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Auto Focus Camera will not take picture will only focus in and focus out while it is on auto focus when you switch to manual it will take picture but it will not focus all the way in. Tried a different lens but it still did same thing.

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  • volsfan May 14, 2008

    Yes you can rotate the focus ring and you can get a clear picture through the lens but as soon as you push button to take picture it gets fuzzy again - it is really odd

  • Edward Stewart
    Edward Stewart May 11, 2010

    Do you know what AF setting you are on. Some cameras allow you to change from spot focus etc.

    What happens when you try to shoot the sky outdoors?

    What type of lense are you using?

  • Edward Stewart
    Edward Stewart May 11, 2010

    On manual focus you need to adjust the focus ring manually, the camera will nto control the focus at all. Are you able to rotate the focus ring at all when it is in manual mode?

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Try removing the camera lens and VERY CAREFULLY raise the mirror in the camera. There is another small mirror behind the main mirror that reflects the light for the autofocus to work. If the spring on that small mirror is broken (common problem) it can cause the symptom you are experiencing.

You can also check it by aiming the camera at an object above your head with the camera pointed up since that will hold the little mirror in place by gravity. If it works pointed up the spring is the problem.

You can get the spring from Canon. The part number is CS2-6367-000. Canon's parts dept phone number is 1-732-521-7230.

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