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Canon digital camera will not focus

It will not focus clearly in either autofocus nor manual focus mode. It does not matter which lens I have on it.

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Check your diopter adjustment. It should be a small wheel on the upper right of the viewfinder. It is designed so that people who normally wear eyeglasses can use the viewfinder without their glasses, but it can occasionally get bumped. If the diopter adjustment is way off, it is like looking through someone else's eyeglasses!

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