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Normally I'd suggest upgrading lenses and not bodies but in this case going to the 6D is going to solve your two problems: The 6D has significantly better low light performance than the T2i/550D Your 50mm will have the same field of view on the 6D as a 30mm on the T2i I recommend you get the 6D and then maybe, if you miss the field of view of a 50mm on a ...


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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 and the darkest part of the scene, the further apart your darkest and brightest exposures need to be. The best way to measure this is to use your camera's ...


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There are two main possibilities I can think of. The easiest is that you may have inadvertently adjusted the diopter setting on your view finder. This would make the entire thing look slightly blurry. If this is the problem, fixing it should be as simple as adjusting the diopter dial near the viewfinder itself. The other potential problem is that the ...


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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 others have suggested and use 3M VHB, 3M 300LSE, or 3M 200MP (for other grips on the 550D), as it seems to be what Canon and third party makers use. Or you could ...


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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 for their wallets. And if you don't need all that resolution, you don't need to record it all in the first place. Try smaller images. Use an intervalometer to ...


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Micro SD to SD adaptors are just passive wiring adaptors. So they should not have any impact on speed.


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I have a tip regarding recompose if you do it after focus lock. As a lowlight shooter with a camera that has a more accurate center point, it is very useful to focus with the high contrast part of the subject with the center point. It is easy to get out of focus with a narrow DOF that comes with shooting wide open with an F1.4-1.8 prime. Take a look at ...


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In this instance they are merely referring to taking both lenses with you and using them interchangeably to provide continuous coverage from 18 - 250mm. The article uses the word "effective" to indicate the full frame equivalent range of 29 - 400mm, which covers the vast majority of photographic subjects. There are types of lenses that can be coupled, for ...


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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 the exposure time for a very dark part of a scene. When shooting with a tripod at night there may be some wind causing unsharpness due to shaking when you ...


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While this solution does not use a webcam, it does what you want. The Magic Lantern custom firmware can be downloaded for free and includes, among many other interesting features, motion detection functionality. The firmware is not installed on the camera but on the memory card. If you don't like it, just format the memory card. It supports a wide range of ...


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In theory the camera manufacturer can make the processing exactly the same or completely different since they have full control over what goes into the camera and the raw processor. It's both "common knowledge" and "common sense" that the in-camera an stand alone raw convertor from the same company will produce the same results, except for the converter ...


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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 the concert hall from a distance. Both lenses have their own pros for concert photography. The 50mm f/1.8 has the added advantage of taking good quality ...


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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 capture at least 10 stops, sometimes over 14, two frames can potentially hold 20+ stops of dynamic range. You need some overlap though so that it can be merged, ...


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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 can. The difference is the photographer. This image has good light, an obviously well planned location and props, a photographer who is engaging the child, ...


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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 issue is lighting, making focus &/or camera shake an issue, then why fix it with faster lenses for several hundred dollars, when you could fix it with… lighting....


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When you take a picture with a flash, the flash discharges from a bank of capacitors for a given time to regulate the flash power. The higher power the flash, the longer the flash is discharged for, and thus, the more power is used and the longer recharge takes. The most common solution for your problem is to alter the criteria so that you can take more ...


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Instructions for using the RC-6 with your camera can be found on page 204 of your instruction manual. In order for the remote to work, you must place your camera in the timer/remote shooting mode. It won't accept IR shutter release unless it is in this mode.


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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 the light coming from different parts of the lens (which is much faster) while CDAF uses the actual image sensor to look for the highest contrast it can get (...


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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 not. You can inspect the Magic Lantern source code yourself. But a strong hint is that the Magic Lantern binary download is specific to each camera model. In ...


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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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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 automatically. Moreover, for me it did not work out to install this version of the driver which is linked almost everywhere. Instead, I had to install the 1803 ...


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You probably only pressed long enough to get one shot. In order to get all three shots you have to keep the shutter-release pressed long enough. This is the most common behavior although very few cameras can take all shots after a single press. In any case, given this is a DSLR, you should be able to hear the shots as they are taken. Keep in mind that if ...


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All that they mean by this is that you swap the lenses when appropriate. The 29-400 numbers come from the 1.6x crop factor of the 550D's sensor (18 * 1.6 = 29, or close enough; 250 * 1.6 = 400).


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You don't have to use Magic Lantern (ML) to use bulb mode with your Canon EOS Rebel T2i. There is an advantage to using ML which allows you to take bracketed shots without cycling the mirror between each shot. It may also allow you to take multiple images in burst mode (all at the same exposure level) without cycling the mirror. To get into Bulb mode with ...


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buildings, landscapes Then a wide focal length is the ideal, which you already got - 18mm on a T2i (1.6x crop factor) is ~28mm on a full frame. Wider than that and you'll start getting some serious perspective distortion you'd need to correct. sports mode photography Then a fast telephoto and good AF is essential. You already have a telephoto, depending ...


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On a crop body camera, the 18 to 55mm is really your every day or "standard" zoom range. You might benefit from a slightly longer range, but most likely your biggest gain would be getting a "faster" lens. When we talk about the speed of a lens we're talking about how wide the aperture (the hole that the light is focused through) can get. The faster a lens,...


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I would pick up the Canon 50mm f/1.8. This has already been covered at length by multiple other threads here, so take a look at some of these great questions/answers: Is it worth it to have the 50mm f/1.8 Canon lens? Do I really need a fast 50mm lens? Why do people recommend 50mm or other prime lenses as starting lenses for learning photography? 50mm tag - ...


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Noise is caused by not having enough light hit the sensor. The oversimplified but easy to understand explanation is that your camera has a constant level of noise "brightness" is every image, when the picture is very bright the real detail overpower the noise and you can't see it but when the picture is dark the noise and details are at a similar level and ...


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In theory it should be possible to make RAW-conversion, using the brand's own conversion tool, exactly match the in-camera JPEG. In real life you can get very close but not excactly the same. RAW-conversion software may be of different update version, or in-camera conversion process is using such gimmicks that you can't reproduce by yourself even if the ...


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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 in movie mode, THEN press the menu key. When you do that, a movie menu pops up, and one of the items is "Remote." It will be either enabled or disabled. So ...


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