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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 focal length lens do I need for photographing the moon?

I would like to know whether it is possible to photograph moon without any flaws with a canon EOS 550d.. Also to get an image of the moon as close as the following image, what kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I make picture from my Canon Rebel more dramatic and colourful, via camera settings if possible?

I have just started clicking with my new Canon DSLR camera and while I'm getting used to its functions and settings, I was intending to get the colours more vibrant while clicking my pictures. Any ...
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Will I see a significant improvement from upgrading from Canon EOS 350D to 550D?

I am an enthusiastic amateur photographer and have a Canon 350 D that I bought about 5 years back. I use this with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 lens, a Canon 50 mm 1.8 mm lens and a Canon 70-200 f 4.0 L lens ...
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How much actuation is used in videos for 550D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does every frame of video (or live view) on a DSLR count as a shutter actuation? I am concerned about the amount of actuation used when taking a video on my Canon EOS ...
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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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What do I do with a cracked screen?

I just cracked the screen on my out-of-warranty Canon EOS T2i. It just happened to fall right onto a corner of the foot of a table. The glass cover for the screen is smashed, but the LCD is still ...
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Should I choose a Canon 550D or a Sony DSLR-A580?

I am planning to buy a Canon EOS 550D with its Kit Lens (18-55 mm) and a prime lens (50 mm 1.8) with my main intention of clicking portrait and landscape pictures. Just yesterday I came across Sony ...
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Can I use mic which requires phantom alimentation with a Canon 550D?

I have a Canon550D, and I would like to shoot a movie using an external microphone. Can I use a phantom alimentation-required microphone on it?
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What does it mean to get a “free upgrade” to the IS MKII lens with purchase of a Canon 550D?

I am going to buy a DSLR camera, the Canon 550D with the 18-55mm IS lens kit, and additionally, it has a free upgrade to IS MKII Lens. I am a bit new to photography and after doing a certain amount ...
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Can I adjust the aperture of a Canon T2i while shooting a movie?

Can I adjust the aperture of a Canon T2i while shooting a movie? I really want a greater depth of field when I'm shooting a movie.
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Are there wireless file transfer adapter options for the Canon 550D/T2i?

Is there an equivalent to the wireless adapters available for higher-end Canon DSLRs? The closest thing I have found are the EyeFi cards but was wondering if there are any other alternatives.
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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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How to resolve Canon Rebel T2i Error 70?

I was shooting video with my Rebel T2i (Canon 50mm 1.4 lens) when I got an error saying: Err 70 Shooting is not possible due to an error. Turn the camera off and on again or re-install the ...
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When buying entry level cameras, are lenses really more important than the body?

Original Question: Is there a D5100 alternative I was considering my first DSLR Nikon D3000, then saw D3100 and was fixed on it, then saw D5100 and I though yes,this is the one to go for. While ...
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Are aftermarket battery grips made for the Canon T2i compatibile with the T3i?

I know that the T2i (550d) and T3i (600d) both use the same OEM BG-E8 grip. There are some aftermarket grips (that are significantly less expensive than the OEM one) that are specifically marketed ...
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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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How do I know if my Canon T2i can support Infra Red photography?

I have a canon T2i and wondering if I can take some IR photos.
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This doesn't seem very sharp…is this normal?

Body: T2i Lens: Kit, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 I went to shoot a sunrise this morning at the beach and got some great pictures, but when I uploaded them to some light post-processing, I was slightly surprised ...
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Why am I having trouble reading photos on my Canon 550D via USB with standard Mac software?

I have a Canon 550D that I want to connect via USB to my Mac, but I'd rather not install all this Canon software. However when I connect it nothing happens on the Mac, and iPhoto and Finder see ...
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How can I “abort” auto exposure bracketing after taking the first shot?

When using AEB in the Canon EOS 550D, is there a convenient way to skip the second and third shot after the first one has been made? I am asking this because I sometimes do long exposure shots using ...
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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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How can I take selective color pictures with my Canon T1i?

I want to select a certain color using my camera so only that will be recorded as color, with all the rest in gray- or b/w-scale. Meaning, only one color and its shades appear colored, and rest is ...
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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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How many blades does my lens' aperture diaphragm have when I get 12-pointed starbursts?

Here I figured that my camera has either three or six blades. But yesterday I took another shot at night with the same setup which has twelve srokes: The camera is a Canon 550D and I used the same ...
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Why do the focus points leds in my viewfinder appear shadowed?

The focus points leds (red colored ones), looks shadowed (smudged) in my Canon 550D. Not all points, but the bottom 3 points, when the light glows, looks kind of shadowed. I tried cleaning the both ...
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How do I “focus and recompose” using spot metering?

I usually use the "[auto]focus and recompose" method for taking candid photographs. In situations where there is a high degree of contrast, I would like to use spot metering to correct expose for ...
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Which piece of equipment is holding me back?

I am primarily an amateur photographer but I do take small jobs from time to time. I'm looking to upgrade my equipment but I'm not sure if I should be spending money on my body, glass, or both. I ...
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Canon 550d Kit Lens or not?

I'm a beginner at photography, I'm looking at buying my first DSLR (currently the Canon 550d looks promising) so I'm wondering if I should buy the camera with the kit lens (EFs 18-55mm IS) or buy just ...
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Comparable Nikon to the Canon 550d

What Nikon is comparable to the Cannon 550d or 600d and what drawbacks (or good points) does it have compared to the canon?
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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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Consistent image exposure using Canon AV (aperture priority) setting for artwork

Sorry this isn't a clearcut question. I've been setting up to shoot artwork. I'm using the AV setting on my cannon which allows me to set a higher aperture (5.6) and set the ISO (100). The problem ...