Canon digital rebel xti - lens misaligned after it was dropped
Hiya. the lens of my gf's canon is slightly tilted now. after being dropped, the part that you grab and twist is now slightly off angle. it seems like nothing else about it is broken besides the track that it is on. i have small mechanical screwdrivers, and there are 4 screws i could remove from the lens to fiddle with the insides of it; but i'm not sure if it's designed to be opened by an amateur (like, if they booby trap it with things that they can only assemble in their repair department). anyone with experience, please let me know what you know! thank you very much!
Re: canon digital rebel xti - lens misaligned after it...
I just stripped the body of my rebel xt apart and put it back together.
be forewarned, there are six different size and thread pitch screws in the body, so take notes and keep them separate.
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Such symptom indicate a malfunction on the DC/DC voltage converter circuitry or the main board, caused for moisture as result of the water drops.
In order to perform a correct diagnostics and repair of it, it is necessary to open such camera and perform it by a qualified camera repair technician.
If it's under warranty, I do recommend you to send it back to make valid the warranty.
If not, then you have the options of pay for its repair, or do it yourself if you are willing to open it and perform some basic diagnostics of the failure. You will need tools to do it, which includes the usage of a soldering iron.
The repair cost may be so huge that is cheaper to buy another camera, since after open it, it may be necessary to replace multiple expensive parts.
I think it might be a lens issue. make sure you change the macro option. the macro must be activated if you are taking a picture of something which is close to the camera. if it's not activated, the picture will not be focused. The same will happen if the item is far and the macro is ON.
if it is an auto focus lens that works on one eos camera, it should work on almost all of them. the only known exception is that some high end extenders will not fit the eos1dmarkII as it protrudes into the opening too far. but a good rule is that if it fits without any obstruction issues, it should work. try cleaning contacts on the lens and camera body. if that doesn't fix it, talk to Tamron. you can use it manually, but will not be as easy and you would get less predictable results.
my suggestion is to always go with lens from camera maker.
sounds like there is an issue with the tamron lens. not the camera. good luck mark