Having problems with your Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens ?

Autofcous and manual focus do not work

\015 Autofocus mode tries to turn the lens but nothing happens. A green light to the right of a number 9 in the bottom right of the view\015\012finder blinks and the camera does not allow the picture to be taken. When the lens is switched to manual focus it still\015\012will not focus, and the distance scale on the lens dose not\015\012move. The picture can be taken but is, of course, out of focus. The lens is a Cannon EF 50mm 1.4.\015

Answers :

Excuse me if this is a dumb question but you wouldn't believe the things people do...., but in manual mode are you actually manually trying to move the lens? as manual mode means just that you take hold of the lens and turn it. If it wont turn it sounds like the lens is jammed and needs returning/repairing.
\015\012if taking hold of the lens and turning it works for manual mode, take the lens off and clean the gold contacts on both the camera and the lens with a pencil erasor this may bring the auto focus back to life, switch back to auto and try again, if not its most likely the lens but take the body to a canon store and try another lens just to double check the body is ok
\015\012drop me a line if i can be of further assistance
\015\012best of luck
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Autofcous and manual focus do not work

Excuse me if this is a dumb question but you wouldn't believe the things people do...., but in manual mode are you actually manually trying to move the lens? as manual mode means just that you take ... Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Focus Problem Dear folks, I just bought a (new) Canon A75, and it doesn't seem to focus. At all. Even on manual focus, not only can I not get it to focus properly, the focus doesn't change at all. When on AF, it doesn't beep like the manual says it should, and the yellow light blinks, as it's supposed to when there's a focus issue. The focus assist light is working. Can anybody think of anything I should try? The manual is of no help. This is my first digital camera, so I'm not ruling out the po

I'm not sure on the problem, but one thing to check on the front of the A75 it also uses an IR beam to set focus. It's a little circular dot under the flash on the right side. It will light up red when in use to project the IR beam. Make sure you ... Canon PowerShot A75 Digital Camera

Sometimes the autofocus doesn't work. It is switched to af. When I turn the camera on it will normally focus but after 1 or a couple of pictures it will not autofocus. If I move the switch to Manual I can take the picture and then if I move the switch back to m/a it will focus and keep focusing and I can take a few few more frames then then the auto cocus stops working again and I have to switch back to M and so on. I never know when it wount work. Thank you.

Having received no response in over a month, I assume this is no longer a problem. ... Nikon D70s Digital Camera

Canon EOS Rebel XT with EFS 18-55mm lens. Trouble-free for two years. During a weekend of lots of use, suddenly the camera would not autofocus. Switching to manual focus, the camera worked. Then it started working okay in autofocus. Later that day quit altogether. (Would not release shutter even in manual mode.) Removed the lens and cleaned the contacts on both lens and camera, started working okay but only temporary. Went through several cycles of this over the weekend, so I'm not sure

... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera

When I change my focus from manual to automatic the camera doesn't take pictures. It will attempt to focus but then it will focus and it will be blurry and it won't take the picture, then it repeats. But the manual setting works fine :/

Auto mode is the point-and-shoot mode. It is not the camera problem. It is a common problem amongst nikkor kit lenses. Get your lens checked to the dealer, or any Nikon customer care. If its under warranty, it'll be replaced. ... Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

My D70 (which I just bought on ebay) is having problems with AF. At time the AF works fine but then for no reason it refuses to work for hours to days. I have two bodies so I can swap lenses to see that its not the lens. If I switch to manual focus, it the camera works fine. I can see the little pins around the lens fitting retract when I switch the camera to manual. Seems like a problem with the internals that control AF. No other problems are apparent to me. Any suggestions?

Sounds like a contact issue - either they are not making consistently or they are just dirty. I'd start with a good contact cleaner (Radio Shack or photo store) and spray the snot out of both the camera contacts and lense (making VERY sure to protec ... Nikon D70s Digital Camera

I have a new k20D I have had it less than a week and I can't seem to get the auto focus to work. I can manually focus but when on auto I get the red square for a second and then it goes off it does not move the lens into focus and it does not beep. I am wondering if I have a setting wrong but I reviewed the manual and I don't think I am missing something but maybe I am.

Does your lens have a ring on it with various lens openings marked on it such as 3.5, 22 etc.? If so, it should also have a "A" setting which is where you should have it. Also, I'm assuming your lens is an auto-focus lens. ... Pentax K20D Digital Camera

I got my Nikon D5000 three days ago and fiddled with it for a few hours, and now I can't get the auto focus to work, it will only work on manual. Are there any settings which prevent auto focus from working, or any thoughts on how to fix it?

If you've set the lens switch to auto focus and if it still doesn't work, probably you need to reset your camera.<br /><br />You can do this by switching on your camera and PRESS and HOLD together the 'info' button near the shutter releas ... Nikon D5000 Digital Camera

My d200 is picky about when auto focus works. It won't work for the shot I want, but if I turn the camera 8 degrees and try at that angle, it works fine. Sometimes turning the camera to manual, then off, then on, then back to auto focus does the trick, but not always. What is going on?

The focus ring inside the camera is a free-spinning lens that is controlled by electromagnets, with feedback from the microprocessor and sensor. When some dust, lint, sand, or dirt works it's way into the lens assembly, the ring can hang up, which ... Nikon D200 Body Only Digital Camera

I have a Canon EOS 1000D, and I've had it for almost 4 years. Recently i started having problems with both my lenses. Autofocus works but through the everything appears blurry when "focuses" and thus I can't use manual focus anymore. In conclusion, everything appears blurry through the eyepiece but the lenses obviously work as the pictures come out perfectly clear when using autofocus. What is the problem and how do I fix it?

My canon eos rebel xs works properly for the last 2 years but now faces delayed lcd on problem especially in cold weather ... Canon EOS Rebel XS / EOS 1000D Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens

I have problem with the AE-L AF-L button in my nikon d3000. The auto focus is not working fine, i need to press the AE-L AF-L button while taking a picture along with holding the shoot button.Or i need to switch to manual mode and manually focus to take pics.

Possible error, ensure the lens in fitted securly.\015\012check the all the electrical contact on the lens and body of the camera are clean\015\012if they are dirty this may effect performance.\015\012\015\012use nikon recomme ... Nikon D3000 Digital Camera

The autofocus don't work anymore with 18-55 IS lens and EOS 450 D. The focus rings do not move at all when I half press the shot button. Manual focus works fine. The camera has about 8000 shots.

Clean the contacts on the camera body and lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol. ... Canon EOS 450D Digital Camera with 18-55 Lens

My Vivitar Series 1 24-70 manual focus ais lens won't work on program in my Nikon FA. I bought both new, but have stored them for a long time. It works on aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual, just not in program. All my other lenses do, including other Vivitar lenses, so it must be the lens. Fresh batteries in the camera. I get the FEE message, which means the lens is not set on the smallest aperture, but it IS set on the smallest aperture. I have tried dismounting and remounti

You are correct - the lense should work with the Nikon FA!\015\012It sounds like there is a communication problem, and the lense is in need of repair.\015\012Your local camera shop should be able to take care of it. The repair should be l ... Digital Cameras

Auto focus is not working on my Sony A330. When switched to manual it works fine. If I switch back to autofocus the camera will not focus or take pictures

... Sony Alpha DSLR-A330 Digital Camera

Green light blinking , owners manual says auto focus must not be available , but it always wouse to work - I havent changed lenses or anything - Ive been thru the whole manual - nothing works - HELP!

Is this, by any chance, a D70 ? If so Nikon has a service advisory out for a free repair. Let me know and I can give you details. Please leave feedback if this helps. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Good Morning I went hiking in broad daylight this past weekend and the autofocus would not work. I have a Canon 40D with a TAmron 18-270. I used av, tv, p, m and auto and I could not autofocus the camera. All I could do is to switch to manual focus to get it to work. When the lens was set to AF all you could is hear is it racking back and forth tying to focus. VERY FRUSTRATING.. Any ideas of what it may be or a setting I might have set accidentally. Any help is appreciated. Bob

Did you set a strange auto-focus point? ... Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera

Pentax K10D AF sytem does not work. It tries few times and failed. BUT: in manual mode the focus confirmation works! And in low light it can focus in few minutes after camera turned on. KIT lenses, original (>3 years) battery.

... Pentax K10D Digital Camera

Olympus SP-550 UZ won't focus properly most of the time. Focus point should be infinity since my subjects are seascapes, sunsets and clouds. I've tried all 3 AF focus modes but none work consistently. I can get it to focus sometimes if point the camera at the ocean first. I've even tried manual focus but it won't focus to infinity. This camera is practically new, has never been dropped. Is this a known problem with this camera? Is it a settings problem (I've reset the camera to factory settings

... Olympus SP-550 UZ Digital Camera

Focusing problem Until recently, I was able to look through the view finder and auto focus my image. Now, camera will not show me subject in focus, but after a I make a shot, image is in focus in the preview. Manual focus works just fine, it's the auto focus I am concerned about. I have cleaned the lens - please help!

Well, stupid me, I didn't realize there is a diopter adjustment button directly to the right of the viewfinder. I would NEVER have known it was there, but after asking my photo-nerd friends all of a sudden the solution was apparent. Still a wasted da ... Nikon D50 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon D40 which is coming upto being two years old. Recently I have noticed that the auto-focus will not work. If I manually focus I can still take photos but when auto is engaged it will not even try to focus and therefore will not allow me to take a photo. I have not made any changes to the settings and therefore I am concerned it is a hardware fault. The lens in question is the standard lens supplied with the camera and is the only lens I have so have been unable to check t

The auto motor and most of the electronics for focusing are located inside the lens on this model and the camera communicates with the body via interface contacts. Try cleaning these first. If you do not get auto focus function back the lens will nee ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Focus I have had my camera for a year now and loved it but for some reason it will not focus anymore. I have went through the manual and tried everything it has to offer. I recharged my batteries and it still doesn't work. I cleaned my lens and I toggled the focus and still nothing. It all comes up very fuzzy. Help! I don't want to buy a new camera!

Samsung customer support first place to go - it may be a recall issue. ... Samsung Digimax A400 Digital Camera

My Nikon D40x won't auto-focus. When I press down the shutter button, it won't do anything at all. If I switch to manual and back to auto, it works for 2-3 shots, and stops working again. If change shooting modes from single to timer and back, it might work for a couple shots. I have not been able to find any other solutions. Any suggestions?

Try cleaning the contacts on the camera body and lens where they meet with a cotton swab lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol ... Nikon D40x Digital Camera

My Rebel XT is NOT focusing sharply. It is on Auto focus and even when I put it on manual focus it is soft. The lens is on tight. It was working and sharp on Monday and on Wed. the shots seemed soft. Please help I have a shoot at 10am. Thank you very much.

Try looking here for a firmware upgrade:-http://software.canon-europe.com/products/0010192.aspIf that doesn't help, this is the url for their main support page, there online techs may be able to help.http://www.can ... Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera


Sounds like you have a bad unit. I haven't heard of any other instances of this issue. ... Nikon Digital Cameras

Camera will not take pictures with the lense in the auto focus mode. As soon as you switch the lense to manual focus, the camera works just fine

Check the menu settings, make sure the camera is not set to "Manual focus" . ... Nikon D40 Digital Camera with G-II 18-55mm Lens
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.1929 seconds