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For all practical purposes, any of the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS/IS II/IS STM lenses are totally redundant if you already have an EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS in good working condition. What you should not do is buy another lens because it is very marginally better on paper than your current lens. That's how you waste money on GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). ...


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Full disclosure: A Canon EOS 50D was what I consider my first "real" DSLR after moving up from an EOS Rebel XTi/400D that was my first DSLR of any kind. The Rebel felt like a high priced toy. The 50D felt like the film SLRs I learned on in the 1980s. I have no attachment whatsoever to the Rebel XTi. I gave it away years ago. I'll probably never let go of ...


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The EF-S 18-55mm has had many iterations over the years...so when you say you're considering the 18-55mm, you need to be specific to the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, or EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM? I'm assuming that you're shopping new lenses, so you'd run into either the IS ...


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This is a tough one & the decision eventually has to be yours. These days it's considered that the camera body is essentially a disposable item, the lenses are the investment - yet you're starting with a free camera body, which is bound to influence your lens choice initially. Nikon & Canon lenses are really not interchangeable, so you won't be ...


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As far as I know you can't. But you can use dummy battery to power the camera from USB power source (laptop, power bank, etc.) like this. No affiliate with the product/seller.


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You need to use some sort of software that can perform tethered shooting. Simply plugging a camera into the computer's USB port will by default, as you've discovered, treat the camera/card like an external drive. You must have and run an application that can recognize a Canon dSLR and communicate with it to transfer/display files for shooting. Something ...


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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 reduction. So the LEDs are pulsed to use the persistence of vision to create a dimming effect. If your shutter is fast enough and the LED lighting bad enough, the ...


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I have the EOS R and I use the Fv mode almost exclusively. What does it do? Fv "Flexible Priority" mode lets you adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, and/or exposure compensation without leaving the Fv mode. In Fv mode: you turn the "Quick Control Dial" (the back wheel) to move the cursor between the four different settings. With the desired ...


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The 50D is a bit outdated but it is still fairly OK. The 50mm isn't the "normal" lens for a 50D that has an APS-C sensor. It can be OK for portrait but for travel/street/landscape you want a 35mm or a zoom with 35mm at mid-range. The entry-level Canon DLSRs come with a 18-55mm that you can find for cheap on Amazon or second-hand. There are however numerous ...


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The 17-85 has image stabilization which all in all allows you to take better photos. That combined with a larger zoom range makes it more universal.


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It appears to be an early Pentax "K" mount. The recessed Aperture Simulator slot opposite the Aperture control lever is the clue. This slot is clearly visible in your first photo. There are lots of inexpensive adapters available to mount Pentax "K" mount lenses on your Canon EOS Rebel XS. This one costs about $15. Vello Pentax K Lens to Canon EF-S-...


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If you have inadvertently changed the AF mode from "One Shot AF" to "AI Servo AF" then the focus confirmation light will not come on because the focus never "locks" but works continuously until the shutter button is fully pressed to expose the image. If you are using "AI Focus AF" the system starts out in "One Shot AF" mode but can switch to "AI Servo AF" ...


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To diagnose focus issues when shooting through the viewfinder as opposed to shooting live view: Change AF/MF setting to AF Turn off focus limiter in the lens, if any (24mm f2.8 does not have a focus limiter; long telephotos do) Adjust the camera to use all focus points if shooting through the viewfinder If the camera is equipped with "stop focus search" / "...


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You can't. But you'll find USB chargers for the 7D batteries that you can connect to your laptop, or to a USB power adapter.


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As I don't know your camera model it may or may not have tethering capabilities for PC programs. For example some DSLR Nikon cameras like 3xxx series usually don't support tethering with native software, lightroom or Photoshop. However you can use digiCamControl under windows or Entangle under Linux systems to take pictures via USB cable and do live preview ...


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Use EOS Utility. Once the camera and EOS Utility have initialized a connection the camera will return to a normal state that will allow you to operate it normally. To send each image directly to the computer as it is taken, choose the "Remote Shooting" option. You can operate the camera directly or via the EOS Utility application. If you want to see the ...


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I am going to break stride and suggest you shoot indoor architecture from a tripod. Shoot at f8 and don't worry about the shake or ISO because you are on a tripod. You will want to pick up a radio trigger, too. The Yungnuo is cheap and it works. As far as IS lenses are concerned, The Tamron 17-50 f2.8 is decent, but I think you should skip the IS and ...


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Ok, for future people searching for this issue, I think this is resolved. The issue (for me, at least) was not enough light on the target. I was doing the testing indoors, beside a window mid-day (curtains open) and below a tungsten dining room light. But this was not enough light on the target for the auto focus to perform it's best. IIRC, my shutter ...


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Why not take both and find out? The whole point of interchangeable lens cameras is having multiple lenses, and starting with both will give you a lot of learning experience early on about how lenses differ. Also, you might want to add some prime lenses and a 70-210 as soon as you have some money to spare ... Many readers here will have more than 5 lenses, ...


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Not much to say after Hueco's answer. You do not get a new lens just because. Find out what you need and what your current lens lacks and based on that you get a new lens. But in general terms, you do not buy a lens that has similar characteristics to the one you have. You could go for a prime 85mm lens for portraits, or a zoom telephoto, or an ultra-wide ...


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The only reason I can think of is that the light source is a stroboscope. If the light is on before the opening curtain is fully open, or after the closing curtain is closing, but off for some or all of the time the shutter is fully open, then this would be the effect. But then it would be a different part of the photo that would be exposed every time. If it ...


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No, you won't. The AF doesn't work because the AF system is not in proper operating conditions, and focus confirmation and AF use the same source. Tested this on my own setup (Sigma 120-400 f/4.5-5.6, 1.4x extender, EOS 70D): I get neither AF nor focus confirmation at the long end (f/8), but I get both at the short end (f/6.3), and they disappear at the ...


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I am an athletics photographer, and I have a dilemma. First off, I use the 5D Mark II body. Currently, I own the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM II, and I LOVE it... except for indoor photos. Before I purchased this lens, I used the 70-200mm f/2.8 for indoor volleyball and the photos turned out great, but I needed the 400mm for other outdoor sports. You most likely ...


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A bit late to the party, but I found for my Canon SX720 HS: I can charge it with a random USB cable and an Anker 5V/3A charger, charging light on the camera goes on, and it also really charged up. I can also charge it with a no-brand powerbank, that has 5V/2.1A output. This is important to me, because now I can charge it on the go! Charging light again goes ...


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On my A720 there is a similar double move needed. The button is pressed down and made to slide, then it needs to be held down and pushed at right angles to the initial slide. It is similar but not identical to the two red arrows at right angles near A on the picture above.


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