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Questions tagged [canon]

Canon Inc. is a prominent manufacturer of cameras and lenses including EOS DSLRs and PowerShot compact cameras.

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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 ...
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Will a lens extender be helpful for wildlife photography with a 70-200mm lens and APS-C sensor?

I was planning to do some photography with wildlife and was planning to sell my Canon Mrk2 70-200mm lens. However after discussing this I've been told that it's actually a good lens for wildlife (or ...
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How can I avoid vignetting when shooting in raw with a Canon Powershot?

Very inexperienced person here when it comes to photography and raw processing here. I'm using a Canon SX 60HS camera. No attachments — filter/hood/etc. — of any sort were attached to lens. After ...
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Is there a rotating flash coupler for Canon?

Is there a flash coupler that can go between the camera body and the flash allowing the flash to rotate side-to-side? Similar to the Nikon AS-1 Flash Coupler. I want to be as light and versatile as ...
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Why can I not change the shutter speed using the main dial on my Canon 70D? [closed]

Actually I can not change the shutter speed when i use the main dial on my Canon 70D. It used to work but suddenly stopped working. I have tried reseting all functions but the problem still exist.
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Canon EOS M not recording

My canon EOS M doesn't want to record or take any pictures. I press the record button and nothing happens. Also, when I go to adjust the aperture it says I can't because it says "no lens attatched. Is ...
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Canon native flash off-camera second-curtain-sync: any news?

Is it possible yet to use off-camera second-curtain-sync with any of Canon's native wireless-radio-flashes? After searching, I can't find any recent articles on this. Most of the older articles ...
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Is replacing all my Fujifilm gear with this Canon zoom lens an upgrade?

I'm a hobby photographer. I like taking portraits, which I often do at festivals and conventions. I usually take the following gear: Fujifilm X-T2 (an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera), a 16-55mm f/2.8 (...
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Canon 80D or Nikon D7500 for travel photography [closed]

I have a trip coming up, which will involve me shooting landscapes and portraits, so I'd bring a superzoom and a portrait lens) I have a Canon 80D (with a Sigma 18-250mm and a 50mm f1.8) and a Nikon ...
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Is it sensible to not opt for the kit lens and instead go with Tamron 18-200mm DiII VC Zoom Lens? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of going with a Canon EOS 200D body or Nikon D5600 as my first DSLR and saving 40-50 bucks by not opting for the kit lens and putting the money on Tamron 18-200mm DiII VC Zoom Lens. My ...
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Any issues mounting nikkor 600mm f5.6 ais on a canon dslr

When looking at long prime lenses I failed to find a reasonably prised canon ef mount 600mm lens. I did however find the nikkor 600mm f5.6 for less than 700$ on ebay (as well as some old mediumformat ...
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Are third party DSLR batteries significantly less reliable than the official ones? [duplicate]

The official Canon battery for my camera (LP-E17) costs around $55 while third party batteries sell for about $20. Are Canon's official batteries really worth the price or would I be okay getting an ...
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Why don't semi-automatic modes on a DSLR take flash into account when calculating exposure?

I've purchased a TTL flash today and was surprised to learn that the camera (Canon 77D) is apparently not taking it into account when you set it to aperture priority or any other automatic mode. The ...
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Dating a Canon lens without date codes - just an eight digit serial number. Is it doable?

I'm currently trying to sell my Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM and thought in the advert I would try date it. On the underside of the barrel there is an eight digit serial number. On the lens mount ...
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Is there an adapter for Fuji X mount cameras for canon ef-s lenses that allow autofocus and metering?

I have a canon 700D, and I'm contemplating buying a second hand Fuji X-T1. But I have invested in a Sigma 18-35 F/1.8 and am very happy with it. Is there an adapter for the EF-S mount lens that will ...
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Any fix for poor lens clip on Canon on the 600 mm f4 lens hood

I've spent £10,000 on a lens and Canon use a bit of rubbish to fix the lens hood onto the body! First time I sent the hood to be repaired and it set me back about £80. Since then I've repaired it ...
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Why can't my compact digital camera focus when applying 8x zoom?

I have a compact digital camera which is Canon IXUS 165. The specification is in this link. I bought it in June 2016. It has 8x Optical Zoom. Just now I was zooming 8x on something, and when I tried ...
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Recommendation on Canon 18-55mm IS STM / III

Recently I've decided to buy a new DSLR body (Canon 200D), and now I have to decide what lens to pair this with. For €18 on top of the body-only price I can get a Canon 18-55mm III lens, and for €94 I ...
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Why cannot my canon camera EOS 700D take long video? [closed]

as it takes short video and automatically stop only after 8 seconds. it is very limited. please someone lets me know why.
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When setting my Canon camera on a timer, how do I force it to focus at the time the shot is taken instead of when the timer is set?

Here's a typical situation during vacations: I set my Canon 77D on a tripod I change the shooting setting to "timed series" (2-10 shots after a 10-second delay) I go stand in front of the camera ...
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Canon f-1 shutter and mirror jammed when speed is below 60

i recently have bought a canon f-1 from a thrift shop where it was exposed to dust and sun. the shutter mechanism works correctly (it is not jammed, but i don't know if it has the correct speed or not)...
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Canon Live View: How to capture the exact image displayed on the screen?

When enabling the flash (by deploying the built-in, pop-up flash; or by using the hot shoe with an external flash device) the apparent brightness of the image displayed on the LCD monitor (LiveView) ...
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How to copy Images Back To DSLR from computer?

I'm looking to solve this issue of trying to get my DSLR read images to put on the memory card from the computer. Here are the steps to reproduce the issue: You click a photo Transfer it to your ...
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Canon mid-range zoom? [closed]

What I'm looking for is a good quality, full-frame, Canon-fit zoom in the 35-135mm range, or thereabouts, with a largish maximum aperture. A 50-100mm would do equally well. I've done a lot of ...
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Is Canon 60D still a decent camera? [duplicate]

I have a Canon 60D, bought it back in 2013. Use it quite a while, but in past two-three years, I lost interest in photography. I will be going on a long trip this summer and would like to take a ...
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Why is my single test image much brighter than our Stackshot image output?

I'm working on taking stacked photos of small insect specimens for a university. I am using a Canon EOS 6D body camera. We are using a StackShot macro rail to image these specimens. An issue that has ...
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How to fix a Canon.cr2 corrupted RAW file in iPhoto?

I have recovered a 20GB iPhoto library, but all the photos are corrupted. How do I fix it? Example file: https://ufile.io/vr5xw
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What is the difference between Dandelion focus-confirmation chips and others?

New member here with a question regarding the mysteries of focus confirmation when fitting a manual focus lens to Canon EOS type digital and film bodies. I have a fair number of M42 Pentax Takumar ...
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An adaptor for Nikon FE (F mount) to a Canon EF lens? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon FE, I have manual EF CANON lenses I want to try and adapt to my old Nikon FE. Is there any adaptor out there that will allow to put my Canon lenses onto my Nikon FE?. Also I’m looking ...
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Why am I getting a lighting gradient or flickering during daytime with fast shutter speed?

While using a Canon 1Dx Mark II, I noticed there is a flicker in the light when I shoot at high shutter speed (1/4000 or faster) in burst. Basically, there is a gradient between two pictures similar ...
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Can I adapt this Vivitar 35mm to my Canon 5Dmkiii [duplicate]

Is there an adapter out there I can use to put this lens on my canon 5d mkiii?
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What Yongnuo controller will let me use my YN-568EX II with TTL and HSS?

I have two Yongnuo YN-568EX-II speedlites. I can use them as radio/receivers between the two, but I want to use a controller on camera to be able to use the speedlights off camera without losing E-TTL ...
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What are the differences between the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III and EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM

I'm looking at these two lenses: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III & EF-S 18–55mm f/4–5.6 IS STM What are the differences between these two lenses, specifically in regard to overall image quality?...
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Is 58 mm Metal Tele Lens Hood is fine for 18-55mm lens canon?

I have 18-55mm and a 58mm lotus hood on it but the problem is that when i capture photos from my canon 700D on 18mm focal length the hood also showing in my frame of pictures. i want to buy a 58mm ...
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Why does my Canon dSLR screen go black after taking two photos?

I have a Canon EOS 1300D/T6. The screen keeps going black after I take two photos. To fix it, I have to take the battery out and put it back in. The battery is fully charged. How do I fix this please?
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 stopped focusing? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 that refuses to autofocus. When I mount the lens, turn on the camera, and press the buttons to begin autofocusing, nothing happens. I don't even hear the AF motor trying ...
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Photographing baby turtles/turtles at night

Is anyone able to give suggestions on what camera settings would be suitable for night photography of baby turtles? I'm currently using a Canon 1300D with a Tamron 16-300mm lens.