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Most DSLR cameras have a sign on the top (Plimsoll mark) which looks sort of like The line indicates the position of the sensor plane. I googled for pictures of the 600D. It also has this indicator on the left side of the camera top.


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Canon lists the body-only mass of the 60D at 675 grams and the 600D at 515 grams. These numbers are without batteries. Include the batteries and the 60D is the 755g you quote in your question, but the 600D is only 540g. The 60D chassis is polycarbonate resin (plastic) with glass fiber on an aluminum chassis and moderately weather sealed. The 600D chassis is ...


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As far as I know there are two possible solutions. I will explain both of them below. EOS utility This software is supplied with your camera. It can be downloaded from the internet, but it's a hassle. It's better if you install it from the CD and update it. When you have it on your computer do the following: Connect your camera through USB. Start EOS ...


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In order to use the rear LCD to compose pictures (as opposed to using the optical viewfinder), you must put your camera into "Live View" mode. On the 600D (and all other recent Canon SLRs), this is done by pressing the button marked with a camera icon and a red dot which is just to the right of the viewfinder: It is worth noting that using the rear LCD ...


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It seems like you have mirror lockup enabled. The first full press of the shutter button will cause the mirror to move up (just as it does before taking a normal photo using the viewfinder) but the shutter will not be opened. A second full press of the shutter button will activate the shutter to take the photo. If the shutter is not pressed again for 30 ...


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No The 600D uses the built in pop-up flash for the focus assist light, the pop-up flash pops up too close the the external flash if one is connected - there are many external flashes and accessories that would be hit by the popup flash if it tried to open when they are connected. So, as a safeguard the camera will not open the popup flash if there is ...


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Yes, it can - the option you're after is "auto exposure bracketing" (AEB), which can most easily be configured from the quick menu - select the meter (the -3 to +3 scale), press "SET", then turn the control wheel. At this point, the little indicator marker should split into three, which will mean that the next three shots the camera takes will have normal ...


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If I were you, I'd go ahead and buy another battery on Amazon. If a new battery fixes it, dispose of your old one, and you're good for $15. If not, it might be an internal problem and you'd probably have to send it to Canon. Edit Per OP's comment, the problem seems to have been narrowed down to whether the memory card is inserted or not. Try it with a new ...


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You expected it to be better because people tend to think, bigger = better. People talk about how great full frame is without understanding what is really different, and your expectations are too great. Sensitivity and Noise Full-frame sensors have larger sensels than crop sensors that produce the same number of megapixels. For sensors of the same ...


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You are almost certainly seeing a JPEG preview file. Even if you only save RAW files, the vast majority of cameras generate a preview or thumbnail JPEG and that is what you see on the LCD on the back of your camera. RAW files contain monochromatic luminance values for each photosite. Since the sensor is masked with a pattern of filters that allow different ...


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Yes, you may use the MP-E 65mm lens on a Canon T3. No, you do not need any adapters. Just realize that the MP-E 65 is a different type of lens than what you are probably used to. Not only is it a manual focus only lens, but at each magnification setting there is only a single distance the lens is capable of focusing. The way most users focus is to set the ...


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I am sorry to tell you that the Canon T3i does not have any internal memory that stores photos. Any pictures you have taken that are not on a memory card are lost and in fact never existed. I highly recommend you go into the settings and choose "Shooting 1 (the first red icon)" and set "Release shutter without card" to disabled. This will help keep you from ...


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It depends on the camera, but generally the JPEG is shown and the histograms correspond to the JPEG as well. RAW isn't actually an image file, it is sensor data. Without further image processing it can't be displayed as a particularly meaningful image since it would lack color information and would not be true black and white either due to color filters on ...


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The unofficial firmware extension magic lantern has this feature. There you can select an arbitrary Image that you have taken with this camera on the sd card in playback mode and overlay it in live-view mode.


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Any teleconverter/extender made for the Canon EF mount will work with your camera. Your question should be, "Which teleconverter would work with my lenses." The short answer: none of them. Both of your lenses are EF-S lenses which will only mount on Canon cameras with crop sensors. The extra tab on the EF-S lenses prevents them from being attached to every ...


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It's on page 129 of the EOS Rebel T3i/600D Instruction Manual It appears your camera is currently set to 16:9. To do what you want, you need to set it to 3:2.


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From page 56 of the T3i Instruction Manual: If you change the shooting mode or turn the power switch to OFF, the functions you have set on this screen will revert to their default setting. To preserve custom settings, use the camera in one of the Creative Zone exposure modes: Program, Tv, Av, or Manual. If you have Exposure Compensation set to a value ...


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That means that fake lens data is transmitted to the camera. The camera therefore records that it took a photo with a 50mm F/1.4, probably always at F/1.4 regardless of which lens you actually have mounted on the adapter. Some adapters do not send any data and show Unknown Lens instead. Now since you are asking this, I am guessing you do not look much at ...


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I like the general advice of learning by using only manual mode. However, automatic mode wasn't the cause of any problems with this particular picture. The basic problem is that this scene has a very wide dynamic range, which is pretty much true any time the light sources illuminating the scene also appear in the picture. This is no different from the sun ...


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What matteres is not the manufacturer of a lens, but its lens mount. In fact, there are two things that have to be considered. First and most important aspect is probably the flange focal distance. This is the distance from the mounting flange (the metal ring on the camera and the rear of the lens) to the film plane. In order to achieve infinit focus, this ...


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Yes, of course you can take pictures with them. Will the pictures be as good as a professional would get more expensive lenses? No - but then a beginner won't get as good photos even if they're given the best lenses in the world. If you don't know what settings to use, your best bet is almost certainly to use either full auto or program mode and let the ...


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This comparison at The-Digital-Picture between the 5D at ISO 3200 and the Rebel T5i/700D at ISO 1600 looks fairly even, especially if one considers the difference in scale. (I chose the T5i because the T6i samples are even larger.) The 5D and 5D Mark II look very close at the same ISO 3200 and so any comparisons you might find between the more recent Rebels/...


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You're comparing an older (2008) full-frame camera to a newer (2011) crop body, so if you expect an improvement by moving backwards a generation, you're probably in for some disappointment. If you can find a used 6D (2012), you'll be a lot happier in terms of image quality than with a 5D Mk II, because the improvement in sensors over those four years was ...


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I'd almost be willing to bet the issue is with the battery itself, particularly if it is the original battery supplied with the camera. The Rebel T3i/600D was introduced in 2011, but the LP-E8 battery that powers it debuted earlier with the Rebel T2i/550D in 2010. No rechargeable battery lasts forever. The LP-E6 battery I have that was made in 2011 is no ...


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Your EF-S lenses would be subject to the 1.6x crop factor just as any EF lens would. So your 18-55 kit lens will never show an 18mm FOV, but closer to 29 on the wide end.


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It depends on exactly how wide-angle you want to go and how flexible you need the lens to be to zoom in to longer focal lengths as well. If you want to go really wide, then the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 is a well regarded lens but at $650 it is a little pricey. The Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC is a couple of hundred cheaper, and just about as good at the ...


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There are two different kinds of shadows that you will care about with portraiture. One kind of shadow is shadows of facial features on the face itself. These shadows are often consdiered desirable, as they give shape and dimentionality to an otherwise 2D picture. Typically there will be one major light source that is away from the camera and pointed ...


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There's nothing wrong with buying a discontinued product. Actually, people do it all the time. Take the Canon T2i for instance. That thing is STILL selling. I would actually recommend buying a t4i, and then saving the extra money to buy some nice lenses. Because, honestly (any photographer who knows what he's talking about will tell you this), it all depends ...


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If you want to take the same shot again but make it brighter, you need to leave Auto mode and select one of the manual modes - in fact, with tricky light conditions like this, you will probably need full Manual (M) mode - your camera's manual is the best place to learn how to use it. Don't be afraid to experiment. The automatic modes will be confused by the ...


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Yes, you can use vintage/film Nikon F-mount (AI and later) lenses on a Nikon D3200, but you probably don't want to use adapters to use other mounts. Nikon F has one of the thickest registration distances of any SLR mount. This distance is how far the lens is held from the image plane, and needs to be maintained if the lens is to focus to infinity, as ...


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