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Shutter button won't click plus auto focus does not track.although i get full viewfinder info

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My shutter won't fire using 18-55 lens, either on Manual, P or Auto mode. It is set to AF. But when lens is set to MF, shutter fires. I tried switching to another lens and shutter is perfectly fine.


I could be that your lens isn't focusing. If the Auto focus can't find something to focus on the shutter won't fire. If you are shooting in low light sometimes it has trouble try shooting something that is well lit. also your auto focus point may be somewhere other than the center. there is a button on the top of your camera that looks like this [ ][ ] [ ] [ ]
More or less that will switch where your focus point is. If you look in the view finder and see a red dot when you push on the shutter button that is your focus point. push the above button until the red dot is in the centre. that may fix your problem.

Jul 26, 2011 | Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera with 18-55...

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My Canon EOS 450D shows busy while trying to click on AF auto mode and it does not click at all.


There are several contributing factors to this problem and I'll try to list a few that may be the cause.
All Canon EOS camera auto focus modes us contrast to focus this means simply that no contrast there is no focus. There is a small green dot in the lower right corner of the viewfinder that will come on and stay on solid when auto focus as been achieved. By default the shutter will not operate "click" if auto focus has not been made.

Here are a few examples of where auto focus will ether search (focus back and forth) or fail completely.

A solid painted wall, glass between the camera and subject, mirror, chrome, any large body of water, clear sky. Another place you wouldn't expect is clear skin in your subjects face or body.

Cameras with multiple focus points and set to other then the middle will have a problem if the photographer is still attempting to use the center focus point.

Look for the green dot in the lower right corner of the viewfinder that's your focus confirmation.

Apr 09, 2011 | Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera

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Shutter release not responding


Hi tmclaughlin0, In the camera is in AF-S mode, the camera will not shoot until it acquires focus. Look on page 29 of the D80 manual.

May 14, 2010 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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Unable to focus image in viewfinder


There is a little wheel nest to the viewfinder on the camera. It is called something like dioptric focus (forgive me I am going off of what I heard pronounced) and it allows you to manually set the focus to your eyesight. Just adjust the wheel while looking through the viewfinder and you should be set.

Aug 28, 2009 | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Digital Camera

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Info doesn't appearin viewfinder


Press the info button.. that button will toggle between the different types of screens, also it does in playback also

Apr 07, 2009 | Olympus EVOLT E-500 Digital Camera

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R 07


Certainly sounds like the mirror is stuck or even been dislodged.

Jan 17, 2009 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

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More info for poor focus problem


I don't know about any misaligned focus feature on the D80. Have you checked to see what focusing mode you are using, ie. single auto focus, closest subject, or wide area focus. Closest subject can really throw off your focus. I would switch to single auto focus mode. Another reason for poor focus would be dust on the auto focus sensor which is located under the mirror box.

Check on the focus mode, if it's not a mechanical problem, I'd be willing to bet that's what it is.

Jul 22, 2008 | Nikon D80 Body Only Digital Camera

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Veiw finder(eye piece ) out of focus pictures are fine


Use the diopter adjustment to refocus the viewfinder to your eye.

Point the camera at a sign or something with writing on and half press the shutter button to focus then move the little adjuster at the top right of the viewfinder until the image in the veiwfinder is in focus

Jun 22, 2008 | Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

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Focus Problem


I have the C740, which I believe works very similarly if not identically. Unless you have the camera in full time auto focus, I don't believe it actually focuses on the subject until you've pressed the shutter button half way. Until then, the subject may look in focus in the viewfinder, but is not. When you fully depress the shutter in one motion (rather than pressing half way first), the camera will attempt to focus before it takes the shot. If you are not careful about camera movement, you may inadvertently be focusing on something other than what you intended. My camera (and it seems all digicams) has trouble focusing in low light, so you definitely want to use the half press in such situations. Even then, I don't always get the focus correct. Thank the digital Gods for instant feedback! Personally, I almost always use the half press method. To get the 740 in manual focus, you hold the "OK" button down until you see the viewfinder display a focusing scale. It takes a second or so. You should also see "MF" and "AF" designations in the lower left corner of the viewfinder when the scale displays. Use the left and right arrows to select the focus mode you want (i.e. MF or AF), then use the up and down arrows to adjust the focus distance. You'll notice that the area you are focusing on is enlarged when you use the up and down arrows.

Sep 13, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-750 Ultra Zoom Digital...

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Focus modes


There are four focus modes: S-AF (Single auto focus), C-AF (Continuous auto focus), MF (Manual Focus), and S-AF/MF (Simultaneous mode). (SINGLE Auto Focus): Focusing is performed once when the shutter button is pressed halfway. C-AF (CONTINUOUS Auto Focus): The camera repeats focusing while the shutter button is pressed halfway. (MANUAL FOCUS): The function allows you to manually focus on any subject while looking through the viewfinder. SIMULTANEOUS USE of S-AF mode and MF mode: You can fine-adjust focus manually by turning the focus ring after AF is performed in the S-AF mode.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus EVOLT E-300 Digital Camera

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