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A self cleaning sensor is never necessary but is always nice. At the end of this post I've described Checking for Sensor Dust. This is not wholly intuitive and this method may be of value to others. Dust will "pump" through many zoom lenses as they are zoomed in and out. internal volume increases or decreases and air is drawn in and expelled. Some are ...


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I do own a 1100D and don't find the mirror noise so loud. In Live View, the mirror is up, so that would explain the lower noise when you take the picture. My advice would be to go to a shop and compare the noise with the 1100D that is on display. IF it is the same, then your ears may just be too sensitive. If it isn't, then head out to the service center and ...


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As far as I know there are two possible solutions. I will explain both of them below. EOS utility This software is supplied with your camera. It can be downloaded from the internet, but it's a hassle. It's better if you install it from the CD and update it. When you have it on your computer do the following: Connect your camera through USB. Start EOS ...


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Canon EOS 1100D white balance presents have been commited to ufraw source at 2011 July. Either install an ufraw binary version which was created later, or you might compile your own version.


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The amount of data to save to the memory card is one of several factors which affect framerate. As you've noted, big RAW files can drag things down. Saving smaller files — lower resolution or higher compression — can work around this limitation. But at some point, other limitations, like physical shutter speed, come into effect. If you've hit one of those, ...


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No the Canon BG-E5 is not officially compatible with the 1100D. Canon have not released a battery grip for the 1100D, neither does it appear they are planning to, since the SD card slot is inside the battery compartment you'd have to remove the grip every time you changed memory cards. This appears to be another "feature" that is deliberately missing from ...


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The unofficial firmware extension magic lantern has this feature. There you can select an arbitrary Image that you have taken with this camera on the sd card in playback mode and overlay it in live-view mode.


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It is possible that your version of Windows in not up to date and does not contain the codec's required to support the Canon RAW format. Windows did not, until recently, have this built into the system. Try the Microsoft Codec Pack, which should give you the ability to show and use the RAW files. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26829 ...


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On DSLRs, 99% of times, the frame rate stays the same regardless of resolution. Yours is one exception but not the only one. The Pentax K20D for example shot at 20 FPS at 1 MP. From capture to storage there are a chain of events happening and the frame rate is limited by the slowest step: AF, Metering, Exposure (Shutter), Mirror, Reading sensor, converting ...


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Generally, a DSLR has a fixed maximum frame rate, and it will take images at that rate until the memory buffer is full. After that the rate drops depending on how fast the images can be converted and written to the memory card. The Canon 1100D has two different maximum frame rates, 2 fps for RAW format and 3 fps for JPEG format: "Continuous: 2 fps up to ...


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Sigma produces same lenses for many different mounts, such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, micro 4/3, etc... If you bought Sigma lens for Canon, than you don't need an adapter. If you didn't... well, why didn't you? It might be possible to attach it with adapter, and might not. but that depends on the particular mount your lens is compatible with (for example ...


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No, if it isn't detected as being attached, then there wouldn't be any way to communicate with it since it is effectively not plugged in.


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Not a lot comes to mind on the camera body side, but several things may result in blurry/out of focus photos on the lens side of this problem. Auto-focus switch set to On? Image stabilizing switch set to On? Image stabilizing malfunction? Smudges/dirt on the front element of the lens? Smudges/dirt on the rear element of the lens? Auto-focus malfunction? ...


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I'm not quite sure exactly what you are looking for. There are only a few main things that I commonly see hot shoes being used for these days: Flash Units Flash Cords Bubble levels Video Lights Microphones GPS Units In the past I have seen them used for a few other things, but this is much less common: Special viewfinder type units Light meters Since ...


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I believe it will work, but with quite limited functionality. Basically it is a manual process with the Canon T3. The GP-E2 will capture logging information, but you have to sync the two up on a computer later. The T4i has firmware that supports the usage of this GPS logger, your T3 does not as far as I can tell. It might be worth looking at any new T3 ...


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The self-cleaning sensor feature is not necessary - if you look after your camera e.g. clean it, change lenses out of windy conditions, point camera face down when changing lenses etc. I think it’s inevitable that some kind of foreign body will get on to your camera sensor at some stage in its life. Not having it over having it is a disadvantage. Obviously ...


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This happened to me. After using the camera for a while I found when I switched to Jpeg+Raw I copied the files over to the folder on my PC and had two jpegs. This puzzled me as I knew I had used that once before and my PC had no problem with raw files, and I had .CR2 files on my hard drive to prove it. I was convinced the Camera was not now recording the ...


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Fotodiox makes a variety of lens mount adapter rings, they have a Pentax K-> Canon EOS one, and I believe it's sold by B&H and Adorama. And there's always eBay. However, you will want to do some research and find out the effects of adapting a lens like this. You're most likely going to lose the ability to do wide-open metering, shooting in any modes ...


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Have you considered the Canon EFS 18-135? it gives you most of the zoom range of the 18-200 for a lower price - it is just as good as the 18-200 for group pictures, portraits (unless you have a big studio) and candid shots.


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What about Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5 6.3 Di II VC PZD , it has more range and it is only marginally expensive ( in where you live ) than Canon EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Super Zoom Lens). Apparently it gives same performance in 18-200 range and have 200-270 range in addition to that.


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Do you need a self cleaning sensor? No, as long as you clean it in some other manner. Self cleaning sensors help but they definitely do not clean the sensor to a pristine state. They will not help with oil spots, welded dust, or anything remotely sticky. So wet cleaning is needed from time to time. If you have only one lens... It reduces the opportunity for ...


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I've been using DSLRs for years, never had a self cleaning sensor. In all that time I've only ever once had to have the sensor cleaned (I won't do it myself, too risky). So a self cleaning sensor isn't needed, under any conditions. Anything that'd get into the body that'd cause a need for cleaning will likely be something the cleaning system won't remove, or ...



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