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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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Will doing timelapses break my camera?

I was planning to do some timelapses in the near future, until I realised that if I leave my camera taking pictures for a week or 2, I will soon reach the max number of shutter count and my camera ...
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What benefit does Hasselblad have vs high-end Canon / Nikon?

When should one switch to Hasselblad vs. Canon 1DX or high-end Nikon ? Apart from the number of pixels, what do the cameras from that brand bring?
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How does the sharpness of the Pentax 645Z compare to Canon 5DS R with high-end lens?

If you pair a 5DS R with a Zeiss Otus... and you pair a 645Z with any of its typical, similar lenses... Larger sensor and much more expensive body (Pentax set), vs more expensive lens. (Canon set). ...
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What lens should we use to shoot large products in a small studio?

I work for a company that sells events and trade show booths. We have a studio to shoot the products, but unfortunately, it is on the small side. I would need a wide angle lens to shoot the products. ...
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Canon EF telephoto on a crop body [duplicate]

I know it has been asked before, but I'm still not sure if I understand the focal length issues of EF-lenses on APSC cameras in Canon system. I already have the EF-S 55-250 IS STM and I'd like to buy ...
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What might cause a Speedlight 380EX to stop syncing correctly?

I have a Canon Speedlight 380EX and some time ago it stopped syncing correctly. Every photo I take comes out dark as if the flash didn't fire. The flash fires, the IR assist beam works as intended and ...
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Controlling 4 Yongnuo flashes with a cable?

I am using 4 568EX II flash guns with 4 YN622C wireless flash triggers connected to the guns. I then control all with my YN622C-TX. Can I wire all the flash guns together with a cable and only use ...
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Which lens is better for concert photography: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM or Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8?

I have a Canon 550D camera with 18-55mm kit lens and a Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM prime lens. I am looking for differences between the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM and the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle lens, ...
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How can I do macro photography with canon 700d kit lens? [duplicate]

I bought my canon 700D a month ago. Now, I want to do some macro photography, but I do not want to purchase any expensive lens for this at least at this stage. I came to know about some accessories ...
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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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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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Tethering to improve focusing

I use a Canon 700D, and my focus is always just a little bit off. What is the best tethering device I could use to preview on a bigger screen?
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How can I connect multiple Canon dSLRs in parallel to a computer?

I want to connect a couple of Canon cameras with my computer in such a way that a single click both captures images and stores them on the computer. I am trying the same in c#. Actually, I have ...
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How do I just display a photo without exposure details on my Canon Rebel T5?

I have a Canon Rebel T5. On the display screen it has the picture and the exposure settings for the picture. I just want the picture displayed. How do I change that?
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Canon 55-250, Rebel/XS, fails on *manual* focus?

I realize this is rather old hardware, at least as digital goes, but I'm hoping to hand it down to a friend as a starter kit. Every once in a while, my Digital Rebel XS will refuse to take a shot ...
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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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Looking for extension tubes for Canon EOS 700D to be used on Sigma lenses?

I checked these extension tubes Kenko & Vello to be used on the Canon EOS 700D with Sigma lenses (I have a Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC lens). I heard that extension tubes do not work well with ...
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Can I use old Minolta AF lenses on my new Canon?

I just recently bought my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel t2i/550d. I use it mostly for video and it works wonderfully. I bought the kit lens with it, but I am looking to expand my lens collection. I found ...
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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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How to programme EOS utility to take n number of shots?

I just installed the EOS utility program and wanted to know if it's possible to tell the program to take let's say 10 or 15 or 40 shots in a row, well you get the idea.
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Canon IXUS 160 and IXUS 175 focus problem

I have a focus problem with my Canon IXUS 160 and Ixus 175 Cameras. The focus works fine with close subjects but once subjects are far, my images are very blurry. Restarting the camera fixes the ...
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Is ISO and noise performance of the Canon 7D Mark II good enough to keep shutter speed fast enough for birding? [closed]

According to the information provided by Canon's technical information advisor here, it seems to me that for slower lenses, Canon 7D Mark II has advantage because of more cross points at aperture 5.6, ...
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Nikon lens with an adapter vs Canon lens on a Canon body - image quality difference?

I recently bought a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 lens for Canon off Amazon (india) during a sale, but I received a Nikon version of the same lens. Now Amazon India has a policy of only replacing items fulfilled ...
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Will a 7D II with a 100-400 I and 1.4X I Teleconverter show up in Lightroom

I'm looking at buying a 1.4X Mark I teleconverter (I already have a Tamron one that doesn't register) and was just wondering if anyone knows if the Canon Mark I makes itself known in the metadata
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Aperture, Canon Eos 1200D, Am a beginner [duplicate]

If we change aperture..does it affect on lighting conditions? Or only shutter speed affects light..?
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Does the Canon Connect Station work for image backup while traveling?

I'm looking for a good way to backup SD cards while traveling without a computer. I know there are a number of options based on hard drives, but the one that seems most attractive right now is the ...
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How to prevent a stuck shutter on my t5i

I just had my shutter stick open, I was able to get it working again but how do I prevent it from happening in the future. I was shooting with a 70-300mm lens on a 10 second exposure. As an ...
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I am getting a complete vignetting on my new canon 6D but only with the 18-270mm lens

I had been using the Tamron 18-270mm lens with my old canon rebel camera and it worked just fine; but now I have the canon 6D camera and when I use it with the same lens it comes out with a complete ...
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Canon third party lens peripheral illumination correction

Is it possible (and if so how) to add data for a third party lens (Tamron 55-200mm) to a Canon 50D for peripheral illumination correction?
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Exposure level indicator in the top panel not showing correct exposure on Canon 7DMKII

The exposure level indicator on the LCD monitor in the back of the camera is working as it should. The problem is that the exposure level indicator on the LCD panel on the top of the camera is always ...
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Which lens can be good for a Canon SX170 to make YouTube videos? [closed]

I have a Canon SX170 (I believe) and I would like to know where I could get a good lens that can fit my camera. I do YouTube videos and I'm looking for a good video lens for this purpose.
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What Canon lens, besides my 50mm f/1.8, should I get for my first wedding shoot? [duplicate]

I am shooting my first wedding in September and I have a Canon rebel t3i with a 50 mm 1.8 and I am trying to find a good lens under $900 dollars for the wedding so I am not stuck with just one lens. ...
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Most economical camera for timelapse imagery

I am trying to take photos at about every 30 secs - 2 mins (Timelapse imagery for a dataset). I was using a canon t3i for this but after a few weeks, my shutter gave up. This is an on-going process ...
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What's the difference between Canon's silent and non-silent shooting?

I'm using a Canon 5D MkIII and I've been exceptionally pleased with the results of the 'new' single/continuous silent shooting functionality. I'd like to know what the difference between silent and ...
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What kind of lens will be best for photograping cake toppers with a midrange Canon DSLR?

I'm a super novice photographer, but I own an online store and I want to give my photos more oomph. I own a Canon EOS 60D, with a EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 lens. I will be making myself a light box. I ...
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Is the Canon EF-S 24mm 2.8 Pancake Lens good for full body portraits?

I already have Sigma 17-70mm f2.8- 4 lens and thinking of adding a pancake lens to my lens bag. Is it a good choice for overall full-body portraits and general street photography?
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How do I get my Yongnuo YN-560 III to sync off-camera with a 5D Mark II and RF-603 II?

I have a Canon 5D Mark II, and I'm attempting to use a Yongnuo YN-560 III flash off-camera, with a remote trigger. I'm using the camera in Manual mode, with the following settings: ISO 320, f/7.1, 1 ...
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Silent Shooting - is it easy on the camera's mirror mechanism?

I really take good care of my gear and want it to last as long as possible in optimal condition. So I wonder if silent shooting affects the life expectancy of a camera. Would I do the camera a favor ...
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Why aren't DSLR silent shooting modes enabled by default?

Regarding Canon's silent shooting mode: I have not experienced it personally but people say it is really great for certain situations like weddings, and places where the noise of your camera mirror ...
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Why are my images from my Canon EOS 6D randomly rotated 90 degrees

I've shot a photo stack of tens of photos today using a steady tripod. However, in my results, some of my photos are randomly rotated incorrectly. It's both in camera and in Bridge and anywhere else. ...
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How do I select a single AF point with Canon EOS 100D

In my last holidays I mistaken a lot of shots failing to focus the subject. For example when my son was inside a big tree, the multipoint AF got in focus the tree and not my son. The EOS 100D manual ...
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Is Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM better than EF 17-40mm f/4L USM on FF and in which cases?

According to Imaging Resource the 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens sharpness is subjectively worse than 17-40mm f/4L on full-frame. Here are the Blur diagrams for 16-35 and 17-40 on FF. So, analysing this, the ...
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How can I capture black and white photographs with a certain colour highlighted? [duplicate]

As a beginner, I use a Canon EOS 700D and want to know that how to capture a black and white photo with particular colour highlighted, like this:
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Which studio strobes are compatible with the Yongnuo YN-622C?

I currently have 2 pairs of Yongnuo YN-622C Wireless TTL Flash Triggers for Canon. I'd like to use them to wirelessly trigger studio strobes and I'm wondering if anyone knows the compatibility of the ...
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Is the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens going to work for my Canon T5i for portraits?

I am new to the photography industry, and have my first engagement booking this upcoming month. I am planning on buying the Canon T5i body, and am wondering if the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM will fit and be a ...
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Integrating a microscope, Camera and Electronic shutter

This is an optical engineering question rather than anything else. So I beg for your patience. I have an inverted microscope which we are trying to do some cancer research with to image cells. Since ...
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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 mode,...
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How do I activate wireless flash control with a Canon 60D?

I recently purchased a 430EX II for my 60D. When trying to set up the wireless flash control, I don't have "Flash Control" as an option in my menu. Do I need to perform a software update?
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Does this Camera Lens to Mobile phone camera interface exist?

I've seen this ad come up on a web site. (I've cropped the image) It looks like a canon lens has an interface to a camera phone. I believe that this is a gimmick but I'm not sure. Does anyone ...
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Can I manually reposition a non-closing cover on a Canon powershot A630?

Is there any way I manually reposition a stuck external lock on the battery cover on my Canon Powershot A630?