why isn't my camera focusing?

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    i have a pro camera, mark 3 5d. i have the kit lens 70mm-105mm 4.0 aperture and i switch the lens to auto focus. i also hold AF-on while viewing viewfinder along with shutter press. but my eyes are not viewing the focus. i have tried to set the diopter control to see but i dont think its that.

    I take a pic and most of the time it comes blurry. it is especially blurry when i tried to zoom in and even if i adjust the focus ring nothing comes out of it.

    i would think its the low light situation in my room as i only have a lamp and a 120d aputure lighting set. Can anyone explain?


     
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    What is a '120d aperture lighting set'?
     
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    I am not 100% sure what you mean here... you have the 24-105mm f/4 L IOS-USM zoom lens, right?


    You wrote: " also hold AF-on while viewing viewfinder along with shutter press. but my eyes are not viewing the focus

    Which makes me wonder if you have AF-ON set to act as an AF lock?
     
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    i mean 120d aputure light storm cob

    @Derrel yes i mean the 24-105mm

    and what do mean set as AF lock, how do i know?
     
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    It might be time to read your user's manual.
     
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    You need to work on the skills ... you came to us almost a year ago asking for advice buying your first DSLR, so I assume you need to work on the understanding of the basics and not rely on your "Pro" camera to take care of everything.
     
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    Tough love...Yes, read the fine manual is good advice.
     
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    Is your shutter speed fast enough?
     
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    I consider everything you guys said, plus did additional research and I still can't figure it out. In my environment which is at home no natural light, just a lamp light and the aputure 120d storm mark 2 light my mode is manual mode. shutter is set at minimum of 1/125, iso at 200 and aperture at f 4.0.

    i'm trying to go for the shallow depth of field. my ring light isn't helping my focus as well and i have the 24-105mm zoom kit lens
     

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