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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I upgrade from a Canon 550D to a Canon 5D mark II?

... have been using the Canon550D all along. I love it Well take it from me, if you like using a 550D, you'll probably hate using a much bigger and heavier 5D2 (and bigger and heavier lenses will be ...
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What should I use to re-stick the thumb rest on a Canon 550D?

Do not use permanent glues, such as glues with "gorilla", "super", or "crazy" in their names. They will cause problems in the long run. The wood glue and rubber solution also sound like bad ideas. ...
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What non-AF, old lenses are adaptable to my EOS 550D EF-S mount?

Olympus, Nikon and Pentax lenses are easily adaptable to the EF mount with simple adapters that do not require optical correction to maintain infinity focus. See the complete list below.... Bob ...
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What USB cable do i need to my EOS 550D Canon camera to connect the camera to my laptop?

USB isn't designed for long cable lengths; USB 2 as used by the 550D recommends/mandates a maximum cable length of 5m. You can chain up to 5 USB hubs, so this gives you up to 30m. For more details, ...
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Image is Blurry, but Viewfinder is sharp

A possibility: you are looking at the 18 megapixel images on a computer screen, whereas the viewfinder image is very small. Typically, mirrorless cameras have only few megapixels on the viewfinder ...
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Image is Blurry, but Viewfinder is sharp

There could be a few possible explanations: You are not placing the AF point on the exact location you want. You are using a fast lens wide open and are moving a lot after focussing. You are using AF-...
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Image is Blurry, but Viewfinder is sharp

In the 550D (and most old DSLRs) live view and viewfinder modes use a different focus technique, phase detection for viewfinder, and contrast detection for live view. Phase detection requires a lens ...
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What non-AF, old lenses are adaptable to my EOS 550D EF-S mount?

The six 35mm SLR mounts you can easily adapt to Canon EOS with simple ring adapters (no optical elements) that are readily available are: Leica R Contax/Yashica Nikon F Pentax K Olympus OM M42 The ...
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Is USM lens suitable for static photos on canon 550d?

Any Canon EF or EF-S lens made since the EOS system was introduced in 1987 is fully compatible with your EOS Rebel T2i/550D. This is true regardless of whether the lens in question uses a "micro-motor"...
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Can I produce this kind of image with my canon 550d with 50mm lens

Of course you can !! In fact if you have a 50mm prime lens, you can capture even better picture than this. This picture is not that much sharp as much a 50mm prime lens can give. Just keep in mind to ...
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DSLR shutter delay with wired remote trigger

Many remote controls have a two-phase shutter button just like the camera's own shutter release button. The first detent activates the autofocus and exposure calculation. Pushing it fully home ...
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Is a Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash compatible with a Canon 550D?

Yes it is compatible. Of course the combination would work just fine in manual mode, but you likely are interested in some automated(evaluative) flash capabilities. The Yongnuo YN600EX-RT flash is ...
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Which piece of equipment is holding me back?

Your problem as I understand is to get better shots given low light. For indoor subjects and variable movement and distance, you need multiple lenses, so you won't solve the general problem with one ...
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EOS Utility does not detect my 550D

If you disable the WiFi and set the auto Power of to disable it works! You have to reconnect the cable to the camera. This worked for my 750D.
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