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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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Is there a way to get a Canon EOS T6 to auto connect to WiFi on startup?

I have a large number of cameras that I want to remotely control. Is there a way to get the camera to automatically enter WiFi connection mode on startup (once a connection has been setup)?
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How to set continuous shooting on Canon 60D while using Canon remote RC-6?

I am interested in photographing some star trails and have read many articles that say that I should use continuous shooting mode instead of Bulb mode. I tried this last night with my RC-6 Canon ...
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Is it possible to make the shutter speed slower than 30 seconds on the Canon 4000D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 4000D and I would like to take some long exposure photography. It only allows shutter speeds up to 30 seconds and I would prefer to have the ability to take shots that are exposed for 1 ...
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Will a full frame camera give improvements over my Canon T7i for high school wrestling and football?

I’m looking to get my first canon full frame. I mostly take photos of high school wrestling and night football. I would like to stay around $1000. Currently I have a T7i. Is there any advice as to ...
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Does EOS utility fully work with other (non canon) lenses?

I only used canon lenses with EOS Utility before and now I'm looking to buy a new sigma lens. My question is: would fine focus adjustments when shooting tethered still work with other lenses? Edit: ...
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Have a canon T6 rebel? what extra equipment should i get if i want to get more professional photos? [on hold]

could you please provide actual equipment for for example flash diffusrs, or sppedlights, etc, this would be to end up photographing kids, newborns, couples in a mini studio and also outside ...
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Do speedlights emit infrared light? Is this safe for kids/babies? What external flash do you recommend? [duplicate]

for photographing kids/babies that will work very well and not be harmful compatible with a canon T6 rebel.Also do you have any suggestions on what lighting deflectors I could get to better up the ...
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I have a canon rebel T6, are there any one on one online courses to learn everything about how to use this specific camera? [closed]

Which includes how to use external flash, diffusers, lights, reflectors, lenses and all features in this camera? Thank you!
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Filter for Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm Lens [duplicate]

Recently i purchased a Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera Kit w/EF-M15-45mm Len. i'm a beginner in photography. kindly advise me to find a proper filter for my lens. how can calculate or find the filter ...
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My camera keeps getting the static effect and it shows in all of the photos.. What is the problem?

Canon g12, it really is annoying when it is like that and I'm thinking of sending it to the camera shop but worth asking then me going to pay for someone right
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Is the Canon XL1 lens (1999) compatible with any of the new prosumer 1080 HD Canon bodies?

Looking at 5D, 7D, EOS body or anything Canon that shoots HD video for less than $1,500... anything that is at least 18mpx and want to use that old xl1 lens from my old XL1 SD miniDV cam... can i use ...
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Does Picasa for Linux support RAW from a Canon 7D?

I'm running Ubuntu (Lucid) and have installed Google Picasa using the Synaptic Package Manager. The current version of Picasa for Linux is 3.0.0 Build 57.4402. Currently, it renders my RAW images as ...
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Do prime lenses still have some advantage over kit lenses when stopped down?

I understand the primary benefit of a prime lens is the fast speed that you can get from wider aperture sizes. But when stopped down (to get a deeper depth-of-view), does it matter which lens you use? ...
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Unable to trigger my Speedlite YN565EXIII via optical trigger using a Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)

I own a Rebel T6i and a apeedlite, a Yongnuo YN-565EX III. I've tried several times to trigger the flash off-camera (on a tripod with a softbox) and I've had some very unsatisfactory results. With ...
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How do I prevent my Canon Selphy CP1300 from cropping my photos without getting a big border?

My smartphone takes photos with a different ratio from the one of the printer Canon Selphy CP1300 (10x15 cm). When I print the photo using the "Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY" app on my phone using the ...
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Thoughts on using Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for Macro photography

Is the Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM a good lens to be used for Macro photography? I mostly try to photograph flowers and also insects sometimes. I will be using it with a Canon EOS 800D and ...
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Use Canon DPP only to correct lens for my Powershot G7X Mark II and export RAW [duplicate]

I recently bought a Canon Powershot G7X Mark II. I am using Linux and I found darktable to be a decent photo editor. However, my RAW pictures come with a distortion which darkens the corners and ...
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Canon EOS 800D vs 80D | Which one is better for macro photography?

I am looking to buy a new camera body primarily for Macro photography. I am currently shooting on a 2008 spec Canon EOS 450D, but want to upgrade. I have a budget of AUD$1000 and am looking at either ...
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Why is the Canon MP-E 65mm F/2.8 Macro Lens not called a zoom?

The Canon MP-E 65mm works differently than my other macro lenses. Compare: With a standard 35mm macro, I can frame first and then adjust focus which only changes framing very slightly with. With the ...
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Zoom lens moving due to gravity [duplicate]

I own a Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens. The other day I was trying to take a photo with the camera pointed directly towards the ground and mounted on a tripod. When I let go of the lens after ...
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How do I get a Japanese 6D to display more than 3 menu language options?

There are only three menu languages to choose from (English, Japanese and probably Chinese) in the settings of my 6D (bought in Japan). The information i found on Which languages can be displayed? (...
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How to take 4K timelapse with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

I am trying to create a timelapse using Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using the built in video timelapse feature. I've set it up, and created a 20 minute timelapse, everything is smooth except that it's 1080p, ...
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What causes the rainbow colours on part of my LCD screen?

I have a Canon Powershot SX540. When I am taking pictures my LCD screen displays some rainbow colors. Can anyone help fix this?
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Canon EOS 4000D Hot Shoe for Sync (with Studio Flashes)

The external Flash is not showing up in the configuration Menu when using Pixel TF-321 hot shoe. Is this the wrong adapter for that camera, as there is no X connection? I want to trigger a studio ...
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How to tighten loose focusing ring on Canon lens?

I'm not sure if it's my particular copy of the lens, but I find the focusing ring of the Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II a bit too loose. It's too easy, in other words, to change the focus by mistake. I ...
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Silent Shoot Mode for Canon 70D

Does my Canon 70D have capability to take silent photos so that I can take wildlife photography without disrupting the stealth shot OR am I stuck alerting the wildlife I am trying to capture in the ...
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How to bypass “accessory is attached” error with simple diffuser on my Canon DSLR?

I bought a simple and cheap pop-on diffuser for my Canon 750Ds built-in flash. It is attached by inserting a tiny lid into the camera hot shoe, bending it over the flash and securing it to the "brand ...
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Aperture control flex ribbon replacement in Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II [duplicate]

Building upon this great answer to: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II causes Err 01 only when zoomed beyond 135mm I'm pretty sure that the ribbon controlling aperture inside my Canon EF-S 55-250mm ...
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Will several long exposure timelapses affect sensor lifetime or performance?

I've been recording some stormy nights on my Canon EOS 80D, making use of its built-in timelapse function. Exposure settings varied between 4" f/3.5 ISO 800 and 30" f/3.5 ISO 3200. Dead time between ...
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Lens recommendation for tiger photography

I am planning to take a photography tour in India to photograph tiger and other animals. What lens would be recommended for such purpose? I am canon user and have 5d mk iv with 100-400 IS I. I have ...
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Do all Canon DSLRs have in-body AF motors?

Do all Canon DSLRs have autofocus motors? I've searched a lot but found mixed answers. Some sites say that no EOS body has a focus motor (and that all EF lenses have AF motors), but some say all EOS ...
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Are there any adapters for using EF lenses on FD mount?

I know there are various teleconverters and extensions rings that allow for the use of FD lenses on EF bodies. However I'm looking for an adapter that lets me use EF lenses on an FD mount. Of course I ...
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Which lens is best for athletics?

So I am an athletics photographer, and I have a dilemma. First off, I use the 5d mark II body. Currently I own the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM II and I LOVE it... except for indoor photos. Before I ...
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Flash intensity levels aren't the same across consecutive photographs

I'm not sure how else to put it, but it is what it exactly sounds like. When I take consecutive pictures in Aperture priority mode, it so happens that the first image is probably brighter (high flash) ...
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Canon wireless control with running intervalometer

Does anyone know if there is an iOS app (or mac os app) with what I can achieve the following: Be able to wirelessly connect to my 77D camera (either wifi or bluetooth is fine) Start the ...
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Is there a simple way to create a time lapse video with Canon Powershot?

I have a canon Powershot SX 540 HS. Is there a (simple) way to create time lapse video? I'm fine using an android app for this if required.
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Depth of field preview button on Canon 5D Mark II

In manual and Av mode I experimented with apertures of f/4 - f/22 and the depth of field preview button. Nothing happened as I pressed the button, does anyone know why this could be? Also, online ...
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How do I activate Depth of Field Preview on a Canon Eos 100?

I have searched the internet for some time now, and have found multiple mentions of a "depth of field preview" function on the Canon EOS 100 (the analog one from 1991. I have used a Canon EOS 100 for ...
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How to fire an external flash in Liveview mode on a Canon 77D?

I've bought a non-TTL Yongnuo flash (YN-560 IV) for my Canon 77D and it works fine when shooting through the viewfinder. However switching to Liveview mode, I found out that it annoyingly stops ...
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Canon EOS 4000D with Apeman SL 450C Speed Light - Photographs Dark

I have just bought a new Canon EOS 4000D with an Apeman SL 450C speed light. When I take a photograph with the speed light switched off the photographs are a decent brightness. When I switch the speed ...
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What could cause this black shape on the photo?

This is the only photo that looks like this, others taken before or after look fine, so I don't think it's dust or oil in the camera or on the sensor. Photo was taken during summer months, so could it ...
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How to clean contacts on my canon 1100d DSLR?

I keep getting an error message on my canon 1100d, when taking photos on my 70-300mm tamron lens when the lens is on 300m it wont take the shot, it keeps showing an error message about the contacts ...
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How do I compensate for lack of minimum shutter speed when in Av mode with the Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)?

I'm fairly new to photography, and I own a Canon Rebel T6i. Besides manual mode I've learned about Tv and Av modes, which to be honest I really liked, mainly when I'm shooting on events with changing ...
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Why won't my dSLR take photos with my Sigma 24-70 lens?

I have been using a Canon 60D for five years and recently, only when I am using my Sigma 24-70mm lens, it does not let me take pictures. When I look into the viewfinder, it is so dark (I assume that ...
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Exposure level indicator in the top panel not showing correct exposure on Canon 7DMKII

The exposure level indicator on the LCD monitor in the back of the camera is working as it should. The problem is that the exposure level indicator on the LCD panel on the top of the camera is always ...
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Canon Camera Settings for Ice Hockey

I will be shooting some ice hockey actions this week for a fundraiser and was wondering what the ideal camera settings are for a Canon EOS 6D and Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. I am planning to set ...
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What is the best setup to take skulls / bones pictures?

I need to take pictures of bones (about 40cm) for my study in anthropology but I have too much shadows under the bones, what is for you the best way to take this kind of pictures? I have a DSLR ...
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Can I use my old Canon Speedlite 277T with my new Canon dSLR?

Actually it's my dad's flash that he bought many many moons ago to use with his old Canon T70. I don't have a flash but have borrowed his to try out, but he mentioned that some flashes will send too ...
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Is there a Canon equivalent for Nikon's AF-ON focus system?

I'm very new to photography, and have been reading a lot about concepts and techniques. Yesterday, my brother gave my kid a gift of a professional photography session. I saw the photographer had Nikon ...
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Why are Nikon Cameras not widely used to shoot video as compared to Canon/Sony? [closed]

I am new to the photography, and I use a Nikon D3400 and 18-55 VR kit lens for casual photography and once in a while I shoot video in 1080 60p. But everywhere in youtube I see people saying that ...