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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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What might cause a Speedlight 380EX to stop syncing correctly?

I have a Canon Speedlight 380EX and some time ago it stopped syncing correctly. Every photo I take comes out dark as if the flash didn't fire. The flash fires, the IR assist beam works as intended and ...
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Canon Rebel EOS SL1 auto mode is not working.

My camera was working fine the other day and now it won't take a picture in auto mode. It will work in Manual Focus and Portrait mode but says "busy" and won't focus in Auto. Please help!!
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Controlling 4 Yongnuo flashes with a cable?

I am using 4 568EX II flash guns with 4 YN622C wireless flash triggers connected to the guns. I then control all with my YN622C-TX. Can I wire all the flash guns together with a cable and only use ...
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How can I fix a blue colour cast from my Canon i9950 printer?

I have a Canon i9950 with an aftermarket CISS. It used to be fine, but having not used it for a while over Christmas, now all my prints are coming out with a horrible blue cast. I have checked that ...
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How to focus on fast moving objects with a low-end dslr?

I will go to an Enduro race and I want to take sharp, in focus, photos. I only have a Canon 550D, EF-S 18-55 IS and EF 50mm f/1.8. I tried using autofocus on moving motorcycles and 90% of them were ...
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What is Error 20, “shooting is not possible due to an error”, on a Canon 700D?

I have a Canon 700d and I got an error 20 saying "shooting is not possible due to an error". I've tried multiple things: removing battery and reinstalling it removing sd card and formating it clean ...
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Widest f1.8 canon full frame lens?

What is the widest lens offered for canon (by any manufacturer) that has an aperture of 1.8 or lower?
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Why is my shutter speed stuck while using mirror lockup?

On my Canon Mark II when I use mirror lockup my minimum shutter speed is always 1/30 of a sec but I need a much longer shutter speed, such as 30 of a sec. I have tried using manual mode, Av mode, and ...
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100D dioptric adjustment

I was playing a bit with my dioptric adjustment and found out that I see best with that being set to the lowest value. How is this possible? My eyesight is probably nearly perfect and I would ...
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700D Rebel T5i - View Photos on TV instantly and wireless

I have a Canon 700D (aka Rebel T5i) and will do some shooting on a birthday. Is there a possibility to connect my camera to a TV and make an instant slide show of all the pictures I have taken? ...
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Why isn't the LCD display on my Canon 750D flipping when I rotate it?

I'm kind of new to this so sorry if this is kind of a basic question. I have a Canon EOS 750D which has been working just fine. However today when I was going to shoot when I flip the screen around ...
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How to record the viewfinder while shooting?

I'd like to make an instructional video clip of how I shoot weddings. I want to be able to record what I see in the viewfinder while shooting, so that I can use that footage in the instructional ...
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What causes the “Flash busy” message (Canon EOS 1100D)?

Yesterday I was faced with a situation where I often saw the message "flash busy" with no chance to shoot. As I understand it, this can happen when battery power to flash is low, but I only used the ...
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Lightroom - slow image transfer from tethered camera (OS X, Lightroom)

I'm asking this for a customer, so maybe I'll need some time to answer if you have any questions, because I first have to ask my customer as well ;) I upgraded his machine to OS X 10.11.3 and ...
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Can Sigma lenses be converted from EF-S to EF for Canon?

Does Sigma's Mount Conversion work for DC lenses to DG Lens Mount Conversion? Will my Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-f4 OS work with Full Frame Camera 6D after conversion?
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Apertures required to enable autofocus on Rebel T6s/T6i in Live View?

Your article "What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?" is most useful. Would the new Canon autofocus technology, in the ...
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Can one create multiple exposure images with a Canon DSLR?

In looking at the user manual for a Nikon D7000, I see that the camera can create multiple exposure images (where more than one image is exposed into the same frame) in-camera. I don't recall ever ...
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Is there a way to fixate the diopter adjust knob on Canon DSLR?

Sometimes, without noticing, probably when pulling the camera out of the bag or inserting it, the diopter knob turns by accident and gets the viewfinder out of focus, and ruins by that the manual ...
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Why does the IR-Assist beam of Canon Speedlites not get used in AI Servo AF mode?

The IR AF-assist beam on the Canon Speedlites (I have a 430 EX II) doesn't seem to come on when the DSLR (I have the EOS 7D) is in 'AI Servo' AF-mode. It works fine if I'm in one-shot mode (comes on ...
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What battery do I need for a Canon EOS 500?

I got a old Canon EOS 500 (analogic) of my girlfriend, but I need to buy batteries, but do not know what the correct battery for her, found a manual on the internet and said CR123A or DL123A, but ...
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Did shooting in burst mode wear out my shutter?

I shoot about 400-500 pictures every day. Many of them are in burst mode. Will this wear out the shutter? I bought a Rebel 1200 D and five months the shutter gave error 30 and had to be repaired. ...
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Canon 60D Live View mode Not taking picture

I have looked through some articles on how to shoot in live view mode on 60D. Sometime when I try to focus on a specific point (by moving the focus rectangle on the screen to that point and press the ...
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How do I stop having a black screen in manual mode

I have a Canon t6i and recently the pictures I have taken in manual mode are coming out black. When I use live shooting the screen is black. However there is a brief moment when the camera 'focuses' ...
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How well will a Canon 580EX II flash work on my Nikon D5000?

I would like more specifics on how a 580EX II would work on a Nikon D5000 and if it is even worth it. This is the scenario, I have available a Canon XTi with a 580EX II for buying; I own a D5000 ...
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How can I meter and focus on different places of an image with a Canon DSLR?

I have a Canon 700D. I use the P mode (this way I can select a single focus point; I use the center one most times). I haven't changed any other setting. I raise the camera, focus on my subject (...
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Missing focus with Canon 50mm 1.8 lens - is it the lens or me?

I purchased a Canon EOS 650D and EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. Unfortunately, the auto-focus seems to miss focus at f/1.8. I've tried setting it to single-point auto-focus: it is better, but still not good ...
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Does it actually matter considering DxOMark's Perceived MPix Score for lenses?

The score of Tamron 70-200 f2.8 Di VC is higher than Canon 70-200mm f4L IS on an APS-C Canon Camera like the 550D. Does this make the lens better than an L Lens in terms of image quality? Autofocus? ...
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Why doesn't focus confirmation appear in AI-servo mode?

Camera: Canon 700D Lens: EF-S 55-250mm STM So far I have been shooting still subjects. But recently I wanted to photograph moving people (skaters). I changed the AF mode to AI-Servo (as skaters are ...
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Can I use Yashica 35-70 and Canon 28-80 lenses on DSLR cameras? [duplicate]

I have two camera lenses; one is a Yashica 35-70 mm lens which I am using on a Yashica FX-7 Super manual 35mm film camera. The other is a Canon 28-80 mm lens which came with the Canon EOS 66 35mm film ...
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Pictures start in focus then go out of focus?

I was recently shooting some surf after a session with my 7d and Tamron 18-270MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD. I started shooting while he was in focus, then as he got to the main part of the maneuver the ...
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How do I make my Windows 7 (VirtualBox) VM talk to my EOS 50D using EOS Utility?

I'm trying to connect my EOS 50D to my computer, in order to use Canon's EOS Utility to change the copyright strings that get embedded in the raw files created by the camera. Since I run Linux, this ...
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How do I lock focus in live view with a Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC on Canon?

How do I lock focus with my Tamron 17-50? I have separated the AF-ON button to lock focus, but when I move the camera to recompose the picture, the lens tries to refocus again. I see that this ONLY ...
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Canon ST-E2: Can I manually adjust the power of slave flashes using the camera menu?

I know that the ST-E2 does not have the functionality to alter the power level of slave flashes in manual mode. But can this be done via the camera's "External Speedlight control" menu. I've Googled ...
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Why won't my camera communicate with a new flash after doing an experiment with an older film camera flash?

I used a Cobra Auto2 10 (older film camera flash) on my Canon DSLR 5D mark 3 for an experiment. The flash was working fine. Then I put my newer Metz 58 AF-1 and AF-2 flash back on on the camera. My ...
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Can I switch off long-exposure noise reduction on my Canon SX530?

I've been experimenting a bit with some long exposure shots on a Canon SX530 HS, and have noticed that it takes twice as long as the exposure time to actually shoot anything (2 seconds taking, 2 ...
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Why are my pictures darker when I download them off of my camera? [closed]

I'm trying to download some pictures off of my camera and either on a flash drive, onto my computer, or even online, and whenever I try to do so the pictures become dull and dark. This is quite a ...
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Canon APS-C: what is the maximum sensor size EF-S lenses are designed to support?

Given that Canon APS-C cameras differ in sensor size (e.g. 70D has a 22,5 x 15,0 mm and 700D has 22,3 x 14,9) is it possible for future models to switch from a 1,6 to 1,5 factor like Nikon crop ...
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Sharp DSLR with big dynamic range and low iso noise [closed]

I'm looking for my first DSLR and I want it to be sharp (I mean, 5DsR is really sharp but it has low dynamic range), has high dynamic range (like the D810) and has low iso noise. Canon is the one and ...
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What would be a good beginners lens for portrait plus telephoto? [closed]

I have Canon 600D with Canon 50 f1.8 and Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-f4 OS Contemporary lenses. I am looking to upgrade to a Telephoto now, I am considering Canon 70-200mm f4 L USM (non IS), Tamron SP 70-...
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Canon 70D vs Canon 760D [duplicate]

I have been looking to buy a Canon 760D because of its amazing features that it offers in comparison to the currently available list of DSLR's out there. I have previously owned a 550D and had a great ...
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What is this red dot on the T6 camera body?

What is this red dot next to the viewfinder and live view button on the Canon EOS Rebel T6 (1300D)? I have been unable to find a reference to it online or in the basic or full instruction manuals.
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Why pick DPP over Aperture?

My standard workflow is: take pictures in RAW -> import into Aperture -> append metadata info -> go through shots and filter out the bad ones -> do basic adjustments in Aperture -> use Nik plugins or ...
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What gear do I need for a newborn photography session?

I am an amateur photographer and I have a newborn session coming up for a family friend. My current gear is: Canon T5i (crop sensor) Canon 18-55 IS STM Kit lens 85mm f/1.8 lens I plan on buying ...
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Canon 70D or Nikon D7200? Camera + lenses [closed]

I am about to buy my first camera, but it's a bit confusing. I've been looking to buy either the Canon 70D or Nikon D7200, from what I have googled, the Nikon has better image quality, BUT then I've ...
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What low-cost non-fisheye wide angle lenses are available for Canon and how do they compare?

I'm currently looking for a wide angle lens for my Canon T3i. I would prefer a prime lens. I want to use a wide angle lens primarily for video (so the lens needs a quiet AF motor) but for still ...
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Why does my Canon SX40 ask me to set the time every time I turn it on?

I have canon sx40, I am using it for three years, from last month in the start time always it comes set time and if I skips then taken images takes 1980 as date, I can not understand what is the ...
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Canon EOS 70D, beginners camera? [duplicate]

I am buying my first camera, but there is so much variety i don't know what to choose. Is Canon EOS 70D a good beginners camera, with the kit lens 18-135mm lens? Not looking in to buying another lens ...
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New Canon T6i vs used 5D2 or 1Ds3 [duplicate]

The title pretty much states my question here. I've held a T6i (very smooth feeling, good autofocus) and a 5D2 (definitely higher build quality, a full-frame which I would prefer). Never held a 1Ds3 ...
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Canon powerpoint sx240HS usb port broken

Yesterday I tried to download some photographs from my camera via the usb port only to find that the usb port was broken(no problem) so I downloaded the photos from a card reader. However this morning ...
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CANON EOS 70D: In Manual mode, shutter speed is changing when i adjust the exposure level

My canon eos 70d, in manual mode the shutter speed is changing when i adjust the exposure level. How to fix this? please help.