Rebel XSi focus problem

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  1. canadianbattery

    canadianbattery TPF Noob!

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    I hope someone here know what's going on with my camera.
    I have a XSi ... normally, when I slightly press the shutter, it should auto focus to the AF point. But it wont.

    when I press the shutter all the way, it will focus and shoot at the same time. The picture same to be ok. but it just wont autofocus when i slightly press the button.

    what's wrong with my camera? it's out of warranty, is it easy fix or need couple hundred dollar?

    Anyone has the same experience?
    thank you
     
  2. Flash Harry

    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

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    try looking in the menus for a function disabled or enabled seems the most likely. H
     
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    UUilliam TPF Noob!

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    ^ what flash harry said

    Turn camera on
    go to menu
    look for Custom functions (set camera to manual mode first)
    down the bottom you should see a series of numbers (1 - 13.)
    go to number 10
    set it to 0 (AF/AE lock.)

    that should fix it
     
  4. canadianbattery

    canadianbattery TPF Noob!

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    I tried to reset the custom setting, and it's still wont work.
    I have two XSi, the other one is alright, so I also put the setting exactly same as the other one, but it just wont focus when i slightly press the shutter button.

    any other way to fix it? Thank you so much for henry & vvilliam advices.
     
  5. grafxman

    grafxman TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Tell me about the lens/lenses you are using.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Exactly. It's both the lens and the camera that work together to achieve focus. Could be a problem with the lens.
     
  7. canadianbattery

    canadianbattery TPF Noob!

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    i am using 17-85mm IS USM, and 70-200mm IS F/4 lens, both canon.
    i have a spare XSi, both lens work alright with the spare body.
    I am not sure what's wrong with it, please help.
     

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