Lens Not Auto Focusing

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  1. dngrov257

    dngrov257 TPF Noob!

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    I have a 17-85MM Canon USM lens. Recently, it cannot autofocus. The lens cannot settle on a focus point just like an older photographer with poor eyes trying to focus a manual focus lens, which describes me at 52.

    I have cleaned the contacts, but the problem persists. My other lenses work fine on my XTi, so the camera body seems ok. Any ideas about the problem and the cost of the repair. I am getting nothing out of Canon, except send it in and we'll take a look.

    It seems like it could be a costly repair, which is very disappointing as I have only owned the lens for 2 years, used it moderately, have not dropped it, and have not gotten it wet.

    Thanks for any feedback that you my have.
     
  2. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    make sure the AF/MF switch on the lens is set to AF
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It could be something out of alignment...or some other problem. Once you have eliminated user error, it's really hard to tell. That's why Canon just tells you to send it it.

    I'd suggest doing just that. Get them to give you an estimate, it might not be too much.
     

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