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Camera lens focus problem

Photos from my lens are fine in about 70% of the area, but in the bottom left corner and up to maybe 1/3 of the height and 1/3 of the way in towards the right the image is soft.

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Re: Camera lens focus problem

What lens is this? Sometimes a particular copy of a lens can have misaligned elements (some lenses are more well-known for this than others). If it is new you can return it and ask for an exchange. If its not new it'll need adjusting by the maker or a shop.

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No, and no.

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The 70-300mm lens won't focus closer than about 5 feet (1.5 meters). If you need to get closer, there are several alternatives. Here are some in descending order of cost (and picture quality).

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Okay let me get this straight, you mounted a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens on a Canon T2. That's the Canon Rebel T2 right a film camera? If so you just can't do that because you mounted a digital lens on a full frame camera it's a wonder it allowed a manual shot the A6 is an error code for Transmission can not be made. The reason the 55-250 works is because it's a film lens or "Full Frame" where as the EF-S lens is for an APS size sensor with a 1.6 factor.

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There is no battery in the lens.  The lens receives power from the camera. Whether or not the lens is getting power, though, you should be able to focus manually.
When you say you can't focus manually, do you mean that you can't turn the focusing ring on the lens, or that when you turn the ring the image does not come into focus?
If you decide the lens needs to be repaired, I recommend sending it to Canon.  You can go to their website ( if you're in the US), click on support, and follow the links.

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