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Shutter needs to be pressed twice in creative zone?

Every time I'm in the creative zone, i have to press it the first time for the shutter to close, then once again for it to open. I change the apeture and ISO and it always happens. Sometimes it never opens the shutter.

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Your camera could be enabled for Mirror Lock-Up, thus needing two presses of the shutter to shoot - first press to lock mirror up till vibration dissipates, second press to activate shutter.

In the menu, go to C.Fn III: Auto Focus/Drive, #7 - turn that off/disable.

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This is the Setup menu 2. In this menu, select “Custom Functions (C. Fn)” . This will open a submenu of numbered options. Select #04 and set it to 0: the default AF/AE lock on a half depress of the shutter. 7528356.jpg
That should get your camera back to the expected auto focus with the shutter button.

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