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The camera usually keeps the aperture open as wide as possible while framing the shot. It is only closed to the setting you dialed in when the picture is being taken. This allows for a brighter viewfinder and more of the auto focus points to be used. As described in the manual of your camera on page 114, there's a dedicated button to stop down the aperture ...


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According to it, we should first turn off the camera before turning auto-focus on/off. That's quite cumbersome obviously. That seems pretty ridiculous. Perhaps the authors are serious about their target audience being dummies. I am confused if this might harm my camera or lens in any way? You won't hurt anything. It's fine to turn AF on or off while the ...


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The warning you read applies to Live View shooting. If you look at the T5I manual it states on page 156 under the Continuous AF section , "...During Continuous AF, turn off the power before you set the len's focus mode switch to MF". I usually only use Continuous AF on my T4I so if I do switch to manual I don't usually remember to do this, and I have never ...


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In Av (and Tv) mode, flash is not assumed to be primary light source, so camera will choose exposure to match metered ambient light. In P mode, however, the camera tries to ensure exposure time is quick enough for handheld shooting, and thus will happily expose for the flash-illuminated subject, ignoring the lack of ambient light. To put it in flash terms, ...


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Both the Canon 60D and the 700D/T5i are built around the same basic sensor: Canon's 18MP APS-C sensor with 4.3µm pixel pitch. It has also appeared in the T2i/550D, T3i/600D, T4i/650D,SL1/100D, EOS M, and 7D. When shooting RAW and editing on a computer any of these cameras can use the latest updates to Canon's demosaicing algorithms and image processing that ...


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It's looking like that the biggest difference is the updated 18-55 kit lens - from the early reviews and comments, it's a non-trivial upgrade over the older EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens, in all of optical quality, usability with filters (due to the non-rotating front element) and the advantages the STM gives for video shooters. Given that a significant ...


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The best way to improve image quality? Learn how to get the most out the gear you already have Please don't misunderstand the following as flippant or taking a cheap shot at a budding photographer. It isn't. It is an encouragement to decide to put in the learning and practice to develop the technique and compositional skills that better images truly ...


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You can manually adjust exposure compensation, use exposure bracketing or use the high-dynamic range setting, which will internally combine a number of images made with different exposures into one JPEG. My personal choice would be to use exposure bracketing, as that allows you to select one image, or if no single image has the required dynamic range, to ...


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There is nothing inherently wrong with Canon DSLRs or even their mirrorless cameras. The most like culprit of poor sharpness is a lens. Canon has every grade of lens from mediocre to superb, usually with correlated pricing. The other thing with lens is that even many high-end lenses have shortcomings such as general softness near maximum aperture and beyond ...


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overall Canon crop sensor cameras lack in focus and / or sharpening ability when compared to Nikon / Sony / Fuji I think you might be jumping to conclusions here: there are certainly plenty of examples of very sharp photos made with Canon crop sensor cameras. Were that not the case, there wouldn't be much market for the Canon 7D and 7DmkII, for example. The ...


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You can use the AE lock (*) button to lock the metering, and then use the shutter button to lock focus. You have several ways of separate metering and focus function from the shutter button half-press. According to page 301 of the 700D manual, C.Fn-6 gives you the following five combinations for the shutter button/(*) AE lock button controls. 0: AF / AE ...


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These are not bad IMO. The color is a bit over saturated and dark, but I didn't see any objectionable grain on my calibrated display. Remember, if they print these, the effective resolution may not be the same as viewing them full screen on a large display, so what you see in a blown up image may be invisible in the print. If, at the print size, you don't ...


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No, it is not normal. These stripes look a lot like Newton's Rings, even though they aren't rings. Did you use some filter in front of the lens, which might have created those patterns?


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The differences are so minor many review sites are basically copy/pasting their T4i reviews, replacing the pictures, and editing the differences if they're posting reviews of the T5i at all. The new STM kit lens is probably the most significant change, especially for those shooting video as well as stills. From The-Digital-Picture: Here is a list of ...


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Error 20 is a mechanical malfunction with the shutter or mirror assembly. Your camera will need to be serviced.


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The background is very washed. Is that expected? Yes. The exposure is correct for the subject, but that causes the background to be overexposed. There are a number of ways that you could instead expose the buildings in the background correctly, but if you do that without taking additional steps the subject will be underexposed. To get the photo that you ...


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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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After looking through many suggested reasons for error 20 I almost gave up. I started out with a water damaged 7D. I managed to get it to at least switch on after chasing the visible corrosion hot spots. Including the corrosion in the hot shoe and its micro switch. As soon I had got it to switch on initially I ran it through my SPT software which reported a ...


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Basically you can divide lenses (or just about anything really) into 3 categories: Lenses that are really good for one thing and one thing only (or a small set of things) Lenses that are not great at anything but are ok for a lot of things Lenses that cost a fortune (and still can't do everything) Now, since you are a newbie I assume option 3 is out of the ...


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I do use manual focus. The blurring you experience can come from several facts: Depending on the light conditions, you may not be very precise in focusing: your image may just be a little bit out of focus. This is typically the case in your sample image where the focus is in front of the head. As your sample is a macro photo, remember that in macro the ...


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Canon DSLR's operate in so-called "slow sync" mode when in Av mode. That means, the exposure time is set to expose for ambient light, just like without flash. This is useful to freeze your foreground subject with the flash, but still get a natural background lighting. (try shooting a person at night in the open to see the difference!) I like to dial in a ...


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As already pointed out none of them would be considered more "pro" than the other by working photographers. There are differencies though and I list some of the advantages of the 60D below: 60D has a pentaprism (instead of a pentamirror in the 700D) which is a lot better (it's brighter) albeit heavier. 60D has a larger viewfinder which makes omposing and ...


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For your intended purpose there isn't a lot of difference between using a 700D or a 70D (The 80D, on the other hand, provides significant improvement in low light performance and dynamic range which is vital to most landscape photography). The 70D has very slightly better sensor performance, but the difference is well less than 1/3 stop in terms of dynamic ...


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It's all covered on pages 258-265 of your 700D Instruction Manual. You may use either the supplied standard A/V cable or an optional HDMI cable for high resolution playback. The only way to do it wirelessly would be to use an Eye-Fi card to transfer the images to another device (pp. 311-13 of the Instruction Manual) as they are shot and then play back the ...


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The YN600EX-RT is fully compatible with all current and recent Canon EOS bodies going back for at least 10-15 years. This would include all EOS bodies that are "Type A" and E-TTL II compatible. However, as of August 03, 2016 none of those bodies have built-in radio transmitters. To use a YN600EX-RT off camera you need either another RT flash (e.g. YN600EX-...


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In some situations, it's convenient to autofocus then switch to manual focus so the focus doesn't change (timelapse, prefocussing for a remote-triggered shot etc.). This wouldn't make sense if you had to turn the camera off in between.


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The risky AF switching may be: Interferrence between in-body motor and in-lens rings. it is simillar to changing gears in car without clutch pressed. All EF lenses have electronic interface only, so this is not your case. Switching off the motor under load. When switching the switch, peak currents may be delivered to the motor or the control unit causing ...


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You're not taking into account the age of the two models you're looking at. See this chart on Wikipedia, which lays out the Canon dSLR models by age and tier. The 700D is a 2013 camera; its current "successor" model is the 800D. The 200D was just released this year. If you want to compare same-era models, it would be the 100D vs. the 700D, and the 200D vs. ...


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Which camera and lens combination is better for casual use as inferred from the question is probably irrelevant. Their performance in most respects should be close enough not to make a huge difference. However both combinations have a clear edge each. The Canon has a more versatile lens with much greater zoom range. This will be a blessing outdoors. The ...


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The first key to understand here is the difference between "Basic" zone and "Creative" zone. In the case of Basic zone, the camera is expecting that the photographer has little to no knowledge of photography. It takes over almost all features of the camera and adjusts based on the intent of the user (as set by the given mode). While I don't know exactly ...


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