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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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Why is Canon 60D considered 'better' than Canon 700D?

So Canon 60D is considered a semi-pro machine, but it's like 3 years old, while the 700D is a year old and can pack the same punch it seems from the specs. Does the 60D have anything that the 700D ...
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Canon PowerShot sx500IS filter size

What is the filter size of the fixed 30xIS Canon Zoom Lens found on the PowerShot SX55IS?
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How to compare two different cameras in regard to a low light performance?

I am making a research to buy my first full-frame camera and I have 2 options, one Canon and other Nikon. Talking about the comparison in-between the d800 and the 5d mark III for example, the low ...
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What are Canon cameras actually doing when performing a low-level format?

Canon seems to be a bit shady about what their low-level format function actually does. I know what low-level formatting means when applying it to old HDDs that had a separate disk controller, but I ...
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How do I choose a zoom lens for Canon APS-C?

I know nothing about any of this. From my research, Canon's 70D looks like a good camera body for a retired (31 years) professional photographer (my dad) to "pick the camera back up" in the digital ...
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EF vs EF-S for a Canon 70D body? [duplicate]

Stretching my budget for a new 70D body. Seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. Am I wasting my money only purchasing an EF lens to go with it? The EF-S is well out of my price range.
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Canon 550EX and 600EX-RT compatiblity?

How can I trigger a 550EX while using two 600EX-RT's? Is there a way to set it so that the 550EX will just see the flash pop and trigger itself?
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What is the difference between different Canon Speedlight transmitter ST-E3 model names?

Is there any difference between the ST-E3-NR and the ST-E3-RT transmitters? Or are they both the same?
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Does the N3 socket/connector provide any advantage over the E3 counterpart?

Does the N3 socket/connector provide any advantage over the E3 counterpart or is it just a way to differentiate the more expensive cameras from the other ones and possibly make customers pay for the ...
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Is there a list of all the EOS cameras using the T3 vertical release?

I've tried to find a complete list of all the EOS cameras using the T3 vertical release for remote shutter release. The only info I got was that EOS 3 was the first camera to use the N3 connector. ...
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Why doesn't the 1D series support RC units?

Is there a official or known reason why the 1D series doesn't support RC units (infrared remotes such as the Canon RC-6) ?
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Is the remote controller adapter RA-E3 conversion cable sold outside the 60Da bundle?

Is the remote controller adapter RA-E3 conversion cable (or a third party equivalent) sold outside the 60Da bundle? Additionally will this cable work with any body having an E3 socket?
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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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How do you disable the built in mic in a T4i when going external? [closed]

I'm using an external wireless lavaliere mic with my Canon T4i, but I'm still getting sound from my built in mic. How do I disable only the internal mic when shooting video?
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Why is the Canon SX510 HS so inexpensive?

Some VERY beginner questions here, I apologize! My knowledge of cameras is limited to say the least. To give you an idea, I know things like: SLRs are good. I can take a lot of pictures in a ...
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EOS-1v not compatible with non EF, manual lenses?

Wondering if I'm lucky enough to bump into an EOS-1v owner here, I'm having problem with non EF lenses on this camera. The question: does 1v work with non-Canon lenses (converted to EF mount) at all? ...
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Not getting 3 frames/sec on Rebel Xs [duplicate]

I have a Canon Rebel XS that I bought approx. 5 years ago. Just recently I noticed that I am not getting 3 frames per second anymore. (It was definitely getting 3 before.) I shoot in the the large ...
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Is the maximum CF capacity supported by EOS-1Ds really 8 GB?

I'm looking for the maximum supported CF capacity for the EOS-1Ds with firmware 1.0.3. dpreview simply states "FAT32 (over 2 GB)". Looking around the net there are different statements, both ...
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Upgrading firmware of an EOS-1Ds with large CF-cards

In order to get the EOS-1Ds to identify large (greater than 2 GB) CF cards the firmware has to be updated to version 1.0.3. The manual states that a CF card between 8 MB and 2 GB must be used in order ...
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What is the purpose of Quick Mode focusing in live view?

What is the purpose of Quick Mode (found on some Canon DSLRs) focusing in live view? To me it seems like a bad blend between live view and viewfinder mode that really doesn't cut it. Of course it's a ...
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Why is my Canon 7D light sensor under-sensitive?

It seems the light meter indicator in the viewfinder on my Canon 7D underestimates how bright the picture will be. This makes for overexposed photos whenever I use anything other than full manual ...
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How do I get a Japanese 6D to display more than 3 menu language options?

There are only three menu languages to choose from (English, Japanese and probably Chinese) in the settings of my 6D (bought in Japan). The information i found on Which languages can be displayed? ...
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How do I get the meter reading from a tethered Canon DSLR programmatically?

I'm quite an amateur in photography and have to take several photos from similar objects in the same place during the day. So, I use Canon utilities' software libraries to write a C# program, and do ...
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What “influences” the ISO sensitivity of the camera?

In comparing, let's say Canon's 600D and 100D (which are by explanation from my store guy, practically the same camera) I noticed that they have different ISO sensitivity declarations. Since, they ...
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Why doesn't my camera have lens corrections for my new lens?

I've been using a brand new Canon 5D Mark III (with the latest firmware v1.2.3) with some recent lenses (all older than the camera itself though), but most of them don't have any lens correction ...
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Which terms accurately describe the lens mount on a Canon 7?

I've gotten a used Canon Model 7 rangefinder camera from my grandfather. I'm given to understand that it's a reasonably cool old camera, and the 50mm/1.4 lens isn't too shabby either. I am ...
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Where can I find a canonical list of the latest firmware for Canon cameras?

Are there a list somewhere stating the latest firmware version for the different Canon EOS cameras. Having a lot of different bodies it would help a lot not having to check out each product's page one ...
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How does lens-hoods for pancake lenses work? (Canon EF 40mm with ES-52)

Normally I use lens-hoods on every of my glasses (flairlight blocker, lens protection). Some days ago a bought the Canon EF 40mm STM (Pancake-Lens). So I look for the fitting lens-hood and found the ...
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EDSDK event to detect Took Picture

I have a Canon EOS 1100D(Rebel T3) and with EDSDK dlls wrote a program to control my camera with the computer. I want to take pictures remotely by a "Wireless Shutter Release Remote Controller", and ...
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What does “maximum aperture” mean in a camera spec? Where can I get the full aperture range?

I own a Canon S95, and am considering getting a newer model (e.g. Canon S110 or S120), and I'm comparing the specs. According to DPReview.com, the S95 has a maximum aperture of F2.0-F4.9, and the S110 ...
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is there a good remote timer compatible with most Nikon and Canon cameras?

I wish to experiment with HDR night photography and timelapse video editing. Both require me to take multiple shots are regular intervals for prolonged durations, and I obviously do not wish to sit ...
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Which Canon focusing screens fit on the Canon 6D

I'm having trouble finding the available focusing screens for the Canon 6D. Are the canon 6D focusing screen compatible with the 5D Mk II focusing screens? Is there a microprism focusing screen for ...
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Is it possible to convert RAW to M-RAW or S-RAW after shooting?

Different Canon cameras offer next to RAW also M-RAW and S-RAW. These file formats feature a lower resolution but also a significantly smaller file size. Is it possible to shoot RAW files with all ...
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How do I configure flash groups on the EOS 70D with Yongnuo YN-622C transceivers?

For a while I've been using a Yongnuo YN-622C transceiver in combination with a 430 EX II on my EOS 70D. Everything works fine so I decided to buy a second 430 EX II and another pair of YN-622Cs. This ...
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Canon: Setting exposure compensation in M mode?

I'm using a third party lens (Helios 44-2) on a Canon 6D in Manual Mode. The camera correctly meters for light and sets a correct ISO given the shutter speed. However I'm unable to set exposure ...
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How can I compare the lens serial number from the EXIF of a picture, to the serial on my lens?

I have a Canon EOS 85mm f/1.2 L II lens. I sold it to someone, they claim it was broken and sent it back. I am trying to prove that the lens I sent to them, is not the one they returned. From ...
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Will Canon Cameras fit all Canon lenses?

I have a Canon Rebel T3i. I have the standard lens. I am looking to buy a telephoto lens that won't break the bank! I am looking at a Canon 55-250 telephoto lens. Is this a good quality lens,and will ...
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Compatibility of Canon teleconverters with non-Canon lenses

I have two APS-C (70D and 600D) bodies with Canon EF and EF-s lenses, and Sigmas, among them the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 HSM OS. I am also considering getting the new Tamron 150-600 lens, pending reviews. ...
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Best lens choice for day time outdor shoot? [closed]

I am fairly new to photography. I planned a trip to hill station this weekend. I have following lenses: 40mm f2.8 (pancake) 18-55mm IS II 55-250mm IS II Should I carry all the lenses or would ...
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Effect of Metering on Captured Image

I've been using the advanced metering modes on my Canon EOS 7D (and also on an XSI I owned previously) for several years now. I had always assumed that the purpose of the different metering modes was ...
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What advantages does the Canon EF-S 18-55mm III have over the IS II version?

I was wondering if the Canon EF-S 18-55mm III lens had any advantages above the EF-S 18-55mm IS II, which has image stabilizing. The III seems to be a newer version, but hasn't got stabilizing. Will ...
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How can I protect my camera from the snow? [duplicate]

I'm about to go shoot outside and it is currently cold and slightly snowing. I know film cameras stop working when its too cold but I haven had issues with my digital camera. I've also gotten snow all ...
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what is the canon 18-55mm IS lens good for? [duplicate]

is the canon 18-15mm lens good for self portraits and nature pictures {trees, leaves, DETAILED rain or snow} ?
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Can I manual adjust focus after half shutter press?

I'm new to the world of DSLR shooting. I just got a Canon t5i with a 18-135 IS STM lens. I've gone into manual mode and played around with the lens on manual focus, and the AF to single shot. I ...
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What might make focus points blurred/gone from viewfinder on Canon T2i after cleaning?

The red lights are all but lost in my T2i now....barely a haze of a blur. The focus points work fine, and I get the audible beep, but I have to check my focus point on the back before shooting and I'm ...
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Best under $1000 DSLR camera [closed]

I want to buy a new camera + lens below $ 1000. I am new to photography and want to learn . I would like to do , photography of the city , people and sceneries . Some of my work will involve taking ...
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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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What's the difference between point and shoot camera brands? [closed]

Our old camera broke, so we decided to buy a new one, but we can't choose between similar models from Fujifilm, Canon, and Nikon. Many people advised me to get the Canon, but in my opinion the ...
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What lens hood will fit Canon 80-200 f/4.5-5.6 (original)?

My in-law wants a lens hood for his Canon 80-200 f/4.5-5.6. This is the old version of this lens he inherited from someone, not the "II" version or USM version. I think the lens hood that will fit is ...
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Why does our Canon PowerShot A1400 keep resetting to “L” resolution?

We have three Canon PowerShot A1400 cameras. Resolution on all of them has been set to S. Two of them hold this, but the third one resets itself to L every time we turn the camera off and on again. ...