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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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How do I adjust aperture and ISO when using a manual lens on a Canon Rebel?

I have a Rebel T3 and have been fooling around with it for several years using all the dial options, except the manual ones. I have read up and understand ISO Aperture and shutter ...
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What is Nano USM and how does it compare to an STM or USM lens?

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM has a designation of Nano USM on the lens. What does this mean? What are the advantages of having it vs STM or USM? We have a terminology thread that usually ...
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Is it possible to change the SD storage path on my Canon XSi Rebel 450D?

Is it possible to change the storage path for a Canon XSi Rebel 450D? The reason for this is I recently purchased a Camera Connection Kit (CCK) for my iPad. It would well with 2 of my cameras, but ...
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Why are Canon DSLRs relatively more expensive than Nikon DSLRs? [duplicate]

When I snapsort compare the Nikon D5500 and the Canon 760D, the Nikon is far better spec-wise, but the 760D is more expensive. Are there any specs that are unknown to me that are better in the Canon ...
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Can I match the Fuji X100T in photo style with my Canon Rebel?

I have an "old" Canon Rebel XT (350D). I also like the idea of a mirrorless camera like the Fuji X100T for its form factor, and prime lens 23mm F2. Assuming I purchase a prime lens around 20-30mm ...
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Manual focus prime lenses for Canon 60D [closed]

So I was hoping I could get some specific advice or tips for good quality & cheap (up to 200€) used vintage (1960-90's) manual focus prime lenses that are adaptable to Canons EF-S mount. I am ...
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Two of the same cameras giving different white balance values in Lightroom

I have two cameras, both Canon 5D MkIII, both set to the same white balance. The only difference is the lens. One has a 24-70 f/2.8, the other has a 70-200 f/2.8 (both Canon brands). When I ...
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Can I control three YN600ex-rt flash units from one controller on the camera?

Just replaced my 600D with 70D canon and I am about to buy four units of the new YN600ex-rt and I wanted to know if I can use one yn600 on camera as master to control another three flashes to fire ...
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What lens should I use for astrophotography?

I am looking for a lens for my Canon 550D for astrophotography. What lens would be suitable for it? Thank you
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Can I shoot video with a Canon Rebel XT/350D?

Hello I've been borrowing this camera from a friend because I'm on holiday and they're working. I think it's called a Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT. Does it film video? I've gone through all the modes ...
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Difference between an average “grey” using AV and Manual Modes on Canon 5D Mark II

I have a Canon 5D Mark II. I notice that using AV or TV mode that the meter sets itself to an "average" grey automatically smack in the middle. But using Manual mode, it fluctuates alot no ...
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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

A friend recently asked for my help to take a series of photos that he could use to create a time lapse effect. For context, it was of him preparing a cocktail for a talk he was giving. Couple of ...
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Zoom issue with Canon 24-105 f4 L

My 24-105 works perfectly from 40-105 but will not go to 24mm on the zoom and to macro on focus, any ideas please? The zoom ring sticks at about 40mm.
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Can't duplicate Auto results in M, Tv, and Av Canon 70D

I've been a an amateur photographer for several years. I understand the technical side and enjoy explaining it to others. But...with my 70d, which I've owned for over a year, when I take an indoor ...
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Canon 5D Mark III or 6D & 70D combo? [closed]

I am a non-newbie photographer but wanna-be professional photographer. Going through my options for cameras, I found that a Canon 6D & 70D combo could serve my purposes, but a Canon 5D Mark III ...
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improve clarity of my picture [duplicate]

I use Manual Focus to take pictures. I find picture to be of high quality(clarity) when i see the picture in the camera screen. But if i import the picture to my PC it becomes blurry and not that ...
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What is this large white Canon telephoto lens in a 1990 magazine ad for the EOS 1?

I am trying to identify this Canon Telephoto Lens seen on an ad at the back of an old copy of National geographic from Feb. 1990: I have tried to look for it on Google, but I can't find one that is ...
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Is there a datasheet for the Canon 24-105mm diaphragm unit?

Does anyone know if a datasheet is available for the Canon 24-105mm diaphragm unit? I'm wondering if there's a way to use an Arduino or suchlike to control the diaphragm via the flex cable, but I ...
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What “Reverse Ring” specs (size..etc) for my Canon 600d for Macro Photography?

I have these three lenses, and I wonder which one of them is the best to be used with "reverse ring" for Macro Photography? Camera: Canon EoS 600d Lenses: 18-55mm, 50mm, 50-250mm
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How do I get actual (vs. reported) Bulb mode exposure times on my Canon 1200D?

When shooting in Bulb mode using my Canon 1200D, I've noticed that the metadata appears to only contain 1" increments for the exposure time. For example, regardless of whether I hold the exposure ...
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Can Canon DPP 4 put a watermark on a photo?

I recently downloaded Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional) 4. After the new UI improvements, and better algorithms that are incorporated into the new DPP 4, I thought I would give it a try and ...
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Canon vs Sigma vs Tamron lenses? [duplicate]

Is there a significant quality difference between lenses made by Canon and those made by Sigma or Tamron? Specifically, I have been looking at the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM: but if the Sigma or ...
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How can I wirelessly control my Canon 580ex II?

I want to add wireless control to my current flash system. I have a Yongnuo 560 (that I'm okay with not using) and a Canon 580exII that I'd really like to keep in the system. I've been using Cactus ...
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What is the sweet spot of the Canon's 18-55mm IS STM lens?

I'm plannning to photograph negative film like this. And I would like to know what would be the sweet spot of my lens to achieve best sharpness possible, what f stop and at what mm I should be ...
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Will L glass lenses compared to what I have upgrade my overall Image Quality?

I currently shoot with a Canon T5i and plan on upgrading to either a 6D or 7D Mark II (another topic). To go with my new body, I want a new lens. I currently have the following: 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS ...
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Difference between Canon 18-135mm lenses

What is the difference between these two Canon lenses? Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
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Lens Focus Issues

I have been having focus issues with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens. It seems that it is unable to focus at infinity (or close to it)for most of the range between the wide and telephoto ends ...
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Geotagging Images - GoPro & Canon 5D Mark III [duplicate]

I've been looking through the info, posts, etc on geotagging as I'm trying to understand this more for a project. I just wanted to see if you all could provide some advice. I'll be using a Canon 5D ...
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What is good software for printing with a Canon PIXMA PRO 100?

I have a PIXMA PRO 100, and the print quality is absolutely great. But the software that came with the printer to actually make the prints is terrible — it lacks some very basic print options which ...
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Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3 not working as expected

Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3 is not working as expected on my Canon 60D when I try to take a long exposure shot. Here is what is happening- I set the camera to bulb mode and lock the remote to start ...
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Why won't EOS Utility recognize my Canon 6D?

I am trying to download photos from a Canon 6D onto my computer and the EOS utility does not recognize the camera (only the monitor folder is available) I've tried everything: Downloaded the ...
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How do I choose a wide angle lens for my 700D?

I have Canon EOS 700D and want to buy a wide-angle lens. So far I was really impressed by the 10mm ones, however the ones with at least decent aperture comes without Image Stabilization. I also looked ...
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I've chosen to do abstract architectural shots for a portfolio: what type of lens should I buy?

I'm doing a final project at school and I've chosen to do abstract architectural shots, like the works of Andreas Gursky and Carlo Cafferini. I've got a Canon EOS 1100D and would like to buy a lens ...
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Is the Canon EOS hot shoe the same across camera bodies?

Is the Canon EOS 60D hot shoe the same as the Canon EOS T3i's hot shoe? I want to know if I can use any Canon EOS camera to fire a strobe. The strobe works with EOS 60D.
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How do I connect my Canon 70D to my Android smartphone? [duplicate]

Whatever I have tried in these answers does not seem to work. When I connect my 70D to my computer with EOS Utility launcher, the camera name, MAC address, and the IP address do not show up. But the ...
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Can a third-party flash made for Canon be used on a Contax G1?

Is it feasibly possible to attach a third party Flash made for Canon on a Contax G1?
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Is it normal for phase-detect autofocus to be inaccurate with a Canon EOS 750D and EF-S 18-55mm lens?

I'm using an EOS 750D with an EF-S 18-55mm IS STM lens. I often have trouble getting accurate focus using the viewfinder autofocus. Live view autofocus works fine. Here are two crops of the same ...
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How do the Canon 5DS R and 5D Mark III compare in dynamic range?

Canon 5DS R vs 5D Mark III (current camera) — Is the dynamic range the same? Should I move to a Sony sensor? More megapixels is good, but Sony sensors (Sony A7R II/Nikon D810/Pentax 645Z) have ...
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How can I tether multiple Canon cameras over wifi to one computer?

We do event photography coverage also. so we have to do instant printing. normally we do removing camera's chips and copy pictures and print it. That is very difficult thing and time wasting. So I ...
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Autofocus with canon EOS 1200d [duplicate]

Can my EOS 1200d autofocus with1.4x canon teleconverter and canon 300 mm f4 lens. What will be my maximum aperture using both of these.
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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 can I change the image counter on my Canon Sx240?

I use one monthly folder. My image counter was about 2300 (after a full loop... when will they use 5 digits?). When inserting my SD card to another Canon and back to mine, the image counter is now ...
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Can't connect Canon 70D to Android smartphone

It's about 6 months since I bought my Canon 70D and I still can't connect it to my smartphone. I'm feeling pretty stupid... Yes, I've read the instructions, watched all sorts of tutorials in Youtube ...
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How can I fire two independent Yongnuo flashes when I snap a shot?

I currently have a Canon 60D and a Yongnuo YN-560 II Speedlight Flash, but am wanting to fire two flashes on tripods. Can I buy another 560 II to do this and how so? And if I can't then do I need to ...
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Which compact camera to buy for starry skies, city lights and close ups? [duplicate]

I'm looking to purchase a compact camera that has all the common features e.g. portrait, landscape, video etc. But can also allow me to take pictures of stars and city lights, and will allow close ...
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How can I decide between the Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 or f/4-f5.6 for real estate? [closed]

I manage an estate agent in the UK and we use a mixture of professional photographers and our own in-house staff to photograph property. We're looking to upgrade our hardware and would like to know ...
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Help me choose my DSLR / mirorless camera for video [closed]

I have spent one week of my life already watching videos on Youtube, trying to find a camera for myself. I am searching for a camera which will make filming of my Youtube videos a breeze. But my ...
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Is possible to fire a Canon 430 EX II (off camera) using a Canon 100D without trigger?

Is possible to fire a Canon 430 EX II (off camera) using a Canon 100D without a separate trigger?
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Why isn't infrared AF assist beam the default when available (instead of irritating strobing)?

I have an entry level Canon camera with a built-in flash. When I try to photograph people at night the camera fires some pre-flashes to help with focus. While I do understand its necessity, some of ...
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Is there a way to display golden ratio and the rule of thirds on a Canon DSLR?

There is not much talk about the Golden Ratio in the web, and all of them are almost the same. I have a Canon 1200D, and I was mostly interested to learn more about this, and specifically, to be able ...