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Focus failure Hi. I hope you can help. I've a canon 40D and am using it remotely with the EOS utility v 2.3. I am only able to take an image when the live view mode is active. When inactive and I use either the shoot button or the timer, an error flashes up "focus failure". The camera focuses fine in live mode. Have dragged my way through the instruction manual and cannot find a troubleshooting section covering this problem. Hope you can help. Thanks Joe

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SOURCE: CANON EOS 40D

Yes, You can shoot JPEG, RAW or JPEG+RAW

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Check the operators manual - you need to 'activate' the aperture control.

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Not all of the lights are lit when in AF mode, there are different ways for AF to work and you should refer to your manual to understand how to set up/understand what it is doing. Camera manufacturers seem to make their customers believe that their camera is easy to use, and yet fill the thing with all of the technical stuff/gadgets which make it very difficult for a beginner to understand. Hope this is of some use!

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You are quite correct!!! RAW only works in any of the creative/manual modes.

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SOURCE: Canon eos 40d Soft image on playback screen

I think this might be a firmware issue.www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=139&modelid=17779#DownloadDetailAct
Here is a link to Canon's website for your 40D there you will find the latest firmware version for your camera. Version 2.0.0 which includes 1.0.8 . In 1.0.8 item #3 in the list of changes it states repairs a phenomenon where reviewed images appear unnatural.

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SOURCE: Camera auto focuses, shoots but the view screen is black

Check the playback menu that the review time has not been set to OFF. This will stop any pictures displaying on the back of the camera when taking them!

I leave mine at 2 secs which is long enough to quickly review and keeps the battery life up. If I need to review for longer, just use playback.

The flash won't come on if you have the camera in any of the creative modes (i.e. A-DEP, M, AV, TV or P). You can manually use it by pressing the flash button just above the lens release button on the front of the camera.

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