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EOS Rebel T5 1200D

When I attempt taking a pic in AF, and with the preview screen on, my camera lens "shudders" and doesn't always take a pic.  What am I doing wrong?  

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Re: EOS Rebel T5 1200D


@Chukkal wrote:

When I attempt taking a pic in AF, and with the preview screen on, my camera lens "shudders" and doesn't always take a pic.  What am I doing wrong?  


The usual explanation is that there wasn't enough light to allow the lens to focus. In the most commonly used AF modes, the camera won't take a picture if the lens can't focus.

 

On some cameras you can use the built-in flash or an external speedlite to provide an "AF assist beam". Check your manual for what capabilities are available on a T5.

Bob
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Re: EOS Rebel T5 1200D

Hi!

Welcome to the Canon Forums and thanks for your post!

A few different things can cause an issue like that! The lens may hunt in and out to lock focus. If it's not able to lock focus it may not allow you to take the photo. You can raise the flash to help with light or try to recompose the shot. You can see a few other suggestions to help HERE. We hope this helps!

If this is a time-sensitive matter, our US-based technical support team is standing by, ready to help 24/7 via email at http://Canon.us/ContactCF or by phone at 1-800-OK-CANON (1-800-652-2666) weekdays between 10 AM and 10 PM ET (7 AM to 7 PM PT).

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Re: EOS Rebel T5 1200D

It's strange because if I don't use the LCD monitor screen, it will take a picture without a problem.  

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Re: EOS Rebel T5 1200D


@Chukkal wrote:

It's strange because if I don't use the LCD monitor screen, it will take a picture without a problem.  


Instructive, maybe, (because it helps locate the cause of the problem), but not strange, The two focusing systems are independent.

Bob
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