Having problems with your Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera ?

When I push the Shutter Half way my camera will not focus. Any suggestions?

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Most lenses require that you be at least a certain distance away from your subject to take a photo. Try taking a step or two back and seeing if the camera will focus then.
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When I push the Shutter Half way my camera will not focus. Any suggestions?

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