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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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Are Toshiba SDHC cards good for Canon DSLR cameras?

I was going through the SDHC cards available in the market and found a really cheap card from a website offering discounted camera and photo gear. I did go through the mostly recommended San Disk SDHC ...
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What DSLR and good portrait lenses you can suggest for 2.5k USD? [closed]

Greetings, I'm looking for DSLR and good portrait lenses. Budget - 2500$ Options: 1) Nikon D7000 + Nikon 85mm f/1.4D AF 2) Canon 7D + Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM or Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM (Not ...
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Why are Canon and Nikon the biggest camera manufacturers?

Coming in new to the whole SLR world, I am yet to find a conclusive answer to a question that's been bothering me: why are Canon and Nikon the big two? My wife has gone down the Sony route because ...
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How well does the Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 resist flare?

Nowadays (among other projects) I'm shooting candle lights in churches (using mostly long exposures) using a Canon 17-40mm F4. (A small part of) The results are here. I'm thinking now to buy a Tokina ...
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Is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS lens hard to sell because people would prefer the f/2.8?

I have been trying to sell my Canon EF 70-200mm F/4.0 L IS USM Lens for ages now, but no one seems to want it. Could it be because the f2.8 is a better lens and people would rather pay the extra and ...
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How can I decide which lens to prioritize between Tokina 11-16 or Canon 15-85?

I currently have a Canon T3i with a 50mm f1/8, 18-55 kit, and 55-250 f/4.0-5.6. I love the 50, but outside of setup shots, I seem to grab the 18-55 mostly just for the flexibility. (Mostly used on ...
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Maximum focusing distance when using Canon FD to EF adapter?

I have an old Canon A1 camera, and a 50mm 1.4 ssc FD lens for it. I also have a Canon 30D, but sadly no 50mm lens for it. I was planning on getting a (lensless) FD-EF adapter to use the 50mm on my 30D....
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What single zoom lens should I take on a vacation to Europe?

My wife and I are planning a trip to France and Italy next year for a couple of weeks. We will be hitting many of the popular destinations such as Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence, etc. I currently own ...
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Which low-cost general-purpose camera is better than a cellphone in low-light conditions?

Currently I am making photos with my Eten M800 cellphone, and they are fine outdoors with good light, but terrible indoors with poor lightning. I would like to buy a camera which can be better at it, ...
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How can I get overhead shots with a jib?

I'll be needing to get overhead shots of food with a Seven jib and have never rigged my Canon camera in this way before. The shots needed will be straight overhead--not at an angle or tilt. What ...
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How does Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens perform, and what are the alternatives?

Could you give me some insight about this lens? Canon EF Telephoto zoom lens - 70 mm - 300 mm - F/4.5-5.6 - Canon EF I find its size very appealing, but I'm not sure of the performance or any ...
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Can I use old camera accessories with a new DSLR camera?

I found a good price on a Rebel X. It comes with a flash and a couple lenses. Could I use those accessories with most new DSLR cameras? Would I be limited to Canon cameras?
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Are there any downsides to buying a third party extension tubes for Canon?

I would like to get a little higher magnification out of my Canon 100mm Macro, so I am looking at extension tubes. I know Canon makes the EF25, but it seems pretty expensive considering there isn't ...
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Macro lenses, what's the best for quality and closeup?

I want to do some extreme macro work, so which lens is best for this? I think the Canon 100mm macro isn't good enough. So which lens gives great low light work plus will get me right into the eye of ...
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What are the key features of the Canon Speedlite 320EX?

I would like to find out the new key features of Canon Speedite 320EX and how to use them and to improve my flash photography. I have stated down three key areas but please feel free to add more and ...
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Why do my 100mm EF macro lens and my EF-S zoom set at 100mm appear to give a different field of view?

I have a Canon EF 100mm Macro and a Canon EF-S 18-200mm Lens, and using a Canon EOS 60D. I believed that when setting the Zoom Lens to 100mm it would show the same field of view as the one from ...
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Is there a custom firmware availble for the Canon 450D Rebel XSi?

Does the Canon 450d have custom firmware? Doing a quick Google search didn't really find anything. And, along similar lines, is the 450d even capable of flashing its firmware? Or are we basically ...
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Which should I go for, 1100D + 18-270mm Tamron or 550D + 18-135mm?

I have a 1100D and I want a general purpose lens, but by searching this kind of lenses, I realized that I could sell my 1100D with my 18-55mm and buy the kit 550D + 18-135mm. So I basically have two ...
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What size is the Canon 550D sensor?

I have these options: 35 mm film Medium Format Canon 10D Canon 30D Canon 300D Canon 5D, 5D MKII Canon 450D, 1000D Canon 50D Which is the closest to 550D?
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What is causing strange horizontal “flare” on all my photos regardless of lens and/or POV?

Suddenly on (almost) all photos I have a strange light band in the middle, regardless of lens and or angle on which I shoot the photos. The camera is an old Canon 1Ds Mk II and AFIAS the line of light ...
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What is the best 3rd party cheap lens for shooting events with canon 600D?

I would like to buy a 3rd party lens for my Canon 600D, I am looking more for shooting at events like parties. I'm looking for something cheap with a large zoom range.
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Is there an iPad connection kit to import RAW images from a Canon DSLR?

Is there a way to connect a Canon 5d MK2 to an iPad for copying the contents of the CF card especially in Raw format?
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Can I use macro extension tubes with telephoto lenses?

What I really want is an extension tube for my telephoto lens. (70-200mm Canon) I have an opportunity to purchase a number of macro tubes. Will those also work with the telephoto lens?
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Can you use the built-in flash in a Canon EOS 450D with a hot shoe GPS geo-tagger?

As far as I can see, the answer is no, the flash cannot open if anything, is plugged on the hot shoe of a Canon EOS 450D: Can anyone confirm that I wouldn't be able to use something like the Jobo ...
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Can a cheap DX battery damage my camera?

I would like to purchase a spare battery for my new Canon EOS 550D\Rebel T2i for a trip abroad. I've found this battery on DealExtreme. It costs 6.90$ (with shippment), a small fraction from the ...
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Why do some cameras have a blue lens shown in their photographs?

For example, from this Google search the middle camera is way more blue in color than the others. What is the reason behind this? Do these cameras have some special type of glass that results in ...
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EF-S lens focal length [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does my crop sensor camera actually turn my lenses into a longer focal length? If I have an EF-S lens with a focal length of 10mm on an APS-C camera (i.e. with sensor crop ...
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What lens should I get with a Canon 7D for portrait use?

I am getting a Canon 7D in the next week or so - and I am wondering what, in your opinion, would be the better lens for me to get. I've researched for hours and have come to the conclusion that in ...
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What to replace a mediocre Sigma 18-200mm with?

I'm thinking about options to replace my Sigma 18-200mm. I have a Canon T1i and a Canon 50mm f1.8. With the Sigma I wanted an "all round" solution, but as it turns out the lens is neither fast nor ...
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Is there OS X software for timed shutter release with a Canon 30D?

I'm trying to do some time lapse photography with my Canon 30D, and I'm looking for a program for OS X that I can use to fire the shutter over time instead of using an intervalometer. Does the EOS ...
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If I upgrade from my Canon XSI to the T2i, will I get better image quality on long exposures?

I bought an XSI about 2 years ago, and I am finding I can't do everything I want with it. Specifically I have started to notice the noise even at an ISO at 100, and I would really like to be able to ...
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Why is my Canon Powershot A1100 focusing only on the bottom part of scenes?

I've been using a Canon PowerShot A1100 IS camera for the past year and it had been working just fine until I decided to change its settings. After I had serious trouble with it, I reset the settings ...
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What is the battery consumption of the Canon EOS 20D in bulb mode?

What is the estimated battery consumption when using bulb mode for an exposure about an hour long? I know the best thing is to test it out, but I'm not in position to do that right now. Camera is ...
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Which of these three prime lenses should I choose for my Canon 5D Mark II? [closed]

Which lens should I pick between the following, I'm after nice color / contrast: Leica 50mm f/2 Summicron-R Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Macro Voigtländer 40mm f/2 Ultron SL II Anyone with experience with ...
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How can I finalize my choice between Canon PowerShot SX30 and Nikon P500?

I'm going to a purchase fixed-lens camera with large zoom. Currently, the main candidates are Canon's PowerShot SX30 IS and Nikon's Coolpix P500. For both of them, I've read several good reviews. How ...
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Do I need special software to retrieve pictures from an older Canon Rebel?

A co-worker was having problems getting her pictures off her camera, so I plugged it (via the USB cable) into my machine expecting to be able to see what was on it. I saw an entry for the camera in "...
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How do I choose a telephoto zoom lens? [closed]

I have a Canon 1100D kit (18-55mm IS II) and a 50mm f1.8 lens. Now I'm looking for a zoom lens. What do you think about the following: Tamron 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 Tamron 70-300mm f4-f5.6 DI LD Tamron 55-...
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What does the “L” in the L-Series Canon lenses stand for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between Canon “L” lenses and non-L lenses? Any ideas? Just curious. Some seem to think it stands for Luxury.
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As a Canon DSLR user hoping to move to full frame do I have any wide angle lens options other than the Sigma EF 12-24?

I'm a 550D user looking for a wide angle lens but eventually hoping to move to a full frame camera, in doing this I'm trying to avoid buying EF-S mount lenses due to the prohibitive cost of replacing ...
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Does the Canon WFT-E4 support recording video directly into a usb hard drive?

Does anyone know if you can use a Canon 5Dmk2 + WFT-E4 to record 1080p HD footage directly into a USB hard drive? Even without having a CF card inside the camera? thanks in advance
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How to check for sharpness in small LCD screens?

I have recently bought Macro lens(Tamron 90mm) and been experimenting with it, My camera is Canon EOS 1000D and it has only 2.5" LCD screen. Immediately after taking the picture, How can one check ...
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Why changing image format changes the area shown on the LCD screen?

Recording pixels option when set to Large 14M 4320x3240, in Canon PowerShot SX 210 IS, puts black bars on the vertical sides of the screen. The shot is NOT thus fully seen in its LCD screen. Why is ...
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Canon SX230 HS or Sony Nex 5

I have a Canon SX230 HS. It's a good compact camera but I would like something better. Do anyone advise me to upgrade my camera to a bridge Sony Nex 5 or it doesn't make sense? Should I buy a ...
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What is the meaning of having 9 focus points and how to see where they are?

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS is said to have 9 focus points. I haven't seen any setting which shows all those points on the screen or anywhere. How and what are those remaining 8 focus points used for? ...
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Why does AWB mode on my camera produce a blue tinge in photographs?

Is that normal? Canon Powershot SX210. I used to use the AWB mode in the fully manual mode. EDIT 1: The blue tinted photo added:
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Portrait lens for Canon T1i [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a good Canon lens to take portraits? I have a Canon Rebel T1i camera. I am thinking of buying a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens for portraits. Is it the right lens for ...
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Which is better: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM or Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM (without IS)?

Simple question: Which lens is better? The L Series (non-IS) Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM or the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM? I am an enthusiast and usually shoot landscape, my kids playing ...
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Choosing between a Canon 600D(Rebel T3i) and a Nikon D90 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Canon t2i or new Nikon d90? I am planning to buy my first DSLR camera. I am however not sure which one to choose from Nikon 90 or Canon 600D(Rebel T3i ). I particularly like ...
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Triggering Canon Speedlite manually

I was planning to take a fake multiple-exposure picture: use a dark room, long exposure time, and manually trigger a flash for each exposure. But can I trigger my Canon Speedlite 430EX II manually ...
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Will the “Pixel Knight TR-332” radio flash trigger work with a Canon 350D?

I am using a Canon 350D/XT and found some information on web that the Pixel Knight TR-332 radio flash may be incompatible with that particular Canon camera due to DIGIC II and lack of Flash functions ...