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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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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 ...
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I dropped my camera and it won't turn on and the lens won't mount [closed]

I dropped my camera when it was turned on. Now it keeps saying lens error and it won't shut down. How do I fix it?
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Canon PowerShot SX160 prevent lens opening due to accidental power on?

Just bought my daughter a SX160 as her first real camera and I neglected to check if there was a way to prevent the lens from opening on an accidental power on. My old PS A710 had a slide button for ...
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What are the advantages and disdvantages of the Canon 18-55 IS MKII vs IS STM kit lenses?

I'm trying to figure out the difference between the IS MKII lens and the IS STM lens. Specifically, I am looking at the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. On that Amazon page, there are three ...
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700D how to blink on over-exposure?

How can I blink pixels that are over-exposured, on my brand new Canon 700D? I just can't find the setting for this.
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How to turn an external flash off and reactive the incorporated one (Canon 600D)?

After using an external flash, I took it off and, when trying to use the built-in flash incorporated to the camera, it just didn't pop up. In the menu, it tells me that the external flash is mounted, ...
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Thinking of buying a canon 550D - few questions [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying a canon 550D second hand. I have a few quesitons: 1) If I buy lenses for this camera, will they work with ALL other canon DSLRs? 2) What should I look out for when buying ...
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How can I fire a single canon 430ex flash remotely from a Canon 6D camera?

I don't ever use flash but I would like to start learning about portraits and lighting. I have a mainly unused Canon 430ex which I would like to use off camera with a softbox or bouncing of an ...
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How well will a Canon 2x extender work with a 60D and 100-400mm L? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 60D (APS-C) body and I want to use a Canon 100-400mm L lens with the Canon 2.0x extender. I want to know if this combination will work well or not? I read that extenders have some ...
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MY canon D1200 doesn't take a picture in AF mode [duplicate]

So my new canon d1200 doesn't take pictures in AF mode , my both lenses(50mm and 18-55mm) I have tried searching but up till now there is no solution. My canon takes picture in manual mode but in auto ...
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Can the Canon 600D take images one stop up & down for creating an HDR image?

I can see that Canon 600D can't take multiple exposures, but my 600D has a menu option that states... C.Fn : Exposure Exposure level increments 0: 1/3 stop 1: 1/2 stop I'd like to take several ...
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What hood fits a Canon 70-300mm telephoto USM IS lens?

I have a Canon 70-300mm lens on my 1200D. I am at college and have been told we need to get a hood for my camera. I do wildlife photography, and I have no idea what type of hood would be best. Can ...
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About AV mode in Canon DSLR

I have Canon 5d mk ii and I use Canon 28mm 1.8 lens. I like the camera and lens. Usually I shoot with f2 Iso3200 in AV mode. So in dark situations shutter speed slows down to 1/10 or even less. So I ...
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What is “Highlight Tone Priority”?

This seems to be available in most of recent Canon cameras. I am curious how it works, and how it is different from the Auto Lighting Optimizer. Is it a useful function?
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Can you use EOS Utility to Manual Focus whilst remote shooting movies? [closed]

I have a 700D and want to use EOS Utility remote shooting to make videos. I want to avoid using Auto Focus as it is SO loud as it constantly focuses. I can't seem to find a way to manually focus ...
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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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Camera stops by itself while shooting, or shows no battery, then ok again?

Here is what happen to me lately. I was shooting inside a home, doing some HDR photos with my Canon 7D (settings were : timer 2 sec + high speed shooting + ExpoComboAEB) so basically the camera ...
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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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Shutter button full-press on Powershot SX700 HS: immediate shot without autofocus

I have read tips about where one can autofocus by a half-shutter pre-press and then shoot fast by a full shutter press. So that I can avoid the autoexposure and autofocus lags. What's the right way ...
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Micro SDHC card in Canon 500D

Will a Micro SDHC card (& adapter) work in a Canon 500D? Any performance/quality issues? I tried with a card that I have, but it is a MicroSDXC (64Gb) and is not compatible with the 500D.
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What is the purpose of the little metal cylinder the focus ring of certain FD lenses?

On certain Canon FD-lenses (for example the 50mm f/1.8 S.C.) there is a small metal cylinder sticking out of the focus ring (not the button on the aperture ring). What is the purpose of it?
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Moving the Color Trim to Quick Control Screen

I just got a Canon 5d Mark ii, and I am trying to get the settings so that the color trim is in the Quick Control Screen. Does anyone know how to get this there? Thanks!
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Canon DSLR T5 Lens Compatibility [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me if my Canon EF lenses can be used on a Canon Rebel t5(1200D)
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How do I set the aperture on my Canon camera with an old Zuiko lens mounted with an adapter?

I recently bought an adapter to make the om-system mount of my Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 fit my Canon 60D. I experimented a bit shooting in Av, but still don't get how the setting given to the aperture ...
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Is there a free utility which can adjust the white balance of Canon CR2 RAW files?

For Nikon I can use the free ViewNX / ViewNX 2 to adjust the white balance for NEF raw files. Is there an equivalent from Canon for CR2 files (also free)?
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Focus Effect for Canon Powershot SX520 [duplicate]

How can I achieve a focus effect for Canon Powershot SX520? Something like this: Thanks!
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Can I use a Pentax lens on a Canon body?

I have a SMC Pentax-M 50mm 1:2 prime lens and a Pentax MC auto 28mm 1:2.8 from my dad. I have been looking at two film cameras lately, the Pentax MG and the Canon AE-1. If I buy the Pentax MG I know I ...
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What to do when my camera says “lens error”?

I have a Canon PowerShot A3100IS digital camera. I was taking pictures but turned it off with the lens still open. I turned it back on, it loaded then made a beeping sound then a black screen came on ...
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Canon 1000D SD card maximum

What are the max parameters of an SD card for the Canon 1000D? Some sources say it can read up to 16GB, other say 8GB is the max, other say they run into the problems with 32GB. (Many also outline ...
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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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First time buyer help - Nikon D3300, Nikon D5200 or Canon EOS100d [duplicate]

I'm about to buy my first DSLR camera and I'm not sure which model to choose from. My experience is very limited and I'm going to start learning to use the camera in a more professionel manner. I'm ...
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Will a Soligor 35-70mm C/FD fit on my Canon AT-1? Or do I need a specific lens mount?

I tried to click it on the usual way but it didn't work. Do I need to buy a specific lens mount? The person who sold me the lens said it worked with his Canon A-1 but perhaps he had a lens mount with ...
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How to safely disconnect Canon EOS camera from Mac?

I just started using my Canon 500D camera with a Mac. I was expecting to see a new external drive appear in Finder, which I could eject when I need to safely disconnect the camera from the computer. ...
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Why is my Canon Digital IXUS/ELPH making distorted photos with purple cast

My ~10 year old Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH S410 (IXUS 430) has been left in a drawer for the past 6 years. I took it out recently to give to my young son as his first camera, but the pictures have ...
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Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?

Does Canon have its own version of the creative lighting system?
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What flashes are compatible with the Canon A-1?

What vintage/modern flashes are compatible with the Canon A-1? I'm going away for vacation and I need something other than a tripod for low-light situations.
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Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?

On my camera, a Canon PowerShot G1X, I can select picture sizes from S to L. Now I wondered, if I select a smaller picture size, that would theoretically lead to more sensor surface per pixel, ...
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Which alloys are used in the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L?

Can anyone confirm that which alloys of magnesium and titanium are used by Canon for the construction of parts in the EF 300mm f/2.8L lens?
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What is difference between Canon EF-S 18-55 mm IS and EF-S 18-55 mm IS II lenses?

What are physical differences between both to spot on the sight? Other than that, what are technical differences?
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Canon 70D - What happened to flash group C?

I recall reading about A, B, and C groups where A:B is adjusted as a ratio but C (meant for backgrounds) is always fixed. Trying wireless flash with my Canon 70D and two flashes, I don't see any C ...
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Would the 40mm pancake or 50mm prime be better for street photography with a Canon APS-C camera?

I have a Canon EOS 600D, and I already have 18-55mm,55-250mm. I plan to buy a new lens for street photography. I already have picked out one of the following lenses: 40mm STM(pan cake). EF 50mm ...
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Why do my vertical photos go back horizontal when transferred from camera to iPad? How to avoid that? [duplicate]

On my Canon camera, I have photos taken in portrait orientation. My camera shows the photos vertically. So far, so good. Then, I connect to my camera in wi-fi with the app CameraWindow on my iPad ...
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Is it common to have problems with soft images on a 7D?

I moved from a 20D to 7D recently and moved my EFS 17-85mm to the 7D. The 7D images are soft so I had to program my own sharpness mode. I use both tripod and hand held, and yes I know to turn off ...
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Pentax-K 50mm lens, thread of 49mm or 50mm?

I really want to do some monkey macro photography. I am a student with almost no time and money, and want to take some hobby pictures in my spare time. I have the Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi/Kiss X2). ...
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Older Lightroom and newer Camera (e.g. Lightroom 4.4 and EOS 70D) - will it work?

Currently I'm using Lightroom 4.4 and I do not plan to upgrade at the moment. But I want to buy the new EOS 70D. Today I read that Lightroom 5.2 will support the EOS 70D raw-format. So what did this ...
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Problems with shutter speeds in landscape orientation with Canon New F-1

I use a Canon New F-1 and as long as I use it in portrait orientation all of the shutter speeds are working correctly. However, as soon as I rotate the camera to landscape orientation it behaves just ...