Question about Canon EOS 500D EOS Rebel T1i Digital Camera with 18135mm lens

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Tried to take pictures of lightening last night and couldn't. My lens kept going in and out and wouldn't focus so wouldn't allow me to shoot. Then I kept getting a BUSY across the screen. Can you help.

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For this kind of pictures, Don't try to focus on a lightning, it is to quick and mabe the overall brightness is not enough for your camera to focus.
So you can try to focus on something at infinity, if you manage then, put your focus on manual before re focusing, this way you will be able to take as many pictures as you want.

You can also try to focus manually directly.

And for you information the best way to take a lightning picture is to put your camera in bulb mode, use a remote control, open the shutter and close it as soon as you'v seen a lightning.

Hope this helps.
and good shooting !

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Hi I suggest you find out what cause the problem like memory card, lens, or body itself. First, remove lens and memory card both. Please setup M Mode and enable without memory card function. Then set Bulb shutter speed, press shutter release button and hold the button 2 to 3 second. If properly working, you should see image sensor front of mirror box inside and it means mechanical function doesn't have problem. If not, please tell me how it doesn't work as much as describe functional information. Thanks and kindly regard!

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This is a tip explaining how we can try to resolve a lens error.
Firstly you will need to understand what exactly the lens error is, and how it came to happen.

The most common cause for a Lens error:

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Firstly you can try removing the batteries and replacing it with a new set of fully charge ones(2500mah).

  • Memory card
If the batteries ran down while you were taking photos with the lens extended, you might also get this error. Remove the the memory card and replace the batteries with a fresh recharged set. Try to power on the unit with the fresh set of batteries while the memory card is removed.

  • USB cable
Connect your camera to your computer using your USB DATA cable which came with the camera. Once the camera gets power in this mode, the screen should stay off, hence, supplying the lens with more power to push or pull out/in.

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The following Fixes will be done at own risk and can even further damage you camera.

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