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Focus is an ongoing issue night and day.

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Focus is an ongoing issue night and day.

Although some are saying they have a clear image, many of us are having an almost impossible time viewing the Cam at night.

During the day, foreground and background are flattened and blurry--not completely indistinct, but as if covered with etched glass in spots.

At night, it is entirely impossible now to distinguish any animals unless it is an elephant. All moving animals are white or black blobs or streaks.

During the day "walks" the animals in the distance become color blurs and are a little easier to make out, but, not nearly as clear as they were a week ago.

I love this place and my experience and I would hate for this to sound like a whine or complaint. It is a problem that I feel needs addressing, and, we have been posting about this problem for days now with no input or information.

Thank you in advance for addressing this issue.

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I read all the posts and since I am still a newbie, I am just one happy camper and fortunate to catch sightings at that watering hole, or catch sightings in a farther view... no matter if the focus is imperfect at times... cobwebs and all!! Eye-wink I just am hooked on Africam! Laughing out loud

I am just amazed that I am sitting here in my house in a rural and idyllic area of Pennsylvania and actually seeing giraffes, elephants and all the thirsty visitors to the watering hole. It doesn't take much to make me happy! Laughing out loud

I praise and thank God for His marvelous creation!! I thank all who make this happen by manning the cams while I have only to put my feet up. sit back in my recliner, and visit Africa. Well, back to my recliner.... Smiling

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Today, March 4, the images are beautifully clear and distinct, thank you so much!

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When it was an issue and it was brought to Africam's attention, it was addrssed, like the time not too long ago when they drove up to the Cam to clean off the spiders and cob webs and things were great again after that.

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"smalldog" wrote:
The purpose of this sub form "Camera" is for Bomites to post problems they observe with the Camera. That's all I'm doing.

Focus has been a real issue for almost a week now.

We have to provide this information in order for Africam to be aware of any issues.

I understand. I just think it's more of an issue some nights rather then all nights. From the amount of time i've been here this issue has come and gone. Who knows the cause of it. But I am sure it will get addressed when they have time.

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The purpose of this sub form "Camera" is for Bomites to post problems they observe with the Camera. That's all I'm doing.

Focus has been a real issue for almost a week now.

We have to provide this information in order for Africam to be aware of any issues.

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We are just speaking in general. It seems that most of the problems with the cam are happening at night. During the daytime it seems the picture is pretty clear.

I really think it's the cobwebs and maybe the settings. But the cam cannot be perfect all the time. It a perfect world...it would be perfect picture all the time. Would be nice, but I know it cannot happen.

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Did I say anywhere, ever that I am unappreciative or didn't give thanks for this?

NB: Just now when the settings were changing, at Shutter auto, and Shutter 8, the image was perfectly clear. As soon as it went to shutter off, the image fogged over.

Again, and jeepers folks get off my case, this is camera information.

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I'm with the others.

Be thankful for what you get to see. This is a free service to us. How lucky are we to get to see Africa day in and day out. How lucky are we to get to see lions, cheetahs, zebra, giraffe, etc?

I can deal with the blurry-ness. I can deal with the camera outages.

Yes there are cobwebs on the screen. But you have to remember that they have a lodge to take care of. Paying customers to make happy. Plus this cam is near wild animals. So i'm sure it's not as easy as one may think just to go out there and wipe down a camera lense.

Some days the cam picture is great. Some days the cam picture is bad. But I am thankful either way. I still get to see Africa. If I cannot see...I get to hear Africa. Something i'll probably never see and/or hear during my lifetime.

I am very thankful Nkorho Lodge is allowing us to view this for free! Such a nice gesture for us who cannot visit.

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No complaints here. We have to remember that atmospheric conditions, satellites and weather pay a large part on the pictures we see.

I think probably some of the employees at the lodge are just learning how to use the cam. I think they all do a terrific job!

Just remember it is free to us!!!! I know I will never be able to go to Africa so I will enjoy and not complain. Keep up the good work Africam !!

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With all due respect Tabs, I write about these problems not to complain or be ungrateful. I have appreciation just as much as you and everyone else.

I don't think it was the operator; I believe Karin was on duty. The Cam is perfectly still tonight and it is still foggy, blurry, and hard on the eyes.

My money is on the cobwebs covering the lens along with the settings used. Since I don't know how the camera works, I'm just going by my observations when the settings are changed and I see perfectly clear views at certain shutter speeds and then we arrive at blurred views when a different shutter speed is selected and set.

If we see something that appears not quite right, I believe we have a responsibility to make note of it for Africam to address and that doing so doesn't make us seem ungrateful to the administration.

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