/ 500d won't Auto focus! What am I doing wrong?
Any ideas gratefully recieved!
Have you accidentally flicked the switch on the lens to MF instead of AF?
failing that, try cleaning the lens contacts (carefully!).
Nope, it's on AF but it just won't take!
have you tried a different lens?
Beyond that, assuming its not much different from a 400d i dont think there is anything that switches off auto focus in the camera. only thing would be to check what the focus point is set to (eg multiple points or single point).
Yep. This happens with my 350D, wearing an 18-200 Tamron.
It doesn't happen regularly or consistently, but it does happen sometimes. Try turning it off then on again. Also, shift and focus on something else the same distance away then recompose as per the original. Not ideal but works.
What is the lens? Have you tried cleaning the lens/camera contacts?
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