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Urgent help - On vacation and my lens/camera won't work!

 
ElWalrus
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Jun 26, 2011 13:18 |  #1

So after months of prepping I finally arrived and my lens/camera is not functioning. The 60D traveled in a Tenba Messenger bag with the 15-85 attached and went in my carry on. It did not get checked.

In the viewfinder it does not seem to be autofocussing. It seems to lock instantly no matter what I point it at. The picture in the view finder still looks blurry when it locks. But when I look on the display after the picture sometimes appears in focus.

Also, live view mode seems to be working perfectly. I pray it's a setting or something but I reset all and nothing is working. It doesn't even search for focus (or doesn't seem to) in the view finder but in Live view it searches for focus and locks as it should.

Any ideas?? I can't believe this happened after all this prep. Lens and camera are both under 2 months old!


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Jun 26, 2011 13:22 |  #2

Sounds like the Diopter is out of focus. Adjust it with the little wheel next to the viewfiner. No big deal really.


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Jun 26, 2011 13:24 |  #3

YUP!! Diopter issue. happened to me a couple of times already. LOL just adjust it until the viewfinder gets sharp.


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Jun 26, 2011 15:05 |  #4

Man do I feel stupid! It was the Diopter. Thanks for the quick response guys. You all are awesome!


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Jun 26, 2011 18:33 |  #5

... This is why I always travel with my S95 as a backup ...


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Jun 26, 2011 18:53 |  #6

wilerty wrote in post #12661782 (external link)
... This is why I always travel with my S95 as a backup ...

Considering that nothing was wrong with his camera, this doesn't make much sense.


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Jun 26, 2011 18:56 |  #7

wilerty wrote in post #12661782 (external link)
... This is why I always travel with my S95 as a backup ...

Yeah, because that makes sense when it is just the Diopter that needs to be turned. :rolleyes:


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Jun 26, 2011 18:57 |  #8

I always have a gaffers tape on the diopter just in case. it's been there for soo long I don't even remember when I put it.


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Jun 26, 2011 23:27 |  #9

Did those TSA goons touch your camera?




  
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Jun 27, 2011 00:48 |  #10

ahhh.... what if it wasn't a easy fix, carrying a back up camera is aways a good idea if going on a trip.
i carry a xti and a older olympus 5mp just in case.
and i have need them when the batteries gave out after a couple thousand photos in the utah national parks.
(don't feel bad, i was using back button focus and forgot, went crazy thinking that the lens (100-400mm) had failed!)


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Jun 27, 2011 01:00 |  #11

that happened to me a few times n i always react the same way.. "WTF?! GOD DAMMIT!" then i realize what was up. I ended up putting gaffer's tape over it and now it's not an issue.

enjoy your vacation!


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Jun 27, 2011 01:47 |  #12

This happens to me not so long time ago. I wish canon next camera has a lock button for dioptre. :D


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