Peter pete
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What are the advantages of shooting in burst (continuous) mode?
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Was the man really standing still? Sometimes they talk. It's annoying when they talk and they also blink and look weird with their mouth half open. Bursting it may avoid cases of disfigured man half ...

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Is there a remote shutter wi-fi app for the canon 6D for time lapse photography?
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I think you can use the DSLR controller for Android Though, for time lapse I would suggest magic lantern. Although it's not officially released, nor officially stable, I'm using it on mine and it's ...

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How can I open CR2 files with Photoshop CS4's ACR?
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You can convert your cr2 files to DNG files. DNG files are openable with anything. You can convert them using this tool http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=106&platform=...

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SD cards - I keep receiving a message saying there's a problem with my SD card, but it's brand new!
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If it's brand new I would just save the time and go back to the shop and complain. If you purchased it on ebay you may want to check: http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-...

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How do I know the Canon 6d shutter count via software?
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Gday. I have a 6d. Magic lantern shows me the shutter count. I dunno why you're not seeing it. It's on the menu with 0101 on it. Near the bottom. It displays two numbers separated with a +. The ...

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How should I clean my focusing screen?
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You can always remove the focusing screen then puff some air on it with a blower or whatever. Here's a website with instructions on how to remove the focus screen. http://www.focusingscreen.com/work/...

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How do I get proper exposure when photographing white subjects?
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White/black, bright/dark, same thing to the camera. If shooting in Manual, I'll use the spot metering mode to meter a bright part of the scene, and check it's more than +1 (or 2 as other have said), ...

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Canon speedlites not firing when in Live View
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I think you need to change your live view AF mode setting. Try twiddling between the few settings that there are. Set your live view AF to quick I think and voila!

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Is there a camera which can superimpose a subject onto a predefined background?
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Actually ... I think the Canon 6D and 5D Mark III might have something similar I haven't tried it, but one can take "Multiple images" and composite them together either by averaging or additing. This ...

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How do I get the best results when photographing a christening?
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One tip would be to use second curtain flash, which is available on your 350D. Second tip, shoot in raw and jpeg. Third tip, it is better to underexpose than to get a blurry photo. You can bring it ...

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Cheap/free tool to view/convert Canon CR2 RAW format photo files on Windows?
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I would vote for Canon's software, downloaded from their support site. Plus a little bit . ... cough http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/install_canon_software.html

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If I have a recent, mid-range DSLR, then why, if ever, would I need to buy another / better focusing screen?
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I extremely recommend the grid focusing screen. EG-D I think it is. I cannot live without a grid focusing screen. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/590409-REG/...

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Are third party battery grips good enough?
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My Meike one for the Canon 6d is satisfactory. There are a few quibbles but I accept them. Quibbles: Sometimes the camera only picks up one of the two batteries. Sometimes the camera does not report ...

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How are circular haloes around light sources created?
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Hmm. It seems to me like he's using some kind of fog filter maybe, or some vaseline-like substance on his front filter/element. Eg: http://www.tiffen.com/fog_filters.htm I don't think it's PP, it ...

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Why is my Canon EOS 40D getting wrong exposure after focusing screen change?
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Did you change the custom function option to select that you're using a different focussing screen? In my 50d and 6d there's that custom function to pick a focus screen from the EF-D or EF-A, etc. ...

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What is the best way to clean the sensor on a interchangeable lens camera (mirrorless or digital SLR)?
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Once, while travelling, I ended up with a huge dust spot clearly visible at f5.6 I didn't take my rocket-like blower on that trip. So .... I used the microfibre lens cleaning cloth on the sensor :D ...

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How to delete "unused" raw files which have no .jpg match?
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Here's my python script to delete cr2's w/o a jpeg. It searches recursively within the current directory, ".". It considers all images in all folders. import os import sys #Searches through the ...

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Why can't my SLR autofocus on certain parts of a scene?
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I find that the focus assist beam from my 430exII flash allows me to focus on bland surfaces like a wall. Perhaps, if you really want to focus on bland surfaces you can try the flash assist beam from ...

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Recommendations to avoid color fringing
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The purple/red/green thingo on fast primes that appears in any part of the image occurs only on bits that are out of focus. This happens cos the colours don't all reach the sensor at the same focus, ...

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Canon 60D Menu button starts recording video?
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I've had problems on my 6d where the rear buttons (ie the ones on the back panel, inc the menu button, set, arrows, spinny thing, Q, LV, etc) all started swapping roles. I took it to canon and they ...

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RAW processing programs for Canon 6D
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Gday. I had to update my LR3 to LR4 since Adobe didn't make a newer ACR (adobe camera raw) that would support the 6d (ACR for LR4) LR4 is good for playing with colours and exposure. It's pretty ...

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Some .CR2 files open with Camera Raw but some do not - on my mac
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Hmm. Weird! Try using DPP with your 'unopenable' raw files. If DPP doesn't open them then there may be something wrong with your camera or memory card. Have you tried using a different memory card? ...

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Is there a way to automatically transfer photos from a DSLR to a PC hard disk as they are taken?
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I think eyefi will transfer photos whenever there's a connection available, whereas shooting tethered (Wifi/wired/6dwifi) will only transfer photos while there is a connection avail. If you want to ...

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What is the useful range of apertures for lenses?
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What I do is to go to: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx and see for yourself how your lens performs at varying mm and f. Then learn how your lens operates from ...

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How many pixels in a megapixel?
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I would like to also say that each "pixel" in a DSLR is actually only a portion of a pixel. So, the sensor itself has say, sensitive light elements for an R and a G and a B, and maybe another G. Now, ...

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Canon 70-200mm F4 L USM IS Focus Issues Photo All Soft?
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Gday. When you check for sharpness, do you check it on the LCD of the camera? or a computer? I've tried a 40d and I find that its LCD screen doesn't have enough pixels to determine if a photo is ...

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Is there a remote shutter wi-fi app for the canon 6D for time lapse photography?
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Bernard, I just realised your question did not specify a mobile phone app. On the 6d though, you can wifi to your laptop and run EOS Utility and use that for a timer release. See this quick guide to ...

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Which one would you suggest to buy from canon, the 550D or the 50D ?
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I vote for the 50d. The screen on top, plus quick access buttons ontop, plus the two dials and joystick provide /a lot more/ in terms of usability than the 550d. In fact, the 50d has more usability ...

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What options to have better grip of my camera?
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Buy a third party battery grip. They're cheap and mine worked. $50 for a 6d battery grip. Win! Thank you Meike (the brand of my battery grip)

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What software is focused on reviewing and organizing images?
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I'm a huge fan of digital photo professional that comes bundled free with canon dslrs. you can "quick check" your images and view them super quickly. You can star (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 stars) or tag (tag 1, ...

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