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A midrange DSLR from Canon, released in 2007.

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why storing a long exposure photo takes almost as long as the exposure time itself?

last night I took some night sky shots, and I've noticed that with long exposure times [15s;30s] the time it took to store the images in the camera memory card (jpeg) took roughly as long? Whilst the ...
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Difference in picture sharpness between Canon and Nikon?

My wife has a Canon 40D with a Sigma 17-70 DC (no image stabilizer) lens. She sometimes goes on shooting trips with a friend of hers who has a Nikon D90 and a AF NIKKOR 35mm f/2D (fixed focal) lens. ...
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Why does my 40D's buffer only hold around 6–7 images before shooting slows down?

I own a Canon EOS 40D (bought slightly used) and overall I'm pretty happy, but there's one thing that's not right: according to the specifications, the buffer for continuous shooting should be able to ...
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How can I see the number of shutter actuations on a Canon 40D?

How can I find out how many pictures have been taken by a 40D?
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How can I get extended bracketing on a Canon 40D?

I shoot HDR with a Canon 40D. I often use more than 3 RAW exposures, which is a hassle on the 40D since the auto bracketing only supports 3 exposures. I'm aware of the CHDK project, but it doesn't ...
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Is cleaning shutter release from the battery compartment with alcohol safe?

I have a very irritating issue with my Canon 40D bought only two years ago: the shutter release is working only 1 times over 4 tries. After some google searches I found this solution: pour one spoon ...
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What single zoom lens should I take on a vacation to Europe?

My wife and I are planning a trip to France and Italy next year for a couple of weeks. We will be hitting many of the popular destinations such as Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence, etc. I currently own ...
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Am I being unrealistic about image quality expectations from Canon 70-200 F/4 USM IS L Lens?

I'm shopping for a 70-200 F/4 USM IS L, and took a few test shots with it. Here's a full resolution jpeg, and a 100% crop with a focus point highlighted. It was shot handheld with IS on at 70mm / F4 ...
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Best zoom walk around lens for Canon 40D

I am about to take a trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos. I recently tried the L series 70-200 cannon but it is so heavy I hate it. I would like to find a zoom much lighter that give quality photos ...
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What's the recommended off camera flash setup for Canon and Sunpak flash combination?

I'm new to off-camera flash photography, and this question confirmed my guess that you don't have to have off-camera flashes of the same brand; but I need a bit more info. I've got a Canon 40D, ...