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The lens will not focus automatically but will focus manually on the kodak EOS rebel XSi

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Check your settings in the camera menu. Make sure that auto focus is selected. Also set the focus for OTHER than spot focus. (Spot focus can be real touchy.)
Still no autofocus? you will need service from Canon.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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