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Do I need a filter to use my Canon EOS 60Da for daylight photography?

Because of the 60Da's modification to increase IR sensitivity for astrophotography, if you plan on using the camera for regular visible-light photography, you probably should get an IR cut filter, ...
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Beginner DSLR decisions

This is just me, but use what you've got until you know what you need. Your inexperience and lack of knowledge are likely to be far bigger stumbling blocks to getting the image quality you want than ...
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Speedlite 430EX II & Canon 60D

The 430EXII supports Canon's now older method of remote flash triggering, which uses flash pulses from the commanding unit to trigger the remote unit (430EX in this case). The newer system, based on ...
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Why can't I change Aperture? Canon 60D

It sounds like your control wheel is "locked" - press the button underneath it called "unlock" This should now let you control the aperture.
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How do I determine the shutter count on a EOS 60D body?

If you have Magic Lantern installed you can check the shutter count on your 60D. All you need to do is install Magic Lantern on your EOS, press MENU and then DISP. The shutter count will appear at the ...
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Major differences to note when upgrading from Canon 60D to 6D

I believe that the "obvious" change here should not be underestimated. After my recent switch from APS-C (Canon) to full frame (Nikon) even with the brand change and the different user interface my ...
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Canon Remote Switch RS60 E3 not working as expected

If pulling the cord of the RS60-E3 out of the camera jack solves the problem then the problem is not in the camera, it is with the RS60-E3. What happens if you immediately plug the cord back in? Does ...
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Why can't I change Aperture? Canon 60D

Digital Lightcraft gave the correct answer but I'd like to add that you can disable the automatic locking from the menu - the fourth tab from the right, lowest item ("Lock" and a wheel icon).
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What kind of lens will be best for photograping cake toppers with a midrange Canon DSLR?

The lens you are currently using looks to be doing fine. Adding "oomph" to your photos is all about the size and direction of the light as well as using a more appropriate background, and not about ...
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What can I do to improve the sharpness from my Canon 60D for stock photography?

Image sharpness is more a function of the lens than the body. The Canon 60d and the 24-105L F/4L are both capable of shooting stock-acceptable imagery. I used the 24-105 as my wide angle lens for a ...
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Will a charger for Canon 60D batteries work on 40D batteries?

No sadly it isn't. I had a 40D and sold it when I upgraded it to the 60D. Strange how it still doesn't feel like an upgrade lol :)
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Canon 60D accessories fit to 6D mark 2?

First, what will work with your 6D Mark II: EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS II Canon Speedlite 430EX II LP-E6 batteries and LC-E6 charger Cleaning supplies and bag What might work with your 6D Mark II: Sigma ...
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Upgrade from EF-S 15-85 IS

The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens is a perfect example of a lens that attempts to be too much of too many different things and as a result doesn't do much of anything as well as a more limited lens ...
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Long exposure on Canon 60D

Well you could always install "Magic Lantern". Using ML you could set a time for ur "Bulb" mode like 5min 10min etc. Then press shutter and go drink coffee, eat something, hang out etc and come back ...
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Speedlite 430EX II & Canon 60D

No, the pop-up flash on your camera has to fire to be a wireless master for the off-camera 430EXII. The camera body and the flash communicate with light pulses ("pre-flashes"), so there will always ...
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Focusing Screen for a Canon 60D using an 85mm f1.2 lens

Focusing screens for cameras with autofocus tend to be - almost per definition - optimized for use with autofocus lenses, which tend to be relatively "slow" with an aperture in the f/3.5-5.6 range. In ...
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How do I determine the shutter count on a EOS 60D body?

I have used camera info v1.2 writen by Magic_h200. The utility is great to retrieve some info. The more interesting was the shutter count. My utility is based on, with a access to edit owner, artist ...
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Can a image's zoomed-in view on the LCD screen be saved on a Canon 60D?

No. The camera captures the image as it is projected on the image sensor. When you zoom in using Live View to see a specific area in more detail on the rear LCD screen you are only magnifying a part ...
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What kind of lens will be best for photograping cake toppers with a midrange Canon DSLR?

Your 18-55 is certainly sufficient with the proper lighting technique, but if you want to include detail shots from closer up than the 18-55 can shoot, then you may want to consider a macro lens, such ...
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Why I can't control the the amount of light from an off-camera flash with a YN-560-TX transmitter and RF-605c trigger?

The YN-560-TX can only remotely control the power on Yongnuo's flashes that have a special radio receiver built into them: the YN-560 III, YN-560 IV, and upcoming YN-660. For all other flashes and ...
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Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 compatibility with Canon 800D(t7i)

There's no other lens comparable to the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art currently on the market. That is, there is no other zoom lens in that focal length range with a maximum aperture larger than f/2.8 that ...
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Canon 60D accessories fit to 6D mark 2?

Canon EF 24-105 F4 lens - yes Sigma 79-300 APO D6 (F4-5.6 digital lens) if we talk about Sigma 70-300 DG - yes Tamron AF 18-250 F 3.5 a 6.3 ((IF) macro aspherical DI II) - no, this is APS-C lens Canon ...
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maximizing print size over 300dpi

lack of details, seems stretched This does suggest a mistake by the printer, as you are implying the aspect ratio was changed ( or the image distorted ? ) just in the print. Now it is possible that ...
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Major differences to note when upgrading from Canon 60D to 6D

In Canon 6D you can set up AF micro adjustments for lenses you have. That may improve sharpness a bit. There is also ISO 50 mode that is turned of by default.
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Canon 60D shutter speed problem

That would be the 60D's flash sync speed. When you have a flash connected you can not get a shorter shutter speed than that without enabling high speed sync. That is because of the way the shutter ...
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Why does my remote automatically trigger the self-timer on EOS60D?

The self time or 2sec delay would be a configurable option on your camera. Follow this YouTube tutorial for details on how to enable/disable this option: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VOpuaqHqSM ...
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Lens recommendation for upcoming NYC trip?

When picking a lens, you need to consider what it is you want to shoot with that lens. For street/travel, most folks would probably opt for an ultrawide zoom (if they're interested in cityscapes/...
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Why isn't my Canon 60D saving images to SD with pics taken using swivel screen/viewer?

My best guess is that you are using quick focus and it isn't actually taking the photos. When you are using live view with quick focus, the mirror will engage to redirect the image path to the PDAF ...
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Canon 60d Wireless Remote

I have that, but it was more like $2. Look on ebay and aliexpress for Chinese sellers. In fact, I had bought a wored remote and they were so cheap that I got this as a no brainer. On the 60D, the ...
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