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The Canon 550D is a popular DSLR camera released in 2009 as part of Canon's entry-level "Digital Rebel" series. Also known as the T1i or Kiss X3.

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Flash issue on Canon 600d and 500d - showing Err 20 when flash is in manual mode

I've got a canon 600d and a canon 500d. My flash is a Jessups 360AFDC. Although the flash works consistently on both cameras in TTL mode I have problems getting it to work on both cameras in manual ...
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Yellowing effect on Canon Rebel

I've started to notice a strong yellowing of the indoor pictures with my Canon Rebel T1i. If I use the flash, this doesn't happen, but I don't want to have to use the flash on every picture as this ...
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Is Magic Lantern giving incorrect shutter counts on my Canon 500D?

I bought a new camera (500D) and have had it for about 4 days. I have installed the latest version of Magic Lantern on it to get a little boost, but when I got into shutter count it gives me 14k ...
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How to safely disconnect Canon EOS camera from Mac?

I just started using my Canon 500D camera with a Mac. I was expecting to see a new external drive appear in Finder, which I could eject when I need to safely disconnect the camera from the computer. ...
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Canon t1i DSLR LCD screen discoloration

I have a new Canont T1i DSLR camera that is about 6 months old. I have not use it for 2 months. Today when I take it out. I turned on the camera. The LCD screen is showing a lot of discolorations. ...
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Ring flash for 430EX II and Canon Rebel 500D

I'm looking into buying a ring (ray) flash for this setup: Canon 500D Speedlite 430EX II For now I only found this one: Ring Flash O-Flash for Canon 430EX II. Which is compatible with the setup ...
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How to make Canon 500D as IR camera?

I want to make my Canon 500D as IR camera as I am getting a new camera. Can it be done DIY? or where can i get it done? and how much I should expect to pay ? I live in Durham, England. Or I ...
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Would you try to repair this equipment?

I finished importing photos into Adobe Lightroom and have these counts for three items that are not working 100% anymore. All three are out of warranty. Canon EOS REBEL T1i - 49,794 photos Tamron ...
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Does the Canon T2i have the same battery as the T1i?

I need to know if the Canon T2i has the same battery as the T1i. I am borrowing a T1i from a friend and I won't be able to get the camera until the day I need it. I have a T2i and I have a power cord ...
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How can I set the Canon EOS 500D interval timer to take 10 photos with a 10 second interval?

I am using Canon EOS 500D, with Canon EF 1.8 USM Portrait Lens. I would like to set a self timer continuous in drive mode for capturing 10 images continuously with 10 second intervals between the ...
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Buying my next lens

Currently I have Canon 500D with following lenses. Canon 18-55 IS. Canon 55-250 IS. Canon 50 1.8. Tokina 100 2.8 Macro. These days I'm thinking of adding another lens to my armory. And my choices ...
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What type and capacity of memory card is supported by Canon 500D?

I was going to buy a new memory card for my Canon 500D and I was wondering if SanDisk Extreme III SDHC Card 8GB which has a write speed of 30MB/s would be a good buy. How can I find out if my camera ...
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How to use Canon 430EX II as a slave for Rebel T1i?

I have been trying to figure out how to set my camera/flash to slave mode. Can I use my Canon 430EX II as an off camera flash with my Rebel T1i? If so, how would I accomplish this?
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Is there a custom firmware for Canon EOS 500D which will improve AF in video recording?

There is a way to get a custom firmware for this model that improve the video recording? Especially the autofocus, which is extremely slow. Maybe there are some other good options in a custom ...
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Why can't I set a partial ISO stop?

On my Canon 500D, I can set aperture and shutter speed in 1/3 stops, however with ISO I appear to be limited to whole stops (100, 200, 400, 800 etc...) Why is this? It would appear the camera is ...
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Why is my Canon 500D with kit lens having trouble focusing at higher focal lengths?

I have a Canon 500D with the kit lens. Recently I have observed that its not able to focus at higher zooms but it works at min zoom. To get it to focus, I have to zoom out or recompose and it works. ...
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What “start up” telephoto lenses do you recommend for Canon for wildlife photography?

I'm sort of a "weekend" photographer who likes to take photos of landscapes/cityscapes and nature/wildlife. At the moment I'm using Tamron AF 28-300mm F3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro that ...
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What's the performance difference between a class 4 and class 6 SDHC card?

What kind of performance improvement should I expect on a Canon 500D with a class 6? Will a class 4 slow the writes/reads noticeably? I mostly take (low shutter speed) photos and occasional short ...
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Is it worth spending more to buy the Canon 500D vs the Canon 450D?

I would like to get into photography but I'd like to gather more information about the topic first. I'm thinking about buying a starter D-SLR camera, and am leaning heavily towards a Canon (most of my ...
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How should one deal with 'hot' pixels on Canon T1i, either in-camera on in Aperture?

I recently took quite a few pictures at my brothers wedding, and when going through them in Aperture 3, I noticed a pretty apparent red pixel towards the bottom left of my images. I didn't notice this ...
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“Show Focus Points” in Aperture

Apple Aperture has a function "Show Focus Points". When I am using it with raw files from Canon 500D, it displays the pattern of focus points (just like the camera viewfinder) and highlights some of ...
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Should I choose a Canon 500D or Nikon D3100 for short video? [closed]

I need a camera mostly for shooting short videos. Which one is better for this? I know that the 500D does 1080 at 20fps, but would it make that much of a difference from the 24p in the D3100?
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Why is the depth-of-field preview in the optical viewfinder of my Canon 500D inaccurate?

I have noticed that in my Canon 500D, the depth-of-field preview in the optical viewfinder is inaccurate with large aperture settings. If I press the DoF preview button, there is very little ...
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Will my Canon 500D with 18-55mm lens kit fit in a Crumpler Jimmy Bo 300 case?

Someone recommended Crumpler camera bags to me, I've just bought a Canon 500D with the standard (18-55mm) lens kit. I want to the bag to be as small as possible. Crumpler says this one is for a SLR ...
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How can I get the shutter actuation count for Canon EOS 500D/550D?

How can I get the actual shutter actuation count for a Canon EOS 500D or 550D (Digital Rebel T1i or T2i)? Two popular solutions for most earlier Canon cameras don't work: I peeked at location ...