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700D live view depth of field not accurate

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 ...
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Do I need to turn off camera before switching auto-focus on/off?

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 ...
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Do I need to turn off camera before switching auto-focus on/off?

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 ...
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How to improve image sharpness on Canon 700D?

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. ...
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Canon EOS700D Flash: Why are exposure times different in modes P and Av if all settings are "equal"

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 ...
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How can I meter and focus on different places of an image with a Canon DSLR?

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 ...
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How to improve image sharpness on Canon 700D?

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 ...
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What is Error 20, "shooting is not possible due to an error", on a Canon 700D?

Error 20 is a mechanical malfunction with the shutter or mirror assembly. Your camera will need to be serviced.
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How to improve image sharpness on Canon 700D?

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 ...
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How can I meter and focus on different places of an image with a Canon DSLR?

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-...
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Are these stripes bug or not?

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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Canon700D: Could I take a milky way with this camera?

You sure can. While your lens isn't optimal for Milky Way shots, you can have fun with your kit and impress yourself. Ideally, you will want a faster lens like a f/1.8 or f/2.8 which allows more ...
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What is Error 20, "shooting is not possible due to an error", on a Canon 700D?

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 ...
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Can I run Magic Lantern from same SD card on 2 different camera models?

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 ...
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How can I meter and focus on different places of an image with a Canon DSLR?

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 ...
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Will a Yongnou YN600EX-RT flash work with a Canon 700D using radio control?

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. ...
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Canon 700D or 70D for a beginner

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 ...
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700D Rebel T5i - View Photos on TV instantly and wireless

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 ...
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improve clarity of my picture

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 ...
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Canon EOS700D Flash: Why are exposure times different in modes P and Av if all settings are "equal"

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 ...
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If you were to buy just one lens

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 ...
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Do I need to turn off camera before switching auto-focus on/off?

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 ...
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Do I need to turn off camera before switching auto-focus on/off?

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 ...
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EOS 700D freezes in live view / video mode, on JPEG conversion, or fast RAW shoots

I have recently had the same problem (also 700D, bought in 2014). Everytime I switched to the Live View my camera froze (either to a freeze frame or the pixels you have) and I could only mend the ...
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If a Canon 200d is better than a 700d, why is it priced the same?

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 "...
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Canon 700d Old vs Nikon D3400 New

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....
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Why are Canon 700D photos under exposed when compared with the preview?

You probably use a small aperture. When autofocus does its work, it usually does it with wide open aperture. That's why you get a brighter image for a small time. It says nothing about the ...
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Can the 700D perform microfocus adjustment?

First off, Canon Auto Focus Micro Adjustment (AFMA) is based in the camera, not the lens. When a particular camera/lens combination is calibrated using AFMA, it is the camera that is adjusted. You ...
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What are the primary differences between Canon 600D and 700D?

There are not a whole lot of differences between the two models. They are based on the same sensor and offer a lot of the same features, controls, and options. They both use the same battery and are ...
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What is Error 20, "shooting is not possible due to an error", on a Canon 700D?

I tried following the "switch off" and the "remove battery" suggestions to no avail. What did work was to switch off, remove the battery, then switch on and leave turned on with no battery for 24 ...
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