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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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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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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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Is Canon T2i and kit lens good for shooting (2D) artwork?

What are your thoughts and experience with shooting two-dimensional artwork with a Canon T2i, and will the standard lens be OK for this purpose? Or should I upgrade to the zoom lens package to save ...
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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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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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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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Is the Canon t2i or new Nikon d90 better for an entry DSLR?

so i want to jump into the world of DSLR and aside from being a crazy picture taker have no skills as a photographer. i take many shots and delete bad ones in the hopes that some will be really nice. ...
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Expected Discounts and Price reductions during Thanksgiving - Christmas? [closed]

I know that this is a bit time-bound and subjective question, but this forum is probably the best place to ask. I want to buy a Canon T2I (Rebel 550D0), which is currently USD 899 (incl 18-55 Lens). ...
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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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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 ...
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What causes light fringes around objects in images?

I took the image above yesterday in the afternoon somewhere outside. If you look closely, there are slight fringes of light all around the subject forming a thin kind of boundary which I find very ...
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What is the difference between a Canon EF and EF-S lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between EF and EF-S lenses? I read here: EF: Electronic Focus EF-S: Short-Back Electronic Focus Is the difference significant? How much ...
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True Macro Zooming Lens? + zooming and manual focus while tethered?

This is a follow up to a few other recent questions about shooting artwork including: macro lens for artwork with the T2i I just received my T2i and tethered it to my laptop. With the stock lens it ...
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Am I making a good camera/lens purchasing decision?

I'm about to purchase: Canon T2i with included EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens This is for photography 2D artwork of different media and I've made this ...
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Any useful hacks for a Canon EOS 550D (T2i)?

I just got my Canon EOS 550D (T2i), and I absolutely love it. I've already wasted 16 GB of hard drive space in a week! Are there any useful hacks for this camera? Just curious, but: Has anyone ...
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Lens for shooting paintings with Canon 550d

I am purchasing a Canon 550d primarily to document my fiance's artwork for archival purposes. I would like to know what lens or lenses you would recommend in order to minimise distortion. I will be ...
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Canon 550D too much green in printed photos

I have just got a 550D and took some shots inhouse during daytime and the light is fairly good. images look good on computer after downloaded. but there is too much green in the prints. i believe ...
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How to I change settings to prevent very red images with Canon 550D?

I've just shot some video with the 550D in Full HD mode, 25 frames, with AWB on, but the reds are very red, almost bleeding. Admittedly what I shot was a Christmas play, with lots of red costumes and ...
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What are THM files in Canon SD Card

I have a Canon 550D and I have a THM for each picture that I have taken in my SD Card. What is a THM file and what is it used for?
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Best card for Canon 550d (HD video)?

What is the best memory card for Canon 550D if you are going to shoot HD video? Some SDHC cards don't accept the full HD video I was told.
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What's that sign with a dot and a number in the view-finder?

I have a Canon 550D and when I look through my view-finder to take photographs, it displays all the current settings inside the view-finder itself like aperture value, shutter speed, ISO etc. ...
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Which filters should I be buying for Canon EOS 550 D, 18-55mm and 55-250mm lenses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the must-have filters for a new photographer I'm planning to order my first DSLR: a Canon EOS 550D with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens, and a 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS ...
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What (important) controls are missing from EOS 1000D (w.r.t 5xxD)

I am planning to converge on the Canon EOS 1000D as the camera to purchase. The other considerations were EOS 500D and EOS 550D, but they are much more than what I want to spend right now. (2nd hand ...
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Can I transfer my custom T2i focusing screen to a 60D?

I'm trading up my T2i for a 60D but I have a custom focusing screen for the T2i. Anyone know if I can transfer the focusing screen to the 60D or will I need to get a new one?
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How does Canon EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III USM perform for photographing distant objects?

Does anyone have and could share experiences with the use of? I can buy cheap lens Canon EF 75-300 f/4-5.6 III USM for my Canon EOS 550D What I have found yet is that it hasn't IS and is quite old ...
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What are M42 prime lenses?

How can I use these prime lenses for Canon T2I? Are these cheap and good? I have no clue what M42 lenses are. Please post appropriate links for the lenses and adapter that I can use for my canon t2i.