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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 lower-end Canon EOS models from 2007/2008 compare? [closed]

Hope someone can help me. I currently have a Fujifilm FinePix S2950 and I'm looking to switch to a DSLR rather than a bridge, the current camera has a slow focus especially in low light. I think ...
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Is there an intervalometer which will work with a Canon PowerShot SX60?

I'm look for an intervalometer that works with a Canon PowerShot SX60. I want to do some timelapse photography. I'm not having much luck locating one. Does anyone know of such a device?
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How can I control a DSLR camera programmatically over Wi-Fi? [closed]

I'm a programmer and writing an application in C# (Windows 7) which should take pictures (and also download them) via Wi-Fi. I can't use USB because the camera is about 50 meters away and mounted at a ...
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GP-E2 - device not found

I've got a GP-E2 for my Canon 5DS-R and it works great, adds all the GPS data onto each image (though some locations are way off so need to change them), but I also used the GP-E2 for tracking my ...
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How can I set up a Canon EOS camera to be a webcam?

I have a Canon EOS camera. I'm accessing a website that wants to access the camera connected to my computer. Even though my Canon EOS is connected, it wasn't detected by the browser. How do I ...
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Is the Canon 70-200mm or 24-70mm better for convention photos? [closed]

I've decided I want to upgrade to a better lens, but I'm really torn between the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. I like to take convention photos, where space is ...
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Can a Speedlite 430EZ be used with a Canon 6D?

I have recently bought a Canon 6D and want to use my Speedlite 430EZ with it. Is this possible, or are there compatibility issues?
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When using an EF-S lens, do I need to multiply by the crop factor? [duplicate]

I do know the physical difference between EF-S and EF lenses, but what I don't know is if I have to multiply by the crop factor (1,6) or if this is already taken into account in design?
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What is the worst-case scenario if you move the focus ring in AF mode? [duplicate]

I have a EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 III, and want to know what is the worst-case scenario if you move the focus ring in AF mode?
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lens error-Canon PowerShot SX 240 HS E32 [duplicate]

my camera show : "Lens error, restart camera E32" the lens still can open when I restart the camera, I also try removing the camera's battery. but it still error sometimes. what should I do?
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Why is my lens making a ticking sound?

My Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens is making a noise I never heard before. It takes pictures and focus as usual but produces a constant ticking noise when using live view. I honestly have no idea what could ...
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Best approach for accurate & fast focusing of fully manual lenses without live view. Focus chip, focusing screen or another approach?

I purchased the Samyang 24mm f1.4 for my 6D for specifically night photography. I won't go into how amazing this lens is at night... I've since discovered that this lens produces fabulous images in ...
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Canon Software: Live Internet Connection for WiFi-based Transfer?

Canon Utilities Image Transfer Utility Version 1.2.1.8 allows me to transfer photos to my computer successfully via wifi. But if the computer does not have an Internet connection, it fails to connect ...
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Using an Olympus FL-50R via a Canon 5D Mk II with third party trigger

Can I use an Olympus FL-50R wirelessly, via a Canon 5D Mk II, with a third party trigger ? If so, which make of trigger would be best. Manual only is fine.
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What resources exist to learn how to create “good” Custom Canon Picture Styles?

After many years shooting with Canon I have only just realised that you can edit picture styles on your computer using Canon's Picture Style editor tool and then load them into the custom slots on ...
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Why do people recommend copying the entire Canon SD card folder structure?

When I insert my SD card into my laptop after shooting photos and videos, two folders show up: DCIM and MISC. I have heard people say you need to copy everything over when transferring, but the MISC ...
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What's a good method to autofocus on close subjects while shooting from the hip?

Context I like to take photos of dogs using a wide angle lens on a Canon 60d, with a fast shutter speed, AI servo mode and continuous shooting mode on. I'm usually holding the camera low to the ...
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How can I get the flash to work in liveview mode on my Canon 70D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 70D with a Canon Speedlite 580EX II. This may be a duplicate question, but I can't find the answer. I can't get the flash to go off in live view mode, either the external flash or the ...
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Can you get 4-Battery sized Grip for Canon 6D

Are there battery grips available to house 4 batteries for Canon? Is there any other way I can keep my camera powered for long periods of time?
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Underexposed, dark pictures with a wireless external flash?

I'm new to using external flashes and having a lot of trouble. I have a Canon Rebel EOS T5, an Altura Photo E-TTL Auto-Focus Dedicated Flash (AP-C1001) with Altura Photo Wireless Flash Trigger with ...
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Should I get a teleconverter or 150-500mm lens?

I am planning a wildlife trip. I want to be able to take photos of far away objects and still have all the detail. I currently have a Canon 650D and my longest lens is 70-300mm. I am busy saving for ...
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What are the limitations which stop Canon/Nikon producing F1.8 Zoom lenses? [duplicate]

Why is it that Canon/Nikon/Sony etc aren't able to, or dont (because of cost) produce F1.8 capable zoom lenses? Or do they?
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Can I upload a .CRW file from my Nikon camera?

I just spent a day shooting photos with a friend. The friend refused to use my Nikon and used her Canon instead. The files are .CRW and I have a Nikon D5300. When I open the card on Windows Explorer, ...
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Why are all my Canon T3 photos coming out dark or black? [closed]

I have a Canon T3/1100D and my photos are dark or black on full auto mode. My flash does not seem to function even when I'm in low lighting.
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Tripod support for Canon 11-24mm

Canon´s 11-24mm lens is top-heavy, but does not provide for a tripod support. This is particularly worrisome when mounted on a small mirrorless camera. Some adapters, such as the Metabones, have a ...
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In my Canon t5, how much can I bring up the ISO without getting unacceptable noise? [closed]

Would you feel comfortable at 3200? Or maybe at 1600?
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How do the 50mm f/1.4 lenses from Sigma and Canon compare?

I'm looking to buy a "nifty 50" for my APS-C Canon. I'm stuck between the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens and the Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM. What are the significant differences between these lenses and ...
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Why does my Canon Rebel's LCD viewer show a reduced view with small boxes showing colour saturation on the side?

I have a Canon Rebel camera and recently the following problem has occurred: When it is in autofocus and I take a picture, it shows a photo of what I have taken on the left side in a box and then on ...
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Err 80 appearsCanon EOS 5D Mark II [duplicate]

I tried using the solution u've said, switch off removing battery & cf card & switch it on, holding the shutter button for 30 seconds but has failed work for me.Kabirisi Mugyenyi Muganga in ...
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Why can't I download pictures from my camera with Windows 10 64bit?

My PC starts to download pictures, indicates the correct number of pictures in the camera and then the display on the camera blanks, and then the computer reports that no pictures exist. Windows 7 ...
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Why is chromatic abberation correction disabled by default in a Canon 700D?

I have a Canon 700d with a supported lens (24mm EF-S) Peripheral illumination is ON in the camera menu, but chromatic abberation fix is OFF. Why is that? Why would I ever want it off? Or to put it ...
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If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?

I'm just getting started - in my last shoot, I was using a 6D with a 50mm/1.4. In low light, the pictures looked fantastic on the viewfinder but on the computer screen, appeared extremely grainy. ...
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How can I find the the serial number of a Canon EOS DSLR when the stamp on the camera is unreadable?

I have been looking for the serial number of my Canon T5i. I have searched around the Internet and the Internet tends to say that the serial number is on the bottom of the camera and on the box. Now, ...
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Is manual focusing a viable option with the Canon 6D, 100-400 IS L II, and 1.4 Extender?

I am considering buying a Canon 1.4 extender to use with my 6D and 100-400 IS L II. I understand that AF will not function with this combination. I understand that lack of AF will limit me to static ...
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What are the Hoya circular polarizer types?

I have a Canon 18-55mm lens. I want to buy a new polarizer for it. The diameter of my lens is 58mm. I want to go for Hoya. But there are 5 or 6 different circular polarizers of Hoya for 58mm diameter. ...
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Is there any library other than gphoto2 to use remote capture in Canon G10?

I am using gphoto2 library to remote capture on my Canon G10.It does not take photos at the required frame rate.Currently i have not been able to achieve fastest the camera can achieve which is ...
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What should I do if my Canon 24-105 f4 L is making focus-seeking noises but not focusing?

I have a Canon 24-105 f/4 L lens. Just today, it started having focusing problems. The problem does not manifest if the focus is easy: bright light and centre focus point is on a good contrasty ...
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Camera's display is half white, half black and unresponsive

My wife dropped our Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS. The screen is now completely white on the right side and completely black on the left, split exactly down the middle. The camera seems responsive to ...
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Canon 6D or 5D for amateur photographer? [closed]

The environments that I most use my camera in are family & friend gatherings, weddings, and urban travel. I am interested in lifestyle photography and occasional city photography. I have been ...
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If you were to buy just one lens [closed]

... which one would it be? I understand it depends on what kind of photography one is into. Wide lens for landscape, zoom lens for zoom'ers etc. I am not trying to get into that conversation here. ...
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Canon 700D - 1 STM lens or 2 non-STM lenses for a beginner? [closed]

This is my very first DSLR experience and after weeks of reading and watching videos online. I have decided 700D is what I need in the budget I have (40K – 45K INR). I have narrowed down to two kits: ...
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Why won't my YN-568EXII work with a flash trigger? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 5DMk2 and have just bought 2 Yongnuo YN568EXII speed lights. I have an existing Yongnuo RF-603CII trigger, but I cannot get them to work together! Does anyone have any suggestions, as ...
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How to find the serial number for a Canon G1X if it has rubbed off

I recently bought a second hand Canon G1X and would like to insure it. However, the serial number under the camera has partially rubbed off and only 6 digits are still visible. I was recommended by a ...
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General purpose lens with good macro capabilities searched (Canon mount)

Does anyone can give a recommendation for a general purpose lens with good macro capabilities / short minimum distance to the object for Canon mount? 3rd party manufacturers are welcome too. ...
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Manual focus working in AF Mode with an STM lens - is this intentional?

On my new Canon T6s/760d with 18-135 STM lens, I just noticed that in AF mode, when I hold the shutter button halfway, if I turn the focus ring on the lens, it does affect the focus! I preferred to ...
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70d Wifi password reset [duplicate]

I have had my 70d for about 2 months. I had the wifi function set up and it was working fine. This past weekend it asked for me to re-enter my password. I have no idea why I used as my password. How ...
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How can I charge my Canon 760D / LP-E17 battery while hiking in the mountains?

I'm going hiking in the Himalyas next month. I just purchased a new 760D body. The problem is, I cannot purchase spare batteries because they are not being sold in India. I can import them from the ...
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Recommended F-Stop for older Canon 35mm F/2 [duplicate]

I have a few year old Canon 35mm F/2 lens (Here it is on Amazon). I've been shooting wide-open, but I realize that doesn't make for the sharpest photos. What would you say would get me the sharpest ...
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Astrophotography Canon 17-40mm f4L vs Samyang 24mm f/1.4 how much of a difference would there be?

I made my first timelapse lastnight with a 6D and a Canon 17-40mmL. I made it on the outskirts of a city where the light pollution is pretty bad. I was reasonably surprised with the results. I did ...
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What is the difference between UHS-I & UHS-II Memory Cards for Canon 550D T2i [duplicate]

I have Canon 550D T2i Camera and I am using Sandisk Ultra to capture photos. Recently I have tried to capture shots at night in Auto Mode and found it very slow and missed some good shots. So I ...