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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 is a Canon Digisuper lens and why is it $200,000+? [closed]

What is this... thing?! And what's so special about it? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/887615-REG/Canon_xj100x9_3b_af_lo_XJ100X9_3B_Digital_Zoom_Lens.html
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Do Canon 430EXII speedlite flash units have an optical slave function?

Before I buy , i want to make sure: will a 430exII fire by "seeing" the light burst from other flash sources? and if not, what canon speedlite can do this?
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Manual Mode : Dark picture even in broad daylight [duplicate]

I am a new DSLR user. Whenever I click a picture using Manual mode the picture is pitch black. You cannot see anything. Which setting should I change? How can I overcome this problem? It's only like ...
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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 lens will fit a Canon 10D?

I got a Canon 10D from a friend, the camera doesn't have any lens so I've been trying to find lens for it online. The problem is that I'm no expert in photography, and very unsure of what lens would ...
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Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light

I'm using a Canon T2i and I was sitting in the audience taking some photos for my friends. (I'm not the wedding photographer). I took this shot with the 50mm f/1.8 at 1.8 and at 100 ISO. No ...
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CHDK generated DNG has no preview

I have recently bought a used Canon A550 and tried using CHDK with it. I firstly wanted to use it as a time-lapse camera, so I installed the Ultra Intervalometer on the camera and enabled RAW file ...
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How would Yashica M lenses compare with modern Canon lenses in terms of image quality?

I’ve come across an interesting offer where I can get the following for just $90 bucks: 1.Yashica ML 28mm f2.8 2.Yashica 50mm f1.9 3.Yashica 135mm f2.8 4.Yashica to Canon EOS Adapter Now let’s ...
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What lens adapter do I need to use a Marexar lens on a Canon EOS camera?

I have a Marexar CX zoom lens no.8407598 and am looking for an adaptor to fit it to a Canon EOS 1100D camera. What do I need?
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using flash and av mode

I shoot with canon 1000d and in av mode. I prefer not to use flash but some times i use it (built in) to fill-in dark in day light. Flash make my photo too much over exposed. Any suggestion for ...
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How to fix Canon 17-40mm F4L loose zoom ring

I bought a used Canon 17-40mm F4L a while ago, and I just noticed it had the Zoom Ring kind of loose and also a lot of my pictures that were taken at the widest were 19mm instead of 17mm
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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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Canon EF135mm f/2L vs 70-200mm f/2.8L IS for Indoor shooting

I'm doing an indoor shoot of a large event with lots of people (which I was informed the lighting is "dark-ish" -- think large party) and I'd like to get candids without getting too close. I'm split ...
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Are LOOKit batteries good quality replacement for NB-6L batteries from Canon? [duplicate]

I think of buying Canon PowerShot SX280, but I'm aware that the week point of this camera are the batteries. I plan using it on outdoor trips with limited or none access to electricity, so I'd need a ...
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Mark I vs Mark II Canon L Lenses

Are there any Canon L lenses in which one iteration was significantly better than the other? The price for older Canon L lenses are significantly cheaper than mark II lenses and I was wondering if it ...
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Is Canon PowerShot SX280 really so power consuming?

My old Canon PowerShot is doing good enough pictures by good weather and good conditions, but otherwise the picture quality is disappointing, especially when I compare it to the pictures done by newer ...
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Which Canon superzoom to select for clearer sports pictures? [closed]

Currently I am using an EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. But I feel this range is not sufficient for me, shooting events and sports. So I am considering an EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM. It has a bit ...
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Can my Canon Eos camera be used with continuous power?

I have a Canon Eos 1100d camera. I am wondering if there is a method to use this camera without a battery, and connect to continuous power? I want to keep this camera open for a lot of days without ...
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Best lens for taking pictures of surfers

I'm just trying to decide which new lens to get. I need to take surf and windsurf photos from onshore. Sometimes 300 mm is enough but there are many times they are too far away. I have a sigma 70-300 ...
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What color are actual LEDs used in the 430EXii Speedlite's AF-assist?

I've discovered consistent focus problems using Rebel XSi + 430EXii + Tamron 28-75. I confirmed this is a common problem which occurs when the Speedlite's AF-Assist is enabled. Some have suggested ...
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Replace Canon 400D with 500/550/600/650/700? [closed]

I have my Canon 400D (Rebel XTi) for around six years by now and have always been very happy with it. However, several small things are annoying me by now: It uses some ancient memory card format ...
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Canon camera DIY repair

I have a digital rebel XT, an 18-55mm, and 75-300mm lens, all by Canon. Everything has saltwater damage. I'm aware that it's cheaper to just replace it all, but I was fiddling around with it, testing ...
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How long batteries last with 5DMIII off?

I have a 5DMIII with genuine Canon batteries and genuine battery grip. With the camera turned off, I found that two batteries (in the grip) last for about 10 days, maybe more but I never tested. Did ...
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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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Does Canon 450D (Rebel XSi) have TTL ratio control over the menu?

There is "External flash control" section in the camera's menu. However it is not accessible if you have no external TTL flash on hand. How can I find out is there ability to change the output power ...
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What's the difference between Canon's two Portrait (and Landscape) settings?

On my Canon EOS 700D, I have a couple of possibilities for portraits (ditto landscapes etc.): Portrait Mode Dial / "Basic Zone mode" explained as blur background (so equiv. to Av with large ...
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Shooting 50mm EF vs EF-S

I have a Canon EOS 550D with a APS-C sensor. I have two lenses, (1) Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS and the (2) Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II. If I use the 50mm focal length in the first EF-S lens... I ...
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How much does 1 mm get you in a wide-angle lens?

I'm looking at a Canon 17-40 mm wide angle lens, and I don't understand why anyone would buy it. EFS18-55mm II is the standard Canon 18-55 mm lens that DSLRs come with, and it seems almost as ...
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Should the INFO display show the status of both batteries in a Canon battery grip?

I have a 5DMIII with battery grip by canon. By pressing the INFO button, I can only see the status of one battery. Am I not supposed to be able to see the status of both batteries in the grip?
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Canon Rebel XSi camera not sharp and colorful images

Shots look dull and unimpressive. I can get better shots with my cell phone.The setting is User defined Standard. Should I change setting ?
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How can I open CR2 files with Photoshop CS4's ACR?

When I try to open from within Photoshop, through Open as, then Camera Raw, it lists this extension but doesn't open the file. I need an explanation in a "for dummies" version. This is my second day ...
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What wide-angle, high-quality lens should I buy next for travel photography [Canon]?

I do a fair amount of travel photography, but must travel quite light since I leave for months at a time to remote destinations (and carry all my equipment on my back). I'm a semi-pro but really enjoy ...
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How does the Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM compare to Tamron 90mm Di Vc USD? [duplicate]

I have a Canon Eos 650D. I want to buy a macro lens, both for macro and portrait. Everybody tells me the Canon 100mm is better then Tamron. But Tamron has VC. Which lens is better? Which one do you ...
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Do I need 50mm lens If I have 24-105 lens for canon 6d? [duplicate]

Do I need 50mm lens If I have ef 24-105mm f/4l is usm lens for canon 6d? What should be my next lens? I mostly interested in landscapes.
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Difference in cameras and lenses [duplicate]

I'm interested in the difference between the following two camera kits: Canon EOS Rebel T3i SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55 IS II lens and EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS zoom lens Canon EOS Rebel T3i SLR Camera ...
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What factors determine the size of focus step done with remote shooting?

When a DSLR camera is used for remote shooting, corresponding software usually provides very simple way to change focus position: small, medium and large steps forward or backward. This is how it ...
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Canon Rebel XS will not take pictures in AF mode

Recently started having this problem with my Rebel. It's about 4 years old. If it is in AF mode, I will put the button down halfway (like always) to focus, but it will not take an actual picture. It ...
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Effective filters for daytime landscape photography?

I do landscape photography, mostly shooting at dawn or dusk, but I never shoot during the day, the light is just too harsh. I've got a single polarizer and a few ND grads, but nothing else. What ...
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Canon lenses sweetspots chart

The question says it all. I am looking for a chart or a table that displays the sweetspots for various Canon lenses. Is there anything available online?
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What is broken on my Canon 450D? Edit: Missing focusing screen and submirror: fixable?

I recently aquired a used Canon 450D, which the previous owner said was broken. I'm new to photography and SLRs so please excuse some of the ignorance following. After digging a bit around the last ...
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Does the Nexto DS2730 modify files in any way when it imports RAW files?

I am looking at Nexto DS2730 as a portable backup for photos and videos taken with my Canon EOS 7D on CompactFlash memory cards. Having googled and learned portable photo storage (PPS) could modify ...
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Which Canon compact digital camera should I buy — either A4000 or A2600? [closed]

Which should I buy? ...it is between the Canon A4000 IS or A2600? Technical Benefit Differences of A4000 IS the A2600 lacks I see: 1. More zoom range (8x vs.5x) 2. Optical Image ...
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Why is my Canon 5DMIII draining batteries overnight?

I have a 5DMIII with battery grip (by Canon) and Canon batteries. Since a few days ago, I noticed that, all of the sudden, if I leave the camera unused for, say, one day and turned off, when I turn ...
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Canon G12 vs G7 in dark

Back five years ago, I bought a Canon G7 with an underwater housing. Boy, it was the best technical compact camera I could find at the time, and I have loved it's complexity. One of it's downsides is ...
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Can I trigger a Canon T2i using a webcam that detects motion?

I was wondering if anybody knows of any software for a computer that would use a webcam to monitor an area and tigger a DSLR to take a picture when motion is detected? I'm using a Canon T2i and a ...
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Want my first DSLR…but I'm spoilt for choice [duplicate]

I purchased a Canon SX50 and immediately found I enjoyed photography. It made me happy. Anyway, I am now fortunate enough to be able to buy myself a camera, and I want to make the switch to SLR. I ...
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Will the Canon 5D MK II with 100-400 1:4.5-5.6 work properly with Kenko 1.4 converter?

I'm using 5D MKII body and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 lens. I want to use a 1.4 converter; will the Kenko converter work and autofocus properly?
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Will Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD work with Canon t3i?

I wonder if this lenses will work with Canon T3i. The compatibility match on Amazon.com says they may not work but I know very little about the subject.
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Can I repair minor abrasions on my Canon 14mm F2.8 USM front lens element?

My Canon 14mm 2.8 front lens, after a few years of use, has slight marks of abrasion. Very slight bruises. Is is technically possible to recoat this lens to render its original finish? (I discovered ...
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Can I batch set the date on Canon RAW files with a tool? [duplicate]

I have just noticed my cameras date has been wrong for the last month. However it is consistently wrong, so if I work out (or guess) the date and time of the first photograph, is there a tool that ...