I have an EOS 60D that has had intermittent focusing issues since a purchased it. I primarily use the Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens. I also have a new Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM and a Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Tele-Macro.
I can no longer use any of these lenses as the focus is completely soft. I tried all modes of auto focus on each lens as well as both extremes of aperture and mid range aperture settings. I used manual focus and live view mode. I tried the range of focal length zooms and all to no avail.
This is the second Canon camera that started doing the same thing, the other is an EOS 40D. Both cameras worked perfectly when purchased, and slowly failed over time.
I just talked to customer service at Canon and he told me three things.
- Canon MAY stop supporting the 60D on June 30, 2019. which means that will no longer be able to get my camera repaired by Canon.
- He said that when I use a third party lens on my Canon camera it can cause something in the camera itself to go out of adjustment or fail requiring repair of the camera.
- There is a flat labor rate at Canon of $200. Parts, tax and shipping are extra. I feel that this repair will cost in the neighborhood of $300. But this is a one time shot if they are going to stop supporting this camera at the end of June.
So my question is does anyone else have experience with a 60D specifically or any camera with auto focus failing like this, and does what I was told about the lens damaging the camera make any sense? Also, is it time to buy a new Canon? Or should I sell all of my gear and switch to Nikon?