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Canon Inc. is a prominent manufacturer of cameras and lenses including EOS DSLRs and PowerShot compact cameras.

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If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?

I'm just getting started - in my last shoot, I was using a 6D with a 50mm/1.4. In low light, the pictures looked fantastic on the viewfinder but on the computer screen, appeared extremely grainy. ...
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How can I find the the serial number of a Canon EOS DSLR when the stamp on the camera is unreadable?

I have been looking for the serial number of my Canon T5i. I have searched around the Internet and the Internet tends to say that the serial number is on the bottom of the camera and on the box. Now, ...
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Is manual focusing a viable option with the Canon 6D, 100-400 IS L II, and 1.4 Extender?

I am considering buying a Canon 1.4 extender to use with my 6D and 100-400 IS L II. I understand that AF will not function with this combination. I understand that lack of AF will limit me to static ...
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What are the Hoya circular polarizer types?

I have a Canon 18-55mm lens. I want to buy a new polarizer for it. The diameter of my lens is 58mm. I want to go for Hoya. But there are 5 or 6 different circular polarizers of Hoya for 58mm diameter. ...
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Is there any library other than gphoto2 to use remote capture in Canon G10?

I am using gphoto2 library to remote capture on my Canon G10.It does not take photos at the required frame rate.Currently i have not been able to achieve fastest the camera can achieve which is ...
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Focus problems and seek noise with Canon 24-105 f4 L

I have a Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens. Just today, it started having focusing problems. The problem does not manifest if the focus is easy: bright light and centre focus point is on a good contrasty part ...
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Camera's display is half white, half black and unresponsive

My wife dropped our Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS. The screen is now completely white on the right side and completely black on the left, split exactly down the middle. The camera seems responsive to ...
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Canon 6D or 5D for amateur photographer? [on hold]

The environments that I most use my camera in are family & friend gatherings, weddings, and urban travel. I am interested in lifestyle photography and occasional city photography. I have been ...
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If you were to buy just one lens [closed]

... which one would it be? I understand it depends on what kind of photography one is into. Wide lens for landscape, zoom lens for zoom'ers etc. I am not trying to get into that conversation here. ...
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Canon 700D - 1 STM lens or 2 non-STM lenses for a beginner? [closed]

This is my very first DSLR experience and after weeks of reading and watching videos online. I have decided 700D is what I need in the budget I have (40K – 45K INR). I have narrowed down to two kits: ...
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Why won't my YN-568EXII work with a flash trigger? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 5DMk2 and have just bought 2 Yongnuo YN568EXII speed lights. I have an existing Yongnuo RF-603CII trigger, but I cannot get them to work together! Does anyone have any suggestions, as ...
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How to find the serial number for a Canon G1X if it has rubbed off

I recently bought a second hand Canon G1X and would like to insure it. However, the serial number under the camera has partially rubbed off and only 6 digits are still visible. I was recommended by a ...
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General purpose lens with good macro capabilities searched (Canon mount)

Does anyone can give a recommendation for a general purpose lens with good macro capabilities / short minimum distance to the object for Canon mount? 3rd party manufacturers are welcome too. ...
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Manual focus working in AF Mode with an STM lens - is this intentional?

On my new Canon T6s/760d with 18-135 STM lens, I just noticed that in AF mode, when I hold the shutter button halfway, if I turn the focus ring on the lens, it does affect the focus! I preferred to ...
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70d Wifi password reset [duplicate]

I have had my 70d for about 2 months. I had the wifi function set up and it was working fine. This past weekend it asked for me to re-enter my password. I have no idea why I used as my password. How ...
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Cannot Buy Batteries. How Can I Charge My Canon 760D / LP-E17 Battery

I'm going hiking in the Himalyas next month. I just purchased a new 760D body. The problem is, I cannot purchase spare batteries because they are not being sold in India. I can import them from the ...
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Recommended F-Stop for older Canon 35mm F/2 [duplicate]

I have a few year old Canon 35mm F/2 lens (Here it is on Amazon). I've been shooting wide-open, but I realize that doesn't make for the sharpest photos. What would you say would get me the sharpest ...
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Astrophotography Canon 17-40mm f4L vs Samyang 24mm f/1.4 how much of a difference would there be?

I made my first timelapse lastnight with a 6D and a Canon 17-40mmL. I made it on the outskirts of a city where the light pollution is pretty bad. I was reasonably surprised with the results. I did ...
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What is the difference between UHS-I & UHS-II Memory Cards for Canon 550D T2i [duplicate]

I have Canon 550D T2i Camera and I am using Sandisk Ultra to capture photos. Recently I have tried to capture shots at night in Auto Mode and found it very slow and missed some good shots. So I ...
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Diagonal line across most images [duplicate]

Can anyone point me to what might be at the root of this diagonal line appearing on each photo. It does not appear to be a crack, but am curious to see if any of you had come across a similar issue ...
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What is the likely culprit for my Canon EOS Rebel t2i's problem?

After shooting, the camera hangs. The red light indicates that the image is processing or saving to the memory card, but nothing actually happens. I tried a different working memory card and so the ...
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Mixed D-76 with 3.8 liters instead of 3, is this bad?

I have a question about the water to powder ratio for D-76. The instructions say to start off with 3 liters of water in which you dissolve the powder and then top off to 3.8 liters (or 1 US gallon). ...
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How to sync Yongnuo 568 EX ii flash with Nikon and have ETTL and high speed sync?

I know you can signal the flashes with the built in flash on the Nikon D750, but I was wondering if there is any other options, I hate to blind my clients with the built in flash all the time!
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What aspects are important in a lens for candid shooting in ambient light indoors?

I have solid lenses for my 7D for outdoor photography, but now I want to venture indoors. Closer focal distance, Potentially less light. What are the key artistes of a lens that I should look for? ...
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How do I tell my T2i to use a particular spot for AF reference?

I just got a 50mm f/1.2 to go along with my T2i, but many of my photos are out of focus because the AF catches my subject's knee instead of her eyes, despite focusing on her eyes and recomposing. ...
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Will newer lenses work completely on a Canon 5D?

I have a Canon 5D and been using older lens on the camera. But I never bought a newer lens since I was afraid that the hardware (image stabilizer, focus, etc..) on the newer lens won't work with the ...
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Focus problem in viewfinder mode with the tamron 17-50 f2.8

I bought my 70d and the Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 VC. I noticed that I don't have focus when I use the viewfinder but when I use the live view there is no problem at all. Someone might come across ...
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Do I lose dynamic range or detail when converting from CR2 to DNG? [duplicate]

I have CS5.1 which does not support Canons RAW format using Camera RAW on a 60D, so I must change to DNG format before using CS5.1 Do I lose any quality or dynamic range from this conversion?
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telephoto canon lens for indoors [closed]

I am wanting to purchase a new canon telephoto lens specifically for shooting in poor light conditions indoors with the subjects far away. Can you suggest a good option please?
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How do I loosen the fit of a T-ring to ease mounting/dismounting a telescope adapter?

I recently bought a reflecting telescope, and along with it a Canon EF T-Ring (and adapter tube) to complement my Canon T3i. The fit is extremely tight, which not only makes it difficult to fully ...
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Why does the lens motor in my Canon 400mm f/2.8L USM keep working even though I've got focus?

I've just bought a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 USM IS, and although I have perfect focus, the USM still works. It also works when I press the shutter button halfway. But I set the focus to another button. ...
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Digital cameras that can take photos directly into a PC

I'm looking for a low-cost digital camera that can feed images directly into a PC. By low-cost I mean in the $100-$200 range. This is needed because I'm going to write some software that lets the user ...
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Canon 1D mark III vs modern cameras. Should I get a new one? [duplicate]

I have a friend that's starting to study photography at university and needs a camera. Because she doesn't have a lot of money to buy a new camera and all the equipment, I offered to let her use my ...
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The lens is stuck, and error message is displayed for Canon A4000 IS [duplicate]

You can see the error here http://srv2.jpg.co.il/4/55bd03aebb1b6.jpg I turn on the camera and it shows me this error and turns off after few seconds. Here you can see that the camera is stuck. The ...
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Why won't my Canon 6D RAW file import into Photoshop CS5.1 after installing Camera Raw?

I have installed Adobe Camera Raw on my computer, but I cannot open a RAW file in CS5.1 Extended from a Canon 6D. What am I missing? Error message: Could not complete your request because the ...
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Can I use film that's 20+ years old?

I recently bought a Minolta film camera and it had some film with it. The film is dated 1991 - 1994. Can I use the film?
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What are the different PC sync ports?

I have 3 devices and all of them seem to have different PC sync ports. Now which is which and what are the names of these ports? What cable is needed to connect all of them? I am attaching a picture ...
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Canon lens compatibility [duplicate]

I have a canon EOS Rebel T2i with quite a few EF-S lenses. I would like to upgrade to the new Canon EOS Rebel T6s (or T6si (not sure the difference)). I was wondering if my EF-S lenses would work with ...
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UV filter stuck on lens [duplicate]

Just bought an expensive Nisi UV filter, screw it in on my lens, and now I can not take it off... Why these things happen with almost every filter? Any suggestions how can I take it off without ...
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Major differences to note when upgrading from Canon 60D to 6D

Aside from obviously the the 60D and 6D being APS-C and Full Frame respectively, What are the main features or new controls that must be learnt about when using the canon 6D to truly master the ...
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Why can't I change Aperture? Canon 60D

I am in manual mode (M on the top left scroll wheel above the on button) using a sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 and then I spin the scroll wheel (which has a "set" button in the middle) below the 'q' button, ...
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How can I use high speed sync on a Canon 430 EXII with a Cowboy Studio trigger?

So I have a Canon T2i dslr and a canon 430exII speedlite that I use off camera. I have a transmitter that I bought from Cowboy Studio that works pretty great. In high speed sync, the flash goes off ...
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Autofocus not working outside scene modes

I've just got my first DSLR (an old Canon 1000D) and I'm having problems with autofocus: When I'm in full auto or any scene mode (sport, portrait...) it works fine and I can make photos normally, but ...
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Are the differences between a Canon Rebel t5 and 70D significant?

I am gearing up for my first dSLR purchase. Until now I've only used P&S or cell phone cameras. I take fairly decent photos but my skill lies in editing them. I am confused with my first purchase ...
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Is it coincidence that Nikon F lenses can fit a Canon EF body (with an adapter)?

A Nikon F mount lens is small enough to fit (via an adapter) into a Canon EF mount camera. Is this by design (IE did Nikon design the whole bayonet to be small enough, or Canon design the EF to be ...
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Why doesn't my computer show Canon EOS 450D pictures taken with P setting?

I bought a used Canon EOS 450D, and whenever I take pictures with the P setting, I can see the pictures on the camera display, but when I take the SDcard out, I cannot see them. Obviously they are ...
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Can the Canon MP-E 65mm lens be used with a Canon Rebel T3?

Can the Canon MP-E 65mm lens be used with a Canon T3? Is an adapter needed? Is there another lens which might offer the equivalent Macro capabilities?
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Is there a non-video/wifi Canon 70D alternative? [closed]

I've been thinking of getting a Canon 70D but I'm not too sure I want to pay extra for video features or even wifi. Can you guys recommend a Canon DSLR that offers the same picture, sensor, and ...
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How can I shoot a low-key portrait outside during the daytime?

For low-key portrait photos, one requirement is a dark background which is not there during the day outside. I tried to shoot one, but it seems I do not know how to do it. I am using a Canon 7D, ...
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What lens should we use to shoot large products in a small studio?

I work for a company that sells events and trade show booths. We have a studio to shoot the products, but unfortunately, it is on the small side. I would need a wide angle lens to shoot the products. ...