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The Canon 550D is a popular DSLR camera released in 2010 as part of Canon's entry-level "Digital Rebel" series. Also known as the T2i.

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What is WB bracketing used for?

I found out that I can bracket white balance in camera on my 550D. When is this useful?
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What are the advantages of moving from the Canon 550D to Nikon D5100?

What are the advantages of moving from a Canon 550D(Rebel T2i) to Nikon D5100 ? I purchased a Canon 550D a month ago with a 18-55 kit lens, even before I could become a pro, I am getting an ...
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canon 550D and the missing RAW files

Before my last trip I set the recording mode to RAW+JPG. I haven't changed that setting for the entire trip, however when I got back home and imported the pictures into lightroom, I found that ...
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Canon T2i doesn't seem to take crisp photos

I've been using my Canon T2i to do portraits for the last year now, and usually have really good luck with it. Most of my shots are up close, and turn out beautiful. However, it seems like when I ...
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What would be a good upgrade from my Canon kit lens for portrait photography?

I am very new to photography but am looking to upgrade from my kit lens. I have a canon T2i. I am looking for a lens that would be suitable to taking pictures mostly of my family and children indoors ...
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Is it possible to change the Canon 550D file name prefix?

Is it possible to change the file name prefix that the camera uses? A firmware hack maybe. I know I can assign names using the Canon utility to download, but mostly when putting a few pics onto the ...
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Resizing large size images retaining good quality for the web

I have a Canon 550D camera, with the goal of capturing images of books for my website. When I tale a picture of my products the resulting image has a very large size. I use the "Paint" program (in ...
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Extreme Wide-angle / affordable fisheye lens for Canon T2i

I'm looking for an extreme wide-angle/fisheye lens for my canon t2i, but am not sure what to get. I've heard the sigma 8mm is pretty good an obviously the canon 8-15mm f4 L as well, but that over a ...
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Are there big reasons to prefer the Canon 600d vs Canon 550d?

I'm just wondering whether there are any big(ish) reasons I should get the Canon 600d and not the Canon 550d. I'm interested in the difference in video quality and low light performance (if there is ...
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How fast can I take pictures with a remote control on my Canon EOS 550D?

I'm using an IR LED for controlling my Canon 550D/T2i for a time lapse. If I shoot each 6 seconds everything is fine, but I want to shoot each 1 second. Then I have problems, it shoots at random ...
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Why isn't color from my Canon 550D up to my expectations?

I am using a Canon 550D and I am not satisfied with the image quality that it offers. By image quality I am specifically concerned with a general feeling of better color. I have used different lenses ...
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Lens options for a 18-55 and 50 1.8 plus a canon t2i owner

I've got a canon T2i with the 18-55 IS II kit lens and a 50mm 1.8 prime. I sold back my 55-250 when i got the 50mm thinking i wouldn't need it. But i'm looking for a couple of different lenses now. ...
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How to get shallow depth of field with canon 550d and kit lens 18-55mm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get dramatic shallow DOF with a kit lens? I've just got a new canon 550d with kit lens. Until now I've had a point and shoot camera , and I don't have any ...
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Is the Tamron 18-200 lens for Canon good for macro photography?

I have camera Canon 550d and a standard 18-55 lens. My question is: is the Tamron 18-200 lens for Canon good for macro photography?
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Raw development in Lightroom 4.1 and Digital Photo Professional 3.9.x – bad vs. good?

I have opened the same raw image from my Canon EOS 550D (CR2) in Lightroom and Digital Photo Professional. This are the default raw development results: Lightroom: Digital Photo Professional: Why ...
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Choosing a cheap lens for an entry-level Canon D-SLR [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Canon Starter Level Lenses I have a huge interest in photography, and my dad plans on buying me a Canon 550D. Which lens is suitable for wildlife, portrait, macro and ...
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Canon 550d viewfinder exposure information issue after firmware update

I recently updated the firmware on my T2i and when I am metering a room either through the viewfinder or my LCD screen the ISO and exposure information will only stay onscreen for 2 seconds. If I'm ...
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I would like to bare open my Canon D-SLR. Which tools should I buy and use in order to get the best results?

By best results, I mean, not damaging the tiny screws or any other fragile part of the camera. I would like to be able to open it, and then close it again.
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Canon 550d vs nikon d3200 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? I am beginner in photography. And i m thinking to buy a DSLR priced between 30k - 35k. I m very confused between ...
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Buying a new camera (for the 1st time) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? I'm thinking of buying a camera tomorrow .. I was advised to get this: Canon 550 D .. 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor .. ...
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Tips to buy second lens for Canon 550D

I recently had brought Canon 550D - My first (D)SLR - with the kit lens. I want to buy an additional lens for use both indoors and outdoors, but I'm confused about what type or focal-length I should ...
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Photo is not as crisp as expected

During my experiments with HDR photography, I was intending to get some really great landscape shots and I was able to capture this picture. However, I was expecting it to turn out a bit crisper than ...
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What gear do I need to shoot underwater with my Canon T2i?

I have a Canon T2i 18-55 setup. I was wondering what all equipment might I be needing to shoot underwater photos with this camera. Is it possible to shoot underwater photos with these normal cameras ...
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Beginner lenses for Canon T2i

What are the best lenses for starting out with a Canon T2i while still covering a whole bunch of creative techniques / teaching photography (and also theory) to beginners
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What aperture settings should I use for taking macro photos of artwork?

So I'm using the macro to photograph artwork with a T2i. I'm still just testing right now without studio lighting, but when I tried to zoom in (digitally) and focus with the camera display it seems to ...
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Shooting video on the canon 550D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically? When I try to shoot video on my 550D with an 8GB memory card it will only film for a few seconds and then ...
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macro lens for artwork with the T2i

This is a follow up to my first query about photographing artwork. There was a consensus that I go with a macro lens: Canon T2i for shooting artwork? I think I'm finally ready to purchase. I found ...
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Which lens should someone who enjoys the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 get next?

I bought a Canon 550D months ago, and at that point I chose the 50mm f/1.8 because it was super affordable and quite popular. I must say I've taken some really wonderful photos with it; mostly with ...
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Why has my 550D camera buffer decreased?

Normally I can shoot 9 JPEG's into the buffer. This amount is indicated by the number in the lower right of the viewfinder, next to the focus confirmation light. Now that number says 2. And indeed, if ...
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As a beginner would I be better suited to a Nikon D3100 or Canon EOS 550D?

I am very new to this and wondering if I would even notice a difference between a Nikon D3100 and Canon EOS 550D using the standard 18-55mm lens? The differences I can see are: The Cannon is roughly ...
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How do I change the exposure setting in manual mode on a Canon EOS 550D?

I have recently bought a Canon EOS 550D. In the Manual Mode, I am unable to change the exposure level. What am I missing here? I am sure there must be a way to change it.
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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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Why do I sometimes get a shaking viewfinder image in my Canon 550D?

Sometimes I put my viewfinder to my eye before I turn on my camera. When I turn it on, the viewfinder image slightly shakes and moves a bit vertically. This also happens when I look through my ...
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Cannon EOS 550D, Which lens should I purchase [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which would be more suitable lens in terms of utility, weight, price: 18-135 or 18-55 + 55-200? I am going to purchase my first DSLR which is Cannon EOS 550D. The seller ...
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Do I need to invest in something beyond my Canon 550D to produce top-notch portrait photography?

I am currently working with a 550D, and seriously debating whether to invest and buy a (semi) professional camera instead. I focus mainly on portrait photography and for this reason purchased the ...
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What lenses are must-have yet affordable for a Canon T2i camera?

I have a canon T2i camera. I am beginner looking for some tips on the best lenses to carry around.
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Is there a T2i tethering operation from a laptop?

I'll be processing many images of artwork and saving files with various info like title and size and media. I understand there are tethering options. I'm hoping I can hook the camera up directly ...
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What factors should I consider to decide if it's worth upgrading to a “pro” level DSLR?

I'm looking at upgrading from a Canon T2i to a Canon 7D. It's available used for half-price from a friend of mine because he purchased a Canon 5D Mark III. The T2i and 7D have the exact same sensor, ...
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Which Canon T2i bundle is better to get?

I'm looking to upgrade from my Canon 450d to the T2i. There are two bundles: one that comes with body and two Canon lenses, 18-55mm and 55-250mm, for $799 and, on Amazon, there's the Canon with EF-S ...
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Canon 550D - Is it a good camera for starters?

I´ve been reading a bit about this camera, and some opinions go that it is too expensive a camera for a simple beginner, while others say it is an excellent entry-level one with enough features to go ...
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Why does my Canon 550D make a small sound while focusing?

Ok the "noise" I am talking about here is not noise in photos, it's actual small noise/sound coming from camera. I have been using my camera for around 6 months, but never noticed this before. May be ...
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Why do people say the Canon 550D isn't a real entry-level camera?

I bought a Canon 550D because everyone kept telling me I would be a great camera for beginners. Afterwards, some others told me that this camera is a bit beyond entry-level, more like mid-range or ...
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Does using a different lens affect the dynamic range for HDR post-processing?

I am a bit new to HDR photography and lately I have been trying to carry out the post-processing with Photomatrix. After many trails and errors, I am still unable to get the effect that many other HDR ...
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How do lens prices compare for Nikon and Canon?

I am about to buy a new DSLR and shortlisted the two models, Nikon D5100 and Canon 550D. I ready to buy the Nikon model(more expensive) but learned that Nikon lenses are much more expensive than Canon ...
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Is Canon 550D the same model as Rebel T2i?

I keep hearing Rebel T2i. What does it mean? Isn't this just Canon 550D? I want to buy a Canon 550D but I get confused by Rebel 2Ti.
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Clear and sharp shot of a static object on a very blurry background (EOS550D) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I maximise that “blurry background, sharp subject” (bokeh) effect? I am trying to achieve clear and sharp shot of a static object on a very blurry ...
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How to set a Canon 550D to shoot 1 second after pressing the shoot button on the camera?

I need to avoid any movement in the tripod, so I want my camera to shoot 1 second after I press the button. How can I set it to shoot 1 second after I press the button? The choices available by ...
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Where can I find a camera holster or case that stays on the camera?

25 years ago my Minolta camera came with a standard case in two parts. the one part wrapped around the body and never left the camera unless you changed the film. It held on with it's snug shape and ...
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How to capture detail of craters on the moon?

How can I photograph the moon so that I see detail of the craters and mountains? I have a Canon EOS 550D (T2i) and tried "No Flash", "P" as well as creative auto mode, but to no avail. Every time I ...