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Are they really useful? Yes, extension tubes are useful. What you want is a set of extension tubes that maintain the electrical connections between camera and lens. There are many different brands available at different prices. They all do the same job, and the difference in price is due mainly to build quality. Even cheap ones work fine -- the pricier ...


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Macro is generally defined as a type of photography where the size of the subject on the film negative or sensor is the same size as the subject itself. To take a large picture of a small subject requires a high reproduction ratio. Most 18-55mm lenses don't allow you to focus close enough to get anywhere near a 1:1 reproduction ratio. You can either ...


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Your camera has a “mode” dial. You can turn until the symbol of a flower aligns with the index pointer. Now the camera is in “close-up” mode. Your camera now allows super close-up picture taking. This might me all you need however there are other paths. While the “close-up” mode does a job, you need to know that the kit lens suppled is designed to do many ...


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Both lenses are better for concert photography. It just depends on what type of concert it is, what the lighting conditions are, what your position is in relation to the performers, and most importantly, what you want the shot to look like. There is a huge difference between a mid-day performance at an outdoor festival, an arena event with full theatrical ...


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A Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens is quite decent for taking portraits from close proximity. The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is a wide-angle lens and would give you significant results when taking the picture of the concert hall from a distance. Both lenses have their own pros for concert photography. The 50mm f/1.8 has the added advantage of taking good quality ...


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If you are referring to viewing a photo you have already taken (Image Playback), then refer to p.80 of the Canon Rebel T5 Instruction Manual: After you press the Image Playback button (▶️), press the <DISP> button to cycle through the display format modes: More detailed Image Playback features are described starting on p.203.


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There shouldn't be any issues. All the extension tubes do--if they have electronic contacts--is to pass through the signals from the camera body to the lens. If the lens works on the body, it should work on the tubes. And if the tubes don't have contacts, then you'd be without communication between the body and lens whether the lens was Sigma or not. In ...


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It will depend a lot on the quality of the adapter you get, but I'd say that it would probably work well enough that if it gives you a significant cost-savings, and you don't mind the possible image quality vagaries of adapting, it's worth trying. As you say, there's no electronic communication to be lost, anyway, and you were already set to manually focus, ...


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Aperture and shutter speed both both independently change the amount of light passing through the lens/camera to fall on the the sensor or film. ISO changes the sensitivity the camera has to the light passing through the aperture and shutter. Changing the ISO does not change the amount of light passing through any given set of aperture/shutter speed combos. ...


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Yes. Basically, to affect the exposure, there are three parameters, often called the exposure triangle. They are composed of the aperture, the shutter speed and ISO. You always have to make a compromise between the three of them. The aperture is a division (f/2.8 (in which "f" is the focal length)) which means that the smaller the number, the bigger the ...


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You can't load profiles of third party lenses directly into Canon EOS cameras. The only lens profiles that are allowed through Canon's EOS Utility used to load them are the official ones supplied by Canon and they only provide them for their own lenses. The same goes for Canon's Digital Photo Professional editing application. In DPP, though, you can adjust ...


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There is a software from Canon (coming with the camera normally, but free to download) that allows to load such corrections in the camera. If that lens is not in the available list, you can potentially download the file from the manufacturer. You can also apply such corrections later in Adobe LightRoom or similar software.


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The value on the rear LCD when it is in the Quick Control Screen is not a meter reading at all. It is the amount of exposure compensation that you have entered. The 7D Mark II allows exposure compensation to be entered even in M exposure mode because it is possible to manually control Tv and Av in *M** mode while the ISO setting is set to Auto. (Please see p....


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If you actually have an SX170, then it is a "fixed lens" camera - you cannot change the lens as you can on an SLR or mirrorless camera. It is possible to put wide-angle or telephoto adapters on the front of the existing lens, but these almost exclusively have poor optical qualities.


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I highly recommend not buying a lens for this wedding (after all, what's more important, using this as an opportunity to build you kit, or ensuring you're delivering a good product to your first customer?), and spending part of that money on renting another identical body, along with one or two lenses for the wedding. Being stuck with a single lens is not ...


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Going mirrorless enables you to use a purely electronic shutter. Most Fuji and many Panasonic ones have a menu option to select between Electronic, Mechanical or Hybrid shutter. When enabling the electronic only mode, the shutter-speed range often shifts, so check to see if that is suitable for you. For example, Olympus uses a 1/8s limit for the electronic ...


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That lens is designed to be used for APS-C sized sensors with the Canon EF-S mount. It projects a smaller image circle than is needed to cover the larger full frame sensor of your 6D. Most third party APS-C lenses do not include the additional tab that prevents them from being mounted on a FF Canon camera that uses the EF mount. That is why you can even ...


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From the "Recommended For" tab of the Tamron web page for that lens: Tamron Di-II lenses are engineered expressly for digital SLR cameras with image sensors commonly referred to as APS-C, measuring approximately 24mm x 16mm. This means the image circle is sized for the smaller APS-C sensor, and is too small for a full-frame camera like the 6D. This is ...


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You can answer this question for yourself better than anyone else can. Tape the zoom ring of your Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 at 24mm and go out and shoot some full body portraits and general street photography. The only major differences will be a slightly narrower maximum aperture (Zoomed to 24mm the Sigma is already at around f/3.2), and the larger size of the ...


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It is perfectly possible to select one point and still use the viewfinder. I am attaching the manual page. Just make sure that you are in one of the letter modes (e.g. select P on the top dial) otherwise this wont' work at all.


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The comparisons between the EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II and the EF 17-40mm f/4 are a fairly mixed bag. It may well be that copy-to-copy variation of the same model is just as great as the difference between samples of two different models as tested by a reviewer. You can also throw the much newer EF 16-35mm f4 L into that mix as well. At some focal lengths and ...


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I had them and shot them side by side and the 16-35II was hands down better in the ability to clearly resolve and separate details. The color was more lively, too. I think both are great for people photography, but if you want landscapes with perfect sharp corners, you may want to look further. The 17 and 24 T&S lenses are quite good, so are ~20mm ...


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Any EF or EF-S lens will fit and be fully functional on an EOS Rebel T5i. That includes the EF 85mm f/1.8 lens. 85mm has long been a popular focal length for portraiture and should work very well for tight shots of a couple for an engagement shoot. Just be aware that when mounted on a camera with an APS-C sized sensor the angle of view you will get using an ...


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The EF 85/1.8 should fit and will work fine for portrait, but on an APS format camera it will require relatively large shooting distance. If you plan shooting in small rooms, walls may prevent you from getting far enough from the photographed person to get enough of their bodies in the picture. 55-250 on a lower end body is definitely not the best ...


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The Canon T5i can use any lens that is an EF or EF-S mount. The only mount it can't use is the EF-M mount. So to answer the question of being able to use that lens on your camera, Yes you can use the EF 85mm f1.8 USM on the Canon T5i. I cant comment on the quality of the lens as I have never used the lens personally but I suspect it will be decent. You might ...


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In response to M. Clark's statement. That is not the case on the Canon 6d and other Canon cameras I suspect,the mirror is just partially silvered and reflective glass and is not as fragile as some think, the reflective material is basically baked into the glass. If you have ever seen an old vacuum tube where it is silvered it is basically the same process ...


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You have probably enabled mirror lockup. The purpose of mirror lockup is to allow the slight vibrations caused by the movement of the mirror to dissipate before the shutter is opened. This is mostly an issue at shutter times between about 1/100 second and 1 second. Shorter exposures are over before the vibrations reach the parts of the camera that could ...


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Simply having the 430EXII in Manual mode isn't sufficient. It must also be out of slave mode. The slave modes for the 430EXII are for Canon's wireless eTTL optical-based system. Your Cybersync triggers are replacing that system, and using the PC sync port to trigger the flash. If the 430EXII is in Slave mode, it's only listening to the optical sensor under ...


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The flash should be set in Manual mode, not Slave mode. When used in Slave mode there must be a Master flash optically controlling the 430EX II through the optical receiver on the flash. In Slave mode the signals through the pins on the flash shoe are ignored. If there are channel and slave symbols visible in the lower right corner of the 430EX II's LED ...


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Page 200 of the SX240HS/SX260HS manual, under the section "Playback on a Standard-Definition TV" states, When the camera and TV are connected, you can also shoot while previewing shots on the larger screen of the TV. To shoot, follow the same steps as when using the camera screen. It is not clear from the manual if that capability exists only when ...


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Try something like a Canon 24-70L F/2.8 or if your on a budget, maybe a old 35mm M42 prime lens with a M42 to EOS adapter. The sharpest lens Iv'e used for film making was a Zenit/Helios 58mm F2 and they normally cost around £10 GBP.


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Manufacturers are notorious for warning the owners of their products that using anything other than their own parts and accessories will cause the end of the known universe. This is not only true of camera makers, it is true of electronics manufacturers in general. It is true of automobile manufacturers. It is true of appliance manufacturers. It is true of ...


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I have the Promaster Spectrum7 1.4x TC. Even at f5.6 plus the 1.4 TC my 7D tries to focus, sometimes it's successful, sometimes not, but often I get a soft image. I think because the Tokina 400mm F/5.6 is still recognized as that lens without the TC, and picks up on the MicroAdjustment setting I have set to correct the lens WITHOUT the TC. I'm assuming ...



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