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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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Inherited Canon lenses and ring flash — will this work with a new camera body?

Part of my dad's inheritance was a Canon 60D with a fair number of decent macro lenses. Since I've been slack trying to use it (it's been a year) my dear old mum is hinting that she might want it back....
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Can I power Canon 77D with an external power supply other than the official AC-E6N?

The official power supply for the 77D is the AC-E6N. Unfortunately it is out of stock on all websites that I've checked, so I'm struggling to find an alternative solution. Is there another adapter I ...
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Sigma DC 18-250mm Macro HSM Lens Autofocus not locking to let me click the picture

I was travelling on a trip with my camera. One day I was using my Sigma DC 18-250mm Macro HSM lens on Canon 70D in autofocus mode to take a picture. When I pressed my shutter button halfway to focus ...
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Canon 1500D vs Sony Mirrorless A6000 [duplicate]

I want to buy DSLR camera. Canon 1500D is in my wish list but today I checked Sony DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The mirrorless looks like a Point-n-Shoot type of camera and I am confused whether to ...
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What gear do I need for Portrait and Landscape photography, Canon 700D? [duplicate]

From several years ago I bought Canon 700D, due to some acts in my country I lost the interest in photography. Now I am having the comfortable environment to start all over. My question is: What ...
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Why is my Canon 500D able to autofocus only after I manually focus it to the shortest focus distance?

While on holiday, my Canon 500D with EF-S 18-55mm lens stopped autofocusing at all. After fiddling, I’ve discovered that it only focuses when I manually turn the focus to as close up as possible, ...
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What would be causing a thick black diagonal line in front of my camera's sensor?

I have a Canon XTi. On every photo I take I have a thick diagonal black line appear on the photograph. See an example picture: My next discovery came when I selected Sensor Cleaning: Manual in the ...
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iPhone vs DSLR for point and shoot

Photography is only a hobby for me. I prefer to focus on the composition, lighting, finding a unique point of view, etc, rather than fiddling with manual settings, lenses and post-editing. Moreover, I ...
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Does the Metabones adapter have light leaks during long exposures?

I'm interested in tilt-shift lenses for use with a Sony a7RIII in long exposure mode. I typically do 5/6 minute long exposure and I'm worried about light leaks while using Metabones adapter. I'd ...
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Does the Canon 800D (automatically) crop images made with in-camera HDR?

I made some HDR images with the Canon D800, and it seems that they are cropped relative to an image made without HDR (same view, shot from the same place). Does anyone have experience with this ...
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Canon eos rebel t3i “error 70” [duplicate]

I’m new to this but I’m having issues with my camera, a canon rebel eos t3i, sadly it got splashed by saltwater (not even fully submerged) but it wouldn’t turn on for a few days. I read that the ...
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How to zoom with Canon 77D with Canon 50mm 1.4 lens

I've just bought this camera and the lens, and I feel so silly; I don't know how to zoom. Do you know how? When I turn it on it seems to be zoomed and I would like to zoom out.
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Why did my fireworks photo turn out as “pegs”?

I was trying to take a photo of some fireworks, but it turned out like "pegs". I’m not sure what happened - this was my first time using manual on my Canon Rebel t6 and I was hoping they turned out ...
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Is there any adapter to mount older Canon EF lenses on a newer Nikon DSLR? [duplicate]

Before the question, here’s some background story: My uncle just brought me his old Canon EOS 100 that he cannot use anymore because there is nowhere where he can develop photos. I am not going to use ...
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Indoor office pictures Canon 100D

I took a number of pictures inside my office (without flash and with tripod) and depending on my position in respect to the large windows, picture luminosity varies a lot. Before publishing them, ...
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How does the built-in external off-camera flash control work with the Canon EOS M6?

I am trying to understand how wireless external flash works with Canon EOS M6. Manual didn't help, and the specifications just say "wireless multi-flash support". What does that mean? As far as I ...
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Upgrading Nikon D3200 to Canon 600D

Currently I am using Nikon d3200, and I am thinking to upgrade my camera to Canon 600D/ Rebel T3i. Is it a better idea to upgrade from Nikon to Canon. Though I can spend on some new lens for my Nikon, ...
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700D live view depth of field not accurate

I shoot with a Canon 700D and I've just bought myself a Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro lens. I've been loving the new lens but one issue I have is that the depth of field in the live view on the camera's ...
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Why is this smartphone picture better than this dedicated camera picture?

The other day I went hiking through a mountain in west Tokyo to take wilderness pictures for reference for the new videogame I'm working on. For the past few years, I've only relied on my smartphone ...
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Autofocus not working on Canon 20D

i have a Canon 20D and i cannot get the autofocus to function correctly. Whenever i try to autofocus the lens will go to the closest focus and stay there. If i press the shutter button again it will ...
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Why am I able to set wider aperture than my lens technically allows? [duplicate]

I'm practicing with Sigma 28 - 300mm f/3.5 - 6.3 Macro lens. And the thing I've noticed is that at 300mm focal length my aperture can be set to as wide as f/5.6. And EXIF data confirms it: I'm ...
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DIY Canon GPS Receiver with Arduino

I would like to geotag my photos taking on a Canon EOS Rebel T4i. However, I would like to avoid paying $300+ for the Canon GPS receiver, so I thought maybe I would use an Arduino and a GPS module (eg....
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Why are my photographs on Kodak Portra 400 coming out hazy and gray? Am I getting the exposure wrong?

I'm pretty new to film photography and photography in general. I've been taking my cameras (Canon A-1 or Pentax ME super, portra 400 film) with me to most places and trying to gain as much experience ...
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Wired Flash Trigger Speedlite 470ex-ai 5D mark iv

I was interested in getting a flash for my 5D Mark iv, specifically the Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI, however, I currently use a top handle on camera since I also do a decent amount of videography. I was ...
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Camera battery door [closed]

Were you ever able to fix the door to your camera battery? I am having the same issue. I unfortunately dropped my camera and the door popped right off and flew off into the unknown abyss known as my ...
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Can’t set manual focus on distant objects at night [duplicate]

I’m taking night pictures with Canon EFS 18-135mm STM lens and EOS 450D body. I’ve noticed that when I’m trying to shoot distant objects and there is enough light for the AF to work the pictures come ...
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Canon 50mm f1.8 vs sigma 17-50mm f2.8 [closed]

I wish to buy a second lens. which one should I buy? I was thinking to buy a canon 50mm f1.8 as suggested by many youtube videos but then I thought why not take a zoom lens (a sigma 17-50mm f2.8?) by ...
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Aperture priority on Canon EOS 55 shows underexposured [duplicate]

I must be misunderstanding something here. I'm consistently reading an underexposure when I use aperture priority mode. So here I'm in manual mode, f2.5, 1/20s and the camera says the exposure is ...
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Why is my Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens making a ticking noise?

My Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is making a noise I never heard before. It takes pictures and focus as usual but produces a constant ticking noise when the image stabiliser is turned on.
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What is the meaning of the small blinking camera symbol in my Canon 70D viewfinder?

I am using Canon 70d and there is a small camera symbol in my viewfinder. I dont know what that is or what it's showing. When I click the AF button, it's started blinking.
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Why do batteries lose charge when ejected from the charger? [duplicate]

I use a Canon 60D with original grip and two genuine batteries. Twice now in the past couple months, after I charge the batteries until they are fully charged and go outside for a photo session, I am ...
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Is the Canon EOS 7D II a significant upgrade over the 7D?

I am considering purchasing a DSRL for bird photos. Do you think the Canon EOS 7Dll a significant upgrade over the Canon EOS 7D, particularly the consistency of sharp photos?
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Canon SX240HS: Worth using modes other than Auto? [duplicate]

Until now, I only used the Auto mode on my el cheapo Canon SX240HS. I read up about the non-auto modes (P/Av/Tv/M)… but, considering the camera, was wondering if they're actually worth using. Thank ...
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Can I use a Canon FD lens with a T6/1300D?

I am currently using a Canon T6/1300D. Earlier today got the Canon FD 28mm f/2.8 in the mail and my adapter. However, whenever I try using the camera with this lens it says F00 and everything is out ...
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Why do Yongnuo 588 flashes lose flash power as I zoom in? [duplicate]

I have had two or three of the Yongnuo 568 speedlites and use them with a Canon 24–70mm L lens on a Canon 5D MkIII and a 6D. The problem I have on both is when I zoom in the power is not correct. If ...
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Why does the Canon SX60 HS restrict ISO to 100 with exposure times longer than 1.3 seconds?

After trying unsuccessfully to take pictures by night with my Canon SX60 HS, I noticed that I could not set the ISO to more than 100 with long exposure (> 1.3"). This behavior is well explained in ...
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How do these three 100-300mm lenses for Canon EF mount compare?

I’m trying to decide on a 100-300mm constant aperture lens to complement my current kit. I am considering the following options Canon 100-300 f5.6 L Tokina 100-300 f4 Sigma 100-300 f4 Which of these ...
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ERR CF on Canon Rebel XT

welcome back to 2008. I just picked up a Rebel XT for super cheap and I've been messing with it for the last couple days trying to trouble shoot (knowing very little about DSLR cameras) and I can't ...
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How can I enable my standard USB cable to charge my Canon camera?

It looks like my Canon SX720-HS camera cannot be charged by my standard USB chargers: I have to use the external battery charger provided with the camera. But Canon states the battery can also be ...
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Canon EF 24-105 IS L manual focusing - is it a problem?

I never really used manual focusing before, so I only noticed it now: when I switch to MF and slowly turn the focusing ring, nothing happens at all. The ring turns and turns but nothing else happens. ...
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Canon 600D with problems

This is my first time posting here and my English is also not the best so... I have a really weird problem with my Canon 600D. First, when I take a photo (the focusing sounded normal, mirror sound ...
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How can I mount this Vivitar (Canon mount) lens to a Sony Alpha 58?

This Vivitar Series 1 lens (no. 22148842) has a mount for an older Canon film camera. I need an adaptor to fit this lens to a Sony Alpha 58 camera. Does such an adapter exist?
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How does shutter work on Canon EOS 5 film camera? Will long exposure drain the battery?

I've read somewhere that mirror is held up by some electromagnetic mechanism, and hence will drain the battery quickly when using long exposure. Is that true? It was also suggested to press shutter ...
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Which Memory Card for use with Rebel XT for trip to Arizona? [closed]

I am very inexperienced and am taking a trip to Arizona with a Canon Rebel XT. What flashcard is supported by this camera? What transfer speed do I need to have at minimum/maximum? Are there any site ...
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What should I expect from Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM?

What should I expect from Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM? Hey guys, I'm a noobie around here so I hope I don't annoy too many of you with this question. At the moment I have a Canon EOS 80D and ...
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Exposure compensation in “manual” mode and auto ISO?

Canon 7D Mk II: Is there a way to adjust exposure compensation when I’m using auto iso in “manual” mode? In other words, I’m not using “full manual,” but rather what might be considered “iso priority.”...
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Is it safe to swap cards with Magic Lantern on them between two identical Canon cameras?

I have two similar cameras, both 7Ds. Both have Magic Lantern installed and both use their own CF card. Is it safe to borrow a card from the other camera when needed? Or should I uninstall ML from one ...
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I'm using canon 800D in manual mode. Aperture is 22, shutter speed is 4000 and iso is 100 but exposure meter doesn't show any value, why?

Exposure meter does not represent any value while exposure is under exposed, why this is happening? How can we check exposure value in manual mode?
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My 5D III's LCD does not darken when using viewfinder and it stopped providing information, too

I own an EOS 5D Mark III with firmware 1.3.5. Lately, something went wrong with my settings and I cannot find the solution. First problem: The LCD screen does not turn off when I look through the ...
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Which Canon DSLRs support High Speed Sync and what other requirements are there?

As Nikon does not support High Speed Sync (HSS) / Focal Plane (FP) Flash on its D3x00 & D5x00 series DSLRs, I was wondering if Canon has cameras incapable of HSS in their line-up, too, and what ...