Question about Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
Autofocus mode tries to turn the lens but nothing happens. A green light to the right of a number 9 in the bottom right of the view finder blinks and the camera does not allow the picture to be taken. When the lens is switched to manual focus it still will not focus, and the distance scale on the lens dose not move. The picture can be taken but is, of course, out of focus. The lens is a Cannon EF 50mm 1.4.
Excuse me if this is a dumb question but you wouldn't believe the things people do...., but in manual mode are you actually manually trying to move the lens? as manual mode means just that you take hold of the lens and turn it. If it wont turn it sounds like the lens is jammed and needs returning/repairing.
if taking hold of the lens and turning it works for manual mode, take the lens off and clean the gold contacts on both the camera and the lens with a pencil erasor this may bring the auto focus back to life, switch back to auto and try again, if not its most likely the lens but take the body to a canon store and try another lens just to double check the body is ok
drop me a line if i can be of further assistance
best of luck
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
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