Having problems with your Canon Digital Cameras ?

I have a Canon 40D and have never replaced the original lithium battery as someone told me that rechargeable Li - ion batteries don't have a lifespan. My picture quality isn't what it use to be and the autofocus seems slow. Is this a battery issue, lens issue or what? I keep my lenses clean but have never had it serviced. The camera is about 4 yrs old. Thanks in advance for your help! :)

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I have a 40D and can tell the difference between the original battery and my newer spare battery. The camera starts to have autofocus issues on the older battery before the charge is depleted. The newer battery keeps all functions until the battery fully discharges.
I do send my 40D in for rehab to the authorized service center. Well worth the money considering the cost of a new camera body.
The battery does not affect the picture quality. The recharageable battery may affect the auto focus if the battery is low, recharging the battery should fix this problem. Otherwise the camera needs a service.
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