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How to use focus points in manual focus mode on Canon EOS 6D?

1) Manual focus means you must turn the focus ring to change the focus distance of the lens. Anytime the camera moves the focus point of the lens you are using autofocus (AF). With the Canon EOS ...
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Is the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro compatible with the Canon 6D body?

All EF lenses manufactured since 1987 will work on all EF mount EOS SLR cameras made by Canon since 1987 when the EOS system was introduced. This includes all film EOS SLR cameras and all digital EOS ...
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Which side on an EOS focusing screen shall face up?

Every Canon camera I've ever seen that has a user replaceable focusing screen has the large tab, intended as the point of contact for the custom tool Canon supplies with all replacement screens, on ...
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Why do different ISO images have different file sizes?

Digital cameras, to save space, compress the data. Think of storing a book after it has been converted to a digital file. One could devise a scheme to cast out all entries of the word like “the” or “...
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How do I find a cheap prime wide lens (28mm) to use reversed on a Canon DSLR?

Your best option is to get an old, manual focus lens. While new lenses are available, they are likely to cost more with little benefit for your purpose (experimentation with lens reversal). The mount ...
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Soft images on Canon 6D + Canon 24-105L F4

There seem to be a couple of things going on that are affecting your results. The images you describe as "looks like it was taken with 1/10s from running car" almost all seem to be shot at f/9 or ...
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Canon 6D and GPS week roll over

The last row on your display indicates the camera doesn't have any satellite signal reception. Are you outside with a clear view of the sky? If you are outside with GPS enabled and have waited more ...
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Why am I getting half black photos when using shutter speed faster than 1/250? (No flash)

Possible answers: broken shutter or mirror mechanism. Please test, if that also happens when you take pictures outside in sunlight. dimmable, very slow LED light. LEDs cannot be dimmed via voltage ...
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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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Donuts in the bokeh through the viewfinder of Canon 6D

There are three things you should inspect, mirror focus screen and viewfinder. Check this link, to clean your DSLR You view is blurry because you need to Calibrat the Diopter on Your Camera While ...
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Canon 6D not taking pics in AF

It may be that you are experiencing what is often the downside of using an older third party lens on a newer camera body: AF incompatibility. Lens makers such as Tamron do not license technology from ...
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Donuts in the bokeh through the viewfinder of Canon 6D

I went to a camera store today and looked through the viewfinder of their floor model using my same 180 mm f/3.5 lens. I was able to see the same little donuts at the center of the defocused ...
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How significant are 14000 shutter actuations for Canon 6D?

The EOS 6D has a shutter rating of 100,000 actuations. This means that Canon expects half of the 6Ds sold to have shutters that last longer than 100,000 cycles and the other half to last less than 100,...
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Can I use EF-S lenses on Canon 6D?

In short, No. Canon APS-C or cropped sensor bodies have more distance between the mount and the mirror because the mirror is smaller in the APS-C body. A few wider angle EF-S lenses take advantage of ...
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shooting in Av (Aperture Priority) Mode, but set Aperture deviates from what I set

I believe the answer to the question is that I needed to change the flash from first curtain sync to high-speed sync. I thought I changed that setting before I started shooting, so that would limit ...
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Do I really need a FF camera instead of an APS-C model?

Moving from an APS-C camera released in 2013, and especially one that has a sensor that dates back to the release of the 7D in 2009, to a full frame camera with a more up-to-date sensor should give ...
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How do I sync a Yongnuo YN560 III speedlight with a Canon 6D?

The Yongnuo YN560 III is not a good flash for a beginner because it is a Manual flash. It has no communication with the camera and you must set the flash output power manually. Unless you use a ...
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How can I download a photo from my Canon 6D and open in Lightroom for Android?

Canon Camera Connect does not list support for raw Canon .CR2 files. This is probably due to the much larger size of raw files versus compressed JPEG files. Some Canon cameras, including the EOS 6D, ...
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Why do different ISO images have different file sizes?

Most cameras use lossless compression to store raw image files. The more uniformity an image has, the easier it is to compress. The more diversity an image has, the harder it is to compress. This is ...
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Canon 5DS only focusing on center focus point

The 6D has a very basic AF system. The 5Ds has one of the most complex and configurable AF systems of any camera on the market. It is more or less the same system used in the 1D X, the 5D Mark III, ...
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Can the Canon 6D connect to a phone's WIFI hotspot and talk to the Canon app on that phone?

Can the Canon 6D connect to a phone's WIFI hotspot and talk to the Canon app on that phone? No. In order to use the Canon app on the phone to control the camera, use the phone to see any images ...
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Which flash trigger to buy for Canon?

Both Yongnuo's 622 and RT systems can do TTL and HSS with Canon gear; the 560/60x gear does not do either. I would (currently) recommend going with Godox over Yongnuo for a few reasons. But this ...
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Canon 6D and GPS week roll over

My 6D got a GPS location today, Monday, April 8, 20-30 seconds after enabling GPS on the camera. I haven’t updated the firmware recently; the camera is currently at version 1.1.4.
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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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Can the Canon 6D connect to a phone's WIFI hotspot and talk to the Canon app on that phone?

Is the Canon 6D capable of talking to a phone over the phone's WIFI hotspot? Depends on the phone. On Apple iPhones, no, that capability is not supported. I'm not sure if Android phones natively ...
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I have Canon's 600EX-RT II, so shouldn't I add a YN600EX-RT II instead of a YN-E3-RT or ST-E3-RT?

Whether you want another speedlight, or a dedicated transmitter mostly depends on whether you feel you need an on-camera light as well as an off-camera one. Wedding shooters often like having both. ...
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I have Canon's 600EX-RT II, so shouldn't I add a YN600EX-RT II instead of a YN-E3-RT or ST-E3-RT?

If you are only planning to use the on-camera flash to trigger the off-camera flash, the biggest difference between using an on-camera flash and an on-camera flash controller is size and weight. For ...
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I have Canon's 600EX-RT II, so shouldn't I add a YN600EX-RT II instead of a YN-E3-RT or ST-E3-RT?

I have a Canon 6D (MK1), 3 YN 600RT speelights, and the YN RT Controller. I do portraits and some event photography (birthdays, baby showers, etc.). If you are asking about how the YN equipment has ...
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Canon 6D CR2 Raw files don't work with Content-Aware Crop in Photoshop CC

If you can import the CR2 file in Photoshop, it is present as 8bits or 16bits RGB image, so your problem shouldn't be CR2 or 6D related. Are you sure you are working with the layer containing your ...
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Do I really need a FF camera instead of an APS-C model?

You're asking about upgrading a body, from a Rebel to a Pro camera, but that's not really the question, is it? That's a clarification point on a solution to which you've already arrived. To summarize: ...
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