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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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Are there any Canon EF-S prime lenses or tele-zooms?

Canon is supposed to have introduced the EF-S system for the APS-C cameras to make smaller\lighter lenses and keep the costs low. However, most of their EF-S lenses are general purpose zooms in the ...
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How can I get overhead shots with a jib?

I'll be needing to get overhead shots of food with a Seven jib and have never rigged my Canon camera in this way before. The shots needed will be straight overhead--not at an angle or tilt. What ...
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Can I use old camera accessories with a new DSLR camera?

I found a good price on a Rebel X. It comes with a flash and a couple lenses. Could I use those accessories with most new DSLR cameras? Would I be limited to Canon cameras?
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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 does Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens perform, and what are the alternatives?

Could you give me some insight about this lens? Canon EF Telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 300 mm - F/4.5-5.6 - Canon EF I find its size very appealing, but I'm not sure of the performance or any ...
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Why do some professional cameras have dual memory card slots?

I have noticed that some cameras such as the Nikon D300s, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, or Pentax 645D have dual memory card slots. What is the purpose of having multiple memory card slots and why would you ...
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What is EOS iTR AF?

I have read references to this feature on some Canon DSLR cameras and am wondering what benefits or uses it has.
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What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?

This is a follow-up to Why does Canon and Nikon limit or disable autofocus beyond certain f-numbers? I'm doing this to separate the AF aperture requirements from the linked question above. My goal ...
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What are the key features of the Canon Speedlite 320EX?

I would like to find out the new key features of Canon Speedite 320EX and how to use them and to improve my flash photography. I have stated down three key areas but please feel free to add more and ...
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How can I use a Canon 580EX II in manual mode in conjunction with Bryan Peterson's book on flash photography?

I'm trying to follow along with Bryan Peterson's book on flash photography using my Canon 580EX II. In the book, all of the examples are with Nikon flashes and there are some differences in the way ...
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How to set a Canon 550D to shoot 1 second after pressing the shoot button on the camera?

I need to avoid any movement in the tripod, so I want my camera to shoot 1 second after I press the button. How can I set it to shoot 1 second after I press the button? The choices available by ...
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Why does Canon and Nikon limit or disable autofocus beyond certain f-numbers?

One thing that I've noticed with Canon DSLR camera is they will disable or limit autofocus when the lens is below certain aperture values, which are specified in my answer to What are the aperture ...
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Macro lenses, what's the best for quality and closeup?

I want to do some extreme macro work, so which lens is best for this? I think the Canon 100mm macro isn't good enough. So which lens gives great low light work plus will get me right into the eye of ...
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Why do my 100mm EF macro lens and my EF-S zoom set at 100mm appear to give a different field of view?

I have a Canon EF 100mm Macro and a Canon EF-S 18-200mm Lens, and using a Canon EOS 60D. I believed that when setting the Zoom Lens to 100mm it would show the same field of view as the one from ...
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What battery do I need for a 35mm film Canon Rebel?

I have a Canon EOS Rebel 35mm film camera for my photography class and I need a battery, it didn't come with one. What battery do I need to buy?
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Does the Canon 50D have a picture style for Lomography?

Is there a Lomography picture style software for Canon 50D, are there custom camera settings I could use to achieve a similar effect?
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Should I use a petal or round lens hood on a Canon 18-55 lens?

I'm planning to get my 18-55 Canon kit lens a lens hood to protect it from the elements. Which would be the correct hood: a petal hood or a round one?
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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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What size is the Canon 550D sensor?

I have these options: 35 mm film Medium Format Canon 10D Canon 30D Canon 300D Canon 5D, 5D MKII Canon 450D, 1000D Canon 50D Which is the closest to 550D?
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Which should I go for, 1100D + 18-270mm Tamron or 550D + 18-135mm?

I have a 1100D and I want a general purpose lens, but by searching this kind of lenses, I realized that I could sell my 1100D with my 18-55mm and buy the kit 550D + 18-135mm. So I basically have two ...
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What is causing strange horizontal “flare” on all my photos regardless of lens and/or POV?

Suddenly on (almost) all photos I have a strange light band in the middle, regardless of lens and or angle on which I shoot the photos. The camera is an old Canon 1Ds Mk II and AFIAS the line of light ...
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How to apply settings used on one RAW to a set of RAW images in Canon Digital Photo Professional?

I am using Canon Digital Photo Professional. Please don't give me solutions in photoshop or lightroom as I am not interested in buying this software now. What I intend to do is to adjust the ...
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What is the best 3rd party cheap lens for shooting events with canon 600D?

I would like to buy a 3rd party lens for my Canon 600D, I am looking more for shooting at events like parties. I'm looking for something cheap with a large zoom range.
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Is there third-party software for Canon tethered live-view shooting?

I can use Canon EOS Utility to shoot tethered so that the live-view preview is displayed on the computer screen. However, I would like to know if there is any third-party software (non-Canon) that ...
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Why is my RAW import not displaying properly?

I normally take my shots in RAW and normally work happily with them in Gimp on Linux. I have recently moved to a new shiny Windows laptop with Photoshop. I have imported some shoots using Lightroom 3 ...
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What is causing increased noise in my recent photos?

In the last two shoots I've taken I have noticed much more noise in the resulting photos. In the first instance, I put this down to my fault, as I was shooting at high ISO levels, but in the second ...
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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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Can I use macro extension tubes with telephoto lenses?

What I really want is an extension tube for my telephoto lens. (70-200mm Canon) I have an opportunity to purchase a number of macro tubes. Will those also work with the telephoto lens?
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Canon PowerShot S95 vs. Nikon Coolpix s9100 [closed]

Which one is better buy? Canon: pros: auto and manual settings, better picture quality cons: high price (330€), low zoom Nikon: pros: much lower price (230€), huge zoom cons: no manual settings, ...
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How do I fix a lens with a problem returning to autofocus mode?

I bought a Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM lens for my Canon 350D. It works mostly fine, except after switching from AF to MF, I can't return to AF mode. After I switch MF->AF, the lens doesn't ...
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Is there a custom firmware availble for the Canon 450D Rebel XSi?

Does the Canon 450d have custom firmware? Doing a quick Google search didn't really find anything. And, along similar lines, is the 450d even capable of flashing its firmware? Or are we basically ...
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Can you use the built-in flash in a Canon EOS 450D with a hot shoe GPS geo-tagger?

As far as I can see, the answer is no, the flash cannot open if anything, is plugged on the hot shoe of a Canon EOS 450D: Can anyone confirm that I wouldn't be able to use something like the Jobo ...
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Can a cheap DX battery damage my camera?

I would like to purchase a spare battery for my new Canon EOS 550D\Rebel T2i for a trip abroad. I've found this battery on DealExtreme. It costs 6.90$ (with shippment), a small fraction from the ...
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What is behind the mechanical issue with my Canon 70-300 lens? [closed]

Today I've realized my 70-300 zoom does not rotate fully. In fact, it stops just before the 300 sign is reached in the ring. There's some metallic noise inside the lens when I move it, which let me ...
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What is the EF 28 - 105 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 lens best for?

I've been shooting for about a year now and am slowly acquiring lenses. I just bought two used on craigslist from someone who was getting rid of equipment. Canon EF 28 - 105 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 Canon EF ...
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EF-S lens focal length [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does my crop sensor camera actually turn my lenses into a longer focal length? If I have an EF-S lens with a focal length of 10mm on an APS-C camera (i.e. with sensor ...
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Which camera is more suitable for portrait taking between Canon 7D and 60d ?

I am upgrading from a Canon Rebel that I've owned and worked with for a while now, and I wonder: what are the advantages/disadvantages of a 60D vs a 7D? I am mainly interested in portraits (and some ...
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Is there OS X software for timed shutter release with a Canon 30D?

I'm trying to do some time lapse photography with my Canon 30D, and I'm looking for a program for OS X that I can use to fire the shutter over time instead of using an intervalometer. Does the EOS ...
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What lens should I get with a Canon 7D for portrait use?

I am getting a Canon 7D in the next week or so - and I am wondering what, in your opinion, would be the better lens for me to get. I've researched for hours and have come to the conclusion that in ...
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What to replace a mediocre Sigma 18-200mm with?

I'm thinking about options to replace my Sigma 18-200mm. I have a Canon T1i and a Canon 50mm f1.8. With the Sigma I wanted an "all round" solution, but as it turns out the lens is neither fast nor ...
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If I upgrade from my Canon XSI to the T2i, will I get better image quality on long exposures?

I bought an XSI about 2 years ago, and I am finding I can't do everything I want with it. Specifically I have started to notice the noise even at an ISO at 100, and I would really like to be able to ...
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Why is my Canon Powershot A1100 focusing only on the bottom part of scenes?

I've been using a Canon PowerShot A1100 IS camera for the past year and it had been working just fine until I decided to change its settings. After I had serious trouble with it, I reset the settings ...
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What is the battery consumption of the Canon EOS 20D in bulb mode?

What is the estimated battery consumption when using bulb mode for an exposure about an hour long? I know the best thing is to test it out, but I'm not in position to do that right now. Camera is ...
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Which of these three prime lenses should I choose for my Canon 5D Mark II? [closed]

Which lens should I pick between the following, I'm after nice color / contrast: Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-R Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Voigtländer 40mm f/2 Ultron SL II Anyone with experience with ...
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How can I finalize my choice between Canon PowerShot SX30 and Nikon P500?

I'm going to a purchase fixed-lens camera with large zoom. Currently, the main candidates are Canon's PowerShot SX30 IS and Nikon's Coolpix P500. For both of them, I've read several good reviews. How ...
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Do I need special software to retrieve pictures from an older Canon Rebel?

A co-worker was having problems getting her pictures off her camera, so I plugged it (via the USB cable) into my machine expecting to be able to see what was on it. I saw an entry for the camera in ...
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How do I choose a telephoto zoom lens? [closed]

I have a Canon 1100D kit (18-55mm IS II) and a 50mm f1.8 lens. Now I'm looking for a zoom lens. What do you think about the following: Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Tamron 70-300mm f4-f5.6 DI LD Tamron ...
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Who covers Canon products in a similar vein to Thom Hogan's Nikon coverage?

I'm looking to learn a bit about Canon's history, products and reviews and wondered if there were any reviewers that do work focused on Canon's (D)SLR products. The publications and web site of Thom ...
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What does the “L” in the L-Series Canon lenses stand for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between Canon “L” lenses and non-L lenses? Any ideas? Just curious. Some seem to think it stands for Luxury.
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What causes this sort of RAW file corruption?

I came home from a recent trip to Gettysburg with almost 1500 photos. Among them were a handful that appear to have been corrupted, as shown below. It was hot during the hikes -- ambient temperature ...