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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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How can I fix Err 01 with a film-era Sigma lens on a Canon DSLR?

I have a new Canon EOS Kiss camera and a friend of mine has a Sigma Aspherical IF 28-200mm lens she used on an old Canon EOS film camera (old as in 10 years or so). I tried using the lens on my camera....
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How to charge canon eos 7D mkii using laptop and usb cable,charging the camera?

How to charge canon eos 7D mkii using laptop and usb cable port.. ,how will I know if it is charging the camera?
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Is there any camera that can autoupload photos to a android device?

We are trying to build multiple Photobooths next to each other, which are equipped with a tablet that has a UI to select and upload certain photos in a folder. Right now we use canon 700d/750d (which ...
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Why can't I shoot tethered with my camera while connected to the computer?

I am trying to take photos while the camera is connected to the computer. As soon as the camera is connected to to PC the camera changes its mode to busy. Actually, the camera is treated as a USB ...
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Can tethered shooting be dangerous to my camera?

I own a T6i and a 6D. I'm interested in tethered shooting for studio scenarios. However I've heard from a friend that if I tether my camera to my laptop and I a power surge happens in the USB port, ...
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Can I use an SDXC card in a Canon Eos 500D?

I'm new here. I bought this: SanDisk SDSDXN-128G-G46 Extreme (SDXC), but when I put in the camera, and try to format it, the camera system gives me an alert that it can't do it and to change the card. ...
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How to turn off Magic Lantern info in Live View?

This is annoying. I need to see the whole frame in Live View, including borders, to check the composition. So I try to turn off the all info in Live View by pressing the INFO. button. But when usual ...
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Canon FT QL Light Meter problem

I recently got my hands on a Canon FT QL and I think the light meter might be broken, but I'm not 100% sure if that's the case and, if it is, exactly what is wrong with it. Behaviour: so, when I don'...
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Can I trigger the Yongnuo YN-600EX RT Il with the YN-622C?

I own a YN656EXIII that I trigger with a YN622C. I'm interested in adding two YN-600EX RT II to my kit. I was expecting to be able to use the following setup: One YN622C on my camera. One YN622c on ...
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How to transfer all my photos from my Canon camera to my iPad mini in wi-fi?

I want to transfer all my photos from my Canon camera to my iPad mini in wi-fi. How can I do that ? I have installed the app CameraWindow on my iPad. I found a way to choose and transfer one photo. ...
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Why is the autofocus not working on my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM?

I bought the EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II lens and the autofocus is not working. It's non-functional. I can use the lens in manual mode but not in autofocus. What could be the cause?
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Using bulb mode with EOS Remote app without having to hold down shutter button possible?

Does the EOS Remote app somehow support timed shutter speeds (for their DSLRs) longer than 30 seconds or a press-and-lock feature when in BULB mode? I've not found such a feature and I guess it could ...
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Should I purchase a speed booster to enlargen my kit lens's field of view, or purchase a 35mm prime?

I own a Canon Rebel T7i with only a kit lens and the APS-C sensor size is bothering me for some reason. Is it a good idea to purchase a speed booster in order to take my APS-C sensor into a full-...
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Is there a way to work both with DNG's and XMP sidecar files?

I'm looking into converting my Canon RAW files (CR2) to lossy DNG purely due to storage limitations. I only shoot RAW and in my country storage (physical or cloud) can still be pretty expensive. I ...
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Canon 500D battery problem

2 I have a canon 500D and I have a battery problem. My battery never charges more than 14% but before the charger says it is full, but I put in the camera and it says 75%. Why is this, and how can I ...
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Which image stabilization lens to get to replace canon kit lens?

I came into a Canon Rebel T7 with the 18-55mm kit lens without image stabilization. Many of the photos I take are indoors with low light (museums, indoor architecture) and often with my earlier ...
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How to remove bulb mode on canonet ql 19?

I was testing my canon ql19 which seems to be in perfect working order. However I pressed the safety catch and set the camera to bulb mode and I can now not turn the ring back again. How are you meant ...
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Calibrating a lens…is auto focus less reliable when zoomed?

So, I'm calibrating my lenses to a new camera body, a 5D Mark IV. When calibrating my 70-200 ƒ2.8 (version 1), I found that the focus was accurate at 70mm. However, when I calibrated it at the 200mm ...
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What is the mount on this Beston lens?

Bought this lens cheap at an estate sale, but now I'm trying to figure out the adapter I need to get it to fit my Rebel XS body. I've looked at dozens of pictures on the internet, but cannot narrow ...
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What is the flexible priority (Fv) mode on recent Canon cameras and what's so good about it?

Some recent Canon cameras (at least EOS RP) have a flexible priority (Fv) mode. Apparently, it does auto-exposure but allows setting various settings manually, too. What does this mode exactly do? ...
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How to record the viewfinder while shooting?

I'd like to make an instructional video clip of how I shoot weddings. I want to be able to record what I see in the viewfinder while shooting, so that I can use that footage in the instructional ...
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How to open the broken battery slot of my Canon PowerShot SX100 IS?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS, and the battery slot is the one in the following picture. Unfortunately, someone borrowed it from me, and the broken slot is now broken in a strange way: it is ...
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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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Canon 50 1.8 STM: AF adjustment not possible?

My 50 1.8 STM back-focuses a little when focused through OVF. I visited Canon Service in Bangalore today. The technician there outright told me that there is no adjustment possible for 50mm 1.8 stm ...
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What are the differences between these lenses and how will they affect a beginner?

My father is giving me his Canon 50D and Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens. I noticed that most kits on the market come with the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and I'm considering it instead of ...
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EOS 700D freezes in live view / video mode, on JPEG conversion, or fast RAW shoots

see update below. all out of a sudden my EOS 700D tends to freeze when in live view or video recording mode. Sometimes the live view shows a still image that's several seconds old and doesn't refresh,...
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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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Is a Canon EOS 50D a viable starting point for a photographer in 2020?

I found an old Canon EOS 50D of my father. There aren't any lenses at all for this camera, but I am wondering if this body is still good for investing money for buying lenses for it. In my company I ...
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Why am I getting half black photos when using shutter speed faster than 1/250? (No flash)

When attempting to take photos in manual mode, if I use a shutter speed faster than 1/250 I get half black photos. Body: Canon 6D Mark ii Lens: Canon EF 50mm 1.8 It's also worth noting that i'm not ...
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Focus confirmation on a Canon 7D Mark II with a Canon 2X Extender?

I have a Canon 7D Mark II and the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II. I also have the canon EF 1.4X extender and I can get autofocus with this combo with the center point plus 4 surround points. ...
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Shooting a milky way timelapse on my Canon EOS 200D Mark II

I recently got a Canon EOS 200D Mark II, it does great astro and milky way photography and I was wondering how to shoot a milky way timelapse. the timelapse settings in the camera make it so the ...
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How can I fix my Canon 600D's mode dial?

My Canon 600D's mode dial can't be used to enter video mode. When I try to turn the dial to video, the onscreen display stops at sports. It never goes beyond that. And I have used the video mode many ...
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Do Nikon cameras have a feature similar to Canon's “Exposure Safety Shift”?

Canon offers a feature called "Exposure Safety Shift" in many of its models. It appears to allow the camera to automatically adjust the aperture or shutter speed to allow an improved exposure. Does ...
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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 a time lapse video? I'm fine using an Android app for this if required.
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Which terms accurately describe the lens mount on a Canon 7?

I've gotten a used Canon Model 7 rangefinder camera from my grandfather. I'm given to understand that it's a reasonably cool old camera, and the 50mm/1.4 lens isn't too shabby either. I am ...
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Can not open the RAW files of my new Canon 800D (t7i)

A copule of months ago I got a new camera the canon 800D (t7i), and windows can not open the raw files (.CR2) from the camera, I've tried installing the official canon raw codec and windows still can'...
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Fisheye image circle close to border of image

I'm using a Canon 8-15mm fisheye with a sony alpha 7R3 and a sigma adapter. I just noticed that at 8mm the circle of the image is not exactly centered; it is close to the top border of the image. ...
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Can I use APS-C Pentax K mount lenses on Canon EOS 90D?

I currently own seven Pentax K mount lenses which I'm very attached to and spend lot of money on. They been used with Pentax K20D, and now I'm looking to upgrade cameras. I like the idea of the new ...
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Why did the AF Assist Beam on my Godox X1T-C stop working after a firmware update?

Recently I updated firmware of my Godox X1T-C remote trigger to be able to use it with Canon EOS400D which have trimmed down flashlight hotshoe (trigger pin is missing). Now the trigger is working and ...
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Switching gear from Canon to Sony [closed]

I been on Canon gear for more that 5+ year and mostly shoot with 5DIII, got wide range of Canon lenses. Thinking of switching to mirrorless camera and been reading a lot on Sony and using Canon ...
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White Balance on Multiple Cameras

My wife and I are wedding photographers and we go to a lot of locations. Everywhere from outdoor greenery to indoor museums with walls and ceilings painted red. I'm wondering what your suggestion ...
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Controller/Transmitter for Canon 580EXII + Godox AD200

Is there one transmitter like Godox XProC (for Canon 5D MarkIV) to control Canon 580EXII and Godox AD200? If not what is the best way to do it?
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Canon EF135mm f/2L vs 70-200mm f/2.8L IS for Indoor shooting

I'm doing an indoor shoot of a large event with lots of people (which I was informed the lighting is "dark-ish" -- think large party) and I'd like to get candids without getting too close. I'm split ...
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How long would a camera battery last unused?

I discovered an old camera (canon powershot a3300 is if it helps) that i stopped using about 8-10 years ago. I lost the battery charger but found one online that i could buy. Just wanted to know if ...
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Is there a mobile app that can simulate the Canon bluetooth remote?

On newer Canon cameras (such as the 200D that I own) there is no longer the option to use the IR remote. Instead you have to buy a special Bluetooth remote (the Canon BR-E1) that costs $50 and is ...
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Why does ISO revert to Auto when set on 100 in manual mode on my Canon RP?

I'm new to photography and think I have a good grasp of the fundamentals of the exposure triangle. When using flash in a controlled studio environment, I want to set my ISO at 100 and compensate ...
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What color are actual LEDs used in the 430EXii Speedlite's AF-assist?

I've discovered consistent focus problems using Rebel XSi + 430EXii + Tamron 28-75. I confirmed this is a common problem which occurs when the Speedlite's AF-Assist is enabled. Some have suggested ...
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My viewfinder won't autofocus but live view focuses well

I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5 camera and I've been running into an issue lately that I do not know how to solve. The autofocus while using viewfinder does not work at all; I could not even take a photo....
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How do I change the ISO and shutter speed settings in Aperture Priority mode on a Canon DSLR?

I am looking to change the ISO settings and shutter speed during the Aperture Mode in my Canon 77D. I am not able to see this screen on my camera.  Can someone help me with this?
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Both my camera (Canon 6D mkII) and my raw processing app (Lightroom) can do “Lens aberration correction”. Which should I use?

I mostly take pictures in RAW with a Canon 6D Mk II before processing them into Adobe Lightroom. I've historically always used Adobe's "Lens Correction" feature to automatically detect the lens/camera ...

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