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Oct 19, 2012 13:48 |  #1

I've had my 7D for almost 3 years not (36000 clicks) and I have been noticing that it's not locking on focus like it used to.I shoot mostly all kinds of sports and my keeper rate has really been dropping,lots of OOF pictures,not slightly OOF but wildly OOF.I've tried all my lenses and same thing,also nothing has changed in my settings.Anyone else have this issue?Maybe time to send to Canon?


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Oct 19, 2012 14:03 |  #2

It's time for some controlled test shots to try to see whether there's really an issue and, if there is, possibly identify exactly what it is. See here https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=857871 for more.


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Oct 19, 2012 14:18 |  #3

Thanks,I have read that already.I will say that my 7D has been pretty flawless in the focus department unlike some others.I do know the focus nuances of mine pretty well and it just started acting this way about a month ago.I'm now getting more OOF shots in lower light than good shots,It's always locked on in low light really well and it still locks on in daylight pretty well but in low light it's hit or miss now.Mostly miss.


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Oct 19, 2012 14:23 |  #4

I haven't noticed any difference with mine. Looks like it's time for you to send her back to the mothership for a tune-up.


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Oct 19, 2012 14:39 as a reply to  @ jwcdds's post |  #5

The most common cause for sudden appearance of reduced AF performance that I know of is dirt adhering to some part involved in the process of forming the secondary image on the AF sensors. For example on the auxiliary mirror, which is located on the back of the main mirror, over the AF optics at the bottom of the mirror box or somewhere similar.


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Oct 19, 2012 14:52 |  #6

I would pull the batteries including the little watch battery and let everything reset. If things don't improve then send the camera in to Canon for a clean and check. My af performance degraded slightly and a trip to Canon found that my af sensor was dirty.


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Oct 19, 2012 15:01 as a reply to  @ Stone 13's post |  #7

Hey thanks for the tips!!!I'll do a battery reset now and then I am going to send it in here between sport seasons for a good checkup and clean.


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Oct 19, 2012 19:10 |  #8

FWIW, I've had mine since April 2010 (how time flies).. It works as well as the day I got it..




  
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