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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 the CTG file in Canon SD card?

I have a Canon 550D and in the SD Card I found a file \DCIM\CANONMSC\M0205.CTG What is this file used for?
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How should I set the Canon T2i for low-light?

I've got three lenses with my T2i - the kit lens, the Canon EF 50mm II and Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III. I'm going to a high school play and would like to take some stills along with some short ...
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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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Canon T2i - Pop-up flash does not pop up

I was shooting at the skate park with friends and when I needed my internal flash, it didn't want to pop-up. I have a Canon Eos Rebel T2i. It's always in Manual and when I press the flash button ...
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Is it possible to get an interval precise up to 2 decimal places using a (software) intervalometer?

I'm looking for a way to take pictures at an interval that is precise up to two decimal places using my Canon 550D. Is that possible, preferably using Magic Lantern or some other software solution? ...
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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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Is the Canon EF 35-105 lens compatible with Canon T2i body?

I recently upgraded to a T2i from the original Digital Rebel. I usually used the Canon EF 35-105 lens on the old Rebel. When I put that lens on the T2i after about 5 seconds everything goes off on ...
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Looking for sigma adaptor to canon EOS 550d [duplicate]

Here's the situation.. I'm looking for a sigma lens adapter to a CANON 550D. The lenses are: A Sigma ZOOM, 24-70 mm, 1:3.5-5.6 UC; A Sigma ZOOm, 100-300 mm, 1:4.5-6.7 UC; Minolta AF ZOOM 35-70 mm, ...
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Upgrading from Canon T2i to Canon 6D

I want to upgrade my camera from Canon t2i to Canon 6D, Can I use the same lenses i already have ??? Lenses I own are, Canon 58mm Canon 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III AF Canon-EF 50mm f/1.8 II Rokinon ...
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Seriously considering upgrading my Rebel T2i (550D) to either a 6D, 7D or 70D

I shoot a lot of performers in low lighting conditions. Essentially I am looking for a camera that will help me reduce the noise level significantly. I find myself rarely using the kit lenses and ...
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EOS Utility does not detect my 550D

I have a Canon EOS 550D. EOS Utility recognizes the camera only sporadically. When I connect it Windows opens the camera page from Devices in the Control Panel, and there is memory usage, battery ...
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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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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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What are the risks of using Magic Lantern?

I am looking to use our Canon 550D (T2i) more for DSLR filming by using Magic Lantern. However, I'm quite concerned about bricking the 550D, as it is the family camera and I'd be a ton of trouble if I ...
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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 trigger off camera flash in combination with burst mode?

I would like to photograph a falling object in burst mode and light it using an off camera flash. My current gear includes the following: Canon 550D Starblitz 2000BTZ flash Two Cactus V5 wireless ...
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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 ...
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What is the price for a new LCD screen in a Canon 550D ?

I had an accident, I broke my LCD screen and I have no idea about the price of a new one.
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How to get accurate focus at night? [duplicate]

I've tried focusing shots at night, but never get a perfect click. Are there any tips that might help?
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Which lens to purchase with canon 550d [duplicate]

hi I have canon 550D and have 2 leses 18-55 / 55-250; going thru the sharpness and quality i am thinking to purchase 40mm / 50mm lense. as per me the quality of images of existing lenses are not that ...
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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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Can I use a high-voltage flash with the Cactus v5 trigger that is mounted on the camera?

Can I use a high voltage flash (with a trigger voltage over 5V) on the Cactus v5 transceiver that is mounted on the hot-shoe of my Canon 550D? I know that I can mount the trigger on the camera and ...
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Which is the best suitable memory card for Canon 550D Rebel T2i?

I have Canon 550D Rebel T2i and I am looking for a high speed Memory card. So far I have been using basic SD card but recently I have experienced it relatively slow while shooting fireworks at night. ...
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Looking for a telephoto zoom lens - Tamron, Canon or Sigma?

Are Tamron and Sigma trustworthy as compared to Canon? I am a beginner, so please help me. I have my kit lens Canon 18-55 mm. However I am looking for a telephoto zoom lens. For this reason a Canon ...
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How to submit photos in the website? [closed]

I am new to this website. I saw this contest going on so as I am also a (Beginner) Photographer, I have my own clicked images and I wanted to upload them for the context but don't know how so please ...
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What are the differences between live mode and quick mode on my Canon 550D?

I am interested in knowing what the difference between the two features is. I don't shoot much using live view since I prefer looking through the viewfinder, but I would be grateful if someone helps ...
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RAWs looking massively different in Aperture/Mac OS Preview compared to camera preview and (Canon) PictureStyleEditor

Yesterday, I have been shooting photos at a christmas market -- especially a band that played there. Since everything happened in the evening and it was quite dark, I thought using RAW instead of JPEG ...
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Canon RC-6 remote control not working with Canon 550D

I recently bought a Canon RC-6 and got dejected as nothing happened after clicking the button. The product seems to be working fine with Canon 600D. Later, I read somewhere the RC6 won't work with ...
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Astrophotography without a Star Tracker [duplicate]

I'm into Astrophotography lately. I'm using a Canon 550D with kit-lens. 1) I found there was a displacement of stars (obviously) in the picture that I stacked. How to solve this as I don't use a ...
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Can I trigger a Canon T2i using a webcam that detects motion?

I was wondering if anybody knows of any software for a computer that would use a webcam to monitor an area and tigger a DSLR to take a picture when motion is detected? I'm using a Canon T2i and a ...
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What might make focus points blurred/gone from viewfinder on Canon T2i after cleaning?

The red lights are all but lost in my T2i now....barely a haze of a blur. The focus points work fine, and I get the audible beep, but I have to check my focus point on the back before shooting and I'm ...
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How to change Shutter Speed and Aperture on Canon T2i?

I have a Canon T2i and I am having a hard time figuring out how to change the shutter speed and aperture. I have tried reading the manual but it seems to be a little unclear. Can someone please point ...
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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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Starting with photography and seeking help for day-to-day lens

I have just started taking interest in photography and after reading through couple of blogs I decided to purchase Cannon T2i as a beginner camera. It came with 2 lenses 18-55 (I don't remember rest ...
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Should I purchase a Tamron 70-300 USD VC or Canon 70-300 USM IS?

Good day all. I was almost decided on Canon 70-300 USM IS (non L) but recently came to know about the Tamron version (SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD) of this one. Neither of these makes you a better ...
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How similar is in-camera JPEG processing to own brand RAW conversion?

We know that the JPEG produced by in-camera RAW conversion is very close to that produced by using the RAW converter provided by the camera manufacturer, but how close is it in detail? I'm interested ...
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Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light

I'm using a Canon T2i and I was sitting in the audience taking some photos for my friends. (I'm not the wedding photographer). I took this shot with the 50mm f/1.8 at 1.8 and at 100 ISO. No ...
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Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon D3100? If so, what is it?

I am looking to buy an Entry level DSLR, and had decided on Canon system due to lens availability with friends, and general popularity amongst my peer group here. I am planning on general ...
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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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Can I shoot a “Star Trail” photo using Canon t2i?

I am very interested to shoot a star trail photo. Can I shoot a star trail using Canon t2i? Do do I need to use MagicLantern framework to get bulb mode support? Thanks in advance.
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Water-damaged Canon EOS 550 giving Err 70

Well my 550D is bricked. I was near a wall and on the other side was the sea. A huge wave came. Wall was 6ft high but a big splash of water jumped over it and fell on me and the camera directly. ...
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What lens to bring to Greece? [duplicate]

I am using Canon 550D and is going to visit Greece. What lens should I bring if I can afford just one? Appreciate your comments.
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Is it worth to upgrade from Canon 50mm f/1.8 to Canon 50mm f/1.4 on 550d?

I'm a newbie in the world of DSLR photography, having played around with my Canon 550d for few months. After posting my first question here and getting some superb advices I decided to buy Canon 50mm ...
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How to couple Canon lenses?

While reading the Cnet review of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4.0-5.6 IS, they made a point regarding coupling the lens with an EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS: When coupled with Canon's EF-S 18-55mm ...
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What should I pay attention to when buying a second hand flash?

I am planning on buying a second hand ETTL flash for my Canon 550D. What are things I should pay close attention to when buying a second hand flash? For example: is there a parameter, comparable to ...
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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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Recommended Accessories for a Canon T2i [duplicate]

This is an awesome site. I've been on here the past few days and am really enjoying reading the questions and suggestions, and have conjured up the bravery to ask a question myself. I bought a Canon ...
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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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Which lens should I buy? [duplicate]

I have Canon 550D and 18-55mm IS II kit lens. I shoot landscape, macro and wildlife photography. My budget is $200 and looking for some zoom lens options. I have searched a lot and found following ...
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AEB on the Canon Rebel T2i

Hi I'm new to this whole HDR scene and I actually have a few questions regarding this. I was trying to take RAW photos with my camera set to AEB on -2, 0, and +2 exposure today with continuous shot ...