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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

Discussion in 'Panasonic Chat' started by Kneth, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Kneth

    Kneth New Member

    I own a camera of the above mentioned model.
    Now I realize that the half press of the shutter button seems not working properly. When I half press, the camera automatically focuses and takes the photo.
    Tried on most modes e.g. iA, P, A, S, M.
    Any advice please?
  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The shutter control top plate can be replaced. Current prices range from £40 to £60 for the unit. Labour is extra. The units can be found on Ebay.

    The going price for a FZ18 seems to be less than £40 so it might be better value to replace yours.
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  3. Kneth

    Kneth New Member

    Hi Andrew,
    Thank you very much for your response. I managed to get my camera back to normal by following a simple procedure mentioned by member in another forum. He advised me
    "It might be something in the shutter release. Try exercising it, a hundred times or so, with the camera turned off" and it did the trick!
    I am posting it here hoping it might help another member in a similar situation.
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Then it was probably a bit of dirt.
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  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Well done. :)
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