec 19, 2013 3:27 pm

Hello Pierre,

I just tried to replicate your problem but couldn't so you may have an issue with the firmware. Are you using the latest version (2.21)? You should be able to check on page 4 of the menu under the 3rd level tab. Firmware updates here: http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/gr/gr_digital4/firmware.html

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Re: Manual focusing very close causes focus to malfunction

Postby PLab » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:45 pm

Actually, I have an even more recent firmware, 2.30 available here
http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/download/firmware/grd4/
But I also had the problem with the previous firmware.
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Re: Manual focusing very close causes focus to malfunction

Postby Blow-in » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:15 pm

PLab wrote:Actually, I have an even more recent firmware, 2.30 available here
http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/download/firmware/grd4/
But I also had the problem with the previous firmware.


Sounds like a camera fault then...you are right of course about the FW - I'd forgotten what a mess the Ricoh website has been since they took over Pentax...stuff all over the place.

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Re: Manual focusing very close causes focus to malfunction

Postby PLab » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:22 pm

Thanks for checking on your camera.
I will not get it repaired because it's not a terrible problem.
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Re: Manual focusing very close causes focus to malfunction

Postby streetshooter » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:47 am

PLab wrote:Thanks for checking on your camera.
I will not get it repaired because it's not a terrible problem.


I'm running 2.30 also and my camera will not do what you listed.
Maybe try a reset to start over.
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Postby PLab » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:53 pm

streetshooter wrote:
PLab wrote:Thanks for checking on your camera.
I will not get it repaired because it's not a terrible problem.


I'm running 2.30 also and my camera will not do what you listed.
Maybe try a reset to start over.


How can I Reset ?

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Re: Manual focusing very close causes focus to malfunction

Postby odklizec » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:14 am

Hi Pierre, turn the camera ON, enter to menu and switch to Key Custom Option menu (circle with arrow keys). Now at the bottom you can find the Restore Defaults option. This will reset the camera back to factory defaults. Unfortunately, I don't think this will help you. Your problem sounds more like a mechanical failure.
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