Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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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 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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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 you,...
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What is the difference between these 200mm, 70-200mm and 70-300mm lenses?

I've been doing photography for awhile but I don't know a lot about lenses. I'm looking into 200mm(+) lenses (for future reference). I have a few questions about the difference between these lenses. ...
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Blurred images with Canon 1100D

I have a Canon 1100D which I bought last year. The Image quality used to be good. Recently I have noticed that the images are fairly blurred. Even if I use short shutter, stable base for the camera ...
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Can I use a Canon 430EXII off-camera with just a Yongnuo YN-622C-TX?

I'm using a Canon 430EX II with a 6D camera. Can I use the flash as a slave with the Yongnuo YN-622C-TX without any transceiver attached to the flash? I'm really looking for the cheapest solution to ...
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Will Canon's EF and EF-S lenses work better for Canon's mirrorless cameras than mirrorless cameras from other brands?

Currently I have a Canon 60D, but after carrying it with me on a trip I have started to think about a lighter camera. I want the camera to be easier to carry around for long sightseeing/tourism trips, ...
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Why is only one of my two studio strobes firing?

I am a beginner in photography and I am having trouble with my Falconeyes SS-350H with Softbox lights. We have two lights, but only one is flashing when using the RF-DD4 wireless flash trigger. The ...
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How important is body microcalibration feature?

I'm considering buying a Canon 760D / Rebel T6S but it lacks autofocus microcalibration. It's an expensive camera and all upper models including the 70D offer it - so is it something that I can ...
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Canon Rebel SL1 most buttons not working

I have a Canon Rebel SL1 that is almost 2 years old (so no warranty). It has received light use in this time but at least 6 months ago most of the buttons stopped working and I didn't get around to ...
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Is the new Sigma MC-11 Converter just another alternative to adapters such as metabones?

Apparently Sigma has a new adapter that can be used to mount Canon lenses on the A7 lineup of mirrorless full frame bodies. https://landscapephotographymagazine.com/2016/sigma-mount-converter-mc-11-...
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What lens should I use for astrophotography?

I am looking for a lens for my Canon 550D for astrophotography. What lens would be suitable for it? Thank you
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How good are the EF-mount to E-mount adapters?

I currently live in the Canon ecosystem, but really like the look of the Sony a7S. But before I switch I want to know just how well I'll be able use use my old EF-mount lenses on my new a7S. How well ...
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How much does a step move the focusing ring?

Does anyone know about how much a lens step rotates the lens? I’m just after an approximation for field use. In other words you are out in the field and want to shoot a stack. My goal is to be able to ...
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Can't connect Canon 70D to Android smartphone

It's about 6 months since I bought my Canon 70D and I still can't connect it to my smartphone. I'm feeling pretty stupid... Yes, I've read the instructions, watched all sorts of tutorials in Youtube ...
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Why is my Canon Raw preview a much smaller filesize than high-quality large, despite little difference in image?

I have a Canon Rebel T5. I can shoot in RAW or RAW+JPEG. When I shoot in the latter, it stores both a preview with the RAW file, as well as the JPEG. I've been using Digikam to manipulate my photos, ...
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How do I adjust aperture and ISO when using a manual lens on a Canon Rebel?

I have a Rebel T3 and have been fooling around with it for several years using all the dial options, except the manual ones. I have read up and understand ISO Aperture and shutter speed—somewhat....
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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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New SD XC card, works fine in T5i, Windows is prompting to format

I used my new SDXC (64GB) card in my camera Canon T5i camera and took lot of photos (around 1000). For coping to laptop I removed the card from camera and inserted to my laptop SD card slot. Its ...
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How do I do macro photography with a Tamron 18-270 VC macro lens?

I have just bought this lens for my Canon EOS 700D camera. How do I activate the macro facility on this lens?
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Canon Zoom lenses: 18-135 STM vs 18-200 vs. 17-85

In my quest to buy a new camera, My local store has three bundles, that each comes with one of the three lenses mentioned in the title. I'm having a hard time deciding between the three as they all ...
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Is it possible to change the SD storage path on my Canon XSi Rebel 450D?

Is it possible to change the storage path for a Canon XSi Rebel 450D? The reason for this is I recently purchased a Camera Connection Kit (CCK) for my iPad. It would well with 2 of my cameras, but ...
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Why are Canon DSLRs relatively more expensive than Nikon DSLRs? [duplicate]

When I snapsort compare the Nikon D5500 and the Canon 760D, the Nikon is far better spec-wise, but the 760D is more expensive. Are there any specs that are unknown to me that are better in the Canon ...
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What is Nano USM and how does it compare to an STM or USM lens?

The Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM has a designation of Nano USM on the lens. What does this mean? What are the advantages of having it vs STM or USM? We have a terminology thread that usually ...
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What can cause massive overexposure on a Canon IXUS when zooming in?

I have been using Canon IXUS 130 for some years and it has been giving decent good photos and videos. Strangely, few days ago, whenever I use the telephoto zoom and take a picture, the picture is ...
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Can I match the Fuji X100T in photo style with my Canon Rebel?

I have an "old" Canon Rebel XT (350D). I also like the idea of a mirrorless camera like the Fuji X100T for its form factor, and prime lens 23mm F2. Assuming I purchase a prime lens around 20-30mm ...
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Which is more likely to yield better overall low-light performance, Canon 1DS2 or 1DIII?

1DSII is full-frame, meaning I can at least theoretically get a little more performance via slower shutter speeds without shake (using 1/f general rule of thumb). But the ISO limit is 3200 (H). Also I ...
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Manual focus prime lenses for Canon 60D [closed]

So I was hoping I could get some specific advice or tips for good quality & cheap (up to 200€) used vintage (1960-90's) manual focus prime lenses that are adaptable to Canons EF-S mount. I am ...
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Where can I get replacement parts for Canon cameras?

My son accidentally cracked a glass on the back of the camera. It is not an LCD itself, but rather a protective cover over the LCD. I took the camera to photo store and they said they can order the ...
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Two of the same cameras giving different white balance values in Lightroom

I have two cameras, both Canon 5D MkIII, both set to the same white balance. The only difference is the lens. One has a 24-70 f/2.8, the other has a 70-200 f/2.8 (both Canon brands). When I ...
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Why did my Canon 1000D stop working in full auto mode, when it still works in P, Av, etc.?

It's my 7th day with my second hand Canon 1000D. But now, it's stopped capturing pictures in full auto, portrait, close-up, landscape, night portrait, sports, and flash off modes when used in ...
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Can I control three YN600ex-rt flash units from one controller on the camera?

Just replaced my 600D with 70D canon and I am about to buy four units of the new YN600ex-rt and I wanted to know if I can use one yn600 on camera as master to control another three flashes to fire ...
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What do the different Canon DSLR image size settings mean?

When setting image quality in my Canon EOS 1200d dSLR there are two options for the L, M and S1 size. What is the difference betwen these settings (I couldn't find it in camera documentation) ?
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How to sync Yongnuo 568 EX ii flash with Nikon and have ETTL and high speed sync?

I know you can signal the flashes with the built in flash on the Nikon D750, but I was wondering if there is any other options, I hate to blind my clients with the built in flash all the time!
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Does the Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D have any dust related problems?

I’m planning on purchasing the Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D very soon. It’s the only DSLR that fits my budget (other one is the Nikon D3100 which I don't plan to get). I like everything about the camera ...
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Real world Dynamic Range

I am confused with the science of electronics, regarding cameras and sensors. I have read the posts and answers here and elsewhere. All I walk away with is the electronic specs of cameras and sensors. ...
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Can I shoot video with a Canon Rebel XT/350D?

Hello I've been borrowing this camera from a friend because I'm on holiday and they're working. I think it's called a Canon Digital EOS Rebel XT. Does it film video? I've gone through all the modes ...
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Why is my Canon T3i stuck saving to internal memory instead of the memory card?

My T3i just stopped saving to the memory card and is saving to the internal memory. I have replaced the card in case it was corrupt and I have blown out the slot in the camera where it fits. Is ...
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Zoom issue with Canon 24-105 f4 L

My 24-105 works perfectly from 40-105 but will not go to 24mm on the zoom and to macro on focus, any ideas please? The zoom ring sticks at about 40mm.
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Difference between an average “grey” using AV and Manual Modes on Canon 5D Mark II

I have a Canon 5D Mark II. I notice that using AV or TV mode that the meter sets itself to an "average" grey automatically smack in the middle. But using Manual mode, it fluctuates alot no ...
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Is it worth it to buy an FD-EOS adapter, or is it better to exchange a misbought lens?

I recently bought a manual-focus (since manual doesn't bother me) 100mm prime macro lens. However, I didn't notice at the time of purchase that it was an FD lens. (I'm a hobbyist; I didn't know Canon ...
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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

A friend recently asked for my help to take a series of photos that he could use to create a time lapse effect. For context, it was of him preparing a cocktail for a talk he was giving. Couple of ...
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Can't duplicate Auto results in M, Tv, and Av Canon 70D

I've been a an amateur photographer for several years. I understand the technical side and enjoy explaining it to others. But...with my 70d, which I've owned for over a year, when I take an indoor ...
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Canon 5D Mark III or 6D & 70D combo? [closed]

I am a non-newbie photographer but wanna-be professional photographer. Going through my options for cameras, I found that a Canon 6D & 70D combo could serve my purposes, but a Canon 5D Mark III ...
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Can removing the lens while pressing the DoF preview button damage the equipment?

I know there's hardly any risk to your equipment when dismounting the lens while the camera is on, but can you damage it if you dismount the lens while the aperture is closed down? With the Canon EOS ...
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What is this large white Canon telephoto lens in a 1990 magazine ad for the EOS 1?

I am trying to identify this Canon Telephoto Lens seen on an ad at the back of an old copy of National geographic from Feb. 1990: I have tried to look for it on Google, but I can't find one that is ...
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improve clarity of my picture [duplicate]

I use Manual Focus to take pictures. I find picture to be of high quality(clarity) when i see the picture in the camera screen. But if i import the picture to my PC it becomes blurry and not that ...
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Is there a datasheet for the Canon 24-105mm diaphragm unit?

Does anyone know if a datasheet is available for the Canon 24-105mm diaphragm unit? I'm wondering if there's a way to use an Arduino or suchlike to control the diaphragm via the flex cable, but I can'...
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Does anyone have any information on Canon's VL mount regarding pinout and protocol?

I currently have a canon cl 8-120mm f/1.4-2.1 lens which uses the VL mount. Canon's goal appeared to have been to make this a standard system similar to the Micro Four Thirds system. See http://www....
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How do I get actual (vs. reported) Bulb mode exposure times on my Canon 1200D?

When shooting in Bulb mode using my Canon 1200D, I've noticed that the metadata appears to only contain 1" increments for the exposure time. For example, regardless of whether I hold the exposure ...
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What “Reverse Ring” specs (size..etc) for my Canon 600d for Macro Photography?

I have these three lenses, and I wonder which one of them is the best to be used with "reverse ring" for Macro Photography? Camera: Canon EoS 600d Lenses: 18-55mm, 50mm, 50-250mm