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May 01, 2011 22:03 as a reply to  @ post 12330005 |  #16

Are you using a grip?


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May 01, 2011 22:06 |  #17

The connectors on the 30D look pretty fool-proof to me. There are two, the battery slides into a slot and the spring loaded connectors press against the battery contacts.

OP:Have you tried cleaning the battery contacts? Is there any corrosion evident in the battery compartment?

Is AF affected equally in both portrait orientations (RHS up vs LHS up)? If the connection is poor, one or other orientation may behave better, as gravity assists the connection. Which depends on whether it is the battery that is moving or the camera connectors that are loose or under too little spring tension. On which note, can you move the battery physically when it is clipped in place - any movement there?

All: Does AF fail first when battery power is becoming depleted normally? If so, that would confirm one part of the tkbslc theory.




  
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I don't think it's due to battery power depletion, but I was told that there is some circuitry inside the battery what I think is broken in mine, since the battery indicator always shows full.


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May 02, 2011 01:18 |  #19

That'll be the EGS circuit that's gone - the Evil Genie Suppressor. It's the one that keeps the Evil Genie that inhabits 3rd party batteries from taking control of the camera and bollixing up AF in portrait orientation.
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May 02, 2011 01:19 |  #20

xarqi wrote in post #12330987 (external link)
That'll be the EGS circuit that's gone - the Evil Genie Suppressor. It's the one that keeps the Evil Genie that inhabits 3rd party batteries from taking control of the camera and bollixing up AF in portrait orientation.
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I'm using a Canon battery.


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May 02, 2011 08:56 as a reply to  @ The Framed Life's post |  #22

I'll ask again. Are you using a grip?


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May 02, 2011 10:12 |  #23

I was just wondering if you always use a certain AF point in portrait but not in landscape. Could it just be one AF point?


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yogestee wrote in post #12332210 (external link)
I'll ask again. Are you using a grip?

I answered this in my first post which is why I didn't answer.


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May 02, 2011 19:46 as a reply to  @ The Framed Life's post |  #25

:o:o:o

OK,,thanks,


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