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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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Are there still two classes of Canon IXUS/Powershot/IXY/ELPH around?

When I last time bought a Canon Digital IXUS compact camera, there were basically two series available: "Ultra-compact" Digital IXUS 65 ... 70 ... 75 ... 85 IS ... (Europe) Powershot ...
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What causes white blank images when shooting with a Canon PowerShot A4050?

I have a 3 week old Canon PowerShot A4050 camera. Almost all of my pictures (8 out of 10) are blank, white images. Video shooting is OK, but only occasionally good stills - does anyone know what can ...
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Why do my photos “glow”?

I have a Canon 60D and recently bought a Canon zoom lens EF 24-70mm 2,8L USM. Bright colours seem to "glow" or are blurry when I take photos. It does not seem to be blurred because of movement or ...
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Are there cheap or DIY focus assist solutions for the Canon 5D?

I want a better autofocus system for low light. Low light auto focus is my biggest bane. I use a 5D so the options are AF on a flash like the 430 or 580. I happen to use the Pocket Wizard TT1 so I ...
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If I have an 85mm lens for portraits, is a 50mm useful as well?

I recently got my Canon EF 85mm f1.8, after lot of thought over if I should buy Canon EF 85mm f1.8 or Canon EF 50mm f1.4, I decided on 85mm so that I can shoot portraits of people even from a ...
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Why did Canon come up with APS-H and why did the top-of-the-line 1D's *still* use it and 1.3x crop, when FF existed for four years (the 5D)?

With the 1.5/1.6X (APS-C/DX) crop factors and full frame just about ubiquitous these days in the digital world -- why hadn't Canon's top-of-the-line 1D's moved to FF sooner? It took four years! Is ...
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What is Arbitrary Release Time Lag?

The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DSr both offer a new feature that I have never heard of. Canon refers to it as Arbitrary Release Time Lag. What does the feature do and why might I benefit from it?
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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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Why isn't my Canon 60D saving images to SD with pics taken using swivel screen/viewer?

My Canon 60D does not save photos to the SD card when I take photos while using the swivel screen/viewer. It happens with different SD cards, so I don't think it is caused by a defective SD card.
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How to solve change in front and back focus at different diaphragms?

I've got an Canon 85mm f1.8 for sport photography and portraits. Testing it doesn't make me smile. I get backfocus at f1.8 and f2.8, but front focus at 2.0 and 2.2. This varies at different distances. ...
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Toyo Optics wide angle lens okay for X S I?

Picked up an old lens at goodwill (has Montgomery Ward price tag...lol) Toyo Optics 28mm F 2.8 and tried to mount on Canon XSI but it's too small for the mount. Is it possible to get an adapter so ...
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What is the name of the Canon SX60 HS Wireless Protocol?

I own a Canon SX60 HS and would like to know more about the protocol which is used to connect it to the possible software counterparts: CameraWindow for i.e. Android CameraWindow for i.e. Windows 7 ...
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Will a 50mm EF lens give the same result as a 50mm EF-S lens? [duplicate]

edit: ^^ the answer to that question talks about the lens being the same and but not how or why this is the case, and does not answer the question about resultant image, First of all, to let you ...
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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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Canon 1000D shutter stuck. How to fix?

As you can see on the picture the shutter is stuck. What now? It is a pricey service job or this happens a lot and there is a know fix out there that I do not find on Google? I already tried that ...
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EOS-1N (Film SLR) - Set aperture with modern EF lenses?

Can this camera set the aperture with modern EF lenses, or do I have to get lenses that allow me to set the aperture with a ring on the lens? And if anyone knows how this camera compares to the EOS ...
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What are the (dis)advantages of the Canon 600EX-RT compared to the 430EX and 580EX?

I'm considering buying a flash for my Canon DSLR. I noticed the 600EX recently came out. What are the pros and cons of the new 600 flash versus the other two mentioned in the title?
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how to control my 5D mark II using my computer [duplicate]

I am trying to take a picture using my 5D mark II and controlling it from my laptop. I have done it a long time ago but cannot remember how.
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Where is my DOF button in 550D?

While going through many of the "reverse lens for macro shooting" tutorials I found that I should hold my DOF preview button and then detach the lens and reverse. This would ensure the aperture lock. ...
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Canon 50mm f1.4 no longer focuses reliably

On my Canon 6D, other lenses work as expected. But my 50mm f1.4 which has been very reliable for many years is not focusing correctly. It can sometimes focus when the subject is close (1-5' away). ...
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How can I open CR2 files with Photoshop CS4's ACR?

When I try to open from within Photoshop, through Open as, then Camera Raw, it lists this extension but doesn't open the file. I need an explanation in a "for dummies" version. This is my second day ...
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How can I get proper flash exposure in AV mode without using ETTL?

I have a Canon 5D Mark II and normally shoot with natural light (I try to stay away from flash). However, I am taking on more situations where I need to use my hotshoe flash (Canon Speedlite 580 EX ...
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Manual and Autofocus not working on near field with Canon Rebel T3

I dropped my camera on a tile floor the other day and everything appeared fine. My wife tried to take some close up pictures of a gift today and found that the Auto Focus wouldn't work on close field ...
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How is Nikon's PF optics different from and similar to Canon's DO optics?

Nikon has just announced a new 300 mm lens featuring a new technology called "PF" or "Phase Fresnel." This has been compared to Canon's existing DO (Diffractive Optics) lenses such as the 400 mm f4 ...
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Does the Canon AF/MF switch actually do anything on L lenses?

I picked up a second hand 50mm f/1.2L lens recently with not a scratch on it. I've noticed that when the lens is set to MF, the autofocus on the camera (6d) still works. As a workaround I have ...
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photo color differs when viewing on chrome vs Picasa 3

I had downloaded a photo taken with a Canon camera from the web. The photo color quality looks different when viewing in Chrome and in Picasa. In Chrome it seems to be the original tack sharp image ...
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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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I scratched the glass on my Canon 550D's optical viewfinder — what can I do about it?

There were some speck of dust that appeared on the optical viewfinder when i look through it.. i tried using a blower but it didnt work and I may have introduced a scratch to it. Is there a way that I ...
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Should I use a 100mm Macro lens as a portrait lens?

I am specifically considering using the Canon 100mm Macro as a portrait lens. If I want to have a macro in my bag, but not carry around a 70-200 2.8 due to weight, size, white color, or price if it ...
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How do I shorten the “loading” of photos on the card?

When I plug in my camera through USB to read its card, it can take a while to load all the photos. I was wondering if and how I can reduce this loading time? Do I need a better/faster SD card or are ...
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What are the practical differences between Canon 580EX II and Canon 600EX-RT?

so which one is better and why? I just need to get as much flash power as possible for outdoor and indoor photography. Are they a lot different from each other? I couldn't care less about the ...
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Will the auto document feeder scanner in PIXMA printers scan sheets as small as 4x6?

I'm interested in buying the MX472 to scan 4x6 photos using the auto document feeder feature. Does anyone know if this will work: Will it be able to scan multiple 4x6 photos in the tray, just as ...
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Sony A58 vs Canon EOS 1100D [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Sony A58 and Canon EOS 1100D ? Which is better?
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How does using a 2x teleconverter with 70-200 f/2.8 affect use?

I recently acquired the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens and I love it. However the other weekend I went to Heathrow to do some aviation photography. Whilst it is great for aircraft near to ...
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Canon EOS Rebel T3 Shutter Speed Acting Weird On Auto

Recently my Canon EOS Rebel T3 has been really acting up. No matter what mode I am on (Creative Auto, No Flash, etc...), except for manual mode, the camera will take either all black or all white ...
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Does the Canon M have actual, significant deficiencies vs. the competition?

From all the reviews, articles, http://reddit.com/r/photography and other sites I've been reading, it seems the general consensus is that the Canon EOS M is something pitiful and incapable, "too ...
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Why do higher end lenses use USM instead of STM?

Canon has a newer type of motor, called STM, which is introduced in lenses like 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 40 f/2.8 STM and so on. STM also provides quick, silent and smooth focusing. Even the focusing ...
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What steps would I need to take to get involved in working as a photographer for endangered or rare animal species?

My dream job would be to stake out and find endangered or rare species in the wild and capture them with photos. Does anyone have any specific steps to making that happen?
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What criteria to consider to match cameras and lenses for shooting people at parties?

I normally don't like shooting people that much, because I like to experiment with settings, lenses etc. to get a result that I like, so it helps when the subject doesn't move (Mountains and buildings ...
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Will a charger for Canon 60D batteries work on 40D batteries?

I know that the batteries for 60D and 40D are not the same, but is the charger compatible?
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Out-of-focus areas are not blurry, they're duplicated?

I recently bought a Canon T5i. I covered an event the day I got it, and the photos turned out nicely. Since then, I haven't taken a large batch of photos, until today. My friends and I had a ...
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What is a cheap standard/wide prime lens for Canon APS-C?

50mm f/1.8 is said by many to be a great lens for its price, and one worth buying. On the other hand with a APS-C sensor it is rather long for my taste. Is there some cheap lens around 30mm or below ...
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Camera suggestion needed for long term remote timelapse

I'm working on setting up a remote timelapse waterproof system for a long term project. The idea is to have it on solar power. I'm currently playing with the CHDK firmware on a Canon PowerShot Elph ...
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What is the diameter of my lens? [duplicate]

So recently I bought a used lens - Canon ef 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 usm with the metal mount but it came with no lens cap and I want to buy one now but I can't see the diameter of the lens on it anywhere ...
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What should I do about Canon PowerShot “Lens error, restart camera”?

I've had a Canon PowerShot A1100 IS camera for almost a year now. About a week ago, I went on a trip, took pictures the whole trip, everything was ok. When I got home, and tried to turn the camera ...
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Albinar's compatibility with Canon t5

So I have an Albinar ADG 28-80mm lens, that I have acquired, and I was wondering what mount adapter would be required for it to work on either the Canon EOS Rebel T1i or T5, I have both. Thanks!
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Is there a way to use an extender on a Canon EF-S lens?

I own a crop sensor body and naturally have EF-S lenses because of my budget. I am extremely happy with my 55-250 EF-S lens, but it isn't that great for nature photography. Now, I know that EF-S ...
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High Speed Sync with Canon 7D and Sigma EF-610 DG Super

Does anyone know how or if high speed sync can be triggered using a Canon 7D and a Sigma EF-610 DG Super? After making all the settings as per the 610's manual, as soon as I meter/focus the camera ...
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How well will a nonweatherproof Canon Rebel DSLR hold up in the cold and snow?

I'm going to Prague for a week and I'll be all day out in the cold and in the snow. I have a Canon 600D and I just discovered that my camera is not weatherproof. Is it safe for my camera? At the ...