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Can't Shoot At An Angle

For some reason whenever I try to shoot my XTI at an angle it won't shoot. It just beeps and it appears the lens tries to focus and that's it. I was trying to shoot some moon and stars shots with my tripod etc, but if I tilted the camera back past say 10 o'clock it just won't shoot. Any ideas?????

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What mode are you shooting in? If you are in almost any mode except M(anual), the camera may not be able to lock focus once you point it a relatively dark area of the sky. See if the Focus Confirmation light in the viewfinder is flashing. If it is, the shutter will not release. See page 162 in the manual for options, and page 71 for shooting Bulb exposures.

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