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Issue with Canon Rebel T2i

edited May 2012 Posted in » Canon T2i Forum
Hi everyone. I am new to this forum and also am a new owner of a Canon Rebel T2i. I was playing around with it this past weekend taking picutres at a birthday party. I noticed that when I would point the camera facing down to try and take a photo of my daughter underneath me the camera would not take a picture. I currently have the 18-135mm lens on the camera. Can anyone tell me why this is?


  • edited July 2012
    Hi there.
    It is possible you were too close. The minimum focus distance for this lens is 1.5 feet. If the camera could not achieve focus then it would not take the picture. However, the camera would warn you that focus could not be achieved. Perhaps you were too caught up in the moment to notice the warning.
    I provide this not as an answer, but only a suggestion.
  • edited July 2012
    That could be what happened and I didnt even think about it. She was standing right next to me. Thank you! I guess I was not aware that I couldn't get that close either. I am looking at also purchasing the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens, would this have been able to do something that close?
  • It sure can.
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