How To Get Canon Camera To Focus

Canon cameras are known for their great photos, but sometimes they can be difficult to focus. This guide will show you how to get your camera to focus easily.



Check Your Lens

One of the first things you should do if your Canon camera isn’t autofocusing is to check to see if the lens is properly adjusted. If you’re using a lens that’s been professionally adjusted, the lens may need to be re-adjusted. If the lens is properly adjusted, the camera may still not autofocus properly.

Make sure the AF Point is Set Correctly

If the lens is properly adjusted and the camera is still not autofocusing, you may need to set the AF point. To set the AF point, press the AF point selection button and use the buttons on the back of the camera to move the AF point.

Check the Orientation of the Lens

If the lens is properly adjusted and the camera is still not autofocusing, you may need to rotate the lens. To rotate the lens, turn it so the direction the lens points is facing the ground. Then, press the lens cap release button, turn the lens around by hand until it clicks into the new position, and press the lens cap release button again.

Clean Your Lens

The first step is to clean your lens. This is important because dirty lenses can cause your camera to focus incorrectly. To clean your lens, follow these steps:

1. Turn off your camera and open the lens cover.

2. Remove the lens cap.

3. Remove the lens.

4. Place a soft, white cloth on a clean surface and lightly dust the lens.

5. Put the lens back in the camera and replace the lens cap.

6. Turn on your camera and check to see if the focus is correct.

Change Your Aperture

In order to get your camera to focus on a specific object, you will first need to set your aperture. This setting controls how much light is allowed into the camera to photograph an object. The wider the aperture, the more light will be allowed into the camera, and the easier it will be for the camera to focus on the object. Aperture can be set using the camera’s aperture ring (on some cameras) or the lens’ aperture diaphragm.

Use a Tripod

First and foremost, always use a tripod when taking pictures with a canon camera. This will ensure the camera is always in focus. A tripod also allows you to take pictures in low light situations without having to worry about your camera completely failing.

Use Live View

  1. Ensure the Canon camera is in Live View mode.
  2. Point the camera towards the subject you wish to focus on.
  3. Press and hold the “AF” (autofocus) button until the green dot on the rear of the camera turns red.
  4. Keep the “AF” button pressed until the green dot turns off, indicating that the camera has focused on the subject.
  5. Release the “AF” button.

Use Autofocus Points

  1. Start by launching the Canon camera software.
  2. Select the camera icon on your desktop.
  3. Select the “Settings” tab.
  4. Select the “Autofocus” option.
  5. The camera will display the current autofocus point settings.
  6. To move the autofocus point, use the cursor to select the point and use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to adjust the focus.
  7. To exit the autofocus setting screen, select the “OK” button.


Canon cameras can be difficult to focus. There are a few tricks you can use to get them to focus easily. First, make sure that your camera is set to autofocus. Next, try focusing on a subject close to the lens. Finally, use the manual focus option to fine-tune your focus.

Author: Eshant

My journey toward photography has been an interesting one. I started with a very basic DSLR camera, and after several years of experimentation with its manual settings, I finally made the jump to single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Being a photographer is not just about having a camera or being able to take pictures well. It requires the ability to process information from raw data, which is why I am passionate about learning things and implementing them in real life. Hey! I am Eshant, an 18-year-old student from India who loves blogging and photography. I was born and raised in Haryana India but moved to Chandigarh for education when I was 14 I want to be able to utilize my skills in both online and offline businesses so that's why I'm learning about internet marketing and my goal is to start a blog. I am passionate about learning new things, hence why I love blogging too. Please feel free to contact me via email or twitter if you have any questions!

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