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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 can I get proper flash exposure in AV mode without using ETTL?

I have a Canon 5D Mark II and normally shoot with natural light (I try to stay away from flash). However, I am taking on more situations where I need to use my hotshoe flash (Canon Speedlite 580 EX ...
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Manual and Autofocus not working on near field with Canon Rebel T3

I dropped my camera on a tile floor the other day and everything appeared fine. My wife tried to take some close up pictures of a gift today and found that the Auto Focus wouldn't work on close field ...
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How is Nikon's PF optics different from and similar to Canon's DO optics?

Nikon has just announced a new 300 mm lens featuring a new technology called "PF" or "Phase Fresnel." This has been compared to Canon's existing DO (Diffractive Optics) lenses such as the 400 mm f4 ...
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Does the Canon AF/MF switch actually do anything on L lenses?

I picked up a second hand 50mm f/1.2L lens recently with not a scratch on it. I've noticed that when the lens is set to MF, the autofocus on the camera (6d) still works. As a workaround I have ...
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photo color differs when viewing on chrome vs Picasa 3

I had downloaded a photo taken with a Canon camera from the web. The photo color quality looks different when viewing in Chrome and in Picasa. In Chrome it seems to be the original tack sharp image ...
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What low-cost non-fisheye wide angle lenses are available for Canon and how do they compare?

I'm currently looking for a wide angle lens for my Canon T3i. I would prefer a prime lens. I want to use a wide angle lens primarily for video (so the lens needs a quiet AF motor) but for still ...
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I scratched the glass on my Canon 550D's optical viewfinder — what can I do about it?

There were some speck of dust that appeared on the optical viewfinder when i look through it.. i tried using a blower but it didnt work and I may have introduced a scratch to it. Is there a way that I ...
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Should I use a 100mm Macro lens as a portrait lens?

I am specifically considering using the Canon 100mm Macro as a portrait lens. If I want to have a macro in my bag, but not carry around a 70-200 2.8 due to weight, size, white color, or price if it ...
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How do I shorten the “loading” of photos on the card?

When I plug in my camera through USB to read its card, it can take a while to load all the photos. I was wondering if and how I can reduce this loading time? Do I need a better/faster SD card or are ...
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What are the practical differences between Canon 580EX II and Canon 600EX-RT?

so which one is better and why? I just need to get as much flash power as possible for outdoor and indoor photography. Are they a lot different from each other? I couldn't care less about the ...
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Will the auto document feeder scanner in PIXMA printers scan sheets as small as 4x6?

I'm interested in buying the MX472 to scan 4x6 photos using the auto document feeder feature. Does anyone know if this will work: Will it be able to scan multiple 4x6 photos in the tray, just as ...
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Sony A58 vs Canon EOS 1100D [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Sony A58 and Canon EOS 1100D ? Which is better?
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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 ...
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Canon EOS Rebel T3 Shutter Speed Acting Weird On Auto

Recently my Canon EOS Rebel T3 has been really acting up. No matter what mode I am on (Creative Auto, No Flash, etc...), except for manual mode, the camera will take either all black or all white ...
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Does the Canon M have actual, significant deficiencies vs. the competition?

From all the reviews, articles, http://reddit.com/r/photography and other sites I've been reading, it seems the general consensus is that the Canon EOS M is something pitiful and incapable, "too ...
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Why do higher end lenses use USM instead of STM?

Canon has a newer type of motor, called STM, which is introduced in lenses like 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, 40 f/2.8 STM and so on. STM also provides quick, silent and smooth focusing. Even the focusing ...
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What steps would I need to take to get involved in working as a photographer for endangered or rare animal species?

My dream job would be to stake out and find endangered or rare species in the wild and capture them with photos. Does anyone have any specific steps to making that happen?
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What criteria to consider to match cameras and lenses for shooting people at parties?

I normally don't like shooting people that much, because I like to experiment with settings, lenses etc. to get a result that I like, so it helps when the subject doesn't move (Mountains and buildings ...
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Will a charger for Canon 60D batteries work on 40D batteries?

I know that the batteries for 60D and 40D are not the same, but is the charger compatible?
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Out-of-focus areas are not blurry, they're duplicated?

I recently bought a Canon T5i. I covered an event the day I got it, and the photos turned out nicely. Since then, I haven't taken a large batch of photos, until today. My friends and I had a ...
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What is a cheap standard/wide prime lens for Canon APS-C?

50mm f/1.8 is said by many to be a great lens for its price, and one worth buying. On the other hand with a APS-C sensor it is rather long for my taste. Is there some cheap lens around 30mm or below ...
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Camera suggestion needed for long term remote timelapse

I'm working on setting up a remote timelapse waterproof system for a long term project. The idea is to have it on solar power. I'm currently playing with the CHDK firmware on a Canon PowerShot Elph ...
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What is the diameter of my lens? [duplicate]

So recently I bought a used lens - Canon ef 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 usm with the metal mount but it came with no lens cap and I want to buy one now but I can't see the diameter of the lens on it anywhere ...
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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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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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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)?