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Canon rebel xsi trying to focus on subject and distort the background
If you want the background to be blurred in a shot, you will need to move closer to the subject, recompose the image, and shoot. Since you're shooting digital, I strongly recommend a lot of practicing shooting at different distances and F-stops to determine what you're looking for.
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Canon rebel xsi trying to focus on subject and distort the background
If you want the background to be blurred in a shot, you will need to move closer to the subject, recompose the image, and shoot. Since you're shooting digital, I strongly recommend a lot of practicing shooting at different distances and F-stops to de ... Canon Digital Cameras
I have a canon rebel xsi that is not taking pictures on auto focus. It will take pictures on manual focus, but they're blurry. I changed my lens to a bigger one to see if it was the lens or camera, and it's the camera. I had the same problem with the other lens. I've tried cleaning it & turning the lens focus ring but is still doing it. Anyone know how to fix this problem?
Try cleaning the lens contacts on the camera body and on the lens.This maybe the problem, it is not making contact with the lens zoom motor. ... Digital Cameras
Canon rebel xsi, using 75-300 lens, taking photos of basketball game, pictures are blurry, especially the ones in "action" using the sports mode. also tried my 18-55 IS lens, same thing happening, using auto focus and stabilizer
That's a big lens and for sports photography you are going to need a lot of light to ensure you can use a fast shutter speed to capture the action. Sports mode may do too much for you and you might want to try switching to a more manual mode. Try s ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
My Canon Rebel XSi will not auto focus. - Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
Actually what I found to solve the problem was to first set the lens in "MF" and practice taking a picture manually to see if that would work. When I did this, I discovered that the fine tuning portion of the lens was somehow stuck mechanically. I h ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
I can not get my canon rebel t2i to focus. It wont focus automatically or manually. I have tried cleaning the connectors for the lens and tried every setting I can think of.
... Canon EOS 550D Rebel T2i Digital Camera
My Canon Rebel XS will not auto focus correctly. It sounds like it is trying to focus, but only flashes and will not focus or take the picture.
Those quick fast flashes usually mean the camera is trying to find contrast to take the photo but it can't. The scene might be to dark and the camera can not set it's focus and there for cannot take a picture. Move the camera slightly from left to ri ... Canon Rebel XS / Eos 1000D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f& EF 75-300mm f Lens
I have a canon digital rebel and I am having problems with focusing. When you push the button down half way to focus, it does not focus. I tried changing lens and it did not make a difference.
Try cleaning the contacts where the lens and the camera body meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. ... Digital Cameras
I have a Canon Rebel XSI. Lately, when I try to turn it on, nothing happens. I know there's a charged battery -- two, actually, because there's a battery grip. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And sometimes the white balance button will flash repeatedly, even when the power is set to off. I've tried it without a lens. I've tried it without the grip. I've cleaned the gold contacts around the lenses and batteries. Any help would be appreciated.
Try replacing the battery. If that not works then go to any service centre and try removing the static charges. ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
My camera (a Canon PowerShot SX10IS, if it matters) has this tendency to move in and out of focus when I'm using the video recording feature. For example, I can start the video by filming a stationary object (let's say, a person speaking at a podium a meter or so away) and the video will be in focus. However, even though the person in the video isn't moving except for subtle hand gestures, the camera seems to start to try to focus on something else deeper in the background or closer in the foreg
I have the same problem with the same camera. I believe the problem can be solved by turning the knob to MOVIE mode, then push the menu button. When the menu screen pops up. Go to the "camera" tab. It should be the first tab to your far left. ... Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Digital Camera
Hi i just bought a canon eos rebel from someone online and it has a 28-80 lens. I try to use it and i noticed the focus is very loose, is that normal? I dont know alot about cameras but i have used manual cameras before and i have never used one with such a loose focus. And also would i lose slight focus if its like that when i go and take a picture?
Your camera is primarily an autofocus model: manual focussing is very much a secondary feature and is always very free moving. If it were any other way then it would cause the AF motor to work much harder and dramatically shorten the battery life. ... Canon EOS Rebel 2000 with 28-80 lens 35mm Film Camera
Hi there. I suddenly have a problem focusing my canon digital rebel xt. I have done nothing different to it, but cannot get it to focus AT ALL now. I am a professional photographer so tried other troubleshooting routes that I thought might cause focus problems (i.e. not enough light; played around with the shutter speed, f stops. etc.). I also took battery out, and put back. I took lens off and put back on. Any other ideas that you can suggest that would be causing this problem? Thank you for yo
Have you tried cleaning the contacts on the camera body and lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol? ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
I was at a game shooting pictures with my Canon rebel EOS xsi a friend picked up the camera... started shooting pictures and when he handed the camera back the autofocus wasn't working and the shutter would only occasionally close. How do I get back to the original manufacturers settings... I think he may have played with the buttons when he was trying to get the shot... so th setting may be off... I'd like go back to the original setting and try it from there
Restoring the default settings is pretty easy.Please refer to page 100 of this manual(right-click here and click save target as to download) ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera
I just purchased a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSI 450 D camera. The company I purchased it from is trying to talk me into a maintenance agreement. Among other things it includes a once per year free cleaning. They said Canon reccomends this to be done once per year. Do you have any insight on this?
If you drop your camera in the dirt a lot, I would send it in for the cleaning. It just takes one grain of sand, if left to bounce around long enough inside your camera, to enter the lens assembly and jam a gear in the lens gearbox forever. Most sa ... Canon Digital Cameras
Harsh shadows we are trying to take pictures for a friend's small wedding - at the rehearsal today we practiced picture taking with both a Canon Rebel XSI (using both the regular lense and adding a telephoto lense) and a Canon PowerShot S5-IS. The problem is that we are getting a lot of pictures that have a 'hard' shadow on the people in them. It doesn't appear to be a regular shadow because it doesn't 'land' on the different surfaces behind them, but is more like a shadow attached to them. Any
It's your flash. If you diffuse the light from your flash, you will reduce this problem, but not eliminate it entirely. You can diffuse it by putting some moist (so it sticks, and also to make it translucent) thin paper across the flash. ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
My Canon EOS Digital Rebel camera seems to have trouble auto-focusing. It sounds like it's trying to do it, but often won't so I have to do manual focusing. Any thoughts on why that might be?
Try cleaning the contacts on the camera body and lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
I have a Canon Rebel XSi. I'm trying to shoot a photo of my sleeping 2 year old, so the light is obviously low. I have the cameral on manual mode. I used the light meter to obtain my exposure, but when I push the button to take the picture, nothing happens. On the right side of the light meter, there is a blinking green light when I try to take the picture. What am I doing wrong? I'm out of town and I forgot my camera manual; I think I remember something in there about troubleshooting this parti
The autofocus can't find anything to focus on. Try switching to manual focus (on the lens barrel), point towards something with better edges of texture, or use more light (flash). ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
My Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI will not automatically focus. The little AF points don't show red to signify it is focusing. The camera just takes a blurry picture. It was working perfectly one minute and the next it wasn't. I tried taking the battery out and the points would turn red a few times then they would quit working again. Please give me an idea what might be wrong. Thanks,
Does the lens have an AF / MF switch on it, if so ensure it is on AF ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
I dropped my canon rebel xsi from about 7feet, but it still took pictures after i checked it. nothing cracked, not the lense, or the screen. but than about an hour later, when i tried taking pictures it said error 99. i took of the lense and tried cleaning it inside, and when i put it back on it still said error 99. it says shooting is not possible. turn the power switch to off and on again, or reinstall the battery. i did those, but the error 99 keeps poping up. i dont know what to do?
It could be several problems. One is a bad contact between lens and camera body, clean the contacts , check for damage and try another lens if you have one. Try another memory card. Another problem could be with the shutter which would need the camer ... Digital Cameras
Shutter button on my digital rebel xt stopped working. I can press down far enough (halfway) to get it to focus but then it won't click all the way down and release. For several months before this final calamity, it would frequently happen that when I went to take a photo the button wouldn't engage at all and I'd have to try several times and miss the shot I wanted before I could get the shutter button to engage. Now that it's not working at all, I sent it to Canon for repair and have just rec
I know it sounds expensive but at least you know Canon will fix it properly with a limited warranty on the repair. Remember, they have to take the camera completely apart to reach that part. If you're interested in seeing how complicated it is, googl ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
My canon rebel xsi is not letting me take a picture on auto focus
It is possible you are trying to focus on somethind that is either completly white or completely black. It has trouble focusing in the dark as well. make sure your auto focus point (The red dots in your view finder is in the centre. you can move the ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
I have a canon rebel xsi dslr camera. All of the sudden when I try to take a picture it says that the card is write protected. I have even gone and bought a new card but it still says write protected. Can't fomat card because it says write protected. I don't know how to set to factory default settings? What should I do?
Have you checked the slide switch on the side of the cards? Should be "unlocked". ... Digital Cameras
I have a canon rebel xs. When I try to take a close-up picture , my camera can't focus and it makes a weird sound when I press the shutter button. It just wont take the picture.
There's a limit as to how close each lens can focus. You're probably over that limit...back up a bit. ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera
When i take pictures inside with my Canon eos Rebel xsi the pictures are very dark and I have tried all settings is it the camera or the lens?
Clear the custom functions and clear the camera settings in the main menu set the camera to P mode to get there! If you want to know if it is the lens. Put the camera in P mode and set the iso to 1600 and press the button on the bottom left side of ... Canon EOS Rebel XSi Digital Camera
On my day old Canon Rebel T1i, the nine point focus lights do not come on all at once. I have tried adjusting per the manuel but that didn't help. The other option in the manual, to buy an additional part, is not acceptable.
I don't think you want to focus on nine different points at once. You need to pick one. Most pros use single center point focussing....try it. ... Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i Digital Camera
I recently purchased this Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000 from Best Buy and happily used it for about 6 weeks, when suddenly the AF button won't work, and when I try to use manual (since I was very accomplished with 33 mm cameras at one time) I can barely get a decent focus -- it's an almost impossible task. What happened? This camera has not been dropped or misued in any way, and I fear there is no future in taking it back to Best Buy with their rigid return policy of 14 days and no longer. HEL
Does the lens have an aperture ring? Is it set to "A" when you try to autofocus? Have you removed the lens and put it back on? Is it on correctly? Even though Best Buy won't help, if necessary, the camera is still under warranty from Canon. ... Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D IS Digital Camera