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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 to remove external flash stuck on camera body?

Yesterday, after shooting I had to take the lens and flash off the camera body, but my flash 550EX got stuck and I can't get it off the body (EOS 5D). How to take it off? I turned the ring to loosen ...
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Which current Canon digital cameras can use older EOS lenses? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS 100 film camera, and I would like to change to a Canon digital, but I'm concerned that the lenses I have: 28-80mm 80-200mm 100-300mm 100mm Macro will not work on the new digital ...
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Canon EOS T2i 35-55 mm lens. Won't autofocus

Actually it WILL autofocus if I force adjust focus by hand beyond subject. It then adjusts itself to focus. If the lens is focused in front of the subject, it will not autofocus. Bad servo in the ...
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How to get Lightroom to render JPEG photos the same as on the 60D LCD?

I really like the way my photos appear on my Canon 60D LCD screen. However, when I import them into my computer using EOS Utility 2 and then into Lightroom 3, they are not the same. For example, the ...
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Canon EOS SL1 - Manual focus stopped working

I recently purchased a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR SL1. My 18-55 mm lens shoots amazingly, and I have been using it in auto and manual focus. About a week ago, my manual focus randomly stopped working. The ...
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Is the Canon 7D compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses? [duplicate]

Are all the lenses compatible with 7d? Especially EF-S? Anyone having a autofocus issue with 55-250mm IS lens?
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What factors determine the size of focus step done with remote shooting?

When a DSLR camera is used for remote shooting, corresponding software usually provides very simple way to change focus position: small, medium and large steps forward or backward. This is how it ...
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Canon speedlites not firing when in Live View

I am having difficulty getting my Canon speedlites (600ex master and two 430ex slaves) to fire when using Live View on my 5D Mark III. I have no triggering problems except when using Live View. I was ...
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What setups work to trigger a Profoto B1 and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlights together from canon body

Given a Profoto B1, a Profoto AIR Remote TTL-C, and some Canon 600EX-RT , what configurations work with triggering these items together. Additional items are allowed (slave triggers, pocket wizards, ...
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will a Canon GP-E2 show up as a usb drive on a chromebook so I can back up the log files?

I am looking to buy a GP-E2 for a trip in a couple of months (and other future trips) to log to the images, however I would also like to be able to get a backup of the log files off of it. I will only ...
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50mm stuck on the body

I have the Canon 600D and the "nifty fifty" 50mm f/1.8 that cost around 100$. One day when I was trying to switch lenses, I pressed on the lens release button, started twisting the 50mm, and around ...
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Can I fix inaccurate (sticky!) shutter speed on Canon FTb?

I had a Canon FTb come in today and decided to test it out. When firing off a some shots, I felt the faster shutter speeds were accurate; however, I noticed that anything 1/4s or slower was ...
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How can I fix Err 01 with a film-era Sigma lens on a Canon DSLR?

I have a new Canon EOS Kiss camera and a friend of mine has a Sigma Aspherical IF 28-200mm lens she used on an old Canon EOS film camera (old as in 10 years or so). I tried using the lens on my ...
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Will I be able to mount hood over my UV filter?

I have recently bought Canon EOS 600D and I want to buy a UV filter to give extra protection to my EF-S 18-55 IS II. And I additionaly want to buy a lens hood as well. Will I be able to use both ...
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Can the Sigma 2x teleconverter be hacked so it will work with the Sigma 50-500mm?

Does the autofocus hack (where you mask off connectors on the teleconverter to make it misreport the aperture) work on sigma 2x teleconverter fitted on Sigma 50-500mm DG lens for Canon cameras?
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How to enable Canon AF with teleconverter?

Canon DSLR bodies prevent poor auto-focus performance by disabling it completely when the lens reports maximum aperture at chosen focal length smaller than f/5.6. This implies that some lenses will ...
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Self-timer on Canon 5d Mark III? [closed]

How do I use the self-timer on the Canon 5D Mark III?
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My 300mm lens doesn't focus. How do I know if it is broken?

I just bought the Canon t5i kit. At first glance the 300 mm lens worked fine but now when I attach it, I cant seem to focus on anything, It only shows a blurred color of whatever I am looking at. I ...
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Is it typical to experience zoom creep with the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM?

I noticed this more than once. Whenever I'm in the range from 24mm to somewhere between 35mm and 50mm, the lens starts moving if I'm fixing it vertically with its front element facing the ceiling or ...
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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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Enable TIFF compression in Canon Digital Photo Professional 4

I can't find a way to enable TIFF compression in the files produced by batch export in Canon Digital Photo Professional (currently version 4.2). This means that the generated TIFF files are far larger ...
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Are the 50mm f/1.8 and 75-300mm zoom good lens choices beyond the kit lens for a Rebel T1i?

I own a Canon Rebel T1i with a EFS 18-55mm image-stabilizer lens. Since I want to learn more about photography, my husband purchased for me a EF 50mm and a EF 75-300mm zoom. I am wondering if these ...
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blurred background effect with my canon eos 70d with 18-55 mm lens [duplicate]

How do I take a picture with a blurred background with my canon eos 70D using the 18-55 mm lens
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Can I fix the large pink mark which appears on all photos with light background from my Canon Powershot ELPH?

I have a Canon Powershot ELPH 300 HS. See the large pink smudge across the left? Is this a problem I can fix by cleaning the lenses and image sensor, or is this camera/sensor a dud?
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How do I get my Canon 60D to recognize a Yongnuo YN-560 III flash?

Under the flash control menu in external flash function setting I keep getting when selected this menu cannot be displayed. Incompatible flash or flashes power is turned off. How do I get my camera to ...
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Can Tamron 16-300mm lens fit on a Canon 700D? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new lens that extends my zoom range, because the one came with the camera is 18-55mm with a small zoom range. The specifications for the Tamron lens look good, with a great zoom ...
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Can Tamron 16-300mm Macro Lens fit to Canon EOS 600D?

I use Canon EOS 600D and I want a lens with a larger range. I found out Tamron 16-300 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens, I added it into my wishlist. I did some research on it and I'm scared that it ...
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How do I prevent white box(es) (face detection) from showing up on my Canon EOS 60D?

I use a Canon EOS 60D to shoot a separate angle facing the audience at my Church. It works pretty well, except I have one huge issue. Whenever I point it to the audience, a bunch of white boxes start ...
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zoom lens for Baseball games [duplicate]

What zoom lens would you recommend for baseball games? I just bought a Canon SL1 and am not sure what lens size would be best. The camera came with the 18-55 zoom lens. I've looked at 55-250 lenses ...
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What lens do I need to take a decent picture of a graduation ceremony from football-field seating?

What Canon lens do I need to capture a decent picture of a graduate on a football field? I could end up being at the other end of the field in the seating.
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My Canon PowerShot SX500 IS won't turn on

My Canon PowerShot SX500 IS won't turn on... It worked fine the last time I used it, had a big event this weekend and went to use it and it wouldn't turn on. Even tried 3 diffrent charged batteries - ...
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What can I do to improve the sharpness from my Canon 60D for stock photography?

I recently started getting into stock photography and submitted some images to Shutterstock. I was rejected for various issues like noise and focus. I was surprised at how high their standards were ...
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Do I need a specific type of lens to work with my Canon T3i, or will any lens work?

I have a Canon T3i. When I go to buy a new lens, do I have to buy a specific size or type for the T3i?
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Windows Canon Raw Codec

Is there a codec to view thumbnails for Canon CR2 files in windows explorer. I have install the microsoft camera codec pack and looked on the Canon website here: ...
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How do I get my EOS M to release the shutter with an adapted manual lens?

I have a Canon FD-mount lens and a Nikon pre-AI lens, with respective adapters. I attach the FD lens to my EOS M, set the camera to M or Av mode, and the aperture is fixed at 00. When I press the ...
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What are the downsides of converting FD(n) lenses to EF mount?

Are there any downsides of converting an old FD(n) lens to the EF by means of actually replacing the mount with a EdMika or similar? The lens will become a manual focus and manual aperture control ...
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Can I use old Minolta AF lenses on my new Canon?

I just recently bought my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel t2i/550d. I use it mostly for video and it works wonderfully. I bought the kit lens with it, but I am looking to expand my lens collection. I found ...
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Why won't my Yongnuo YN468-II fire on a Canon Rebel 2000 (when it works on other cameras)?

So I have a Yongnuo YN468-II that will not fire on a Canon Rebel 2000 (film camera). What is strange is it will fire on a Canon Rebel T1i, and on a Canon AE-1 (another film camera). It seems to ...
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Pro9000 Mark II desaturation problems

My prints on the Pro9000 Mark II are desaturated, and a little on the dark side. My reds are not displaying properly either. It just started happening and I don't know how to fix. Driving me crazy.
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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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Which Low light zoom lens with image stabilization for DSLR [closed]

Recently started doing some DSLR videos for a website. For testing purposes I got a t5i with Sigma 50mm 1.4F lens. Most videos are in low-light settings. I've been using a tripod and it's worked ...
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What tele-extender can I use with a Tamron 18-270mm lens on a Canon Rebel?

have a Canon EOS Rebel XSI and have a Tamron 18-270mm lens for it. Do you know what extender is compatible with this arrangement? I purchased a Canon Extender EF 2X III but it does not fit the lens.
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comparable price of flash guns for canon 60 compared to 400-500w strobes [duplicate]

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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I have a canon 7d Markii, how to set insignia remote

I have a canon 7D markii and I am trying to set up the remote shutter control. It is an insignia NS-WSCC. It says to set my camera to IR mode, but can not find instructions on how to do that in my ...
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Canon - EOS 1DS Mark II [duplicate]

In todays photography world, is it worth buying a piece of equipment of this age/quality. Only because of my income, as a 16 year old its hard to get the 'big bucks' for high end cameras that will ...
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What battery can I use for an old Canon Ex EE (PX625 vs PX625A)?

I recently bought a Canon Ex EE (1967) but there isn't a battery. I read from the manual that it used PX625(1.35V) but there isn't any available now. I do not want to buy zinc-air cells. There are PX ...
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Is the build-quality of the Canon 60D as good as the 40D? [closed]

I have the Canon 40D and like the feel and quality of it, but want to upgrade to something with video support. I know the 60D now has a plastic body (the 40D was alloy)—does it feel cheap?
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Are there any good pancake lenses for Canon EOS DSLRs?

I've always liked the thought of having a super-thin ("pancake") lens for my Canon DSLR, for when I just want to take my camera out with as little bulk as possible. I'm not even too concerned about ...
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What extender can I use with the Canon TS 24mm?

Is there an extender for the Canon TS 24mm? I heard it is possible to make it a 45mm but I can't find much information on the web.
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How to make Liveview mode in Canon 450D stop simulating exposure?

On the Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi) camera, Liveview mode always shows the true exposure of the image. If exposure is set too dark (fast shutter and closed aperture), Liveview shows a darker image. If ...