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Camera saying busy and taking blurry photo

Morgan_eli
Apprentice

Hello, I have an EOS M50 and when I try to take a relatively close image (Ex. Self portrait) the screen goes black and there is a 2-5 second delay and the screen says “busy”. Then the photo comes back blurry. However when I take a regular photo there seems to be no issue. I have tried everything (Defaulting to factory settings, removing the lense, removing the battery, switching SD card). Thanks.

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Tronhard
Elite

Your lens has a minimum focusing distance, so check that in the specs for the lens.  If you are closer than that distance, the camera will 'hunt', seeking focus and if it cannot do so it may not take the shot at all, or very blurry results.  This can also occur if the lighting is very flat and the camera cannot find much contrast.


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Waddizzle
Legend

What is the ISO. f/number, and shutter speed of the blurry photos?  What lens are you using?

Try to take a selfie outdoors in the sunlight.  It sounds like your shutter speed could be really slow because you are shooting in a low light situation, at least low light for the camera.  This would account for the blurry photos.

Your ISO could be really height, too.  Which could account for the couple of seconds of delay as the camera performs “high ISO noise reduction” on the final image.  Again, take a test shot outdoors in the sunshine.

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