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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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Missing focus with Canon 50mm 1.8 lens - is it the lens or me?

I purchased a Canon EOS 650D and EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. Unfortunately, the auto-focus seems to miss focus at f/1.8. I've tried setting it to single-point auto-focus: it is better, but still not good ...
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Can Canon T70 be converted to digital?

Is it possible to convert my Canon T70 to digital format? Will I still be able to use my collection of lenses after conversion?
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Which battery grip should I get for my Canon 60D and why?

I'd like to buy a Canon 60D battery grip not only for the extra battery power but also, and mainly because of the added size and the extra buttons. (I have huge hands) My question is; How is this $...
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macro lens for artwork with the T2i

This is a follow up to my first query about photographing artwork. There was a consensus that I go with a macro lens: Is Canon T2i and kit lens good for shooting (2D) artwork? I think I'm finally ...
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If I have an 85mm lens for portraits, is a 50mm useful as well?

I recently got my Canon EF 85mm f1.8, after lot of thought over if I should buy Canon EF 85mm f1.8 or Canon EF 50mm f1.4, I decided on 85mm so that I can shoot portraits of people even from a distance,...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of sRAW or mRAW files compared to fullsize RAW?

Are there any non-obvious advantages/disadvantages of setting my 7D to use small or medium RAW instead of large? I seldom print pictures, and the way I take photos the sensor is almost never the ...
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Should I replace the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens with a 40mm f/2.8 or 50mm f/1.4?

So I'm about to buy my first DSLR (definitely a Canon, probably the 700D) and my original plan was to buy the one with the included 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens. At the same time I was thinking about ...
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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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Why does the Canon G7 allow faster shutter speed settings only at slower apertures?

I have a Canon PowerShot G7 camera. In Manual mode it supports 1/2500s shutter speed at f/8.0, whereas at f/2.5 it supports only upto 1/1600. But, should it not support higher shutter speed at higher ...
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Will I not be able to AF with a 2× teleconverter?

My setup is a Canon EOS 600D with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L (non-IS), and I really want to buy a 2× teleconverter (1.4× is too short). I have done a lot of research, but I can't wrap my head around ...
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A digital camera I'm interested in is being discontinued. Is it ok if I still buy it?

I was planning to buy Canon T4i with 18-135 mm EF-S lens, but I came to know today, that this model is being discontinued. Are there any downsides of buying a product, when it is being discontinued? ...
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Can removing the lens while pressing the DoF preview button damage the equipment?

I know there's hardly any risk to your equipment when dismounting the lens while the camera is on, but can you damage it if you dismount the lens while the aperture is closed down? With the Canon EOS ...
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Do differences in color saturation across Nikon and Canon pictures matter?

I am about to buy a new DSLR and shortlisted the two models, Nikon D5100 and Canon 550D. From the pics that I have seen on Flickr it seems that Nikon pics have more saturated color than Canon. Is it ...
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How can I set up a Canon EOS camera to be a webcam?

I have a Canon EOS camera. I'm accessing a website that wants to access the camera connected to my computer. Even though my Canon EOS is connected, it wasn't detected by the browser. How do I enable ...
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Can I use film that's 20+ years old?

I recently bought a Minolta film camera and it had some film with it. The film is dated 1991 - 1994. Can I use the film?
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How to focus on fast moving objects with a low-end dslr?

I will go to an Enduro race and I want to take sharp, in focus, photos. I only have a Canon 550D, EF-S 18-55 IS and EF 50mm f/1.8. I tried using autofocus on moving motorcycles and 90% of them were ...
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What is the difference between Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II and I?

What are the major differences between version I and II of Canon 24mm tilt shift lens? Right now, used version I is half the price of II.
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Is a Canon Rebel T3 an appropriate entry-level DSLR?

I'm starting photography and am wondering if the Canon Rebel T3 is a good choice. My only real constraints are that I want to able to take "burst shots" (such as of sports events) and low light ...
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What lens will fit a Canon 10D?

I got a Canon 10D from a friend, the camera doesn't have any lens so I've been trying to find lens for it online. The problem is that I'm no expert in photography, and very unsure of what lens would ...
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Can the 700D perform microfocus adjustment?

Can the 700D do microfocus adjustment as is needed for the Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro? or is it only available on higher end models?
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What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II? [duplicate]

I am intermediate student on photography. I am intending to buy a full format Canon camera and I am between Canon 5D mark III and mark II. I would like to be able using ISO numbers of 800 or 1600 or ...
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Which lens should someone who enjoys the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 get next?

I bought a Canon 550D months ago, and at that point I chose the 50mm f/1.8 because it was super affordable and quite popular. I must say I've taken some really wonderful photos with it; mostly with ...
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Why is my Canon 70D's liveview autofocus much worse than the viewfinder's?

First of all I came across these questions already: My viewfinder won't autofocus but live view focuses well Canon 600D Autofocus not working when using view finder but working in live-view Why is my ...
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Taking photos of computer screens - reducing glare with S95

I am using my S95 to take photographs of LCD computer screens which are used to display Microfilm images related to my research. Unfortunately they aren't running a normal OS, so it's not an option to ...
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Upgrading EOS 350D or changing to full frame for low-light improvement?

My question is as follows: In 2006 I bought a Canon EOS350D with a Tamron 18-200, which was a great choice for shooting pictures on vacations, not having to carry around much, etc. Now, this seems ...
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Is there a Canon DSLR to transfer photos to a server directly?

Is there any Canon DSLR camera that can transfer photos directly from the camera to a server via FTP or to Dropbox wirelessly ? Anything like that ?
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Can you extend a Canon Rebel T5's exposure length?

Is it possible to adjust the Canon Rebel T5's exposure length beyond 30 seconds, and if so how? Thanks in advance.
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Can I save color images while reviewing them in B&W with an EOS camera?

Is there a way I can take RAW color images with a Canon EOS camera while reviewing them in B&W on the LCD screen on the back of the camera? Sometimes I might want a color image but would like to ...
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How to fix zoom creep in Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM lens? [duplicate]

I have the first version of the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM lens. It has annoying zoom creep. If I walk around with this lens, with the camera hanging from my neck, occasionally the zoom ...
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Is there a 3rd party Canon flash with both RT wireless and optical wireless?

Is there a 3rd party flash which is both capable of being used off the camera using optical transmission and radio transmission? I have been told that "Canon 430EX III-RT Speedlite" is capable of ...
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Should the INFO display show the status of both batteries in a Canon battery grip?

I have a 5DMIII with battery grip by canon. By pressing the INFO button, I can only see the status of one battery. Am I not supposed to be able to see the status of both batteries in the grip?
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What is an appropriate set of filters for a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS?

I'm buying a Canon PowerShot SX30 IS camera, and also would like to buy a filter to protect its lens. I would like to have complete set of filters ranging from polarized, starburst, UV, and red for ...
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What are the different PC sync ports?

I have 3 devices and all of them seem to have different PC sync ports. Now which is which and what are the names of these ports? What cable is needed to connect all of them? I am attaching a picture ...
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Grain and noise: will full frame solve this?

I have a Canon 600D with a Canon 70-200 f/4L (non IS). Now, when it's sunny and bright the images are splendid, but as soon as it becomes a tad cloudy and gray, noise and grain starts to become ...
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New SD XC card, works fine in T5i, Windows is prompting to format

I used my new SDXC (64GB) card in my camera Canon T5i camera and took lot of photos (around 1000). For coping to laptop I removed the card from camera and inserted to my laptop SD card slot. Its ...
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Can I trigger Yongnuo YN-622N and YN-622C together at the same time?

I am a Nikon user and my friend uses Canon. If we use Yongnuo YN-622N & YN-622C can we trigger both the Nikon and Canon flashes at the same time?
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How to fire an external flash in Liveview mode on a Canon 77D?

I've bought a non-TTL Yongnuo flash (YN-560 IV) for my Canon 77D and it works fine when shooting through the viewfinder. However switching to Liveview mode, I found out that it annoyingly stops ...
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Is there an IQ gain in going from Canon 18-135 IS to 18-135 STM lens?

Is there someone out there with any experience with the two lenses?
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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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How to know if a Canon lens is compatible with my Nikon camera body?

I am looking at this Canon 50mm lens for my Nikon D5200. How can I be sure that this lens will fit on my Nikon D5200? The camera manual does not have a list of lenses that are compatible with the ...
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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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Canon 5D mkIII: Preview initially look underexposed when shooting flash

I was shooting today using two off-camera speedlites fired using radio-triggers. Images were captured in RAW. Mode was AV. I have the camera set to display the captured image for a few seconds ...
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What is better than a Canon d1100 but still affordable?

I am a young newly beginning photographer. The camera I have I feel is not good enough for me to progress, but I need one that still would be affordable. I have a Canon zoom lens (75-300mm) that I ...
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Canon 700d - lens does not move when focusing?

I have a canon 700d. I have seen other 700d's, and when they focus the lens automatically moves in and out. My one doesn't. Why would that be?
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Can Tamron 16-300mm Macro Lens fit to Canon EOS 600D?

I use Canon EOS 600D and I want a lens with a larger range. I found out Tamron 16-300 f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens, I added it into my wishlist. I did some research on it and I'm scared that it ...
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Canon error message: “Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/Change the card or format card with camera”

I have a new Canon Rebel T6 and just charged and loaded the battery and then loaded a Lexar 32 GB card. I am getting the following error message: Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card ...
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How can I fix back/front focus on my Canon 50mm F/1.8 STM lens?

I have a Canon EOS 1200D body with a bunch of lenses. A while back, I acquired the new Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, and started noticing that the images were soft. After a bit of experimenting, I found ...
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Why are my product photographs not sharp?

I just bought a Canon 750D. The picture has too much noise. The detail/shine of the diamond is not really showing. I am also using a tripod and timer. The lens is the EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS STM. ...
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Pink and green lines on shots

I got a canon eos 6D 2 days ago for a low price, took a few shots yesterday and suddenly green and pink lines appeared all over the pictures as can be seen in the link. I would like to know what ...
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How can I use only the external flash on slave mode without firing the built-in flash?

I have a Canon 700D and YN-568EX ii external flash that I am using in slave mode. But whenever I try to fire the built-in flash pops up automatically and fires itself. Is there any option to use only ...

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