Questions tagged [canon-550d]

The Canon 550D is a popular DSLR camera released in 2010 as part of Canon's entry-level "Digital Rebel" series. Also known as the T2i.

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camera shutter works only with live view shooting

i have a canon EOS 550D but when it's time to use it, the shutter stopped clicking. but when i used the live view shooting, the shutter works. did i clicked on something? or do i need some settings to ...
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Which piece of equipment is holding me back?

I am primarily an amateur photographer but I do take small jobs from time to time. I'm looking to upgrade my equipment but I'm not sure if I should be spending money on my body, glass, or both. I ...
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Lens for shooting paintings with Canon 550d

I am purchasing a Canon 550d primarily to document my fiance's artwork for archival purposes. I would like to know what lens or lenses you would recommend in order to minimise distortion. I will be ...
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For food photography, is my canon 550D 18-55mm sufficient? [closed]

To take better food photos, should I buy another lens for my canon 550D 18-55mm? Or is this camera "too old" already and I should simply get a new camera? OR maybe just a new phone that has good ...
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What non-AF, old lenses are adaptable to my EOS 550D EF-S mount? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS 550D and would like to use old, cheap but good lenses on it. I don't care about autofocus for this and am aware that there will be a cropping effect (therefore mainly looking for 24-...
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i viewfinder does not show changes in exposure as settings change

I was messing around in my cameras settings and I think I may have changed something that affected the viewfinder. Now, in manual mode, when using the viewfinder it does not show the changing exposure....
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How to know if my Canon T2i can support infrared photography?

I have a Canon T2i, and I'm wondering if I can take some IR photos with it.
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Why isn't my Canon RC-6 remote control working with my Canon 550D?

I recently bought a Canon RC-6 and got dejected as nothing happened after clicking the button. The product seems to be working fine with Canon 600D. Later, I read somewhere the RC6 won't work with ...
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How can I get the shutter actuation count for Canon EOS 500D/550D?

How can I get the actual shutter actuation count for a Canon EOS 500D or 550D (Digital Rebel T1i or T2i)? Two popular solutions for most earlier Canon cameras don't work: I peeked at location 0x9d-...
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What is the CTG file in Canon SD card?

I have a Canon 550D and in the SD Card I found a file \DCIM\CANONMSC\M0205.CTG What is this file used for?
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EOS Utility does not detect my 550D

I have a Canon EOS 550D. EOS Utility recognizes the camera only sporadically. When I connect it Windows opens the camera page from Devices in the Control Panel, and there is memory usage, battery ...
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Is it worth to upgrade from Canon 50mm f/1.8 to Canon 50mm f/1.4 on 550d?

I'm a newbie in the world of DSLR photography, having played around with my Canon 550d for few months. After posting my first question here and getting some superb advices I decided to buy Canon 50mm ...
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What are the differences between live mode and quick mode on my Canon 550D?

I am interested in knowing what the difference between the two features is. I don't shoot much using live view since I prefer looking through the viewfinder, but I would be grateful if someone helps ...
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Is USM lens suitable for static photos on canon 550d?

I am looking to upgrade the lens on my canon 550d. An EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 seems to be an all rounder for my needs. But i am thinking if there is any compatibility issue or such with a USM compared ...
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What focal length lens do I need for photographing the moon?

I would like to know whether it is possible to photograph moon without any flaws with a canon EOS 550d.. Also to get an image of the moon as close as the following image, what kind of equipment(lens,...
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canon 550D and the missing RAW files

Before my last trip I set the recording mode to RAW+JPG. I haven't changed that setting for the entire trip, however when I got back home and imported the pictures into lightroom, I found that ...
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How to resolve Canon Rebel T2i Error 70?

I was shooting video with my Rebel T2i (Canon 50mm 1.4 lens) when I got an error saying: Err 70 Shooting is not possible due to an error. Turn the camera off and on again or re-install the ...
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Windows 10 says "driver missing" for Canon EOS 550D

I have recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The camera (Canon EOS 550D) worked fine beforehand and I can still access it nicely on the same computer when booting into Linux. Thus, the ...
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Why is my YN-560-TX on-camera not triggering my RF-605C and Canon 430EX II?

I bought a Yongnuo RF-605C and Yongnuo YN-560-TX and I can't work with them. I think that there is no connection between them. The flash works properly when I use the triggers off of the camera (Canon ...
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What should I use to re-stick the thumb rest on a Canon 550D?

I have a well loved and well used Canon 550D. This has lost a couple of mostly inconsequential bits of rubber over the years, but recently the thumb rest has come off: Most importantly, this is a bit ...
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Tips to buy second lens for Canon 550D [closed]

I recently bought my first DSLR, a Canon 550D with the kit lens. I want to buy an additional lens for use both indoors and outdoors, but I'm confused about what type or focal-length I should buy.
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Can I run Magic Lantern from same SD card on 2 different camera models?

I have 2 cameras: a T5i (or 700D) and a T2i (or 550D). It is usual for me to interchange SD cards between them. I have Magic Lantern installed on the T5i. Are the files on the SD card are the same ...
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What might make focus points blurred/gone from viewfinder on Canon T2i after cleaning?

The red lights are all but lost in my T2i now....barely a haze of a blur. The focus points work fine, and I get the audible beep, but I have to check my focus point on the back before shooting and I'm ...
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How do I "focus and recompose" using spot metering?

I usually use the "[auto]focus and recompose" method for taking candid photographs. In situations where there is a high degree of contrast, I would like to use spot metering to correct expose for ...
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How can I make a Canon 550D shoot continuously for longer than 15 seconds?

We have a Canon 550d and have purchased a turntable to create spinnable products on our website. However, we are having an issue. The turntable takes exactly 60 seconds to perform a full rotation, ...
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Does the Canon T2i have the same battery as the T1i?

I need to know if the Canon T2i has the same battery as the T1i. I am borrowing a T1i from a friend and I won't be able to get the camera until the day I need it. I have a T2i and I have a power cord (...
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Comparable Nikon to the Canon 550d

What Nikon is comparable to the Cannon 550d or 600d and what drawbacks (or good points) does it have compared to the canon?
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Upgrading from Canon T2i to Canon 6D

I want to upgrade my camera from Canon t2i to Canon 6D, Can I use the same lenses i already have ??? Lenses I own are, Canon 58mm Canon 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III AF Canon-EF 50mm f/1.8 II Rokinon ...
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Canon 550d Kit Lens or not?

I'm a beginner at photography, I'm looking at buying my first DSLR (currently the Canon 550d looks promising) so I'm wondering if I should buy the camera with the kit lens (EFs 18-55mm IS) or buy just ...
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Can I produce this kind of image with my canon 550d with 50mm lens

see this image, how splendid this is, its colors, sharpness all good. My question is can I get same result with my canon 550d with 50 mm lens or should I upgrade my camera.
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Should I upgrade from a Canon 550D to a Canon 5D mark II? [duplicate]

I've been into photography for almost 7 years now and have been using the Canon 550D all along. I love it and have recently purchased a 1.4 lens which makes my photos even better. However, with my ...
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Seriously considering upgrading my Rebel T2i (550D) to either a 6D, 7D or 70D

I shoot a lot of performers in low lighting conditions. Essentially I am looking for a camera that will help me reduce the noise level significantly. I find myself rarely using the kit lenses and ...
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What's that sign with a dot and a number in the view-finder?

I have a Canon 550D and when I look through my view-finder to take photographs, it displays all the current settings inside the view-finder itself like aperture value, shutter speed, ISO etc. However,...
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Does a micro SD–to–SD card adapter affect the write speed of micro SD cards?

I am using a micro SD card, with an SD card adapter, in my Canon EOS 550D. I do this so that I can insert the card into my phone to view my photos and videos. While taking videos with my Canon, video ...
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DSLR shutter delay with wired remote trigger

I would like to know if there is some shutter delay after an external trigger is issued via wire on a Canon DSLR (I am interested in the mid-range models - 300D, 350D etc.) The wired trigger sends an ...
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Am I doing something wrong or do I need a new lens? [DOF and focal length] [duplicate]

I'm new to photography and I can't get a nice DOF. I read up on all the technicalities that involve DOF and I still can't get it right. For example, if you take a picture very close to an object, ...
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Is a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash compatible with a Canon 550D?

I want to know, if I buy a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash, is it compatible with a Canon 550D ?
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Should I purchase a Tamron 70-300 USD VC or Canon 70-300 USM IS?

Good day all. I was almost decided on Canon 70-300 USM IS (non L) but recently came to know about the Tamron version (SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD) of this one. Neither of these makes you a better ...
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Can I use a lens for Canon EF mount on an EF-S camera body? [duplicate]

Just a quick question (not too open ended). Is the Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF compatible with the Rebel T2i (550D)? And if so, would you recommend the lens? Thanks in advance for any ...
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How to keep everything in focus [duplicate]

1) I have 50mm f1/8 prime lens and 75-300mm lens. Please suggest me what setting I should use to keep everything in focus, because background comes blur and i do not want to keep background blur . 2)...
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True Macro Zooming Lens? + zooming and manual focus while tethered?

This is a follow up to a few other recent questions about shooting artwork including: macro lens for artwork with the T2i I just received my T2i and tethered it to my laptop. With the stock lens it ...
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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

I am a newbie to photography and shoot with Canon 550D ( Rebel T2i ) that can take 3 bracketed shots at a time. I want to know whether 3 shots are typically enough to capture the different lightings ...
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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 take selective color pictures with my Canon T1i?

I want to select a certain color using my camera so only that will be recorded as color, with all the rest in gray- or b/w-scale. Meaning, only one color and its shades appear colored, and rest is b/w....
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Are there wireless file transfer adapter options for the Canon 550D/T2i?

Is there an equivalent to the wireless adapters available for higher-end Canon DSLRs? The closest thing I have found are the EyeFi cards but was wondering if there are any other alternatives.
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Problem with a battery grip

I recently got a canon 550D with a battery grip (BG-E8) and I love it, but as the grip is heavy I want to use the body only,but when I apart the grip and put the battery inside the camera, it would ...
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RAWs looking massively different in Aperture/Mac OS Preview compared to camera preview and (Canon) PictureStyleEditor

Yesterday, I have been shooting photos at a christmas market -- especially a band that played there. Since everything happened in the evening and it was quite dark, I thought using RAW instead of JPEG ...
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When buying entry level cameras, are lenses really more important than the body?

Original Question: Is there a D5100 alternative I was considering my first DSLR Nikon D3000, then saw D3100 and was fixed on it, then saw D5100 and I though yes,this is the one to go for. While ...
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What is the -5 to +5 scale below the aperture number on the back of my Canon DSLR?

Hello guys, I am completely new on this photography world and honestly I don't have much knowledge about it, but I really want to learn... and read. I've been reading about modes, light, shutter ...
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How to take high resolution pictures? [duplicate]

I came across this site unsplash and they post free high resolution pictures to use. I have a canon550D with the standard kit 18-55m and a 50mm lens. How are these high resolution pictures achieved? I ...