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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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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 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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How to get fixed/consistent exposure for a series of shots using remote trigger?

A friend recently asked for my help to take a series of photos that he could use to create a time lapse effect. For context, it was of him preparing a cocktail for a talk he was giving. Couple of ...
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Canon 550d Kit Lens or not?

I'm a beginner at photography, I'm looking at buying my first DSLR (currently the Canon 550d looks promising) so I'm wondering if I should buy the camera with the kit lens (EFs 18-55mm IS) or buy just ...
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Comparable Nikon to the Canon 550d

What Nikon is comparable to the Cannon 550d or 600d and what drawbacks (or good points) does it have compared to the canon?
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Can't see the shutter count on my canon 5d mark ii

I was recently paid with a canon 5D Mark II for a job I did and I wanted to see the shutter count but I haven't found a place where I can see it online yet. I've looked on many places but I have had ...
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Are the 50mm f/1.8 and 75-300mm zoom good lens choices beyond the kit lens for a Rebel T1i?

I own a Canon Rebel T1i with a EFS 18-55mm image-stabilizer lens. Since I want to learn more about photography, my husband purchased for me a EF 50mm and a EF 75-300mm zoom. I am wondering if these ...
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Canon M50 Firmware buggy?

I upgraded to the Canon M50 firmware 1.0.2 two weeks ago. Since yesterday, here are what challenges I'm facing: Can't switch from Manual or any other mode to Video mode. Video mode is activated ...
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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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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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700D how to blink on over-exposure?

How can I blink pixels that are over-exposured, on my brand new Canon 700D? I just can't find the setting for this.
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Properly Using Mirror Lock With Canon EOS 60D And RC-6 IR Remote

I am trying to use my Canon EOS 60D on a tripod, with mirror lock enabled and shutter release via the RC-6 infrared remote, for minimizing vibration. When using the shutter release on the camera, ...
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Effect of Metering on Captured Image

I've been using the advanced metering modes on my Canon EOS 7D (and also on an XSI I owned previously) for several years now. I had always assumed that the purpose of the different metering modes was ...
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How do I choose among the following lens of 55-250 IS, 70-300 IS and VS 75-300?

Sorry by this specific question, but I'm pretty crazy here looking for a difference. I've got to buy a lens tomorrow (I leave my country in 2 days) I could see the difference between 55-250 and 70-300,...
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Apertures required to enable autofocus on Rebel T6s/T6i in Live View?

The question "What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?" is very useful. However, would the new Canon Hybrid CMOS AF III ...
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Which Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 is better for wedding photography?

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens In these tele lens which one is suitable for wedding photography? How do these two differ?
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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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Which one wide-medium canon lens is best for an indoor/outdoor wedding? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which one wide-medium lens to buy as the main lens for an outdoor wedding? I am an amateur photographer. I have taken senior and family photos for friends. However, my cousin ...
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What is the purpose of Quick Mode focusing in live view?

What is the purpose of Quick Mode (found on some Canon DSLRs) focusing in live view? To me it seems like a bad blend between live view and viewfinder mode that really doesn't cut it. Of course it's a ...
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What to do when my camera says “lens error”?

I have a Canon PowerShot A3100IS digital camera. I was taking pictures but turned it off with the lens still open. I turned it back on, it loaded then made a beeping sound then a black screen came on ...
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Full frame 16-35 mm vs crop 10-22mm [duplicate]

I'm using a Canon EOS Rebel with 1.6 crop factor. In terms of focal length- Is an EF 16-35 mm full frame lens on a full frame camera equivalent to an EF-S 10-22mm lens taking into account my crop ...
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EF vs EF-S for a Canon 70D body? [duplicate]

Stretching my budget for a new 70D body. Seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. Am I wasting my money only purchasing an EF lens to go with it? The EF-S is well out of my price range.
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How do I change lenses without damaging my camera? [duplicate]

As I have an canon camera in which I even got standard kit lens. Now at present the lens of camera is been not working properly because of not handling it safety, due to which I am not able to get ...
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Why does Canon have Two Kinds of Nanotech Lens Coatings?

Nikon has a single Nano Crystal Coating, while Canon has not only an equivalent coating (Sub Wavelength Coating), but they also have an Air Sphere coating which seems to do much the same thing. Why ...
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How can I do macro photography with canon 700d kit lens? [duplicate]

I bought my canon 700D a month ago. Now, I want to do some macro photography, but I do not want to purchase any expensive lens for this at least at this stage. I came to know about some accessories ...
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Effective filters for daytime landscape photography?

I do landscape photography, mostly shooting at dawn or dusk, but I never shoot during the day, the light is just too harsh. I've got a single polarizer and a few ND grads, but nothing else. What ...
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Which lens is better for concert photography: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM or Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8?

I have a Canon 550D camera with 18-55mm kit lens and a Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM prime lens. I am looking for differences between the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM and the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle lens, ...
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What is the filter size on the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS?

What is the filter size of the lens on the PowerShot SX500 IS?
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Is Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II that much better than Canon 24-70 f/4L IS?

I get that the f/2.8 will bring more bokeh effect to it than the f/4, which is nice, but for the lower light situations, will f/2.8 beat the IS function at f/4 when handheld? The price difference ...
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Glitching Autofocus on Sigma Lens

I have a Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 which I am very happy with. I have a Canon 5D MkIII body. The lens will focus normally, then after a certain amount of time will stop focusing. To force it to start ...
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How to synchronize Yongnuo yn 560 iii with Canon Speedlite 430 ex III-RT

Is it possible to synchronize Yongnuo yn 560 iii flash with a Canon Speedlite 430 ex III-RT flash using in built transceivers?
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Why is my Canon T3i stuck saving to internal memory instead of the memory card?

My T3i just stopped saving to the memory card and is saving to the internal memory. I have replaced the card in case it was corrupt and I have blown out the slot in the camera where it fits. Is ...
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Is Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM better than EF 17-40mm f/4L USM on FF and in which cases?

According to Imaging Resource the 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens sharpness is subjectively worse than 17-40mm f/4L on full-frame. Here are the Blur diagrams for 16-35 and 17-40 on FF. So, analysing this, the ...
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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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How to find the serial number for a Canon G1X if it has rubbed off

I recently bought a second hand Canon G1X and would like to insure it. However, the serial number under the camera has partially rubbed off and only 6 digits are still visible. I was recommended by a ...
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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 view exposure matching my camera settings in the viewfinder of my Canon 70D?

I'm new to 70D, coming from a Fuji mirrorless system. I'm used to being able to see my exposure change in my viewfinder as I change settings on my camera. I cannot figure out how to make the 70D do ...
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Flash intensity levels aren't the same across consecutive photographs

I'm not sure how else to put it, but it is what it exactly sounds like. When I take consecutive pictures in Aperture priority mode, it so happens that the first image is probably brighter (high flash) ...
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Is it typical to experience zoom creep with the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM?

I noticed this more than once. Whenever I'm in the range from 24mm to somewhere between 35mm and 50mm, the lens starts moving if I'm fixing it vertically with its front element facing the ceiling or ...
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Which current Canon APS-C cameras can use older EOS EF lenses?

I have a Canon EOS 100 film camera, and I would like to change to a Canon digital, but I'm concerned that the lenses I have: 28-80mm 80-200mm 100-300mm 100mm Macro will not work on the new digital ...
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Is the Tamron 24-70mm a good wedding lens for a Canon 5DS r?

I preordered a Canon 5DS r and I was wondering if the Tamron SP AF Di VC USD 24-70mm f/2.8 XR LD ASL [IF] would be good for that camera? I plan to use it for wedding pictures.
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Canon 60D not recognized by my laptop Windows 10 64bit

I've been searching for several days now, and while this is a very common problem in Google Land, none of the fixes presented are not working. So far, I have: Installed EOS Utilities Updated to ...
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Difference between Canon 18-55mm IS II and IS STM? [duplicate]

I am a newbie into the photography world and would like to buy a DSLR. I am currently shooting with my phone and usually take photos with auto mode. While choosing for a camera I have narrowed my ...
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Can the Sigma 2x teleconverter be hacked so it will work with the Sigma 50-500mm?

Does the autofocus hack (where you mask off connectors on the teleconverter to make it misreport the aperture) work on sigma 2x teleconverter fitted on Sigma 50-500mm DG lens for Canon cameras?
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Canon Digic 6 and Digic 7 [duplicate]

Canon 80 D with DIGIC 6 was released in Feb 2016. Canon 77D with DIGIC 7 was released in Feb 2017.Does that make the canon 77D better than canon 80 D eventhough 80D has better features and is more ...
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What causes the “Flash busy” message (Canon EOS 1100D)?

Yesterday I was faced with a situation where I often saw the message "flash busy" with no chance to shoot. As I understand it, this can happen when battery power to flash is low, but I only used the ...
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How important is body microcalibration feature?

I'm considering buying a Canon 760D / Rebel T6S but it lacks autofocus microcalibration. It's an expensive camera and all upper models including the 70D offer it - so is it something that I can ...
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Will a full frame camera reduce noise vs. my Canon T7i for high school wrestling and football?

I’m looking to get my first Canon full frame. I mostly take photos of high school wrestling and night football. I would like to stay around $1000. Currently I have a T7i. Is there any advice as to ...
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How does the Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 compare to Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM?

I am looking to buy a good walk around lens for t3i to finally upgrade from my kit lens. My current preference is Canon 15-85. however I am wondering if I should get Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8. I am ...
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Which camera to buy - Canon EOS 6D or Canon EOS 7D Mark II [closed]

I'm planning to buy a new camera body, and I'm unable to decide between the 6D and the newly announced 7D Mark II. Which camera should I go for? How much of a difference does a full frame camera (6D) ...

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