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P1000 Manually Focused, then loses focus slightly upon zoom.


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Have had my P1000 for a year now, and pretty good with it. It was stowed away for a few months, and then I started having this issue. To film a long zoom in or out, I would zoom to 3k mm, manually focus sharp, them set up for my shot which would remained focused at any amount of zoom; however, now it shifts just out focus as soon as I trigger the zoom.
Has anyone had this or heard of this? What's a typical fix entail? My first guesses would be it got knocked, and/or had some moisture freeze inside. The nearest Nikon repair available to me is extremely far away. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

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You're Canadian… that must mean that nothing can be far away
or is it? :P

I don't know of any zoom — not even any of mine — that will be
in focus while operating the zoom unless…

The AF is configured to be continuous and I use BBF. I don't know
the P1000, does it have a BBF option?



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You're Canadian… that must mean that nothing can be far away
or is it? :P

I don't know of any zoom — not even any of mine — that will be
in focus while operating the zoom unless…

The AF is configured to be continuous and I use BBF. I don't know
the P1000, does it have a BBF option?

P1000 can't be configured for BBF, one of the reasons I sold mine.



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P1000 can't be configured for BBF, one of the reasons I sold mine.

Fair enough.

How are you doing down there in Texas?



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Doing fine. The temp today got to 70 F where I am so snow and ice have melted. The rolling power outages are over and water supply is fine.



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Good, you're safe… then stay safe buddy! :P



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You're Canadian… that must mean that nothing can be far away
or is it? :P

I don't know of any zoom — not even any of mine — that will be
in focus while operating the zoom unless…

The AF is configured to be continuous and I use BBF. I don't know
the P1000, does it have a BBF option?


Yeah, no BBF.

P1k is my first camera, so I don't know about other lenses. But before this issue, I had no trouble zooming fully in to the subject, manual focus, then zoom back out fully, begin recording video, begin slow zoom fully to subject which remained in focus.

Now, as mentioned, focus shifts only slightly off upon zooming, leading me to believe some mechanism in the lense may have minor damage.

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Good, you're safe… then stay safe buddy! :P

Thanks :)