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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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How to set up live view finder on Canon PowerShot SX240HS connected to TV screen

I have a Canon PowerShot SX240HS connected to a TV screen via an Ex-Pro Premium replacement for Canon HTC-100 cable (HDMI to Mini HDMI). I can playback images and video I have already taken on the TV ...
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Glitch PNG on External Hard Drive

Basically, i'm taking photos, and edit them using photoshop. Then, I save them as .png on my macbook. After that, I copied them to my external hard drive. Few days later, when i check those fie, they ...
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Charging a Canon G7X Mark II with USB, special cable really needed?

The Canon G7X Mark II manual and website mentions that one can charge the camera through USB by using a special interface cable, Canon IFC-600PCU. The cable is even listed under Supplies and ...
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Canon Rebel EOS SL1 auto mode is not working.

My camera was working fine the other day and now it won't take a picture in auto mode. It will work in Manual Focus and Portrait mode but says "busy" and won't focus in Auto. Please help!!
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How to focus on fast moving objects with a low-end dslr?

I will go to an Enduro race and I want to take sharp, in focus, photos. I only have a Canon 550D, EF-S 18-55 IS and EF 50mm f/1.8. I tried using autofocus on moving motorcycles and 90% of them were ...
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Widest f1.8 canon full frame lens?

What is the widest lens offered for canon (by any manufacturer) that has an aperture of 1.8 or lower?
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Why is my shutter speed stuck while using mirror lockup?

On my Canon Mark II when I use mirror lockup my minimum shutter speed is always 1/30 of a sec but I need a much longer shutter speed, such as 30 of a sec. I have tried using manual mode, Av mode, and ...
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100D dioptric adjustment

I was playing a bit with my dioptric adjustment and found out that I see best with that being set to the lowest value. How is this possible? My eyesight is probably nearly perfect and I would ...
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700D Rebel T5i - View Photos on TV instantly and wireless

I have a Canon 700D (aka Rebel T5i) and will do some shooting on a birthday. Is there a possibility to connect my camera to a TV and make an instant slide show of all the pictures I have taken? ...
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Tethering to improve focusing

I use a Canon 700D, and my focus is always just a little bit off. What is the best tethering device I could use to preview on a bigger screen?
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Lightroom - slow image transfer from tethered camera (OS X, Lightroom)

I'm asking this for a customer, so maybe I'll need some time to answer if you have any questions, because I first have to ask my customer as well ;) I upgraded his machine to OS X 10.11.3 and ...
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Can Sigma lenses be converted from EF-S to EF for Canon?

Does Sigma's Mount Conversion work for DC lenses to DG Lens Mount Conversion? Will my Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-f4 OS work with Full Frame Camera 6D after conversion?
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Is there a way to fixate the diopter adjust knob on Canon DSLR?

Sometimes, without noticing, probably when pulling the camera out of the bag or inserting it, the diopter knob turns by accident and gets the viewfinder out of focus, and ruins by that the manual ...
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What battery do I need for a Canon EOS 500?

I got a old Canon EOS 500 (analogic) of my girlfriend, but I need to buy batteries, but do not know what the correct battery for her, found a manual on the internet and said CR123A or DL123A, but ...
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Canon 60D Live View mode Not taking picture

I have looked through some articles on how to shoot in live view mode on 60D. Sometime when I try to focus on a specific point (by moving the focus rectangle on the screen to that point and press the ...
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How to prevent a stuck shutter on my t5i

I just had my shutter stick open, I was able to get it working again but how do I prevent it from happening in the future. I was shooting with a 70-300mm lens on a 10 second exposure. As an ...
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How do I stop having a black screen in manual mode

I have a Canon t6i and recently the pictures I have taken in manual mode are coming out black. When I use live shooting the screen is black. However there is a brief moment when the camera 'focuses' ...
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Can I use Yashica 35-70 and Canon 28-80 lenses on DSLR cameras? [duplicate]

I have two camera lenses; one is a Yashica 35-70 mm lens which I am using on a Yashica FX-7 Super manual 35mm film camera. The other is a Canon 28-80 mm lens which came with the Canon EOS 66 35mm film ...
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Did shooting in burst mode wear out my shutter?

I shoot about 400-500 pictures every day. Many of them are in burst mode. Will this wear out the shutter? I bought a Rebel 1200 D and five months the shutter gave error 30 and had to be repaired. ...
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Why doesn't focus confirmation appear in AI-servo mode?

Camera: Canon 700D Lens: EF-S 55-250mm STM So far I have been shooting still subjects. But recently I wanted to photograph moving people (skaters). I changed the AF mode to AI-Servo (as skaters are ...
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Does it actually matter considering DxOMark's Perceived MPix Score for lenses?

The score of Tamron 70-200 f2.8 Di VC is higher than Canon 70-200mm f4L IS on an APS-C Canon Camera like the 550D. Does this make the lens better than an L Lens in terms of image quality? Autofocus? ...
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How do I lock focus in live view with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC on Canon?

How do I lock focus with my Tamron 17-50? I have separated the AF-ON button to lock focus, but when I move the camera to recompose the picture, the lens tries to refocus again. I see that this ONLY ...
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Canon ST-E2: Can I manually adjust the power of slave flashes using the camera menu?

I know that the ST-E2 does not have the functionality to alter the power level of slave flashes in manual mode. But can this be done via the camera's "External Speedlight control" menu. I've Googled ...
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Why won't my camera communicate with a new flash after doing an experiment with an older film camera flash?

I used a Cobra Auto2 10 (older film camera flash) on my Canon DSLR 5D mark 3 for an experiment. The flash was working fine. Then I put my newer Metz 58 AF-1 and AF-2 flash back on on the camera. My ...
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Why are my pictures darker when I download them off of my camera? [closed]

I'm trying to download some pictures off of my camera and either on a flash drive, onto my computer, or even online, and whenever I try to do so the pictures become dull and dark. This is quite a ...
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Sharp DSLR with big dynamic range and low iso noise [closed]

I'm looking for my first DSLR and I want it to be sharp (I mean, 5DsR is really sharp but it has low dynamic range), has high dynamic range (like the D810) and has low iso noise. Canon is the one and ...
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Can I switch off long-exposure noise reduction on my Canon SX530?

I've been experimenting a bit with some long exposure shots on a Canon SX530 HS, and have noticed that it takes twice as long as the exposure time to actually shoot anything (2 seconds taking, 2 ...
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What would be a good beginners lens for portrait plus telephoto? [closed]

I have Canon 600D with Canon 50 f1.8 and Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-f4 OS Contemporary lenses. I am looking to upgrade to a Telephoto now, I am considering Canon 70-200mm f4 L USM (non IS), Tamron SP 70-...
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Canon 70D vs Canon 760D [duplicate]

I have been looking to buy a Canon 760D because of its amazing features that it offers in comparison to the currently available list of DSLR's out there. I have previously owned a 550D and had a great ...
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What is this red dot on the T6 camera body?

What is this red dot next to the viewfinder and live view button on the Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D)? I have been unable to find a reference to it online or in the basic or full instruction manuals.
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Canon 70D or Nikon D7200? Camera + lenses [closed]

I am about to buy my first camera, but it's a bit confusing. I've been looking to buy either the Canon 70D or Nikon D7200, from what I have googled, the Nikon has better image quality, BUT then I've ...
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What gear do I need for a newborn photography session?

I am an amateur photographer and I have a newborn session coming up for a family friend. My current gear is: Canon T5i (crop sensor) Canon 18-55 IS STM Kit lens 85mm f/1.8 lens I plan on buying ...
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Why does my Canon SX40 ask me to set the time every time I turn it on?

I have canon sx40, I am using it for three years, from last month in the start time always it comes set time and if I skips then taken images takes 1980 as date, I can not understand what is the ...
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Canon EOS 70D, beginners camera? [duplicate]

I am buying my first camera, but there is so much variety i don't know what to choose. Is Canon EOS 70D a good beginners camera, with the kit lens 18-135mm lens? Not looking in to buying another lens ...
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Canon APS-C: what is the maximum sensor size EF-S lenses are designed to support?

Given that Canon APS-C cameras differ in sensor size (e.g. 70D has a 22,5 x 15,0 mm and 700D has 22,3 x 14,9) is it possible for future models to switch from a 1,6 to 1,5 factor like Nikon crop ...
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New Canon T6i vs used 5D2 or 1Ds3 [duplicate]

The title pretty much states my question here. I've held a T6i (very smooth feeling, good autofocus) and a 5D2 (definitely higher build quality, a full-frame which I would prefer). Never held a 1Ds3 ...
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Controlling 4 Yongnuo flashes with a cable?

I am using 4 568EX II flash guns with 4 YN622C wireless flash triggers connected to the guns. I then control all with my YN622C-TX. Can I wire all the flash guns together with a cable and only use ...
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Canon powerpoint sx240HS usb port broken

Yesterday I tried to download some photographs from my camera via the usb port only to find that the usb port was broken(no problem) so I downloaded the photos from a card reader. However this morning ...
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Broken photos on dslr [duplicate]

During the last session with my Canon 50D, 4 or 5 photos from 180 appeared to be with artifacts: Fullsize 15Mb Fullsize 7Mb These photos were already broken in preview on camera display, so it can'...
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Duration of Canon DSLR pop-up flash?

There is quite a bit of data online for external flash/speedlight durations, but I've never seen any data for the built-in flash. Has anyone ever tried measuring the duration of a pop-up flash at ...
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What route should I go for a strobe? [closed]

Not including stands or anything else, what kind of strobe would you go for spending no more than $3,000? For instance would you buy 1 Profoto B1 along with their AirTTL or go for a much cheaper ...
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Is it normal that a 40D produces a continuous noise in Live View mode?

So I just found out how to turn on the Live View mode on my Canon EOS 40D (turns out there's a setting for it, big surprise) and I was pretty surprised to notice that while the camera is in the Live ...
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Which Canon 70-200mm is best for a wildlife trip?

New member here.. I signed up after checking similar questions on this matter that didn't fully clear my doubts. I'm planning to buy a Canon 70-200 lens to use on my 550D body. I've been reading ...
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How do I resolve a Canon “error 99” that is not a lens issue?

My Canon 40D has an "error 99" when shutter button is pressed. Here is the list of things I've tried: change the battery shoot without CF card shoot without lens In all cases, the error comes ...
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Canon 7d & 24-70 ii - can't get a crisp or well exposed shot [duplicate]

As the title says, I'm shooting a canon 7d (mi) with the newly acquired Canon L 24-70 ii. I can't tell if I've suddenly forgotten how to shoot, or if both Green and Av mode are messing with me. I've ...
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disk not readable in El Capitan/EOS 6D

Connecting camera via usb or via card reader this message comes up. I've upgraded to Photoshop Elements 14 and also get the same result with Canon software. How can I solve this?
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Can you adjust Aperture in [Tv] mode on a PowerShot G7 X?

I do not own a PowerShot G7 X, but my friend does. We want to know if it is possible to adjust the aperture when in [Tv] mode, so that she can try for milky water on a waterfall. Is this possible?
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Can I trigger Yongnuo YN-622N and YN-622C together at the same time?

I am a Nikon user and my friend uses Canon. If we use Yongnuo YN-622N & YN-622C can we trigger both the Nikon and Canon flashes at the same time?
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Integrating a microscope, Camera and Electronic shutter

This is an optical engineering question rather than anything else. So I beg for your patience. I have an inverted microscope which we are trying to do some cancer research with to image cells. Since ...
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Canon 1200D kit lenses vs. XSi kit lenses. Which should I keep?

I recently purchased a Canon 1200D kit in the UK (from Dixon Travel). I also have an older Canon Rebel XSi kit with similar lenses (purchased in the USA, around 6-7 years ago). I am trying to ...