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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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Any fix for overexposed shot JPEG Canon Rebel T3i

I recently was on a trip with a loaner Canon Rebel T3i and although I intended to use landscape settings, wearing it around my neck I think it may have jostled it into manual mode. I've been reading ...
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Canon AV-1: What is 'backlight compensation' and when should I use it?

As a complete noob to photography, I'm struggling to understand what the 'Backlight Compensation' button is for on my Canon AV-1 and under what circumstances I should/would use this setting? I can ...
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Taking pictures of moving objects in low light indoor settings without shake. Canon Rebel T7

I'm sort of new to photography and have been successful taking great photos during the day with good light. But anytime that I am indoors/outdoors with low light I can't seem to keep the image in my ...
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Which Canon 2X teleconverter model for 70-200 f2.8 L IS II USM lens?

I recently acquired a Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS II USM lens and want to add a 2X extender. According to Canon, the newest EF 2.0X III extender is only compatible with the EF 70-200/2.8L, EF 70-200/2.8L IS,...
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Canon AE-1 needs multiple pumps on cocking lever to fully cock shutters

This camera is a hand-me-down from my dad which I previously thought was broken until I put a battery from my AT-1 in and it fired just fine (turns out 3 or 4 LR44's I tried in 2017 were all junk). ...
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Multiple cameras rejecting their own batteries

I don't use my cameras as often since 2020 and lockdowns... and sometime when I pull them out of the bag, I get surprises... (like "Please set the date"...) Yesterday both of these happened: ...
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Is the Canon radio wireless flash system the same in every country?

Is the Canon radio wireless flash system the same in every country? I'm looking to use several Canon "RT" flashes, some bought in the UK and others bought in the US. Will this work, or ...
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Pixel binning with R5C

How can I do pixel binning with R5C's raw files or directly (ie., before writing a file), with still or video, from the camera (eg., with a specific downscaled format) or with another existing ...
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What is the optimal pixel count on a cropped sensor for Canon 100mm macro USM lens?

While choosing used camera to buy, I was checking some combinations of camera bodies with Canon 100mm macro USM lens at DXOMARK and noticed that sharpness (in perceived megapixels) looks very strange. ...
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Canon ETTL-II and the Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lens

I read somewhere that the Canon ETTL-II system cannot read subject distance from Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. Is this the same for Canon's more recent 50mm f/1.8 STM lens?
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What's causing this blow-out of neon lights? (SL2 vs a7c)

My friend and I took near-identical photos of the same neon light sign. I'm on a Canon SL2 with a 50mm prime with f1.8. He's using a Sony a7c with an 85mm f1.4 lens. Looking at the images a bit more ...
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How to increase photo file size without resizing?

I shot a biometric photo at a studio and that photo doesn't meet government photo requirements. They tried but failed. The photograph must be a color photograph and unedited The size of a document ...
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Why would my flash be firing when attaching to hotshoe, but then not afterwards?

Odd one. I've got 3 X Canon 580 EX IIs. They all seem to work fine on my camera hotshoe. When I attach each one to the hotshoe, it does not fire during the attachment process. It then all works as ...
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External flash making pictures darker and doesn't fire in manual mode

I have a Canon rebel and bought a Focus external flash for it. When I have it set to ETTL, the pictures come out really dark. It's like it's thinking that since there is a flash, the camera is ...
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Will the Canon EOS M50 Mark II take better pictures of children outdoors then an iPhone 13 Pro?

Assuming the person using the camera has taken basic photography classes will the Canon EOS M50 Mark II take better pictures of children outside then an iPhone 13 Pro? For additional context I am ...
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AF not working on Manual mode AV or TV mode, and shutter not opening. however both AF and shutter opening on auto and not flash -EOS400d

I am testing an old EOS 400d to see if its worth using- on auto mode and no flash mode- the camera focuses, I get the green light then it takes the photo once I fully press the trigger button, in all ...
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Mixing ambient with flash and how to calculate this?

I have a question I hope someone can shine a light on for me. I usually shoot with flash only or ambient only. I need to do a small shoot on location where I must balance ambient with flash. Its a ...
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Canon 5D Mark IV - 4K Crop Factor [closed]

The Canon 5D Mark IV was launched with a crop factor of 1.74X back in 2016. Is this crop factor now lower thanks to a firmware upgrade as was rumoured back in 2017? The official spec sheet does not ...
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What is the best way to capture welding photography [duplicate]

I am new to photography and am helping out at work taking photos of manufacturing steel, primarily welding. I was wondering if anyone could help me in what are the bests camera setting for this kind ...
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Does Powershot Canon G5 X Mark ii has clean hdmi output WITH auto focus and auto mode? [closed]

I've read the manual and saw that there is clean hdmi output. But I would like to confirm that with works with auto focus (without that square) and auto mode (auto iso, auto F and so forth).
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Suddenly have many stuck pixels on my DSLR - is there a reason for it/is it saveable?

I've got a Canon 1100D camera which is maybe getting on a bit at about 12 years old, but it's performed great up to now. I took it out recently though to do some long exposure night shots, and noticed ...
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Need shutterstock photo rejection solution! [duplicate]

I am using Canon EOS 1200D with 50mm lens and getting rejected on shutterstock due to the rejection reason below, what is the solution to this and How can I can improve my photography? I have attached ...
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How do I prevent the "light rays" coming off the moon in a photo like this?

I take long exposure photos of rocket launches, and always run into issues where the moon shows as just bright rays. I'd like to be able to see the moon as I see it at night. My normal setup is a ...
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My Canon 400D won't power up properly - stuck screen!

Just seen this post - Why won't my Canon 400D/XTi turn on/off properly?. I have EXACTLY the same problem with my old Canon 400D. Even bought a new battery (charged it fully) and replaced the CR016 ...
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Canon EOS 5DS - unable to set aperture in Manual (M) mode

I have an EOS 5DS, which has different controls than former EOS 5D's such as the Mk ii. When I put the camera in Manual (M) mode, I'm able to set shutter speed using the Main Dial, however when I ...
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Why are my night sky photos coming out completely black?

So tonight I had a go at trying to take pictures of the night sky. All the pictures turned out black, I am well aware that aperture and shutter speed and everything has a part in it all. So I googled ...
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Incorrect exif orientation on Canon 80D/60D when upside down/180 degrees?

The EXIF orientation tag can hold 8 values for the orientation of the camera. One of the tag values 3, indicating that the camera was turned 180 degrees, i.e. held upside down. However when I take a ...
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Why do some DNG pictures from chdk have a purple tint?

I started using chdk recently to take pictures with my Canon Powershot sx280hs. When I started saving high ISO pictures in the DNG format, a few pictures would come out with a purple/pink/blue tint to ...
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Canon M50 will not record or take photos. How do I get the camera to work?

Please help... Tried to record with my Canon eos M50 and nothing happens when I pressed the red record button. After that I tried using my shutter button to no avail. Next, I tried changing the SD ...
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Why doesn’t the shutter speed change when using a speedlight? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS R6 camera and using Aperture priority mode at say f7.1. I frame a picture in low light and the exposure reading determines shutter to be 1/10,(iso is fixed at 3200). I then switch ...
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Luminance HDR - Canon CR2 - Black images

I've been using QTPFSGUI few years ago and I wanted to do some HDR images recently... on my mac... So I downloaded today the last version 2.6.0 available and tried to create my HDR from 3 CR2 images (...
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Canon 5D Mark IV is taking pictures on it's own

The preview on my Canon 5D Mark IV sometimes won't show. When I click on the preview button, the camera takes pictures instead?? Electrical breakdown??
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Which is a better camera for a beginner? [duplicate]

I was thinking about beginning photography and I wanted to ask a question. Is the Panasonic LUMIX FZ300 better than the Canon EOS 4000D DSLR Camera? They’re both in my price range, I just don’t know ...
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Is this lens compatible? [duplicate]

Will a Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 MC Lens fit my Canon Rebel t7i or do I need some type of connector?
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Should I shoot with just my new mirrorless canon R6 or dual shoot with DSLR? | Weddings

Wondering if anyone would like to give me their take. I just got a new canon r6 yesterday which was quite a big purchase for me. Very excited about it and am now stuck going back and forth between how ...
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Was there a Canon lens correction tool that output the lens corrected raw files for a folder of pictures?

The canon raw photo file was not lens corrected, such as the discussion in this post.(Canon DSLR Lens Correction) However, some photo editing software could not apply the lens correction itself. Was ...
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Can my Canon EOS 5D Classic work with a Vivitar lens?

Will a Vivitar 75-205mm 1:3.8 lens work with the Canon EOS 5D Classic? What mount lenses can I use for my camera?
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Purpose of the "extender" pins in the Canon EF mount?

The Canon EF mount has 3+5 or 3+8 contact pads. The linked Wikipedia article says that the additional 3 pads are used to identify converters/extenders. However: None of my two Canon bodies (70D and ...
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How to fix Canon 5D Mark IV with a Battery Communication Error?

I have a Canon 5D Mark IV with a Battery Communication Error. On switch on, an error message appears checking that you are using a genuine Canon battery, which I am, and I also have bought a new ...
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FOV on an APS-C and Full frame 'lens' [duplicate]

So this is a question about aps-c and full frame 'lenses' and not sensor format. My sensor here is constant - a Canon APS-C. This might be an already answered question but I couldn't find any that ...
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Beginning photographer wants advice on how to shoot Alaskan Cruise glaciers and wildlife [closed]

I have a Rebel T3i with Canon zoom lens EF-S 18-55 mm lens 1:3.5-5.6 IS ll and a Canon EF-S55-250 mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens. I would appreciate any advice on how to get clear photos and video on our ...
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How to fix Canon EOS 1200D flash release hook making a click click click?

My Canon EOS 1200D was working ok until, suddenly, it stopped showing the display. People suggested to take out the SD CARD and BATTERY for some time. This was done. Now any activity on my part, ...
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Why is the resolution of a photo not equal to the camera's default resolution

I downloaded the photos from the Internet,these photos have exif, but the resolution of the photos is inconsistent with the resolution of the camera data(like data of dpreview).Let's take an example ...
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How does a modern digital camera process to jpg?

All cameras capture their data off the sensor, then they might save the image in RAW, but can convert to JPG. A RAW file can be 12 or more bits, but a JPG file is only 8 bits. What process does a ...
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How many frames have I lost due to opening my Canon Sure Shot 60?

Recently I purchased a Canon Sure Shot 60. Today, I made a huge mistake by opening the compartment where the film is located by accident. I had already taken 5-6 shots, and as soon as I closed where ...
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Canon Rebel SL1 using timer, taking multiple photos

I’m trying to take a single photo with my Rebel SL1 on Manual mode. Here are a some of the issues I’m seeing while on Manual mode: It takes 5 photos per single hard press of the shutter button. The ...
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Is there an adapter to get a 3rd-party flash to work on my Canon 4000D (T100)?

I just bought a Canon 4000D, which came with an external flash. However, the camera doesn't come with the center hotshoe contact and the flash only works with the center contact. Is there an adapter ...
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Why is my External flash not working?

I recently bought a canon eos 200d and I also bought an Yongnuo YN24EX twin flash however when my camera is on M mode it does not work, but it works on AV mode. Does anyone know how to solve this ...
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Canon 80D with Canon GP-E2 add log data to CR2

I have searched high and low and cannot find a solution to this problem. I have a Canon 80D with the GP-E2 GPS module. When attached to the camera it records the GPS data of a photo taken in the CR2 ...
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Buzzing Noise and error 01 canon camera

Hi I have a canon rebel T3 have a canon 75-300 mm lens. When i lock the lens in and turn on it starts to make a buzzing noise and I get error 01 when I try to take a picture. I try to take pictures ...

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