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Why do I have to press the shutter button twice to take a photo with my Canon DSLR?

You have probably enabled mirror lockup. The purpose of mirror lockup is to allow the slight vibrations caused by the movement of the mirror to dissipate before the shutter is opened. This is mostly ...
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What is the meaning of the small blinking camera symbol in my Canon 70D viewfinder?

This is the electronic level indicator. It indicates that you're not holding the camera parallel to the ground but instead have tilted it. The specific configuration indicates that you've got a tilt ...
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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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Is there a focusing issue with the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 on a Canon 70D?

The first sample image in the question is focused well in front of the central pillar. The second is focused well behind the flowers. You have told us that you are using single point AF but you haven'...
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Canon 70D turns off after 30 minutes in live view

It's explained on page 217 of the manual - seems like Live View shooting will stop after 30 minutes no matter what (it is said that the display turns off without saying anything about the sensor, but ...
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Do I need Image Stabilization for canon 35mm f/2?

If you think a monopod would be useful for what you shoot, then IS would be useful. That's pretty much the easiest way to consider it. IS tends to be more useful for longer focal lengths than for ...
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Will a Sigma 1.4tc teleconverter work with my Canon 70D?

Any teleconverter/extender made for the Canon EF mount will work with your camera. Your question should be, "Which teleconverter would work with my lens." The short answer: It depends on what you ...
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Canon 70D max supported SD card size

I just took a very quick look at the online manual, and right there on page 3, it says: Compatible Cards The camera can use the following cards regardless of capacity: SD memory cards SDHC memory ...
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Is It Possible To Achieve a Time Lapse Over Several Months Using a Canon 70D Without Leaving the Camera

Yes, it is possible. The ideal case would be if it was visible from your home so that you can leave a tripod stationary and just attach the camera when you need to. If the construction site is ...
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How do you disconnect a Canon 70D from the EOS app on an iPhone?

No harm will come to either the camera or the phone by disconnecting in any way, so just do whatever's easiest. Any of these will work: The app has a button to disconnect. Turn off the WiFi ...
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70D not working with Wein Safe Sync

This is a bit embarrassing as the fix was quite simple. The Novatron pack I have has a H type (household) plug for the sync cable. Looks like a standard househould electrical receptacle. The plug ...
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Outdoor lighting setup for shooting interviews, with changing and mostly low light (sunset through evening)

Eliminate the sun as a light source or over power it. I.E. remove the sun from the equation. (Your set up would work beautifully if you were shooting still photos but you are shooting video and your ...
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Canon 70D max supported SD card size

I just used my 70D with a PNY Elite 256GB SDxC card without any problems. I've been using a 128GB version before for quiet awhile without any problems also.
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Canon 70D vs Canon 760D

The use case that will reveal the most separation between the two is with longer focal length lenses that have wide apertures. The 70D includes the option to calibrate the camera to individual lenses ...
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How to reset Canon 70D WiFi?

I had to reset my phone’s settings, so I lost my connection to my camera. I was perplexed trying to find the password. Finally I found how to reset the Wi-Fi and then be given a new password. Select ...
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Why doesn't wifi on canon 70D connect to my Android device?

I know this answer is some years late, but I was so tired of fighting to connect mine that I bought one of these They come in a USB-C version as well. Just plug into your mobile device and plug your ...
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Is It Possible To Achieve a Time Lapse Over Several Months Using a Canon 70D Without Leaving the Camera

Short answer: Yes. Longer answer: Make sure you shoot with the same focal length (and - even better - using same lens). You'll have to note a couple of points in order to shoot the same frame (f.e. ...
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Is Canon EOS 80D worth spending $200 more over 70D when it comes to image quality?

The 80D has significant improvement over the 70D in dynamic range when shooting at low ISO. Above ISO 400 they're virtually identical in their response curves when the difference in actual ISO vs. set ...
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Canon 70D wifi cannot be enabled

One thing to keep in mind, the 70D has been produced in two different versions. A version with and one without WiFi. Ensure you are certain that one of the two cameras you have is not the WiFi-less ...
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The best setting for Canon 70D for my application

scottbb has more than adequately covered the pure photography side of things, so I'd like to add another aspect. Bouncing a camera repeatedly over a bumpy field on a hard mount & expecting it to ...
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The best setting for Canon 70D for my application

While the actual questions you asked aren't very broad in scope ("should I use Av/Tv/Manual mode?", and "Is the 18-55 STM lens useful for my application?"), I think the details of ...
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Canon 70D Live View stops after some time

So I kind of have a solution? Basically, with ML, you can set a setting called "Sticky half-shutter", where you press it right when you enable live view and it simulates the half shutter being held ...
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Does canon 70D support the LC-5 trigger?

It will not work directly with the 70D. The 70D has a 2.5mm port for shutter release (aka an E3 connector), while the LC-5 uses the Canon-proprietary three-prong N3 connector. Unless you can buy or ...
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Which is better for Astrophotography when we compare Canon 70D and Canon 760D

Neither. Just as the critical measure for most astronomical telescopes is how much light they can collect from each distant point source, the critical measure for a camera used in astrophotography is ...
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Flash YN968EX-RT with YN622C-TX transmiter

The YN968EX-RT uses the Canon RT radio protocol. The Yongnuo YN968EX-RT is not compatible with the YN622C protocol. It's also not compatible with the different YN560/RF603/RF605 protocol used by ...
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Canon 70D - shooting video interviews in bright conditions with low aperture

Whether shooting stills or video, the classic solution to being able to use a wide aperture in bright light is to use a neutral density filter. Particularly with dedicated video cameras, where very ...
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How can I wirelessly use the Neewer NW680/TT680 flash with the Canon 70D

The Newer NW660 does incorporate a basic optical Slave Flash system. In S1 or S2 mode it will flash whenever it sees a bright light from another flash. You can use it, as is, with your 70D, if you use ...
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How can I wirelessly use the Neewer NW680/TT680 flash with the Canon 70D

TL;DR: My advice: return the NW680/TT680, and increase the budget to get a Godox TT685 II-C instead. Looking over an Amazon listing for the NW680/TT680 for Canon, it appears to be primitive with no ...
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Does canon 70D support the LC-5 trigger?

Does canon 70D support the LC-5 trigger? Not directly. The LC-5 uses the N3 connector that is compatible with Canon's upper tier camera models. The 70D has an E3 connector that is used on lower ...
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