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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

It all depends on the scene in terms of overall brightness, the total dynamic range, and how fine the graduations are between bright and dark. The wider the difference is between the brightest part ...
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What should I use to re-stick the thumb rest on a Canon 550D?

Both the official Canon replacement part and many of the third party replacement parts offered on eBay show 3M tape already attached to the back of the replacement grip. I'd follow their lead as ...
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How can I make a Canon 550D shoot continuously for longer than 15 seconds?

Reduce the image size. You surely don't want your customers to download dozens of 18 megapixel images just to see spinning products. That won't be the kind of user experience that makes people reach ...
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Does a micro SD–to–SD card adapter affect the write speed of micro SD cards?

Micro SD to SD adaptors are just passive wiring adaptors. So they should not have any impact on speed.
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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

In practice, when the scene has a large dynamic range, you need to take many exposures despite the fact that in theory a few exposures suffice to cover the entire dynamic range. You may want to limit ...
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Which lens is better for concert photography: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM or Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8?

A Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens is quite decent for taking portraits from close proximity. The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is a wide-angle lens and would give you significant results when taking the picture of ...
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Are three different exposures enough for a good HDR image?

Three exposures are often enough, and so are two. While there are scenes that need more, you have diminished return for every additional exposure. Consider that a single frame from a modern DSLR can ...
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Can I produce this kind of image with my canon 550d with 50mm lens

This photo looks vibrant because the photographer made it vibrant, either through a filter (smartphone) or via editing. The camera did nothing but take the photo, the same as your good camera and lens ...
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For food photography, is my canon 550D 18-55mm sufficient?

Though I mainly agree with Juhist's answer I feel there is an alternative, with far less outlay. (Though we would still like to see some specific images with some specific, named issues) If your ...
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What are the differences between live mode and quick mode on my Canon 550D?

There are two different types of Autofocus in most DSLR's. There is PDAF (or phase detect autofocus) and CDAF (contrast detect autofocus). PDAF uses a special focus sensor to measure the phase of ...
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Can I run Magic Lantern from same SD card on 2 different camera models?

Are the files on the SD card are the same for both camera models? No. Is it safe to boot Magic Lantern from any card in any camera (or at least on these two models)? You should assume absolutely ...
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What should I use to re-stick the thumb rest on a Canon 550D?

Double-stick tape works well for this. Not even anything fancy — just the Scotch brand you can find everywhere. Trim to fit the body and press the detached bit back.
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Windows 10 says "driver missing" for Canon EOS 550D

The reason was that I am using Windows 10 N, which comes without the MTP driver. One has to install the Microsoft Media Feature Pack, in order to get this driver. Windows Update does not find it ...
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Is it possible to get an interval precise up to 2 decimal places using a (software) intervalometer?

What you want to do should actually be possible. First of all, you'll want to download the Canon SDK (Software Development Kit) from http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/...
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How can I make a Canon 550D shoot continuously for longer than 15 seconds?

Sounds to me like the camera is shooting RAW and hitting the buffer limit. Try setting the image quality option to JPEG fine instead and see if that fixes it.
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What is the -5 to +5 scale below the aperture number on the back of my Canon DSLR?

You should also be able to see this same scale in the viewfinder. What that scale represents, in part, depends on what shooting mode your camera is in. If you are in an automated mode (Av/Tv/P/Auto, ...
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Why isn't my Canon RC-6 remote control working with my Canon 550D?

I had the same problem with my Rebel T3i, and through Canon support I found the actual solution. On the T31, there is a movie mode menu you have to get to. To do so, you have to first put the camera ...
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Looking for a telephoto zoom lens - Tamron, Canon or Sigma?

The short answer is yes, they are trustworthy but your question seems to be more orientated towards the 'should you go for the cheaper version' kind of area. In some cases, people would consider the ...
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i viewfinder does not show changes in exposure as settings change

When you say viewfinder, do you mean the small glass thingie that you peer through with one eye, or the large LCD screen on the back of the camera? The glass thingie (what most people call the ...
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How to know if my Canon T2i can support infrared photography?

Without modification, the Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i) is not suitable for infrared photography. Even with modification, the sensor stack of some Canon cameras still appears to be insensitive to IR ...
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EOS Utility does not detect my 550D

HAD the same problem but looking through the internet I finally found a workaround. The only thing to do is to do it in the right order! Camera - PC [no connection] Open your camera [let it boot -...
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How to trigger off camera flash in combination with burst mode?

While it's certainly overkill for the original problem I found a device that can trigger different groups of flashes quickly after each other. According to this article the Pocket Wizard Plus III and ...
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RAWs looking massively different in Aperture/Mac OS Preview compared to camera preview and (Canon) PictureStyleEditor

Aperture < Preferences < Import < Standard Previews I began noticing the same issue. I work with social media nearly 100% of the time so I don't shoot in RAW that often because I need to ...
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How can I get the shutter actuation count for Canon EOS 500D/550D?

There is an app for macOS called EOS Inspector. Download it on the Mac App Store and then connect your camera via USB cable to get accurate shutter actuations count measurement. For detailed ...
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Upgrading from Canon T2i to Canon 6D

You can use all lenses with a Canon "EF" mount. You cannot use lenses with a Canon "EF-s" mount; those lenses are for APS-C sensors only. The 6D is full format.
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What is the price for a new LCD screen in a Canon 550D ?

Unless you want to replace it yourself, you should ask around in repair shops, for the cost of it and the replacement. If you want the adventure, check on Alibaba, usually they sell wholesale, so you ...
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Canon T2i - Pop-up flash does not pop up

It may be due to the latch not releasing properly. Try lifting the cover of the flash while pressing the flash button.
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Is it possible to get an interval precise up to 2 decimal places using a (software) intervalometer?

What would be easier to do accurately is to have a system that combines a timing function with a system that gives an index signal at the start of a revolution and then series of pulses indicating ...
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Which lens is better for concert photography: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM or Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8?

Both lenses are better for concert photography. It just depends on what type of concert it is, what the lighting conditions are, what your position is in relation to the performers, and most ...
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DSLR shutter delay with wired remote trigger

Kozuch, I don't have direct knowledge, but would expect that since shutter buttons and external triggers both trigger an electrical current, causing the shutter to activate, the shutter delay/lag ...
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