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Camera won't take picture

I just purchased the Canon EOS rebel T6, and I can't figure out how to take a picture. Every time I push the button that takes the picture, it just zooms in and out. The manual says to push down halfway to zoom in and out and all the way to take the picutre. I have tried pushing as hard as I can and it still won't take the picutre. 

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Re: Camera won't take picture

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Re: Camera won't take picture


haleygallerani wrote:

I just purchased the Canon EOS rebel T6, and I can't figure out how to take a picture. Every time I push the button that takes the picture, it just zooms in and out. The manual says to push down halfway to zoom in and out and all the way to take the picutre. I have tried pushing as hard as I can and it still won't take the picutre. 


If that's what you think the manual says, you need to read it again.

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Re: Camera won't take picture

"..., it just zooms in and out."

 

The Rebel T6 does not have an auto zoom.  Possibly what you are seeing and referring to as zooming is the lens trying to focus.  If the lens can not achieve focus, the T6 will not take a picture.

Here's what to do.  Go out side on a daylighted sunny day.  Set the T6 on the 'green square' for fully automatic control.  Make sure the lens switch is on AF.  Zoom th elens yourself to where ever you like.  Take a shot of some nice scene.  Something over 25 or 30 feet away.  If it works, there isn't anything wrong with the Rebel and the inability to obtain focus was your problem.  All cameras have their limit.,  You might have not had enough light or some other setting wrong.

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

"..., it just zooms in and out."

 

The Rebel T6 does not have an auto zoom.  Possibly what you are seeing and referring to as zooming is the lens trying to focus.  If the lens can not achieve focus, the T6 will not take a picture.

Here's what to do.  Go out side on a daylighted sunny day.  Set the T6 on the 'green square' for fully automatic control.  Make sure the lens switch is on AF.  Zoom th elens yourself to where ever you like.  Take a shot of some nice scene.  Something over 25 or 30 feet away.  If it works, there isn't anything wrong with the Rebel and the inability to obtain focus was your problem.  All cameras have their limit.,  You might have not had enough light or some other setting wrong.


Ernie's correct.  Your lens does not have internal focusing, which means it will appear to change length as it focuses. 

 

Be sure to recognize the difference between the zoom ring and the focus ring.  Turning the focus ring when the auto focus mode switch is set to "AF", may cause damage to the focusing motors.  Until you are familiar with the feel of the lens, it is an easy mistake, or accident, to make.

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