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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 tele-extender can I use with a Tamron 18-270mm lens on a Canon Rebel?

have a Canon EOS Rebel XSI and have a Tamron 18-270mm lens for it. Do you know what extender is compatible with this arrangement? I purchased a Canon Extender EF 2X III but it does not fit the lens.
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Is the Canon 7D compatible with all EF and EF-S lenses? [duplicate]

Are all the lenses compatible with 7d? Especially EF-S? Anyone having a autofocus issue with 55-250mm IS lens?
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How to make Liveview mode in Canon 450D stop simulating exposure?

On the Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi) camera, Liveview mode always shows the true exposure of the image. If exposure is set too dark (fast shutter and closed aperture), Liveview shows a darker image. If ...
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Can I swap cheap ink into my printer for documents and expensive ink in for photo prints?

I have a Canon MG7120 (All in one/Basic Photo Printer) which I've recently just started using to print assignments for my design classes. I tried some offbrand inks for the first time and found that ...
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Are there any adapters for using EF lenses on FD mount?

I know there are various teleconverters and extensions rings that allow for the use of FD lenses on EF bodies. However I'm looking for an adapter that lets me use EF lenses on an FD mount. Of course I ...
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Should my collection of older Pentax lenses be a deciding factor in my first DSLR purchase?

First post on here so I'll try and put a bit of background. I'm brand new to taking "proper" photographs and want to get started in landscape photography as a hobby after seeing some great pictures ...
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Can I use an off-camera Canon 90 EX to trigger a Canon 430 EX II?

Following on the heels of this question, I'm hoping that somebody can help me. If used with a transmitter/receiver, will the Canon 90 EX speedlite still serve as a master unit and fire a 430 EX II ...
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Can the Canon EF-M camera use the focus by wire lenses?

The old Canon film camera EF-M did not have auto focus ability and was manual focus only. Does it support the focus by wire lenses in the EOS line? Does it even have any electrical connectors in the ...
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Firing master flash with Yongnuo RF-603 II

I got a couple Yongnuo RF-603 II triggers. And I got a Canon 550EX and 430EX. I want to use the triggers to fire the 550EX remotely. The 550EX is in master mode. Which should trigger my 430EX in ...
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Why won't my Quantaray teleconverter, which fits my EOS3, mount on my Canon 60D?

I have a Quantary teleconverter that I can use on my Canon EOS3 film camera but it will not attach to my 60D body but it attaches to all my other Canon Lenses. I don't want to force it. It seems like ...
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What are the differences between Canon and Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lenses?

I will purchase either the Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 DI VC USD or the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. Considering there is around a $700 price difference between these two I am wondering if there ...
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How to Mount Pentax K-Mount on Canon?

I have an old Pentax 50mm 1:2 lens (from a Pentax Asahi K-1000) and a Vivitar 28mm f2.8 that I am trying to adapt to fit on my Canon Rebel t2i. I purchased two of these adapters but I cannot figure ...
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How do I identify the lens mount for this old lens which says “for Canon”?

I'm trying to find the correct lens mount or adapter to use with my canon t3i.
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Has anyone used Canon EF lenses on Sony mirrorless cameras? [duplicate]

I'm looking to buy a Sony mirrorless camera. The draw back is the expense of extra lenses as Sony really is proud of their products. Has anyone here tried using a Canon EF lens on a Sony mirrorless ...
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Buy Canon 6D or wait? [closed]

I want to buy a FF Canon Camera, I´m not a profesional, but I would like to have a good camera. Do you think it is good idea to buy Canon 6D or wait for Canon 6D mark ii??
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Can I take the 4 second photo delay off my Canon 600D?

I'm very new to photography so this is probably going to be a dumb question, but I'm interested in taking photos of the surf in my local area and the waves. I've got a Canon 600D, and when I click the ...
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What is the purpose of “A-DEP” mode on Canon cameras?

What is the purpose of the "A-DEP" shooting mode on Canon cameras, for example the T3i/600D? In what kind of situations is it helpful - for example, under low light conditions, higher ISO or when ...
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What setups work to trigger a Profoto B1 and Canon 600EX-RT Speedlights together from canon body

Given a Profoto B1, a Profoto AIR Remote TTL-C, and some Canon 600EX-RT , what configurations work with triggering these items together. Additional items are allowed (slave triggers, pocket wizards, ...
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Could I use an old Canon FD lens on a new Canon EOS M3?

I am considering buying a new Canon EOS M3 to use my very old Canon FD lenses. Would they fit?
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Can I take multiple exposure shots with my Canon 600D?

Can I take multiple exposure shots with my 600D? If not, how I can achieve the same effect?
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Canon Rebel EOS XTi: USB not connecting when using external power

I have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi that I'm using for timelapse photography (see an early effort here). I'm controlling the camera using gphoto2 on a Raspberry Pi, taking individual frames every ...
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Are there still two classes of Canon IXUS/Powershot/IXY/ELPH around?

When I last time bought a Canon Digital IXUS compact camera, there were basically two series available: "Ultra-compact" Digital IXUS 65 ... 70 ... 75 ... 85 IS ... (Europe) Powershot ...
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Why do my photos “glow”?

I have a Canon 60D and recently bought a Canon zoom lens EF 24-70mm 2,8L USM. Bright colours seem to "glow" or are blurry when I take photos. It does not seem to be blurred because of movement or ...
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What is Arbitrary Release Time Lag?

The Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DSr both offer a new feature that I have never heard of. Canon refers to it as Arbitrary Release Time Lag. What does the feature do and why might I benefit from it?
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How to fix shutter problem with Magic Lantern on a Canon EOS M?

I installed Magic Lantern on my Canon EOS M. Eventually the shutter is blocked and you can´t take a picture. The problem is more common with the 22mm F2.0 lens than with the 18-55mm lens. Does anyone ...
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Will a 50mm EF lens give the same result as a 50mm EF-S lens? [duplicate]

edit: ^^ the answer to that question talks about the lens being the same and but not how or why this is the case, and does not answer the question about resultant image, First of all, to let you ...
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EOS-1N (Film SLR) - Set aperture with modern EF lenses?

Can this camera set the aperture with modern EF lenses, or do I have to get lenses that allow me to set the aperture with a ring on the lens? And if anyone knows how this camera compares to the EOS ...
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how to control my 5D mark II using my computer [duplicate]

I am trying to take a picture using my 5D mark II and controlling it from my laptop. I have done it a long time ago but cannot remember how.
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Canon 50mm f1.4 no longer focuses reliably

On my Canon 6D, other lenses work as expected. But my 50mm f1.4 which has been very reliable for many years is not focusing correctly. It can sometimes focus when the subject is close (1-5' away). ...
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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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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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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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I have a canon 7d Markii, how to set insignia remote

I have a canon 7D markii and I am trying to set up the remote shutter control. It is an insignia NS-WSCC. It says to set my camera to IR mode, but can not find instructions on how to do that in my ...
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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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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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How can I fix my Canon rebel XT?

My camera Canon Rebel XT has suddenly gone of order in the sense that: When I turn my camera ON and take a pic, I cannot take a second picture. I have to turn it OFF and back ON again to be able to ...
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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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Why is my Canon 55-250 IS lens blurry at focal ranges beyond 100mm?

I recently purchased a used Canon 55-250mm IS lens and it works nicely at 55mm(even with lower shutter speed, and f/4 aperture), but turns out quite blurry at longer focal lengths, even with a shutter ...
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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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Why isn't my Canon 60D saving images to SD with pics taken using swivel screen/viewer?

My Canon 60D does not save photos to the SD card when I take photos while using the swivel screen/viewer. It happens with different SD cards, so I don't think it is caused by a defective SD card.
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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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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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Canon EOS SL1 - Manual focus stopped working

I recently purchased a Canon EOS Rebel DSLR SL1. My 18-55 mm lens shoots amazingly, and I have been using it in auto and manual focus. About a week ago, my manual focus randomly stopped working. 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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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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What are the advantages and disdvantages of the Canon 18-55 IS MKII vs IS STM kit lenses?

I'm trying to figure out the difference between the IS MKII lens and the IS STM lens. Specifically, I am looking at the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. On that Amazon page, there are three ...
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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, ...