I, PERSONALLY, DID NOT DROP MY CAMERA. SOMEONE ELSE, AT SOME TIME, MAY HAVE, I DON'T HAVE ANY IDEA IF THIS HAPPENED OR NOT. HOWEVER, WHEN LOOKING THRU VIEW FINDER TO TAKE A PICTURE, IMAGE I SEE IS SOMEWHAT FILLED WITH LINES AND NOT FOCUSING PROPERLY. THEN, WHEN I DOWNLOAD CF CARD ONTO COMPUTER, PICTURES APPEAR OUT OF FOCUS.
Technical Support from Canon sent me shipping and handling in order for me to send my camera in for service. The problem I'm experiencing with my camera is happening "all over the place". This type of problem caused a recall by Canon. The problem with my camera will be corrected by Canon "free of charge" and shipped back to me.
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Just try the on / off switch, if it still goes smooth. Turn the main dial and other knobs. Then shot some pictures and look on the computer what results you have. See if the auto focus still works correct and look s any extra lines (Chromatic aberration) appear in the pictures you took.
My guess, because the camera was inside a bag, nothing serous happened.
If you want to be 100% sure, you could send it to a Nikon certified service centre, but it will cost you (not a bit) I don't think you sold do that. Special if you can't see or feel anything is wrong.
Success with the camera.
To focus lightly press the shutter button (the one that takes pictures). Pushing it half way tells the camera to focus. When you're ready push it the rest of the way in and it should take a nice crisp photo. If not there's a problem. Take it to a repair shop, replace it, just rely on your smartphone, or learn to deal with blurry pictures. I'd personally go with the smartphone as you always need it anyway.
First off, try gently turning the focus ring on your lens while it is on auto focus mode (DO NOT force it). Sometimes a minor bump on the lens can cause the focus ring to come off the tracks. Try that and see if the lens start auto focusing again. I find that this solves the issues a lot of the time. If that doesn't give you any results then you'll need to take your lens to an authorized Canon service center for repairs. Hope this helps!
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I don't know if I can help you. But I will try a guess. Some cameras focus on 1 point and it is not necessary the center. Maybe if you give your camera a point to focus on then keeping your fingers half cocked on the shutter shift the focus off-center to however you want to compose it, then click.
But if it was working properly before and then stopped working properly, did you lend your camera to someone, drop it or subject it to impact? I don't think anything is really wrong but I could be wrong. Have you checked the AF/MF button. Could someone may have accidentally pressed it?
If you are using the macro lens, did you check the camera's distance limits? I understand that the 7D actually focuses faster than the Canon EOS and Pentax. Canon and Pentax need to hunt that's why they take longer.
This camera has TTl auto focus so it can't be switched to manual so that idea is quickly stomped on.
A silly question, are you half pushing the shoot button down first to activate the auto focus. If you don't and just hit the shoot button you'll definitely get out of focus shots.
Have you sat down and read the manual on how to correctly focus. A number of things can crop up which can fool the autofocus into a wrong setting.
Have you dropped the camera or has someone else done so? The lens assembly could be damaged. Try pointing the camera at something about three feet away whilst half pushing the shoot button then still holding the button half way point the camera at something a long way off. Can you hear the mechanism trying to focus and does the picture in the LCD change. If it's all quiet and the picture doesn't change then it could be a damaged focus motor or a connection to it is broken.
Are you sure the camera isn't switched to Macro. A lot of people get caught with that one. You'll never shoot a focussed picture in macro unless it's less than a foot or so away.