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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Image is Blurry, but Viewfinder is sharp

I recently bought a Canon 550D. The problems is when I take a picture through the ViewFinder, the image gets blurry and out of focus. But when I use Live Mode, the image is sharp and in focus. What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Canon T2i - Pop-up flash does not pop up

I was shooting at the skate park with friends and when I needed my internal flash, it didn't want to pop-up. I have a Canon Eos Rebel T2i. It's always in Manual and when I press the flash button ...
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Is it possible to get an interval precise up to 2 decimal places using a (software) intervalometer?

I'm looking for a way to take pictures at an interval that is precise up to two decimal places using my Canon 550D. Is that possible, preferably using Magic Lantern or some other software solution? ...
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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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What is the price for a new LCD screen in a Canon 550D ?

I had an accident, I broke my LCD screen and I have no idea about the price of a new one.
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Which lens to purchase with canon 550d [duplicate]

hi I have canon 550D and have 2 leses 18-55 / 55-250; going thru the sharpness and quality i am thinking to purchase 40mm / 50mm lense. as per me the quality of images of existing lenses are not that ...
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Which is the best suitable memory card for Canon 550D Rebel T2i?

I have Canon 550D Rebel T2i and I am looking for a high speed Memory card. So far I have been using basic SD card but recently I have experienced it relatively slow while shooting fireworks at night. ...
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Looking for a telephoto zoom lens - Tamron, Canon or Sigma?

Are Tamron and Sigma trustworthy as compared to Canon? I am a beginner, so please help me. I have my kit lens Canon 18-55 mm. However I am looking for a telephoto zoom lens. For this reason a Canon EF-...
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How to submit photos in the website? [closed]

I am new to this website. I saw this contest going on so as I am also a (Beginner) Photographer, I have my own clicked images and I wanted to upload them for the context but don't know how so please ...
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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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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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Astrophotography without a Star Tracker [duplicate]

I'm into Astrophotography lately. I'm using a Canon 550D with kit-lens. 1) I found there was a displacement of stars (obviously) in the picture that I stacked. How to solve this as I don't use a ...
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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 to trigger off camera flash in combination with burst mode?

I would like to photograph a falling object in burst mode and light it using an off camera flash. My current gear includes the following: Canon 550D Starblitz 2000BTZ flash Two Cactus V5 wireless ...
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How similar is in-camera JPEG processing to own brand RAW conversion?

We know that the JPEG produced by in-camera RAW conversion is very close to that produced by using the RAW converter provided by the camera manufacturer, but how close is it in detail? I'm interested ...
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Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light

I'm using a Canon T2i and I was sitting in the audience taking some photos for my friends. (I'm not the wedding photographer). I took this shot with the 50mm f/1.8 at 1.8 and at 100 ISO. No flash,...
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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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Can I shoot a "Star Trail" photo using Canon t2i?

I am very interested to shoot a star trail photo. Can I shoot a star trail using Canon t2i? Do do I need to use MagicLantern framework to get bulb mode support? Thanks in advance.
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Can I trigger a Canon T2i using a webcam that detects motion?

I was wondering if anybody knows of any software for a computer that would use a webcam to monitor an area and tigger a DSLR to take a picture when motion is detected? I'm using a Canon T2i and a ...
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What lens to bring to Greece? [duplicate]

I am using Canon 550D and is going to visit Greece. What lens should I bring if I can afford just one? Appreciate your comments.
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How to couple Canon lenses?

While reading the Cnet review of the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4.0-5.6 IS, they made a point regarding coupling the lens with an EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS: When coupled with Canon's EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 ...
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What should I pay attention to when buying a second hand flash?

I am planning on buying a second hand ETTL flash for my Canon 550D. What are things I should pay close attention to when buying a second hand flash? For example: is there a parameter, comparable to ...
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Starting with photography and seeking help for day-to-day lens

I have just started taking interest in photography and after reading through couple of blogs I decided to purchase Cannon T2i as a beginner camera. It came with 2 lenses 18-55 (I don't remember rest ...
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Recommended Accessories for a Canon T2i [duplicate]

This is an awesome site. I've been on here the past few days and am really enjoying reading the questions and suggestions, and have conjured up the bravery to ask a question myself. I bought a Canon ...
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Which lens should I buy? [duplicate]

I have Canon 550D and 18-55mm IS II kit lens. I shoot landscape, macro and wildlife photography. My budget is $200 and looking for some zoom lens options. I have searched a lot and found following ...
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AEB on the Canon Rebel T2i

Hi I'm new to this whole HDR scene and I actually have a few questions regarding this. I was trying to take RAW photos with my camera set to AEB on -2, 0, and +2 exposure today with continuous shot ...
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How to change Shutter Speed and Aperture on Canon T2i?

I have a Canon T2i and I am having a hard time figuring out how to change the shutter speed and aperture. I have tried reading the manual but it seems to be a little unclear. Can someone please point ...
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