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I'm sure you've moved on with your life but this question saved me time on my search for the exact same fix. (Namely, the answer that there isn't one.) BUT, I've just discovered that the camera has a tiny black button that tells it if there's an external flash plugged in. (Literally like a mini version of the button on your refrigerator that lets you turn ...


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Artifacts such as a moiré (more-ay) are repeating maze-like patterns, with or without color. Artifacts are a fact of life because the digital camera uses an array of primary colors to fracture the projected image from the lens into three juxtaposed images. This technique allows color photography by recording three images simultaneously. Image inaccuracy ...


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Although it is hard to tell for certain from the included image, it looks like the only thing broken is a filter placed on the end of the lens. The first element of the EF 85mm f/1.8 lens itself is just past the ring of baffles below your broken filter. Remove the filter ring, clean off any remaining pieces of the filter being careful not to scratch your ...


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At the most basic level, one can surmise that Canon chose to include a low pass filter in the EOS 5Ds while also offering the EOS 5Ds R without¹ a low pass filter because they felt there was enough demand for both options in the marketplace to generate a worthwhile return on the additional investment during product developments as well as the additional ...


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Addendum: a VERY long stack of extension tubes with a heavy lens on the end (eg if you took a 300mm long-focus lens and actually backed it with another 300mm worth of extension tubes) can overstress the lens mount on the camera or between extension tubes, causing temporary (elastic bending of stuff) or even permanent damage. If such setups are to be tried, ...


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Searching Canon India's website for a lens repair facility, there does not seem to be an actual Canon Service Center anywhere in the state of Karnataka. All of the locations listed for various cities in Karnataka state are Collection Points that appear to be third parties affiliated with Canon in some way (such as a dealer for Canon copier products). These ...


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I’ve been struggling with this for what feels like forever and I just cracked the code and my pics print out EXACTLY HOW I WANT THEM. I love my canon printer but the cropping features on its app suck ass. I found an app called “IMAGE SIZE” you put in the dimension 4x6 and send it to the printer in the app. I will never use cannons app again unless it’s for a ...


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It's hard to tell without more information & EXIF data. Here are some possible explanations (and why more info is helpful) If using "One Shot" focus mode, if a subject (or camera) moves after the camera locks focus then it will not re-focus. AF point review will indicate which AF was used to lock focus, but it is an indication of which AF point was ...


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Both images appear to be front-focused. The rocks in front of the dog look like they are sharper than the dog. This might be an issue that could be solved using AFMA, or it might be a problem where you think you are telling the camera to focus on one thing when you are really telling the camera to focus where it thinks best. Since you haven't told us what ...


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Very simply, unless you like spending time doing things the camera can do, afterwards, set a mid value, and try test shots at other settings to see your preference. I often find professional photos that need a bit more sharpening and a good bit more contrast. The camera can do this for you and give you clearer more vivid photos. Why waste your time ...


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No, you can't put a digital back on the T70. It is not available. I suggest a mirrorless camera with an FD glassless adapter if you must use your FD lenses. You may find the 2x crop factor unreasonable, though. Or shoot film and get an Epson scanner.


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Your XPro-C Godox trigger speaks a different "language" than the radio receiver in the Canon 600EX-RT flash. You can't control the 600EX-RT directly via radio with a Godox trigger. To control the 600EX-RT with your Godox triggers you need a compatible Godox receiver attached to the hot foot of the Canon flash. For a long time, the only such receiver ...


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E-TTL II is a minor software update for E-TTL. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_flash_system#E-TTL_II which says: E-TTL II is a software improvement on E-TTL and is now a standard in all EOS cameras introduced with or after the Canon EOS-1D Mark II in 2004. E-TTL II is implemented in the body, not the flash unit, and therefore can use ...


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Without modification, the Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i) is not suitable for infrared photography. The sensor stack is insensitive to IR compared with those of other cameras. There is likely an element, other than the hot mirror, that blocks a significant amount of IR. I suspect the Bayer filter. Even after modification, high-quality IR filters are needed. Any ...


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The flash needs to be set to use its hot foot for communication with the camera. If you set the flash to 'Slave', it will ignore anything attached to the hot foot and will monitor its optical sensor for optical pulses from an optical master flash (or ST-E2 flash controller). You should set the flash to 'Manual' power mode in the same way you would if the ...


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Evening guys. I lost the job some few minutes ago. Lol. I lost it to my twin sister. She uses a Nikon and she'd be covering the event on Wednesday. I appreciate your opinions and answers. I guess the fault came from the speedlight itself, because the manual mode isnt working either. Its a Canon flash, an EX-series and I really can't comprehend what could ...


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The Canon 4000D has a non-standard hotshoe which causes compatibility issues with non-Canon flash units. More info here: What speedlites work with Canon 4000D


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On the contrary, using very long exposures heavy-duty would cause more sensor and camera component heating (depending on camera design, solenoids will also heat up), which technically does shorten component lifetime a bit (most every electronics component deteriorates faster if heated, vacuum tubes run to specifications excepted ;) ) - but this is probably ...


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The biggest obstacle with flash and the A1 is that its sync speed is pretty slow: 1/60s. But a modern speedlight/trigger's sync voltage will definitely be safe (under 5V in most cases), and you should just be able to use them the same way you would on a Canon dSLR. This Flickr discussion thread mentions successfully using a 580EX II on an A1, aside from ...


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I think the first step is to evaluate closely what kind of photos you enjoy watching and creating yourself. What impact pictures have on you and what impact are you looking to get from your shots. Try online portfolios or harcopy books, magazines. I would go for the books whenever possible as it is a more immersive experience on the topic. Reading and ...


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Learning To See will do wonders Start with a quick review of your work. As you look at each image in turn, ask yourself… Have you isolated the subject of the image?I was told if my pictures weren't good enough, I wasn't close enough. Are you telling a story or showing a relationship that exists between or among the elements in the image? Does the ...


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Have you heard the saying "sell the sizzle, not the sausage"? OK granted, that's nothing to do with photography, but the point is that often the basic subject at hand isn't necessarily that inherently interesting; you need to make a choice as to what aspect of it you want to present. So instead of taking a picture of a building, you could focus on ...


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It’s more like turning up the volume on your stereo, with the maximum volume limited to what your speakers can handle. It’s all designed to work correctly.


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I really do love the other answers, but commented to tfb: I love the structure of this. I wanted to mention, though, that taking a great image is only half of the battle. Books on books were written for simply black and white processing in a darkroom. The number of tools and options available to you in a color RAW file and Lightroom/Photoshop is 10x or more ...


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I bought the 18-35 1.8 Sigma Art for my Canon Rebel T7i and have been having nothing but problems. The AF is way off. I bought the USB dock and tried updating the firmware and recalibrating it manually but no luck. It is too expensive a lens not to work perfectly, so I'm returning it. I'm sure part of it might be that I could use liveview more or use the ...


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This is a slightly indirect answer because it does not really say anything concrete about photography, but it is worth knowing I think. Popular people There's a well-known phenomenon which I am sure has a name, which is that a typical person tends to know people who are more popular than them. This seems odd at first blush, but it's not: if a typical ...


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Don't feel demotivated Photography is a complicated matter. If it wasn't, this website would not exist for a lack of questions. You are new to photography, so you are still familiarising yourself with many concepts. There is a great deal to keep in mind when taking photos, and keeping an eye on all settings, lighting conditions and all else that comes into ...


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Why not buy a flash from the A-1 era on ebay? I have a pile of Minolta flashes from that era that still work. The Minoltas might work on your Canon, but it would be safer to buy a flash that was made for that camera. Edit: If you want to use off-camera flashes, you can put a remote transmitter on the camera and connect the remote receivers to almost any ...


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Yes, no problem, a speedlight in Manual mode should easily work with the camera. Use flash Manual mode and set the power level accordingly for the scene and for your camera settings. IMPORTANT: To use Manual flash mode, the camera has to be set to Manual mode too, and Auto ISO turned off. The Manual flash cannot respond to the camera automation changing ...


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It isn't actually the live feed that gets widened, but the resulting photo: It appears that the live view does not display the full frame as recorded, just as the viewfinder only provides 95% coverage. Why LV is designed like this, I cannot say. This means that, when they shot their test chart so it filled the LV, the actual photo recorded a bit more on ...


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The classical solution for edge-preserving noise reduction is to apply a bilateral filter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilateral_filter . This calculates the average of a group of pixels in the immediate environment, but it ignores the pixels whose difference is too large, like on the other side of an edge. Thus it filters away the differences that are ...


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The rear LCD appears to have a resolution of 1280 x 720 (921600) pixels, which is smaller than a HD video of 1920 x 1080 pixels, meaning it can't display the video at full size. The video must be reduced to be shown on the monitor. The simplest way to do this is to simply crop the video, which means information on the edges will not be seen. The recorded ...


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The ET-87 hood that came with my EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens in 2010 measures 4 3/8 inches (112 mm) at the widest point.


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Using the pictures in an Amazon entry for a rip-off, if the filter diameter is 77mm then the external diameter of the hood is around 115mm.


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Sorry the film is now fogged to light, all your pictures are lost. Use this spoiled roll as a practice roll. Remove from camera and twisting the spool, you can rewind the film back into the canaster. Leave an inch or two protruding from the lip of the cassette. Use this roll and practice loading, shooting and rewinding.


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I figured out the problem. The hotshoe on the Canon 6D was loose. It was causing the contacts on the yn622c-tx to not touch. Those contacts are a hair shorter than the Canon speedlite's contacts, which is why the 6D + speedlite was working fine. I found a video on how to fix a loose hot shoe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_neI06o3c0 After tighten the 4 ...


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No, there is no way to do what you want. You can swap which direction of each dial/wheel increases/decreases exposure. You can swap which dial/wheel controls Av and which controls Tv in Manual exposure mode. But you can't assign exposure compensation to anything but the rear wheel.


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I'd say 55-250 because of the price and weight. If you're willing to spend more I'd suggest skipping the 70-300 and going for a 100-400. I own a tamron 100-400 and I'm very pleased with it but it is in a different price range!


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How can I choose a ring light for my girlfriend's camera as a surprise gift? You can't. Without knowing exactly how she would want to use one and with exactly what equipment she would be using it, neither can we. Photographic gear selection is an intensely personal choice that is affected by intended usage, compatibility with other equipment such as ...


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