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Will my Canon battery charger work on 220 V power?

I can only surmise that the potential confusion comes from the two apparently conflicting certification marks. The first is for Japan, [PSE] & 2nd the US [CULUS]. I didn't dig into the depths of ...
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Will my Canon battery charger work on 220 V power?

The label says it is compatible from 100V to 240V, 50 or 60 Hz. Thus, a 230V (perhaps 220V) 50Hz mains, as found in Sweden, will work fine with this charger. You'll need to adapt the U.S. plug style ...
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Using Auto ISO when shooting

I was told it’s not good to use auto ISO If unqualified, whoever told you that is a fool. Auto ISO is a tool, and as with any other tool it can be used well and it can be used badly. Instead try to ...
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Using Auto ISO when shooting

It’s getting me the shot even though there is some noise This is the point. If your priority is getting the shot, why not. But if your priority is getting a printable photo (which is what many people ...
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Blinking orange camera on canon Sx420 IS

The Canon PowerShot SX420 IS User Guide (page 30) says that it's a camera shake warning. It shows up when you use a shutter speed that's slower than some minimum. In this case, your shutter speed is ...
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How many frames have I lost due to opening my Canon Sure Shot 60?

I did research and apparently some cameras automatically rewind the film which saves the already taken photos. Taking a quick look at the Canon SureShot 60 Zoom Manual it appears that your camera ...
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How come I see infra-red in my photos?

Anyone can test their camera for IR, just image your TV remote. Likely you will see it's IR output as a spot of colored light. What color will this spot be? The camera's imaging chip is a matrix of ...
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Setup to have photos automatically loaded to the computer

In short: There is no easy solution, that is always on and will not need dedicated setup and extra steps. But I will elaborate common similar solutions. Some of them will not be available on you ...
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Which JPG settings are NOT applied to the back of camera screen of RAW?

Checking the CR2 on the camera Even if you have two files, you have taken one picture, so why would the camera display them differently? In practice, the CR2 file contains two JPEGs that can be ...
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What differentiates Canon EF(S), EF-M, and RF despite flange distance and pins?

They vary by designed sensor size, flange distance, and the number/arrangement of the pins. But what else differentiates them? EOS M cameras have sensors the same size as Canon's APS-C DSLR bodies ...
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FOV on an APS-C and Full frame 'lens'

Field of view is the real-world angle captured on the image. It is determined by the quotient of the sensor size and the focal length. That's basic geometry. If you want to keep the angles when ...
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Aperture setting on the camera vs. the lens

The aperture is physically on the lens, basically vanes that open and close to make more or less light hit the sensor. There is no aperture on the camera itself. On most cameras these days, the ...
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Can I do in-camera double exposures on my Canon EOS 600?

The Canon EOS 600 film camera is also known as the EOS 630 in North America. Yes, it can do up to 9 multiple exposures on one frame. To shoot multiple exposures, press the “Mode” and “EXP.COMP” ...
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Why is my aperture locked?

The Multifunction Lock switch at the bottom right of the back panel allows you to lock the main dial, quick control dial, multi-controller, and touch control, from accidental changes. When in the 'up' ...
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Using Auto ISO when shooting

In my opinion, there is only one best practice. Know your stuff, know your gear. In this case, define what is the maximum iso you are willing to use, the maximum noise you are willing to accept in ...
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Using Auto ISO when shooting

What are some best practices? This is all opinion... or, at best, situational. My personal feeling is that it is best to learn exposure in full manual mode and learn/understand the exposure triangle. ...
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Dust inside lens result incomplete images

As noted, dust on the front of the lens will almost never show on photos - see this famous LensRental review on Front Element Scratches Dust on the rear element may make a slight impression - though ...
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Why is my Canon dRebel not syncing with my off-camera flash when using a camera-to-remote cable?

As you can see, the port you are probably using, is an input port for a wired remote control, not an output port for flash sync. You may make it work, if you connect one flash onto the hotshoe and set ...
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Tamron lens causing errors at extreme focal lengths

This was going to be a comment. As the lens is extended, the "lever arm" gets longer. Maybe the rear lens flange is a bit loose and is creating a gap at the longer focal length leading to ...
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Tamron lens causing errors at extreme focal lengths

My guess is that some electrical connection inside the lens looses contact in some mechanical situations, maybe getting stretched when going beyond 200mm focal length. The over-exposure might come ...
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What adapter do I need to mount a Sigma Ashperical 24-70mm zoom lens on a Canon DSLR?

That lens is for Minolta “A” mount for Minolta film cameras with autofocus. It is not possible for a Canon camera to control the autofocus or aperture of a Minolta “A” mount Sigma lens. You can buy an ...
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Can I use a Canon Powershot to wirelessly fire a Canon 430EX II?

It won't work without additional gear. The 430EX II does indeed have optical wireless capability, but only in Canon's "smart" optical system. That requires a master unit that can "speak&...
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Canon M50 showing aperture f22 using Sigma 18-300mm f3.5-6.3

You have misunderstood the meaning of 18 – 300 3.5 -6.3 The zoom range of this lens is 18mm thru 300mm – quite an impressive zoom 16.67 X range. The maximum lens opening is f/3.5 (widest opening ...
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Canon EOS R or R5 with EF-S lens

Not sure if you upgraded your kit or not, but I've have several Canon bodies and depending on your need, it's always best to pick IQ over tech specs. For starters since you're a concert photographer, ...
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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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Dust inside lens result incomplete images

Dust in your lens (especially towards the front side) will likely not produce a dark spot in your image. This is more due to dust specks on the sensor, that come and go (your camera likely cleans the ...
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Does anyone have any information on Canon's VL mount regarding pinout and protocol?

Pinout (from camera side in picture) and protocol (SPI like) used is quite different from Eos. It consists of 14 bytes : 2 for header and 3 blocks of 4 bytes for the tree units (AF,IRIS and ZOOM). ...
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Canon 60D accessories fit to 6D mark 2?

First, what will work with your 6D Mark II: EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS II Canon Speedlite 430EX II LP-E6 batteries and LC-E6 charger Cleaning supplies and bag What might work with your 6D Mark II: Sigma ...
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Wrong label on battery info section

This you observe can happen some time with 3th party parts (can be battery, grip, etc.). From other side some 3th party manufacturers produce very good parts which are by reliability undistinguished ...
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Firmware Update Canon EOS 80D

One possibility: The .pdf instructions contained in the download says that the SD card should be 64MB or more up to 128GB or less. So the size of your 64GB card should not be an issue, but the card ...
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