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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 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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Canon G11 Lens problems

My wife has a Canon G11 purchased in April 2010. This was purchased through a legitimate B&M store for ~700. It has recently developed a spot on the Lens/sensor (it comes into focus when zoomed ...
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Why is it harder to focus using LiveView?

I have a Canon EOS 650D with 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. When shooting in LiveView, I find it harder to achieve focus when it's in the dark, and sometimes it can not lock focus despite my touching the ...
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100mm f2.8 USM Image stabilizer failure

I have a 2 year old 100mm CANON IS USM f2.8. Suddenly image stabilisation is jumping vertically to the full range and periodically it is impossible to shoot an exposure. The only way to get rid of ...
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E-TTL underexposure with flash zoomed in and shot through a modifier?

I think I have a Canon E-TTL issue with a specific camera body/lens combination when the flash is fired through a modifier (umbrella or softbox). When I use my EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 lens on my 60D body, ...
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Wise to switch from Sony to Canon considering I have a decent amount of lenses? [closed]

I've been trying to decide on this for a while now and I need to decide before tomorrow because of a great deal which ends by then. Current situation: I'm currently shooting with a Sony a580 and the ...
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Camera vs. Lens [duplicate]

Amateur photographer looking to get serious. Own a Canon T2i at the moment with two kit lenses, 50mm f/1.8 and just bought a Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC LD Aspherical IF Macro Zoom Lens. ...
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Recommended way to do photomicography outdoors?

The first part of the question is, what is the best microscope to use that you can attach to a DSLR camera (I have a Canon 7D), that's reasonably priced (not like $20k or whatever, ideally less than ...
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Should I replace the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens with a 40mm f/2.8 or 50mm f/1.4?

So I'm about to buy my first DSLR (definitely a Canon, probably the 700D) and my original plan was to buy the one with the included 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. At the same time I was thinking about ...
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Powershot G16: fast bracketing for handheld?

I want to be able to take handheld shots at night. Often these shots involve high-contrast scenes, where a sign or something will be lit much more brightly than the surrounding environment. I want to ...
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Canon G12 has no display but takes pictures

My G12 will take pictures on auto setting using the viewfinder, but the display is dark. Not totally dark; there is a faint glow which goes when I switch off the display. I've opened the back and ...
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Canon 350D autofocus problem

I have a Canon 350D Rebel XT DSLR, one day, when i wanted to use it, the autofocus just doesn't work. The manual is doing good, but when i turn it to autofocus, it just doesn't focus. Sometimes the ...
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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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Is Canon 16-35/4 IS better than 16-35/2.8 II at f/4?

I have had a 16-35/2.8 II for almost a year, but it broke and I might be in the market to replace it. Last week I saw that Canon had released a new lens in this range, but with f/4 and IS. Is Canon ...
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What technical reasons prevent Canon's new hybrid AF working with non-STM lenses?

Canon's new Rebel T4i (a.k.a. EOS 650D) has a new "hybrid AF" mode, which allows continuous AF during video, but only when used with one of the new STM lenses. I've seen chatter on the web forums ...
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Canon T3 access light stays on

When I try to download pictures to my computer, the access light on my Canon T3 stays on so my computer thinks the camera is in use. The camera is only 6 months old and was purchased brand new. Any ...
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Optimum ISO? How can I tell? [closed]

I Own a Canon 60D what is the optimum ISO can reach without getting much Noise?
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Is a Canon 50mm 1.4 lens only meant to focus close range?

Ok, so I currently shoot with a canon Rebel which of course has a 1.6x crop factor. My primary lens is Canon's mid-level 50mm f/1.4. I love this lens for close up portraits and can get a very sharp ...
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Looking for a camera below $1000 [closed]

I want to buy a new camera and lens. I am not a professional photographer but I love photography, so I want buy a new camera. Currently I have a Canon EOS 1000D. It is a basic camera, that is why I ...
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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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Does this Camera Lens to Mobile phone camera interface exist?

I've seen this ad come up on a web site. (I've cropped the image) It looks like a canon lens has an interface to a camera phone. I believe that this is a gimmick but I'm not sure. Does anyone ...
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canon 60d ten second timer remote

I bought a cheap infrared remote and its range is very limited. Also I could only find as another option a two second timer. Most cheaper digital cameras have 10 second timer. How do I get this for my ...
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How to edit Canon 7D RAW images in Photoshop CS2?

I upgraded the Camera Raw plugin to 3.7, which seems to be the latest available for Photoshop CS2, and it still won't open my Canon 7D RAW images. The error message: Could not complete your ...
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Can I use the internal autofocus (AF) beam with an external flash on a Canon 600D?

If we are using an external third-party flash with no auto focus beam support, is there a setting to use the built-in auto focus beam with an external flash? I'm using a Canon EOS 600D.
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Canon 60D - exposure compensation with auto ISO in Manual mode [duplicate]

I'm sure someone will be able to answer this conclusively fairly quickly, but as per the thread title, is there a way to set exposure compensation when using M mode but with the ISO set to automatic? ...
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Can I magnify image on Canon 6D while in live view more than 10x?

When I am focusing with precision while in live view I can cycle through 0, 5x and 10x magnification. Is there any way to increase this magnification to more than 10x?
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Can I set up Canon 6D Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) to take more than 3 shots?

The AEB range on a 6D is -3 to +3 EV. I normally set up my my AEB to take 3 shots at -2,0,+2 or -2.5,0,+2.5. I used the results for exposure "safety", to create an HDR if candidate scene is ...
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Replace existing 2006 Canon Rebel XT or repair it?

I have an 2006 Canon Rebel XT with the default (16-18mm???) lens. In all these years I haven't cleaned the lens or camera and I have got a little scratch (visible on pictures only when noticed ...
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Will the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Fisheye work with a Canon camera?

I want to buy the Rokinon 8mm f3.5 Fisheye lens, but I saw in one review that is not recognisable for Canon because there is no a chip which is necessary. What is that exactly? Will I have problems ...
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Why is the view darker through the viewfinder than Live View on a Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i with 75-300mm lens?

I have two lenses, the regular one and the 300mm lens. When I put the 300mm lens and try to take a picture through the viewfinder, the view is darker than usual and it won't take the picture. When I ...
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Why is the Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 Macro Lens not called a zoom?

The Canon MP-E 65mm works differently than my other macro lenses. Compare: With a standard 35mm macro, I can frame first and then adjust focus which only changes framing very slightly with. With the ...
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How many RAW images should I be able to take on a Canon 6d with a 32GB card?

I just got a new canon 6d, put in a 32 gb card and set shooting mode at RAW. The camera indicates that I can only take 160 pictures! I am able to store 1000+ images in RAW on my t5 rebel. What's going ...
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Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?

I'm considering purchasing a DSLR for the first time here in the next couple of months. The two "big boys" seem to be Canon and Nikon. I've looked at both companies, and I can't really see significant ...
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Does a Canon STM lens autofocus more quickly and accurately on a high-end camera body?

There are incredible reviews on the new Canon STM lenses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0hOhRSuHk Does autofocus perform better on a 7D body, compared to an entry-level 700D body, for example? ...
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Lens upgrade paths (sub $1000) for the EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens for Canon APS-C cameras

This is somewhat a follow-up to my earlier question on the limitations of the kit lens. I have browsed through quite a lot of sites including this one for user opinions & reviews of different ...
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Do Canon 430EXII speedlite flash units have an optical slave function?

Before I buy , i want to make sure: will a 430exII fire by "seeing" the light burst from other flash sources? and if not, what canon speedlite can do this?
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LCD on Canon Rebel T2i stopped working after tethering to Mac

After plugging my camera in to my MacBook Pro and using it successfully in live mode, an error message popped up on my computer saying "USB device is draining too much power. USB device has been ...
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comparable price of flash guns for canon 60 compared to 400-500w strobes

After a recent portrait photography session I paid for where I thought all the images were of poor quality I decided that I wanted to be the one taking the studio portraits and getting the ...
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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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Are there disadvantages to an adapted Canon EF-S zoom vs Sony SEL 18-200 lens for my Sony Nex?

I want to buy a universal zoom lens 18-200 (maybe 18-135) for my Sony Nex. At Sony I found only Sony SEL 18200 lens that is expensive. There are adapters Canon EF-S to Sony E-mount (with providing ...
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Why can't I find the flash settings menu on my Canon 5d Mark II anymore?

I have 5d mark ii and 580EX ii, the flash menu was available on the cam and used it for few days. Lately I can't find the menu anymore, I've tried several things and no positive results.
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Why are SLR lenses so much larger than Sony E-mount lenses?

Most lenses for Nikon and Canon APS-C SLRs seem to be much larger than Sony E-mount lenses, despite the sensor size being the same (APS-C). This holds for both primes and zooms, and it holds for the ...
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Lenses on older canon bodies only shows up as focal range in Lightroom. Can this be fixed?

When using some of my older Canon bodies such as the 1Ds and the 1Ds mk II, the lenses only shows up as the focal range in the metadata when imported to lightroom. For example the Canon EF 24-105/4,0 ...
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Is the maximum CF capacity supported by EOS-1Ds really 8 GB?

I'm looking for the maximum supported CF capacity for the EOS-1Ds with firmware 1.0.3. dpreview simply states "FAT32 (over 2 GB)". Looking around the net there are different statements, both ...
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What are some budget flash options for the Canon 1000D?

Could you kindly suggest an external flash for 1000d within 100$ to 150 $. My main interests are portraits and wedding.
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Switch from T3i to Fuji X20? [duplicate]

I've had a Canon T3i for about a year now, getting it as an upgrade to a small Canon point-and-shoot. I mainly got the T3i for the additional shooting setting controls and the ability to change ...
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Where can one find Canon printer icc profiles?

I'm using a Linux machine, and i'd like to do soft proofing with GIMP. Although I can choose the paper type in the print dialog, I can't seem to find the actual icc profiles for canon's glossy paper ...
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What is a 200mm lens good for?

I just found that there is a 200mm lens at my school. It is a Canon with Image Stabiliser (with red detail). It is old, at least 10 years. It has been great playing around with it, but I really don't ...
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Is it better to upgrade Canon 18-55mm IS kit lens to the 18-200mm, or complement with 55-250mm?

I currently have the Canon EOS 550D with the 18-55mm IS kit lens. I am primarily looking for greater telephoto reach, as I have found the 55mm length to be quite limiting at times. So, I was ...
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Setting white balance for raw image from Canon S100 using Lighroom failed to work well

I have a Canon Powershot S100 and use Adobe Photoshop 5.1, up until this point I have just saved images on my camera jpeg but I decided to try saving as raw format as well. So I set my camera to save ...