Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Camera won't take picture in Manual. Please help.


Hello, thank you for helping.


Everytime I use manual mode my camera stops taking pictures properly. I hit the button to take a picture and it takes a few seconds to take the picture or it wont take it at all. This does not happen when I am using the LCD to take the picture. I have it in manual focus and if i put it in auto I use auto-servo. The lens is on tight.



Hi, t2iChicago!

So that the Community can help you better, we will need to know exactly which camera model you're using.  Your user name implies that it might be a Rebel T2i, but we don't want to jump to conclusions. That, and any other details you'd like to give will help the Community better understand your issue!

If this is a time-sensitive matter, our US-based technical support team is standing by, ready to help 24/7 via Email at or by phone at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666) weekdays between 8 AM and midnight ET (5 AM to 9 PM PT) and Saturdays from 10 AM to 8 PM ET (7 AM to 5 PM PT).

Thanks and have a great day!

Sound like Mirror Lock Up is turned on. Press the shutter once, the viewfinder goes black, press again it will take photo. You can reset your camera to factory default or just turn off Mirror Lock Up (check your manual).
Weekend Travelers Blog | Eastern Sierra Fall Color Guide

The mirror lock-up scenarion was the cause of this problem for me. I was so relieved!!