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Rebel T7 won't focus in sport mode.

Hi,

I just got my new Cannon Rebel T7 for Christmas and it will NOT focus in sport mode when I'm trying to take photos of my kids playing soccer/basketball/baseball.  I'm wondering if I have something set incorrectly.  Can soimeone help me?

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Re: Rebel T7 won't focus in sport mode.

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Welcome to the forum.

 

Please explain more about won't focus. Are you seeing a focus problem or a motion blur problem where camera isn't stopping action? Typically the camera won't take a photo if it doesn't achieve focus. The green dot will be flashing as it tries to focus; when focus is achieved the green dot goes out.

 

I am assuming:  1. you set the dial icon to the running man icon, 2. the lens is in AF position. 3. you are using the center point to focus, 4. there is enough light , 5. you are setting the focus point on an object with contrast (not a solid colored sports jersey for example) and 6. you are far enough away from the lens to be beyond the minimum focus distance.

John Hoffman
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Re: Rebel T7 won't focus in sport mode.

"...it will NOT focus in sport mode..."

 

But it does AF in other modes?  If it does then, yes, you "have something set incorrectly...". Or, are doing something incorrectly as pointed out above.

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Re: Rebel T7 won't focus in sport mode.

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  1. @Mommafox4 wrote:

    Hi,

    I just got my new Cannon Rebel T7 for Christmas and it will NOT focus in sport mode when I'm trying to take photos of my kids playing soccer/basketball/baseball.  I'm wondering if I have something set incorrectly.  Can soimeone help me?


I do not have a T7 to test how Sport Mode works.  However, I believe you will not see an active AF point display, as [the] camera does not have [many] AF points   However, you should see what appears to be a static AF point display.

 

As you maintain a half-press on the shutter, you should hear the camera emitting beeps as it continuously refocuses on whatever is within the field of view of the AF points.  

 

When using [Sports] mode, I believe the camera is actually operating in AI Focus mode.  You may hear the beeping when you point the camera at a static scene, as the camera is locking focus in One Shot mode.  However, if the camera detects something moving within the field of view of the AF points, the beeping may cease while the lens should continue to refocus, because the camera may now be using AI Servo AF.  AI Servo AF does not beep while locking focus.

 

What happens when the top dial is set to Green [A]?  Does the camera operate as you expect it should?

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Re: Rebel T7 won't focus in sport mode.

Read thru User manual, ALL thru.
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Re: Rebel T7 won't focus in sport mode.

Read ALL thru User manual.  Is battery good?    Try mssg to Canon on Fbook.

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