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Canon Inc. is a prominent manufacturer of cameras and lenses including EOS DSLRs and PowerShot compact cameras.

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Why are Zeiss lenses heavier and larger for Canon EF than Nikon F mounts?

We recently acquired specifications for all DSLR lenses by Carl Zeiss and almost always the Canon EF-mount version is larger and heavier than the Nikon F-mount version. The difference ranges from ...
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Name of contact pins of Canon mount and where to buy it?

I want to convert my Canon lens into a macro lens. I really need the contact pins to customize the ring so the aperture will work. But I can't find it anywhere. Does somebody know the name of this ...
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What options do I have for a normal and fast prime lens for a Canon APS-C camera?

I'm looking for a normal prime lens, desirably fast and not too expensive, for my 450D. 50mm seems to be the normal focal length on FF, thus for APS-C, I need about 30mm. I want it to be fast as I'm ...
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How can I check for damage to my lens from impact with a window?

I was taking a photo at an airport when I accidentally zoomed my Canon SX40HS into a window. The impact wasn't super hard, but there was a thump. I cannot see any visible damage, but how can I check ...
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What is a good Canon lens to take portraits?

I have a Canon T2I, and also a good prime lens (50mm / f1.8) but I cannot seem to take close up portraits like I see in magazines. Do I need a better lens?
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Why does my 420EX Speedlite sometimes fail to start up?

I have a Canon 420EX Speedlite that sometimes won't start up. When it's not working, it behaves as if it didn't have any batteries in it... just totally dead. The odd thing is, it doesn't seem to be ...
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Can I capture only a particular colour with a Canon 650D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon DSLR 650D, and I want to know if there are any settings or features in the camera that will only catch/accept the predefined color. For example, I just want to capture only red color ...
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Does anyone make a flash diffuser for the Canon Macro Twin?

I'm currently looking for a flash diffuser for the Canon Macro Twin MT-24EX. I see that many people make their own. However, I'm not very good about building stuff. Is there anything available in the ...
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Where can I find or make a script for focus stacking using Raynox DCR 250?

I am looking for a script for focus stacking with Raynox DCR 250. There is already default script there but it is linear and that is better suited to stock lenses and, with the Raynox 250 attached, I ...
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Properly Using Mirror Lock With Canon EOS 60D And RC-6 IR Remote

I am trying to use my Canon EOS 60D on a tripod, with mirror lock enabled and shutter release via the RC-6 infrared remote, for minimizing vibration. When using the shutter release on the camera, ...
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Why are cine lenses so much more expensive?

For example, compare a cine lens like the Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T2.1 ($3,900) to a high-end DSLR lens like the Canon 50mm f/1.2L ($1418). Both are EF-mount, have the same focal length, and it ...
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what is the current replacement for the EOS 20d

I am a happy owner of a Canon EOS 20D but since I'm now been 8 years since its purchase I was thinking about what might be currently the replacement for it in case of failure. Based on the name only ...
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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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How to troubleshoot Canon AE-1 Program Film loading behaviour?

The current frame counter is at 3 on my Canon AE-1 Program Film Camera. And I have taken two pictures already. However, I noticed that the Film Rewind Lever is not turning when I am advancing the ...
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Black spots in viewfinder and some faded AF points in a month old DSLR - What should I do?

I have a problem with my new Canon EOS 700D. It hasn't even lasted a month since I bought it and have got this problem. I noticed yesterday that when I look in the viewfinder I see some black points ...
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Upgrade to Full Frame (5D mark II) or buy Lens (24-105L) [closed]

I currently have a Canon EOS 60D but looking to upgrade to a full frame camera.. But I also need to purchase an all around lens (24-105L).. I have the budget for only 1 of 2 items. What should I do?? ...
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Is there an IQ gain in going from Canon 18-135 IS to 18-135 STM lens?

Is there someone out there with any experience with the two lenses?
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Macro lens for general purpose shooting

I have a EOS 650D camera and 50mm prime lens for it. At the moment I am thinking about upgrade and looking for a not too much expensive zoom lens. I read that Sigma 17-70mm F/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM ...
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Versatile and small flash bracket for Canon 430

I need a flash bracket for macro work. But I'm looking for something versatile and smaller than the big ones I found online. Is there anything I can buy, possibly with a cable that can be connected to ...
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How can I distinguish a Canon IIS2 from a Canon IID2?

I have come into possession of a Canon rangefinder but I'm not sure what model it is. On the basis of various clues, including the shutter speeds available and the serial number, I know it is either a ...
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Space in the Canon BG-E9 battery grip for … something?

I was cleaning my Canon 60D camera house and everything, and I took off the battery grip to make sure there wasn't any dust or whatnot inside. Then I noticed something, there seems to be set aside ...
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What is the difference between Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and I?

What are the major differences between version I and II of Canon 24mm tilt shift lens? Right now, used version I is half the price of II.
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Which wireless triggers are recommended for Bowens Gemin 200/200?

The question says it all. I'm kind of new to studio light photography. I'm looking for a wireless trigger I can use with these monolights. Any recommendations? Thanks.
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Can I use exposure compensation in manual mode with auto ISO on a Canon DSLR?

When I use the auto ISO setting in manual mode I can not find a way to dial in the exposure compensation on my Canon 550D. Is this possible at all? I encountered this in a situation where I wanted to ...
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What are the comparisons between the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II lens vs the TS-E 45mm f/2.8?

I'm not sure which one suits best my needs. However, I am curious to know why the 24mm is a lot more expensive, given that it is a f3.5. Perhaps, the maximum aperture does not matter very much with TS ...
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Canon EOS Rebel T3I DSLR vs. Canon EOS 60D DSLR [closed]

I'd definitely consider myself a beginner but I'm delving into my photography passion and learning more and more everyday to improve my craft. I'm in the process of purchasing a new digital camera and ...
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Is the Canon 28mm f/2.8 sharp and good compared to the 18-55mm kit lens?

I have a Canon 500D/T1i with the kit 18-55mm IS lens. I need to replace the kit lens with a prime as a work around lens. I usually take photos of streets, people etc., and use the 20-35mm range of ...
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Canon kit with standard EF-S 18-55mm IS or 18-135mm IS?

I'm going to order a new Canon 550d in a kit with a lens. I'm fairly new to SLR photography which means I have not much knowledge about the difference between lenses. There is an offer for a Canon ...
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Is it better to attach a close-up adapter lens to a Canon 50mm/1.8 or Tamron 18-270mm?

I am thinking of purchasing a close-Up lens, which I understand will fit on the front of my existing lenses. I have two different lenses, and can't determine which one would be better for a close-up ...
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Canon 70-200mm F4 L USM IS Focus Issues Photo All Soft?

Focus Issues Bought myself a used Canon 70-200mm F4 L USM IS Lens but as yet I've not achieved a single Sharp image list of various settings tried attempts so far and still no joy very frustrating. I ...
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When should I turn off image stabilization? [duplicate]

I've read a bunch of the questions here about image stabilization, but I don't see any concrete examples/proof or references with regards to the benefits of turning off image stabilization. I've got ...
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Difficulty focussing with variable ND Filter

I recently bought a Marumi variable ND filter and I've been testing it on my 24 - 105mm F4 and 70 - 200mm F2.8 canon lenses. It seems that my lenses have a hard time focusing when the ND filter is ...
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What is a good lens for a Canon 5d for birds/wild life with a budget of 1500 dollars

I am planning to buy a Canon 5d mark III, for landscape, wild life and bird photography. What would be an ideal lens with a budget of 1500-2000 dollars? And specifically, what is your opinion on the ...
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What is more important, f-stop or IS [duplicate]

What is more important, f-stop or IS. There is almost no price difference between the 70-200 f2.8 without IS and the f4 with IS
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Is there an adaptor/app that can connect an iPhone to a Canon DSLR as an external monitor?

I love the swivel monitor on my Canon 60D but as I am planning to upgrade to a camera with a fixed screen I am also looking into some small external monitors with swivel capabilities. I saw some ...
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Develop Canon Raw images on Mac OSX via command line into mutliple tiffs for pseudo-HDR

What is the best way to convert on the command line a Canon raw file (CR2) into 2 or 3 differently exposed tiffs for HDR/tonmapping? I would like to use Apple's sips, but couldn't find anything to ...
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Which budget retro lens mounts are compatible with full frame Canon DSLRs?

Why Old Lenses? Unlike fancy new lenses, old lenses always have a certain charm, a story and a personality. They also keep your wallet a lot heavier! You can have a full range of very high quality ...
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What might be causing my AF system to misfocus?

I have a Canon Rebel T1i with the default Canon lens. When I shoot with it, I use Auto Focus and get the red dot indicators in the viewfinder as expected. But even though it looks like the camera is ...
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Where does the strange purple/blue glow around the headlight wearing subject's front come from?

I've found that a few of my recent trip photos have this odd artifact/ghosting resulting in a blue/purple glow around the helmet(see below pic): I've found this question which i think relates to ...
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What is the market share between Canon and Nikon in the US?

I can't seem to find reliable data indicating the market share of DSLRs here in the US between Canon and Nikon. Most that I've talked to have always argued that Nikon and Canon are pretty evenly ...
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Any recommendations on Ultra Wide Angle Zoom lens (at least 12mm) for Canon Full Frame models that also can mount filters?

I was searching for a Ultra Wide Angle zoom lens (at least 12mm) for natural scenery shooting for my 5D mark III that has to be able to mount ND filters (I have a LEE nd system), but unfortunately, I ...
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How do I shoot in tethered mode using own software to control the camera?

Is it possible to capture image from computer with Canon EOS camera and save it to computer? Can the EOS utility used for this? I want to use my own software (written in Java) to control the camera ...
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How does the Canon EF-S 15-85 IS USM compare to the EF 24-105mm L as an all-around lens?

I am looking for a upgrade from my kit lens to a lens with much more potential, a lens that would be an all-rounder for me. After some research I ended up with these two in the final list: Canon ...
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Understanding Auto focus capability with examples

There are lot of explanations/comparisons of auto focus capability of different cameras available. Canon 5D Mark III has been termed as a superior camera for this feature in the semi-pro range. In ...
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How can I get to 400mm+ for wildlife photography on a budget of around £1000 with a Canon DSLR?

I am asking a question that might have been asked many times in the past. However, I like to hear some advice for my situation so. Basically I am looking to invest some money on my photography for ...
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What are the optimal settings for scanning photos?

I would like digitalize all my photos and I bought the Canon CanoScan 9000F. I have no problem of space and hence want to scan the photos with the highest possible quality. For a printed photo, is ...
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How do I choose among the following lens of 55-250 IS, 70-300 IS and VS 75-300?

Sorry by this specific question, but I'm pretty crazy here looking for a difference. I've got to buy a lens tomorrow (I leave my country in 2 days) I could see the difference between 55-250 and ...
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Do the differences in DIGIC engine affect RAW files in EOS 600d and EOS 650D?

EOS 600D use DIGIC 4 while EOS 650D use DIGIC 5. Does this produce different raw file? That is, is data collected from the sensor processed by the DIGIC X before saving?
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How to fix a zoom lens that is sticky at a particular focal length?

I have the Canon 18-55mm lens. When I zoom out from 55mm to 18mm, the lens works fine until 22mm, where it seems to be stuck and you must then use a bit more force. I saw in many sites that this is ...
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What is Power Focus on a Canon lens?

A few of the most recent Canon telephoto lenses a feature called "Power Focus" or PF. What is the purpose of the setting and does it benefit photography at all? I have found the following lenses ...