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Canon EOS 5D was the first of several Canon full frame cameras in the 5D product line.

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Canon 50mm 1.8 lens not autofocusing on *one* camera

I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens than when attached to my 100d doesn't autofocus. I presumed the motor had gone on the lens, as it had previously worked fine A friend has recently let me ...
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How good is the weatherproofing on a Canon 5D Mk IV

Currently I use Canon 1D X for my wildlife photography. I take them out in all sorts of weather and they have never let me down. However the low cost airlines are getting tight on weight these days ...
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Do I really need a FF camera instead of an APS-C model? [closed]

So, I have been trying to do some candid photography in indoor events like birthday parties, get togethers', etc. I have always had issues either with blur, under exposed pictures (because I tend to ...
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Not displaying AF selection modes on LCD

In my Canon 5D Mark IV, AF selection modes are not displaying on LCD, even after pressing the AF points button, which is placed at the corner of the camera.
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Is the Canon 5D noise at low light better than the Rebel T3i/4i/5i/6i models?

I have the T2i (550D) and T3i (600D) and they are basically the same. The T4i, T5i, and T6i seem to be only minor improvements in ISO, saturation, and video/still quality as well. Now that the full ...
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Should I use a SD to CF adapter in my older camera?

I've finally upgraded to digital, with the Canon EOS 5D (Mk. I). I'm debating the advantage of using an SD-CF adapter vs regular CF cards. The primary advantage of the former is that it avoids ...
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Can the Canon 5D Mark IV wirelessly trigger a single remote 430EX III-RT?

I've just got my hands on the brilliant 5D Mark IV and understood that it had a built in wireless flash trigger. I was hoping this might link to my Speedlite 430EX III-RT and allow me to use my (...
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Megapixels: Do they matter that much? [duplicate]

Hi I am looking at buying a used Canon 5d Mk1. I currently have a Canon 50d I know there is a megapixel difference and I need some advice on if I should upgrade to the 5d mk1 or stick with the 50d? ...
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How do I get rear-curtain sync on a Canon 5D classic with a Yongnuo YN-500EX?

I have a Canon 5D classic and a Yongnuo YN-500EX and I'd like to take rear curtain sync photos with it but I can't seem to make it work. The flash has this function, I can turn it on and see it being ...
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Possible to draw a custom grid on a focusing screen?

Canon 5D mark 1 comes with the Focusing Screen Ee-A. I like to have a custom grid on this screen. Is it possible to draw or maybe etch custom grid on this piece? If possible, how can we do it?
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Negative effects of microcracks on body

I am about to buy a used 5d classic. Seller told there are some hairlinecracks on body. Is this important. If so, to what extend?
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Are the black blobs on these pictures indicative of shutter failure?

Are the black blobs on these pictures indicative of shutter failure on my Canon 5D (mark I)? They started to show suddenly, ie. I saw nothing resembling that before on my pictures and starting from ...
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What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II? [duplicate]

I am intermediate student on photography. I am intending to buy a full format Canon camera and I am between Canon 5D mark III and mark II. I would like to be able using ISO numbers of 800 or 1600 or ...
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canon 6d or 5d II for macro?

At the mo I have a 550d and a 60d. my lenses are 17-35 2,8L, 24-80 2,8L, 70-200 2,8L, 100-400 4,5-5,4L sigma 150 2,8 and looking for the canon 50 1,2. The obvious next step is a FF Body. My main ...
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Canon 5D Mark I OSX Tethering

I'm trying to tether my Canon 5D Mark I on OS X Mavericks. I have tried Aperture, Lightroom and Canon EOS Utility. I have the camera in PC Connect mode. i) In Aperture and lightroom the camera ...
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5d mark 1 vs 5d mark 2

I never shoot video with my mk2. I only take portraits, no issue with slower shutter speeds etc. Pragmatically, what would be the main disadvantages of downgrading, in terms of output and image ...
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How significant is the difference between Canon 5D and Canon 5D Mark II when using the same lens at open aperture?

Recently I've asked about the difference between two lenses on open apertures: Why do two lenses with the same F-number give different amount of light? We realized that DSLRs gain the real ISO ...
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Buy a Canon 60d or 5d mkI [closed]

Shooting: for portraits, landscapes, candids etc. Can get a 4500 acuations 5dmarkI for $800 and its clean OR get the refurbed 60d w/ Loyalty program. I am unconcerned w/ video aspects of 60d. Is a 5 ...
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Why doesn't the focus assist light get triggered on a flash connected via a Pocket Wizard TT1?

I have a Pocket Wizard TT1 and TT5 which work fine. I mount the TT1 on the camera shoe and the TT5 fires my remote flash ETTL fine. I now want a focus assist light, so I set a flash (580, 430 or ST-...
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Are there cheap or DIY focus assist solutions for the Canon 5D?

I want a better autofocus system for low light. Low light auto focus is my biggest bane. I use a 5D so the options are AF on a flash like the 430 or 580. I happen to use the Pocket Wizard TT1 so I ...
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Canon 40D or 5D?

I'm currently shooting with a 450D using mainly a 50mm f/1.8 and sometimes the kit lens, but am gonna buy a 85mm f/1.8 and a 35mm f/2. Thing is I want to upgrade my body as well as I found some rather ...
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Is it possible to change the filename prefix with the Canon 5D?

Is it possible to change the default filename prefix for pictures taken? It would be handy to help distinguish between those taken on each body, and also to allow me to tweak every 10000 shots so that ...