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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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If I adapt an EF circular fisheye lens to EF-M mount, will the image be cropped?

I cannot find a circular fisheye lens with an Canon EF-M mount. Is there one? There are a couple of regular fisheye lenses, but no circular fisheye with equisolid angle projection. If I use an EF-M/EF ...
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What do I need to shoot sharp high school baseball photographs on a budget? [duplicate]

I need a zoom lens ASAP for high school baseball. (And then hopefully in 2020 college baseball.) This is only to take pictures of my son — for now high school and travel baseball. I have older Canon ...
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Does the black ink in Dye Based Printers always smudge or will a more expensive one not cause this issue…?

I recently purchased a Hp Envy 5540 printer with original inks and noticed that none of the colours smudge when I run my fingers across them apart from the black ink on the page which smudges very ...
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Using vintage lens for Canon EOS 450D [duplicate]

I would like to ask for a help. I've recently fell in love with analog photography. My grandfather gave me these cameras: Werra with Tessar (2,8/50) Lens and Praktica PL nova 1 with Oreston 1,8/50 ...
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Canon T5i, takes blank pictures after focusing

I've used manual mode with the exact same setting 100's of times taking pictures of the moon. Setting of ISO 100, f/11 at 1/500. Everytime it's come out perfect but tonight it will focus perfectly, ...
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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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What are some good resources for getting started with a large roll printer?

I’m an enthusiast-level photographer with a little disposable income, a big empty space in my apartment, and a huge appreciation for making prints, so I’ve decided to take the leap into a large-format ...
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What Canon lens would be good for shooting high school/college sports? [duplicate]

I take a lot of pictures of my sons playing High school baseball (and at times lacrosse and soccer). And a lot of my sons' travel baseball games. I have a Canon Rebel EOS XSi (450D) which of course ...
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Need an alternative to the Canon 5D Mark IV [closed]

As a film student that is graduating soon, the 5D Mark IV seems like the perfect DSLR to get my photography/cinematography business started. I primarily plan on doing lifestyle, business and event ...
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The combination of transmitters to fire AND control Canon 430EX III-RT and Yongnuo YN-560 IV

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to expand my flash system which is currently very modest - it only consists of Canon 430EX III-RT flash. I'm planning to buy 2 Yongnuo YN-560 IV flashes and ...
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Is a Canon 1300D with 18-55mm lens good for portrait shots? [duplicate]

I want to shoot amazing portraits like the ones I see in magazines or model shots. Can it be done with my EF-S 18-55mm IS 2? If not, please give names of affordable cheap lenses I can buy for this.
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Crop Factor in real world, Sigma 150-600mm C on Canon 1300D [duplicate]

After I bought Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens I ran some tests. This test was to see the difference in focal length compared to a crop sensor lens vs this full frame lens on a same ...
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Is Sigma 150-600mm f 5-6.3 contemporary “F4-5.6” on Crop Sensor?

I bought Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 Contemporary DG OS HSM Lens for my Crop Sensor Canon 1300D. What I've noticed is that it gives me max aperture of f5.6 at 600MM instead of f6.3 and f4.5 at 150mm on my ...
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What can I use to trigger an unmounted 430EXIII-RT?

I have a Canon EOS 6D and a Canon 430EX III-RT flash. I want to sync my flash to my camera unmounted (which doesn't have a built in flash for me to use as a master). Yet I don't want to spend around $...
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Canon 45 point autofocus with different lenses

I have been looking into the Canon t7i autofocus system. Apparently (based on information I found in a canon promotional video), all 45 of these focus points are crosstype, most of the time. Whether ...
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Does processor affect auto-focus precision?

I am considering purchasing a Canon sl2. I notice that it has the same 9 point 1 cross type auto focus system that has been used for many many years. My current Canon t3 uses this auto-focus system. ...
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Query on focal length of Canon SX520HS [duplicate]

I was checking specification of Canon SX520HS and this is what i found regarding focal length: Focal Length 4.3 – 180.6 mm (35 mm equivalent: 24 – 1008 mm) Now to get 35mm equivalent focal length,...
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How do I force my Canon dSLR (800D) to take a photo?

I noticed when I went out early in the morning to take some landscape photography that sometimes when the image was "dark", the camera would not attempt to take the photo. I tried changing from a ...