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What's causing this blow-out of neon lights? (SL2 vs a7c)

Tl;dr: The Sony exposed less, reducing bloom. The Sony's lens plays in a different league. A larger sensor helps. The first thing to note is that the exposures are not equivalent. The reason the ...
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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 do I prevent the "light rays" coming off the moon in a photo like this?

The small aperture (f/22) is the cause of the spikes. You could have used f/8 at ISO 100 for the same exposure and it would have reduced the spikes significantly, if not eliminate them altogether. If ...
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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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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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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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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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Will the Canon EOS M50 Mark II take better pictures of children outdoors then an iPhone 13 Pro?

Assuming the person using the camera has taken basic photography classes will the Canon EOS M50 Mark II take better pictures of children outside then an iPhone 13 Pro? That's not really enough ...
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What does it take to get the Selphy to print an edited JPG?

Had the same problem... Edited pictures were not recognised by the Canon Selphy CP1200. Here's what worked for me. When using GIMP, proceed to export the picture as a jpg. After clicking on the "...
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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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Need shutterstock photo rejection solution!

I'm sure some of the time, such as Shutterstock use AI to do the first pass, so if something doesn't fit the 'rules' it's kicked straight out. It's as though they want a big neon sign saying "...
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Mixing ambient with flash and how to calculate this?

There really is no way to accurately calculate flash exposure for the "sports hall" situation you describe. Too many variables will come into play. The size of the room, size and number of ...
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What's causing this blow-out of neon lights? (SL2 vs a7c)

Accuracy of focus and camera movement during the exposure. 1/80 vs. 1/125 plus the ability to steadily handhold the camera.
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Canon AV-1: What is 'backlight compensation' and when should I use it?

When you shoot something with a bright light behind (for instance, someone in front of a sunset), the automatic exposure will normally set the exposure for the whole picture, and the subject will be ...
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Should I get my Canon DLSR serviced?

Don't fix something that works. This is usual practice with (almost) all the things around us. Just keep your batteries charged, replace time to time the SD cards and (depend of the amount of photos ...
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Why does a CR3 black and white image is displayed with colors when opening it on the PC?

I don't know your camera in particular, but the whole point of RAW files is to save exactly what the sensor saw, without any special effects. "Black and White" is a special effect. The ...
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What is the best way to capture welding photography

There is nothing particularly special about photographing welding... it is very much like photographing fireworks. The main thing is to stay back and use longer focal lengths to get the composition. ...
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Canon ETTL-II and the Canon 50mm f1.8 STM lens

The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM does report distance information. As do all Ring Type USM, STM, and Nano USM lenses. In the past, only lenses with Ring Type USM Auto Focus had distance info. Older lenses with ...
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Taking pictures of moving objects in low light indoor settings without shake. Canon Rebel T7

If you don't want motion blur, you need a short exposure time. Typically, for people standing but not moving too much (ie, not dancing), 1/60th of a second or shorter. To get a properly exposed ...
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Any fix for overexposed shot JPEG Canon Rebel T3i

If Lightroom or Corel can't recover any detail then no other program is going to either. In a jpeg white is recorded as RGB 255/255/255, so if every pixel has exactly the same numbers/values then ...
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Should the iris of a Canonet QL17 contract at all in AE mode at maximum aperture?

I've seen this occur as a limitation on meter range in my own QL17. The way it works is this: depending on the ASA speed setting for the meter, the camera may not be capable of shooting auto-aperture ...
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Can I simultaneously Charge and use Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

No possible way to USB charge the battery while using the camera.. BUT... I just bought a brand NOS ACK-DC110 AC adapter to use with my Canon SX740HS and it worked great ! Just connected the 'dummy' ...
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What should I expect from Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM?

What should I expect from Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM? Less than you're led to believe from online forums, where everyone discusses this stuff like it's life and death and where L lenses are ...
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Flash not firing during live view

You might want to know why flash doesn't work with silent shooting. The 6D Mark II uses two shutter methods: 1) a mechanical shutter that reveals and subsequently obscures the sensor using two shutter ...
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Blinking orange camera on canon Sx420 IS

For me this looks like warning indicator about camera shake. As it is visible on the screen your shutter speed is 1 second which is long time for handheld. You can avoid it by: increasing ISO add ...
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Why does a CR3 black and white image is displayed with colors when opening it on the PC?

First of all: Welcome :-) When you shoot in RAW, your camera collects all the information from the image sensor and saves it in a RAW file. This means that all the color information as well. When you ...
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How to fix stuck cocking lever on Canon AE-1

The Canon AE-1 cameras are unfortunately quite prone to mechanical and electronical failures. If you don't see anything through the viewfinder, it sounds as if the mirror is stuck in the upper ...
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Canon AE-1 Aperture Lever in camera sticking

FD mount uses a couple of levers, one to control the aperture setting and one to stop it down when you take the shot or push the DOF preview lever. there can be a couple of issues with these. If you ...

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