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

Will not focus in AF, Will not take picture

\015 I had been taking pictures of my duaghters soccer game fine. At halftime I turned off the camera and sat down with it. When the game started again I turned it on and it would not focus. It was trying to focus just going back and forth. It would not take a picture. Tried a fully charged battery, a different FC, and a different lense. None had an effect. I could put it in mf and it would take a picuture. I cleaned the connections. Nothing has changed the problem. Do you have a solution?\015

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Try switching the macro off, if it is on. The macro is for close-up shots. When my mom uses her camera with the macro on, it gets really out-of-focus. I look like a flower.
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