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What was my flash power?

When I am using a Canon flash in the E-TTL mode, how can I tell which flash power the E-TTL magic chose? For example, if I got a correct exposure in the E-TTL mode, can I easily choose the same flash ...
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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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How to troubleshoot LCD problem in a Canon Powershot G12?

I have a two year old Canon Power Shot G12. A couple of days ago, out of nowhere, the flip LCD screen turned on misaligned, with the bottom half-inch of the image or so clipped and on the top of the ...
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Are there any Canon EF-S prime lenses or tele-zooms?

Canon is supposed to have introduced the EF-S system for the APS-C cameras to make smaller\lighter lenses and keep the costs low. However, most of their EF-S lenses are general purpose zooms in the ...
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What Canon film SLR with EF/EF-S lens support should I get?

I've been thinking about trying my hand at film photography recently, mostly to try and improve my skills so I'm using all the knowledge but on a more instinctive basis rather than shoot review, but I'...
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Are focusing aids part of the lens or the body?

On a few old 35mm cameras I think I recall that depending on the lens I used, the focusing aids (split image rangefinder and microprisms) changed a bit. I now own a couple of Tni DSLRs (both with kit ...
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What is the best focus setting for a group photo in manual mode?

I have a Canon 5D Mark III. I understand the depth of field issues taking group photographs at a wedding, but I am concerned the guests at the extremities might be less in focus than the centre if I ...
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How to ensure timer remains on single-shooting, instead of self-timer, on CA, on Canon 7D

I often shoot using AEB (auto exposure bracketing) on a Canon EOS 7D, in Custom 1 (C1) mode, to make a HDR photo. I turn the camera, off, and next day, I might want to take a quick single exposure ...
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Are third-party alternatives to the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 worth the price savings?

Has anyone used the 3rd party 70-200 lenses? Are you happy with the quality, or do you wish you had saved up for longer and got the Canon?
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Canon 60D live view on screen while connected to tv?

Is it possible to see live view on a Canon 60D while recording, and at the same time get connected to the tv with the AV cable? Because the tv is in the other ROom, so i need to se whats happening ...
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Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?

I currently have a Canon 7D Mark II. I have a budget where I am looking at getting the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM or the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. I am undecided on which one to get. I can see ...
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Undecided for my next lens! [duplicate]

I currently have a canon 7D mark ii. I have a budget where I will be looking to get the canon 24-105 f4 L IS or the canon 70-200mm f4 L IS. I am pretty undecided which one to get, I can see me using ...
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How can I use only the external flash on slave mode without firing the built-in flash?

I have a Canon 700D and YN-568EX ii external flash that I am using in slave mode. But whenever I try to fire the built-in flash pops up automatically and fires itself. Is there any option to use only ...
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Why does my slave flash always fire at max power using E-TTL mode?

If I set my off-camera flash in wireless mode (as slave) and I set the camera to control this flash using the pop-up flash as master, and I use E-TTL mode, the remote flash always fires at maximum ...
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How can I wirelessly control my Canon 580ex II?

I want to add wireless control to my current flash system. I have a Yongnuo 560 (that I'm okay with not using) and a Canon 580exII that I'd really like to keep in the system. I've been using Cactus ...
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What is the difference between Canon's black inks?

My Canon MP560 printer requires one PGI-220BK black cartridge and one CLI-221BK black cartridge (which is a part of a CMYK bunch). What is the difference between the two?
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How do I change lenses without damaging my camera? [duplicate]

As I have an canon camera in which I even got standard kit lens. Now at present the lens of camera is been not working properly because of not handling it safety, due to which I am not able to get ...
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Canon T3i remote control minus self timer

How do I turn on the infrared remote capability, but turn off the 10 second self timer on my Canon T3i?
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What's the difference between “exposure level indicator” and “exposure setting meter” in the Canon EOS 1DX Mark II viewfinder?

I have been looking at the manual for the latest Canon 1DX Mark II camera. I am confused about one aspect of the viewfinder. On right side of the viewfinder is the Exposure level indicator(...
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Can the 5DS-R take more than 5 bracketed shots spaced by 3 EVs?

The user manual (page 404) mentions a custom function that allows up to 7 shots, but is that limited to only 1 EV in between each one? Or can it do 7 shots with 3 EVs between them? That would mean a ...
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Canon 600D says “Card write error”

My Canon 600D was showing "Card write error". I took out my SD card and noticed that the write-protect lock was broken, so I bought a new one. I am still getting the same error on the new card ...
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How to change zoom on TRIOPO TR950 Speedlite

I recently bought a Triopo TR950 speedlite from AliExpress which works great as a manual flash but I have one problem, I can't find any way to adjust the zoom on the camera. It has the zoom indicated ...
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Can I use a Sigma 17-55 2.8 lens on a Canon 6D?

Will the Sigma 17-55mm 2.8 lens fit my full-frame Canon 6D? I'm looking to purchase a zoom lens but don't know which direction to go, as I'm new to full frame.
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Why is my Canon Rebel T3i delayed 10 seconds or more before image capture?

I am brand new to photography and this camera. Had the smaller lens on and the shutter seemed fine. Tried the larger lens (I bought a kit) which was 200M. Played around with settings, also tried the ...
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Is there good free software for editing Canon RAW files?

I've lost the install disks that came with my 500D and I was wondering if there was any better software for editing Canon RAW files. I Had a quick skim of the Canon website and couldn't find anything.
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How to more effectively stay in focus with a wide aperture (50mm/1.8)?

I've been experimenting with street photography lately and - while I'm getting some decent shots - my biggest pain point is staying in focus. For example: With the following subject, I nailed a ...
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Will my old Canon Digital Rebel lenses work on a 7DMkII?

I have an almost 10 year old Canon Digital Rebel camera which came with this lens: EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 ⌀58mm. Then a few years ago we bought a zoom lens EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III ⌀58mm. I have ...
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Should I change a 18-55 IS STM kit lens for a EF-S 24/2.8 STM prime?

I have a Canon 700D body with a standard 18-55 IS STM lens. Would I notice any improvements in image quality if I switch from the kit lens to an EF-S 24 mm 2.8 prime? I also have a 50 mm 1.8 STM, and ...
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What app do i need to have in order to tether from camera to laptop for viewing purposes only?

I am looking for an app so I can tether my canon rebel t6i to my laptop for the purpose of just being able to view the photos I take, as I take them, but on a bigger screen. Also, are there changes I ...
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Manual lens on analog EOS camera, metering problem. (Samyang 85mm f/1.4 on Canon EOS 650)

I have a Samyang 85mm 1.4 lens that I have used on a Canon 550D (Rebel T2i) and I have loved it. But now I want to use it on an analog camera, the Canon EOS 650. The problem I am having is with the ...
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Camera saying busy and won't take pictures

I am using a Canon-D1200 with 18-55 lens and some time after clicking it says Busy and I'm not able to take another picture for some time. Can anyone please tell me what the solution is for this, and ...
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Can I control the power on Alien Bee B800s with Pocket Wizard Plus III triggers?

I've read a lot about the combinations of pocket wizards and alien bees, but most of the threads I've read have to do with the PW2. I'd like to be able to control the flash itself from the camera/...
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What can cause massive overexposure on a Canon PowerShot A470?

I have a Canon PowerShot A470. One day, while taking photos, it has gone from taking perfect pictures to being massively overexposed (almost white) pictures; however, this is not a problem with taking ...
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Does Av mode apply any in-camera software push-pull (Canon 6D)?

I test-shot frames in Manual VS Av mode with identical aperture/shutter speed/ISO, settings and lighting, and I noticed that some frames in Av are sometimes over or underexposed compared to those in ...
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Why did Canon name the first Digital Rebel 300D?

All Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras seem to follow a logical progression except for the D30 and D60 which were named for their megapixel size. Why did Canon not name the first Digital Rebel 100D?
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Which Canon prime and teleconverters should I bring to a safari?

Currently I have the 70-300mm L lens from Canon. I would like to go on a Safari trip, and was wondering, does it make sense to pick up the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II with the 1.4X and 2X ...
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Can I use a Yongnuo YN-600EX-RT flash on a Sony Alpha DSLT?

I'm planning to change my kit and move to Sony SLT system (I have special, personal reasons). I currently own the above mentioned flash. I would like to know how I possibly could use it on a Sony SLT ...
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Longer lens recommendation for Namibian safari [duplicate]

I'm going on a 3 weeks self driving safari trip to Namibia in September this year and I am really struggling with the gear I'm going to take with me. I currently own a Canon 7D a Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM, ...
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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 ...