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I don't think there's going to be a huge amount to choose from when it comes to adapting Canon dSLR lenses to mirrorless cameras. If you want autofocus and aperture control from the body, then you have to get a communicating adapter, and that's liable to be expensive, and the autofocus mechanisms being different between dSLRs and mirrorless, there's always ...


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If you are talking about the 6D, it has built-in Wi-Fi and Canon has free tethering software for both computers and mobile devices. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/cameraconnect_app_features http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/EOS_app http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/eos_utility These are ...


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From it's features list: "Canon and Nikon Optic Wireless Slave Modes", while it's "Canon RT Wireless Support (Master and Slave Modes)". So it can't be optical master. I too didn't noticed this point until after bought it.


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Given that everything's on manual, that you're firing the flash at full power (1/1), and that you think waiting one second between shots is sufficient, I'm going to take an educated guess and say that your problem is that you're not waiting for the flash to fully recycle before you take a shot and/or you've got the power level on the flash set too high. It ...


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I have a couple of Eye-Fi's....Pumped 10,000+ pics through the main one (jpg/RAW/video), with nary a burp, from a Fuji HS-10. Never done it to an iPad though...just directly to the main PC or laptop.


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The main difference will come when you buy lenses for the 5D, which is a full frame camera, and that is really gonna cost you much more than D3200 lenses. Apart from this there are things like: no built in flash no mass storage device USB mode no GPS and many more features which you may be more accustomed to. So I would suggest not to go for 5D ...


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What you are looking for is called tethered shooting. With a laptop or a USB OTG enabled Android device, you need nothing more than a USB cable and some (free) software. E.g. Canon's EOS utility, or Lightroom, on the computer. With the iPad, you are out of luck in this regard, AFAIK, apart from your mentioned EyeFi solution.


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The reviews of the one LP-E6 solar charger that I could find online were poor. Perhaps a better approach would be either: Bring extra batteries, available for ~US$15. Eight or ten LP-E6's would still weigh less than a solar charger. According to DPReview of a Canon EOS 6D, that should be good for ~8,000 - 10,000 photos (though I don't know how long a ...


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All that information and more is already saved in the EXIF data attached to each image. Any good photo editor will show it to you.


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Why Not just set the 600EX-RT as Master using OPTICAL and setting your 550EX of camera (or anywhere in optical range) as SLAVE. The 600EX-RT should trigger the 550ex.


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Yes. The EMF chip, when correctly positioned and glued to an adapter ring will perform autofocus confirmation and communicate EXIF lens information (focal length, max. aperture, and even the aperture setting used--if you follow the correct steps while shooting) on a digital Canon EOS body (I've used them on an XT, 50D, and 5DMkII). The adapter ring and the ...


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Since the lines don't show up on the actual photo's, I would guess that the problem is with the LCD panel itself. It's possibly a problem with whatever is driving the panel (bad connection maybe?) but I'm guessing it's the panel. Unfortunately the only sure way to know is to try replacing it and see if the problem goes away.


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By buying from another country, you are effectively buying on the gray market (related: Is there a drawback in buying an imported (gray market) lens?). You will find it difficult to make use of a warranty or in some cases, even authorized repair shops will be hesitant to touch it. You are also going to pay... what appears to be $27 for shopping in this ...


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It all depends on which lens is mounted on the camera. If you have an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM stepping motor lens the front element neither rotates nor moves in and out as it is focusing because it has internal focusing. Many other lenses, such as the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, do not feature internal focusing and so the front element rotates and ...


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I'm a little confused by your question. Wireless 2nd-curtain sync is not possible with Canon OEM gear; but is possible with Yongnuo flashes and radio triggers with a Canon body. If you use Yongnuo TTL/HSS-capable flashes and triggers, then you can do wireless 2nd-curtain sync. If you use Canon's RT or optical slaving gear, you can't.


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As an actual YN600EX RT user, I can verify and agree with inkista's answer here. Can't use the YN 600 as an optical master - only as a radio master. I have a Canon 430 EX II (optical only) and I tried to trigger the 430 with my new YN's ... and I eventually found out it couldn't be done unit-to-unit. You'd have to follow inkista's suggestion to have the YN ...


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I found an Amazon review that states that, unlike the Canon 600EX-RT, the YN-600EX-RT cannot be used as an optical master, only as an optical slave. Looking over the manual, there are sections to set the flash as an RT master, as an RT slave, and as an optical slave, but no section on setting optical master mode. So, I think it's likely that the flash ...


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If you put the same lens at the same aperture on a full frame and APS-H camera, you will need to get closer to the subject with the full frame to have the subject the same size. As such, the depth of field in the resultant image will be shallower. If you take both shots from the spot the depth of field will be identical, but the subject will be smaller on ...


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Amazingly, user37928's description helped me work out a solution. I figured that if you added a lens protector to the lens, it would be at the extreme outside end of the lens. So I turned the end of the lens a bit with the camera off, both directions. I felt the servo (motor that drives the focus of the lens) click - now it is free and can again ...


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Beside of an external device like an itervalometer, there is also an interesting project, which extends the features of the camera. It is called Magic Lantern. Magic Lantern is a firmware for the camera, which is booted from the SD card. It provides features like a build in intervalometer and raw video functionality (an much much more). At the moment it is ...


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If you have Magic Lantern installed you can check the shutter count on your 60D. All you need to do is install Magic Lantern on your EOS, press MENU and then DISP. The shutter count will appear at the bottom of the screen. Another way to find the shutter count on many EOS models, including the 60D, is to use EOSInfo. You can download it from the developer's ...


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There is a way to connect the camera to a wall plug: the Canon ACK-DC40 AC adapter kit. The Canon USA website lists it as being compatible with the Powershot S120.


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Depends on what method of slaving we're talking about and your definition of reliable. If you mean as a dumb optical slave, where the main flash burst from the 600EX-RT can trigger the flash, then all of the YN flashes have "dumb" slave modes on them. If you mean as a wireless eTTL near-infrared optical slave, then any of the Yongnuo flashes with EX in the ...


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The Yongnuo YN600EX-RT is pretty much a clone of the Canon 600EX-RT and can be used as either master or slave in combination with it.


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If you have a Canon camera that shoots RAW, you should be able to download Digital Photo Professional for free from the Canon website. It's good software - I used it exclusively for three years before moving to Lightroom, and I notice that DPP has had some additional tools added to it since then. You shouldn't have to have the original install disks to do ...


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If this is like every other Canon camera, Av exposes for ambient, and uses the Flash for fill. P assumes the foreground is the subject, so it exposes for that. For your Av photo, the camera found the subject very dark, so pushed to get as much light as possible, However, the fill flash was close to the subject, so it is over exposed. You can see that the ...


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If you look towards the front element it will say STM:


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The lens does have not an aperture range from f/4.5 to f/6.3. when apertures are quoted for lenses, it's just the widest/maximum that they can go, as this has a big impact on the performance of the lens. There's no restriction (within reason) as to how small they can go (f/22, f/32 etc). With zoom lenses, it's normal that their maximum aperture will change ...


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f/4.5 - f/6.3 is only the wide open aperture. It varies from f/4.5 at 50mm to f/6.3 at 500mm. You can select f/8 or f/11 or f/22 anytime you want at any focal length. At 50mm you can select f/4.5 but if you zoom to 500mm, the aperture will automatically jump to f/6.3 No you can't hurt the lens by selecting f/22. It is designed to operate that way.


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The STM version is better because it has faster, smoother AF, and the front element does not rotate. The optics are also improved which gives you better image quality. The STM focus ring is active during Auto Focus and you can small manual adjustments to focus. This is called Full Time Manual Focus. The STM version also has a much nicer EW-63C lens hood. ...


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It is a simple fact that Canon cameras with Magic Lantern installed have a slower start-up time. There is nothing you can do to improve the start-up time.


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These are the Canon lenses which can use "B" tripod rings: (the "B(W)" or "B(B)" are interchangeable and only differ in color) EF 70-200mm 2.8L EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS II EF 100-400L EF 100mm 2.8 USM Macro [required adapter is included with B(B)] EF 180mm 3.5 Macro, EF MP-E 65mm 2.8 Macro


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Since you have tested the lens on a T2i, the problem is mostly with the older body. Get it serviced. I guess, there must be some discrepancies with the lens contacts on the XS body.


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It's personal preference really. The 700D is a great camera and better than the 1200D in my opinion. Here is the comparison for both the Canon 1200D and the Canon 700D http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-EOS-1200D-vs-Canon-EOS-700D. A good website for second-hand camera gear is MPBPhotographic. I would also pop in to your nearest camera/electronics store to ...


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Magic Lantern is a 3rd party software for Canon Cameras. Because of this, all the software builds are experimental and sometimes unstable. This can make it very hard to diagnose why it "responds more slowly than usual". To try and fix the responsiveness issues I would try the following: 1. Completly restore the Camera using the original firmware and then ...


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You can check if the image files are present on the card by going to: My Computer, Your Card Name, DCIM You should now be able to see one or more folders. All the photos you have taken should be stored in these folders. From here you can select all the images and drag and drop them into your computer. As said above some of your images may be in RAW format ...


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You should also be able to see this same scale in the viewfinder. What that scale represents, in part, depends on what shooting mode your camera is in. If you are in an automated mode (Av/Tv/P/Auto, the scene modes, etc), then it acts as an exposure compensation scale. It is marked off in exposure values (EV), or stops. Dialing it to the + side of the ...


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If you select the last ETTL setting (press mode button 6 times after switching the flash on) and then just press the + button twice, it enables high speed flash. You can make sure its on by checking your flash settings in the menu of your camera.


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Shutter lag of the XTi Measurements by Luk at doc-diy.net show this camera has an average* 116mS lag without mirror lockup, and a 66mS lag with mirror lockup. Fast pinewood derby cars travel about 10 feet per second (3 m/s), leading to a 7-14" (18-36cm) travel time before the image is captured. While the camera would never be used for judging, this is long ...


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Rather than using the photo transfer utility that came on your laptop, try using Canon's EOS Utility that came on the software CD with your camera. Once installed, you can download free updates from Canon's T3i support page. Files that are saved in raw format with an extension of .cr2 may not be recognized as photos by the generic import utility it sounds ...


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The XTi has a bit of shutter lag of somewhere between 1/5 and 1/4 of a second, even when fully manual (including meter, white balance and focus). Pinewood derby races are about 4-5 seconds over the 50 foot tracks. To account for the shutter lag you may need to place the sensor about a foot or two (+/-) ahead of the finish line. Try to use a wider angle lens ...


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Keep the T3i and invest in lenses and a solid tripod. And maybe filters. And shoot RAW so that you can have access to full dynamic range for post processing. The free Canon software is useful, though not the simplest. The T3i already has LiveView, which will allow for generally better (imho) pictures through slower composition and contrast auto-focus. I ...


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Most folks will advise that you get glass before a new body. Part of this is for simple financial reasons. A good lens tends to hold value better and for longer than a digital body. dSLR bodies, like all digital electronics, tend to depreciate rapidly, even when they're new. And you tend to flip through them at roughly the same rate you'd flip through ...


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So thinking logically about your question, both the Canon T3i and the 70D are both APS-C cameras and 18mp against the 20mp of the 70D means there's nothing in it, 5472 x 3648 70D against 5184 x 3456 T3i(aka 600D) image resolution. Both cameras are equally capable of taking an excellent quality photograph! After all it's the person behind the camera that ...


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I think that you are doing most if not all of the right things to ensure that you are capturing the image in camera as fast as possible. The obvious ones you have done; turn off AF and use manual mode. Beyond that I would look at your shutter release methods. It sounds like the sensor is may be placed at "the finish line", where as it might benefit your ...


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Did you shoot some pics in RAW by any chance? If so they may not be recognized. Check and see if you have any *.CR2 (I believe that this is the extension for Canon RAW files) files on your memory card folder.


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Without the 70D, you cannot print that image that little bit larger. Without the 10-18mm, you cannot get that image at all. Remember: This does not hold true in general. The 70D might as well be the key equipment required to get a certain shot, but that shot will not be a landscape shot.



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