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Registered: ‎08-25-2015

EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

Hi there, 

 

I was taking pictures with my trusty camera until this morning when it just stopped working. I have no idea why. Having looked on the forum here I have checked and the camera will take pictures in MF but I would also like to work out why it won't in AF. There is no error message - just no noise, as if the camera can't focus, particularly on anything close up and then nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks 

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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

First check that the lens is firmly mounted. Remove lens and re-install.

 

Verify that you didn't accidently move AF/MF switch.

 

 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

Hi John, 

 

Thank you for coming back to me. I've removed and reattached the lens and checked that the switch is to AF but neither seems to be the problem. 

 

Any other ideas?

 

Thanks

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Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

Is there enough light? Are you beyond minimum focus distance(when you say close-up). Did this lens work previously in the same conditions? If you have more than one lens do the others work.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

Are you in Program or preferably Auto Green Rectangle.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-25-2015

Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

Hi John, thank you for your reply. There is plenty of light and the distance is usual for the sort of pictures I would take normally - it won't focus on further distances really either. Yes the lens did work previously in the same conditions and I don't have another lens.

Don't worry if you don't know but I'm stumped and appreciate all suggestions.

Thanks
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Registered: ‎06-10-2015

Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

Check the pogo pins in the camera body to see if any of them are stuck.  You stated that you don't hear any noise from the lens when trying to AF.  Maybe you have a bad connection between the lens and the camera.

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Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

If you are near a Best Buy or similar store bring in your body and ask if you can try one of the lenses on display. You're shopping for a new lens. If it works problem most likely lens. If not, camera body.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Posts: 5,827
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

Or a friend with a Canon.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-25-2015

Re: EOS Rebel won't take pictures in AF and I can't work out why

Hi guys, 

 

After taking off the lens again and giving it a proper clean and seeing if there was anything inside (I'm not sure what the pogo pins are) but whatever I did it worked so thank you both so much for you help! I really appreciate it and you've saved the day as I'm off to a wedding this weekend. 

 

Thanks again Smiley Happy xxx

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