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A Tamron lens is my preferred option as I used to have one for my old Minolta when I used 35mm film. That's all well and good; I'm sure Tamron appreciates your brand loyalty. That being said, there are a plethora of good lenses made by Tamron, Canon, Sigma, etc., and a plethora of absolute garbage lenses. Do your homework on a specific lens - the brand ...


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When i press it down its like something inside the camera closes and then when you press again it captures the image and the view finder opens back up This sounds like Mirror Lock Up functionality. This mode allows one to separate the mechanism for the mirror and shutter so as to allow for any vibrations caused by the mirror to dissipate before taking the ...


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Not a definitive answer, but I'm a fan of using the USB connection first. My thinking is that if the USB port suffers mechanical failure, you'll still be able to charge and export files externally, but if the battery or card compartment breaks, you're without a functioning camera. To put it another way : Durability [external] = Durability [card slot + ...


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TL/DR: You want to look for "for Canon" in the description; and stick with Di and Di II lenses and stay away from Di III. The easiest way to make sure a Sigma/Tamron/Tokina or other 3rd-party lens works with your 60D is to make sure they're in the Canon mount, and that they're new/current versions, or firmware upgradeable to be current. The one big issue ...


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Canon Canon's own EX speedlights should all be compatible, if not fully compatible. The official word from Canon on their brochures and websites for the bodies without the sync contact is: Speedlites other than the EX-series or non-Canon flash units cannot be used. Not all functions of the Canon EX-series flashes are supported. Godox In April/May 2019, ...


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According to the manual, a blinking green LED means charging failure. Apparently, the camera for some reason thought it could charge itself via the USB hub which can't supply enough power for charging. To resolve the issue, the manual recommends unplugging the cable and reattaching the battery. Actually, to me, the solution was just to open the battery ...


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From Canon's website, emphasis added by me. The 24mm EF-S f/2.8: Minimum focusing distance of 0.5 ft./0.16 m; maximum magnification of x0.27. The RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM: A 0.5x magnification ratio and a close focusing distance of 0.56 ft./0.17m Even though the 24mm lens can focus more closely, its wider field of view means that the magnification ...


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Yes, because you are using a crop camera, you can use the EW-83J hood on your 24-105 without any vignetting or other effects. Here is a chart that shows many other alternate lens and hood combinations. Alternate Hoods


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My experience is with Canon cameras (5D, XXD series). The ports are accessed via a rubber gasket on the side that sits well enough to create a good seal around the ports but is also only held on by the same rubber. It's a rather tight junction - which is good, one doesn't want it flopping around. But, at the same time, leaves me feeling like opening it 100% ...


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What to do is pretty much up to you and your preferences. If you are careful, either approach can work until you feel it is time to replace the camera for other reasons. Unless a camera can be charged only by USB, I prefer to swap batteries and cards. I have used the battery door and card slots on my cameras nearly every day for years. The greatest risk of ...


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All canon EX speedlites should work. I have 2000D with the crippled hot-shoe too, and 580EX II and 430EX III-RT both work. The 580EX II is an older speedlite than the camera, so you are not restricted to only speedlites released after the camera was released. I am also able to trigger both speedlites with ST-E2 optical trigger. I presume the ST-E3-RT radio ...


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A lens that maintains the same distance of focus as it is zoomed is said to be parfocal. This is a highly desirable quality in a lens if one is shooting film or video and wishes to maintain focus while zooming in or out during a continuous shot. Some zoom lenses that are not really parfocal, particularly those with smaller maximum apertures, can appear to ...


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For the vast majority of Canon lens hoods, if the number part of the name of the hood is the same as the number part of the name of another hood then the hood will mount on lenses for which the other hood was made. There are a few exceptions for hoods that do not use the typical bayonet style attachment. For instance, the ET-65III made for the EF 85mm f/1.8,...


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Canon designed the firmware that's running the camera, so if they say an order of operation for something, it's probably best to follow it. That being said, I'd imagine this particular order is due to the camera wanting to communicate with the lens, and if no communication occurs or that communication is disrupted, then an error is thrown until ...


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There are many results from Google explaining how it works, e.g. this one is pretty decent. I don't have a Canon myself, but reading about the mode, it seems very similar to how most Fuji X-series cameras behave. Instead of the PASM modes, you have separate controls (one control with modes in case of the Canon) for aperture, shutter speed, and ISO each -- ...


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Is it to keep dust out of the unprotected sensor by offering dust many alternative places to stick to, in case someone carries the mount adapter in the camera bag without caps on both ends? Or is it to prevent light from reflecting from the walls of the adapter? Yes. Mostly the latter, but it would also help with the former.


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It's easy to see what comes with the Mount Adapter EF-EOS R at Canon USA's product listing. Just scroll down and click on the "What's included" tab to see the following list: The listings for the Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter A, and Drop-in Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R ...


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Yes, this is possible. First, select the servo AF mode. Then, select AF point to face detect + tracking. Now with the previous settings, you won't see the AF point anymore in the viewfinder or the LCD because it's doing face detect. Then, set custom functions II-7: initial servo AF point for face detect + tracking to the setting value 2 (AF point set for ...


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We are a film developing lab. Every once in a while, we develop a roll of film that has a green cast to it. It is either old film or film that was subjected to heat.


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There is no autofocus motor in the 60D, the autofocus motor is always in the lenses. Your 60D works with lenses designed for the EF or EF-S mounts(*), and lens that work on the 60D will always state this. The EF-S is specific to APS-C cameras, the EF mount is for full-frame or APS-C cameras. Keep in mind that on a 60D (APS-C) the field of view of the lens ...


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I think this is one really cute question, so I want to help you a bit. When you say she is a serious photographer, we need to define what that is. I will help you with some of the applications of ring light or ring flash. 1. Macro The original intention of a ring flash was to take pictures of small objects, where you needed to get really close to it, ...


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I am trying to find a compatible lens for my Canon EOS 60D. Consider supporting your local economy by purchasing a lens at a local camera store. Someone should be happy to assist you. Lenses are often organized by mount, so all lenses of interest should located together. You can try them out in store. When searching online, look for lenses that specifically ...


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In photography, there are two kinds of lights: flash and continuous. Flashes are those that fire at time of clicking the shutter button. Continuous are like lights in your home: they are always on when in use. In the first instance, the camera directly controls the light, in the last, the camera (usually) doesn't. Flash is used in portrait photography, ...


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A zoom lock included in the design of a lens was more common back 30-40 years ago than it is today. Many experienced photographers today use something that is almost the butt of jokes about duct tape fixing anything when they wish to keep a zoom lens at a specific setting for a series of photos: gaffer's tape. It holds well enough but doesn't leave any ...


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I'm asking here, not at SuperUser, because I believe professional photographers subject their equipment to such harsh use... Most "pros" are still doing whatever they got in the habit of doing long before "pro" level cameras allowed charging batteries in camera. Canon's battery interface is robust enough that I've never heard of anyone having issues with ...


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The Canon is shooting with an aperture a stop or so smaller than you used for the smartphone, and I believe that you held your phone far steadier than you held the camera, which would lead to more blur regardless of the different exposure times. The rotten shot from the Canon has nothing to do with inferior technology and everything to do with inadequate ...


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Today I wanted to test what will happen if I turn the camera off, and change the lens without removing the adapter from the camera. After turning the camera back on, it just works perfectly with the newly attached lens. So I don't really understand why I should follow Canon's cumbersome advice. Note this test didn't involve changing the adapted EF lens ...


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The answer is: caps do not need to be purchased separately, because the adapter comes with a cap attached to both ends in the sales package. Retailer pictures for some reason often don't show the caps (probably to show the internal parts of the adapter, or to avoid showing the true size of the adapter with caps attached). Do remember that if using the EF - ...


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