Question about Cameras

1 Answer

Auto Focus Problem

I am using the 18 - 70 lens..when I am on auto focus it will try to focus and will not let me take the picture

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Same problem i have an error in the lens. When I focus on areas more than aprox. 1 meter away the autofocus will never lock so i can take a picture...

  • sdvision_pho Jan 20, 2009

    it does't focuse sharp

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 691 Answers

The lens is supposed to do that. If you take the picture before the lens has focused....your picture will be out of focus.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My NikonD3100 is no longer focusing, my battery is charged and I am at a loss


Make sure you're using a lens that worked before on this camera.. many consumer bodies lack the built in focus motor, so you must purchase lenses that have the motor built into the lens. If it lacks a motor - no auto focus will be possible.

Remove and re-seat the lens.

Make sure that any Aperture ring on the lens barrel is set to the smallest (largest number f22) possible.

Make sure any and all Auto / Manual Focus switches are set to A or Auto.

Try taking a picture in broad daylight - or other well lit area - if the subject is very dark, the auto focus will struggle or "hunt".

Let me know if these suggestions solve your problem - good luck!

Oct 19, 2014 | Nikon D3100 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My pl1 camera has blurred pictures but when lens taken out, its ok.


Are you using an auto-focus m4/3 lens? I have about 20 lenses for this camera and only 1 of them is an auto-focus m4/3 lens. I have an adapter so I can use my 4/3 lenses on it in auto-focus mode along with other various mounts (including cctv) that do not support auto-focus. So if you are using a non-auto-focus lens, you will need to manually focus the pictures.
If you are certain it is an auto-focus lens, are you sure you have it set to auto-focus?
What settings do you have your camera set to (aperature mostly is what I'd like to know)? Try adjusting your aperature to be small (to increase your DOF).
Also what lens are you using and what is your focal distance? It could be your lens has a larger or shallower focal distance than what you are trying to achieve (like a macro lens doesn't work that great for landscape photography or a telephoto lens doesn't work great for macro photography).
Last thought: is your lens or sensor dirty? A dirty lens can cause focusing issues if it is REALLY dirty and a dirty sensor can too (sensor is a bigger pain to clean. I strongly recommend taking it to the pros as they scratch really easily). Dirty lenses can be cleaned with a blower and a lint free cloth and rubbing alcohol if those 2 things don't clear it out.

Mar 03, 2013 | Olympus E-pl1 Pen Digital Slr Camera w/ M....

1 Answer

Blurry pictures


You did not say which lens or lenses you are using, but most auto-focus lenses have a switch for selecting manual or auto-focus. First, check your camera's menu settings to make sure auto-focus is enabled and then your lens to make sure you did not accidently leave it in the manual focus position? If it is in the auto-focus position and still not taking sharp pictures, switch it to manual and see if you can get it to focus correctly. It is also possible that your auto-focus alignment is out because your camera was bumped, jolted or dropped. If realignment is necessary, you can send the camera and lens to Nikon for repair or find a knowledgeable camera repairman.

Jul 29, 2012 | Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

1 Answer

My camera turns on but it won't focus on automatic and when I press the button to take a picture it won't take one on manuel or automatic.


There may be a few things preventing the camera from taking a picture. I don't know the lens you are using but by chance does it have an auto/manual switch that has been switched to manual? Also make sure the lens is locked in position. The camera won't take a picture unless it has focus in the auto focus mode, this is normal. What are you trying to focus on? The camera auto focus system will search and fail to auto focus on surfaces that have little or nor contrast. For example glass, chrome, a blank wall, water, blue sky. Other conditions that auto focus fails is being to close to your subject, heavy fog, a dim lit subject, available light and night photography. Once the little green confirmation light comes on the camera has focus and will operate as it should.

Nov 27, 2010 | Canon EOS Rebel XS 35mm SLR Camera

3 Answers

Cannot auto focus


It sounds like the circuit board flex has gone bad, It folds back and forth when you zoom the lens, And needs to be replaced by a repair shop and readjusted. Tony

May 26, 2010 | Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 EF IS USM AF Lens

1 Answer

Auto focus is not working properly and will not


You want to charge people for a membership to get answers from your site
but you want me to "tell you how I did it" for free. Hmmmmmm?

Sep 09, 2009 | Canon Digital Rebel / EOS-300D Digital...

1 Answer

Auto focus not working


The lens AF mode is not working. What lens is it you are using?

It is not a camera issue but a lens issue. Try a different lens to be certain.

Jun 08, 2009 | Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

1 Answer

Nikon D40 help?!


I assume the lens had the impact. The 18-55 lens has the built-in motors for auto-focus.
Try switching to manual focus (on the lens). If this works, the lens may not auto-focus anymore.
Try it and let me know.
cheers,

Sep 01, 2008 | Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm...

1 Answer

Sigma 28-300 3.5-6.3 won't focus


Did it ever work on this camera?
I have seen some Sigma lenses that are auto focus on canon film cameras but then when put on the digital they dont work right. If you have used it on this camera then make sure the lens is clean.sometimes dirt on the front wil make it try focusing on the dirt. Next try focusing in manual focus to make sure the focus is working. Then take the lens off and then put it back on and make sure it clicks into place.

Let me know if none of those things work. also make sure to try focus on something close and somthing far away.

let me know how it works,
Caleb

Jun 26, 2008 | Sigma 24-70mm F3.5-5.6 AF Zoom Lens

1 Answer

Auto focus will not focus. lens problem or camera problem?


A dirty filter, front, or rear optic can cause the lens to seek

Feb 03, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

326 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

100140 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

66126 Answers

Are you a Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...