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Will not focus in AF, Will not take picture

I had been taking pictures of my duaghters soccer game fine. At halftime I turned off the camera and sat down with it. When the game started again I turned it on and it would not focus. It was trying to focus just going back and forth. It would not take a picture. Tried a fully charged battery, a different FC, and a different lense. None had an effect. I could put it in mf and it would take a picuture. I cleaned the connections. Nothing has changed the problem. Do you have a solution?

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  • wolz5 Aug 18, 2008

    This happens with both lenses. I even borrowed a friend lens and it still happened.

  • wolz5 Aug 19, 2008

    I was told to try to reset the camera. Does anyone know how to reset the Canon EOS Rebel?

  • failboat Sep 27, 2008

    My friend and I had the camera on timer,
    And it stopped the flashing light on the side before the picture was taken.
    When I walked over to pick up the camera,
    The AF wouldn't work, and the shutter wouldn't go.


  • hollief831 Nov 03, 2008

    I just got my camera... I was taking really good pictures and switched the lenses to try them out. I put the regular one back on and turned it off. Turned it back on later to take another picture and it was totally out of focus and will not focus no matter what. If I change lenses.. if I clean them.. the viewfinder view is blurred as well as the picture that is taken with it in manual mode. I'm just at a loss.

  • oya1 Dec 07, 2008

    i have the exact same problem! any solutions?

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Try switching the macro off, if it is on. The macro is for close-up shots. When my mom uses her camera with the macro on, it gets really out-of-focus. I look like a flower.

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  • ae_7fam Aug 18, 2008

    I mean IT looks like a flower.

  • ae_7fam Aug 18, 2008

    How about the AF sensor itself? Maybe the lens is dirty.

  • ae_7fam Aug 18, 2008

    sorry-meant to say to clean the AF sensor lens.

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Why when you turn the camera appears focus error


Although the manual does not have indicate a focus error, I assume you notice the camera can't focus correct.
I hope you know the camera has a focus selector, see the picture. (in the manual, page 10. For auto focus you should select C-AF (continues) or S-AF (single). If it is in manual, toy should focus yourself using the focus ring on the lens (closest to the camera)
Then to help the focus system, there is a external AF sensor. If it is dirty, then it is difficult for the camera to focus correct in a short time.
Also be aware the camera likes to have extra contrast on the focus distance and no objects in front of the subject you want to pictures, with lots of contrast.

Sometimes point to a object with a sharp contrast, on the same distance, press the shutter release button half, then reframe your picture and only then press the button complete.
when you want to shoot fast moving objects choose C-AF.

I hope this helps.
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Most camera's, and the Olympus to work the same with auto focus. You place the AF target o the place you want to focus on. (the part that should be in focus in your picture) then press the shutter release button half and wait tip the AF conformation mark lighter up on the view finder. (the little round in on the bottom left) Then frame the picture as you want it shot and press the button complete.
I'm not sure your lens has a AF / MF switch, but that should be on AF all the time.
When you use non AF lenses, your cmarea can't focus automatically.
It should work fine with the kit lens. (lens that was originally delivered with the body)

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What exposure mode(s)? What focus mode(s)?

Set the camera to Manual exposure (turn the mode dial to "M") and turn off the autofocus (switch the lever on the front from "AF" to "M"). Does the camera take a picture now? Don't worry about getting a proper exposure or focus. We're just trying to see whether the camera takes a picture at all.

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When i press to shoot a picture, the focus is moving back and forth. sometimes it will take a picture, sometimes it does not come into focus and will not take the picture. I have charged the battery...


Hi, check af mode settings in upper display ;set afs,central af area clean contacts of lens cpu and in body too. Set the manual focus mode and check in viewfinder if the focus indicator LED light no flashing.Can make focus your camera dont have problem ,the lens may need maintenance (clean) or repair.
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I try to take a picture in AF mode while the confirmation light in the viewfinder blinks, a picture cannot be taken, but in MF mode picture taken correctly what is the problem?..


It's attempting to tell you that AF has failed. I'd expect low light, low contrast, reflective subject like a mirror or chrome. A solid colour wall with no contrast will also cause a AF failure. Auto Focus relies on contrast. Switching to manual mode shuts off the system and you can take a picture with nothing in focus.

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Nikon D90 Self-Timer does not work when flash is engaged.


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All but the very best flashes can not recycle atthat flash rate. For burst mode, you probably want to use focus modeAF-C or AF-A.
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Page 73 in the manual; If the flash fires in L or H mode (pg. 65), only one picture will be taken each time the
shutter-release button is pressed. The shutterrelease may be briefly disabled to protect the flash after it has beenused for several consecutive shots. The flash can be used again after ashort pause.
The flash can take several seconds to recharge andduring that time the shutter is disabled. NR will also reduce thenumber of frames per second that you can take, and of course yourshutter speed has to be fast enough to allow for 4.5 fps.
In AF-S the shutter won’t fire unless the camera has achieved an in-focus state and the focus is locked.
In AF-C the camera continually focuses, but that isnot the same thing as being in focus. As you move the camera or yoursubject moves, the in focus state will come and go, but the camera willattempt to continuously re-focus. BUT, the shutter will fire even ifwhen the AF system has lost the in-focus state and the picture is outof focus.
In the D90 manual it indicates that the AF-A modewill only fire when the green in-focus light is on, just like in AF-S.The problem is that you probably won’t get 4.5 fps unless both thecamera and the subject are stationary and no time is lost between shotswhile the camera re-focuses.
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Sad photographer


Sounds like you need to get your camera fixed by Nikon.

However, you say the auto focus stopped working, you didn't switch to a lens that uses a mechanical focus linkage do you? The D40 only supports lenses with AF-S or AF-I type autofocus drives. AF-D and AF-G types without AF-S or AF-I don't autofocus.

Also, check that the A/M switch on the lens is in the correct position.

Manual focusing is quite difficult to do accurately with an AF camera. The screen inside the camera is not optimized for this. If you are sure you are focusing accurately but the pictures you take are still out of focus, the mirror may need adjusting. I can provide further info on this if you require, but if you're within warranty, i'd recommend that route first.

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When you depress the picture button you should both hear the camera making motor noises and see the image focus changing as it seeks the proper focus for the image. If no focus movement takes place and you hear nothing then the focus motor is either completely jammed or malfunctioning. Alternatively focus movement may take place but it never finds the right focus point. Or you may hear a buzzing or clicking sound when it should be focusing. These symptoms can be caused by impact or, more commonly, sand or other contaminants making their way into the delicate system which moves the focus element. The camera will require professional repair in either of these cases. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

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When the LCD display is "off" the focus mode is automatically switched to "Single AF" mode (since there is no way for the user to confirm that the proper subject is focused) and unless focus is locked the camera cannot fire. When the camera is in "Continuous AF" Focus mode the camera will take a picture whenever the shutter release button is pressed, wether or not the subject is in focus. You can take a photo with the monitor off, but the camera will have to lock focus before it can fire and will not respond as quickly as with the monitor on.

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