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Why won't my Canon 400D/XTi turn on/off properly?

The battery icon on the display says it all: your battery is very weak, a fully charged battery should be shown full. If this is the same battery that sat on the shelf for quite some time, try with a ...
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How do I speed up button-to-picture for Canon XTi (400D)?

Shutter lag of the XTi Measurements by Luk at doc-diy.net show this camera has an average* 116mS lag without mirror lockup, and a 66mS lag with mirror lockup. Fast pinewood derby cars travel about 10 ...
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How do I speed up button-to-picture for Canon XTi (400D)?

I think that you are doing most if not all of the right things to ensure that you are capturing the image in camera as fast as possible. The obvious ones you have done; turn off AF and use manual mode....
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

In addition to all the other great answers I'd like to add that the Fuji x-trans sensor used in your cameras has been known to not really meet the ISO standard. Here is an excerpt from DPReview's ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

There are at least two likely sources that are contributing to the variation you see. The light coming in your window could be variable if the atmospheric conditions at your location are changing ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

Your Canon has not exactly the same configuration. I suspect it to have the auto lightning optimizer on. You have the possible magnitudes: off/low/standard/high. And by default it is on standard. Try ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

I'm not sure if this is actually the problem, but this is probably one thing that is affecting the brightness. Try looking at the T-stops of the lenses. (T-stop is like f-stop, but, tells how much ...
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Canon EOS 400D - Shutter Release Lock Override

For most users, the vast majority of the time the issue is focus confirmation. Turning autofocus off by sliding the AF/M switch on the lens from AF to M will allow the shutter to release without AF ...
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Why are my pictures so shakey?

Your basic issue is that you're shooting in low light with a non-IS lens (I'm assuming from the f/1.8 aperture and 50mm focal length that you're shooting with the EF 50mm f/1.8 II on your camera), and ...
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My EFS 17-85 lens doesn't focus or click a picture

Sounds like I've had exactly the same problem as you. I suspect your lens is fixed by now but I thought I'd add a comment for your information and anyone else interested :-) We fixed my lens ...
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Why are images from FujiFilm X-T20 darker than those from Canon 400D?

The difference you are seeing is likely caused by a combination of effects from using different bodies and lenses. To compare lenses, use the same camera body. To compare camera bodies, use the same ...
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How can I transfer pictures from my Canon Digital Rebel XTI (400D) to my Mac?

I had the same issue when I bought a second hand Canon 10D EOS. Photos would only load on my old Pentium 11 MAC through a card reader, but nothing worked on my new Mac. I then had a brainwave and ...
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How do I speed up button-to-picture for Canon XTi (400D)?

The XTi has a bit of shutter lag of somewhere between 1/5 and 1/4 of a second, even when fully manual (including meter, white balance and focus). Pinewood derby races are about 4-5 seconds over the 50 ...
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Canon 40D ERR 01 lens error on manual only- is hope for the lens lost?

The Canon EF-S 17-85 USM is an old lens design and it is well known for having ribbon cable issues which cause errors like you are experiencing. The flexible ribbon cable transfers focal length and ...
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Why won't Canon EOS 400D turn on?

The blue light usually indicates file transfer so it may think that it is connected to a computer and trying to transfer files. Try plugging in a USB cable when it is on then pulling it out and see if ...
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How can I transfer pictures from my Canon Digital Rebel XTI (400D) to my Mac?

Mac comes with a program called Image Capture. Run it, select the device, and Import all. Canon EOS Utility is not necessary.
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