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8266Re: Autofocus lens problem

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    Sep 15, 2012
      I would suggest the following:
      1. Try shooting in manual focus
      2. Clean the contacts on both the camera body and lens
      3. Do you have another lens and does that work ok? Just checking its a problem in the lens and not the body.
      4. Did you try using the lens with IS turned off
      5. Does the focus motor sound any different when it does focus.

      As Matt suggested below it might be time to go shopping for a new lens as the repair cost might be more than a replacement. I am guessing this is the kit lens.

      Good luck


      --- In canondigicamhacking@yahoogroups.com, wm.merritt@... wrote:
      > Suggest looking for a replacement. I do not believe they are worth having them cleaned or repaired. Just my opinion.
      > iSloke <matt.slocum@...> wrote:
      > >Hi all,
      > >
      > >I have a EFS Canon 18-55mm IS lens. The other day I took it to the beach. I never got any sand on it that I know of, and nothing noticeable happened to the lens. A few hours after I left I tried to take pictures, and it won't. The little focus squares don't flash, and so the camera won't fire. It turns out that if I turn the focus ring completely out of focus, then when I press the fire button the motor will turn it back into focus then fire. It seems like it only won't focus or fire when it is slightly out of focus.
      > >
      > >I'm thinking that maybe some micro sand in the air or even the salty air effected the lens. Is there any thing I can do to fix it? Can I clean something?
      > >
      > >Thanks,
      > >Matt
      > >
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