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I'm not sure if it's the camera OR the lens. For the most…

Hi. I'm not...

Hi. I'm not sure if it's the camera OR the lens. For the most part, taking pictures are successful, however, there are times when I take a shot, looking through the viewfinder, the "view" appears a tad bit darker and indicates that the shot I want to take will not work. If I depress the button "just right", there will be what appears to be red circles within one another like a bullseye. Frustrating. What could this be and what do I need to do to repair this. ?

Technician's Assistant: Has there been any damage to your camera recently (e.g. from dropping or from dirt getting in the lens)?

I've been trying to recall, however, last summer I took it on a river float without proper camera covering. Thinking MAYBE water droplets?

Technician's Assistant: What kind of battery does your camera use? Have you tried taking out the battery and replacing it?

I have not.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Camera Expert to know before I connect you?

Not at this moment.

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What is the make and model number of the camera?

Approximately how old is it?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Canon Rebel t6 It is just over a year.
I'm not sure if it's the camera or perhaps the lens as when I switch lenses it sees to happen with the one lens and not the other.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Am I "in line" for a reply or is there something I need to do in order to read your thoughts?

Sorry for the delay.

So it is happening with one lens and not the other..

Does the problem lens work ok on a different camera body?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
From what I've experienced...it does appear to be with the one lens. As far as how it works on another camera? Great question!

Do you have another camera body that you can try it on?

Or get a friend to try it?

If not, take it to a local camera dealer and they can test it quickly for you...

If the lens has the same problem on another camera body then the lens is faulty and will need to be sent for servicing.

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