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A midrange DSLR from Canon, released in 2008.

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Can extreme cold damage my camera? [duplicate]

Soon I will be taking a trip to Grand Marais, MN. I am planning on using my Canon 50d a fairly significant amount outside. Is there a risk of permanently damaging my camera in the cold? It is ...
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What do I need to be aware of to shoot a swim meet?

I am going to be shooting a swim meet for my yearbook, and the local swim club. This will be my first time shooting a meet. What do I need to know? Are there certain vantage points that will give a ...
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What's the difference between Canon EOS battery packs?

My camera manual for EOS 50D says I can use either BP-511A, BP-511, BP-512 or BP-514. The camera came with a single BP-511A. Does anyone know what A stand for? How is BP-511A different from BP-511? ...
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Do I risk damaging my camera if I use an aftermarket AC adapter?

I am looking at AC adapters for my Canon 50d. The Canon original is several times as expensive as some of the aftermarket options that I have found. Do I run any significant risk of damaging my camera ...
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What is the Canon 50d made from?

Is the canon 50d primarily made from plastic or from a magnesium-alloy? I have read things that point in either direction. I wasn't able to find anything on Canon's website either. So, does anyone ...
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How thorough is the weather sealing on the Canon 50d?

I recently purchased a Canon 50d and I am curious about the extent of the weather sealing. When reading, I noticed that seals around the battery compartment and the memory card slot were mentioned. ...
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Is the 7d truly the successor to the 50d?

I have seen in several locations the statement that the Canon 7d is the true successor to the 50d despite the different places that they occupy in the lineup. Is this an accurate statement, and why? ...
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What kind of Canon battery grip is this?

I just spotted this battery grip, and apparently it's attached to a Canon EOS 50D camera. But what kind of battery grip is this? It has a small LCD display in the upper left corner, as seen from the ...
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Shutter half-press to focus possible in Live View mode on EOS 50D?

When not in Live View mode and when the lens is set to AF mode, when I press the shutter button half way on my Canon EOS 50D it causes the camera to auto-focus, as expected. In Live View mode, I have ...
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Are the dimensions of the top panel LCD screen on a Canon 50D same as the 7D or 5DM2?

I'm trying to buy a LCD top panel screen protector for my 50D and I could only find protectors for the top LCD screen for the 5D Mark 2 and 7D. So will they fit the LCD top LCD on my 50D? Is it the ...
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Will a Canon dSLR retain settings if the battery is removed for an extended period of time?

If I remove the rechargeable BP battery from my Canon EOS 50D for an extended period of time, will the internal lithium battery preserve all of my settings (including custom functions, date/time, ...
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Which one would you suggest to buy from canon, the 550D or the 50D ?

I am slightly confused as I have the budget for either but given that the 550D is newer model whereas 50D is better in the sense that it belongs to a higher series. Are there any other deciding ...
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Does a camera tethered draw power over USB?

I plan to use my Canon 50D in a studio, tethered to a PC. It would be great if it drew the power it needed from the USB bus rather than from the battery, so I wouldn't need to worry about changing ...
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Why does my Canon 50D only have a max burst of 8?

I got my Canon 50D over the summer, and it's been absolutely amazing! When I started taking pictures with it, I seem to recall the max burst number being relatively high in the display. However, for ...
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How can I drag the shutter on a Canon 50D (or any Canon body)?

I want to drag the shutter (second curtain sync) on my Canon 50D using either a speedlight, or via a wireless remote flash. The 580 EX/EXII will trigger when the shutter opens, and again when it ...
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Which camera has the best features for still photography: Canon 60D, 50D or 7D?

Now that the 60D specs are released. When choosing a camera for still photography (no movies) which one of Canon 50D, 60D and 7D has an edge over the others and why? What still photography features ...
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What options are available for a wireless remote for a Canon 50D?

I'm looking for a wireless remote for my Canon 50D, but the canon RC-5 and RC-6 don't seem to support it in the information I've found thus far. Can anyone recommend anything that might work with ...
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Canon EOS 50D can't save pictures anymore

The other day I wanted to take a picture with my 50D. I turned it on, aimed and when I wanted to take the picture my camera froze when saving the picture. The red light was still lit but I could not ...