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Best Canon Lens For Photographing The Northern Lights 
I shoot a Canon 80d and 5d Mark IV. I’m visiting Iceland in October and hope to see the Northern Lights. What is the best lens to use on either or both …

Camera guide book for Canon Powershot G1X mark II (not the manual) 
"Hi Bruce, I just wondered if you knew of a guide book for the above?" Hi Terence, Thanks for visiting the site and thanks for your question about …

5D mkII pairing with 1.4x extender and 100-400 ii 
"I'm curious if the auto focus will work with a Canon 5D Mark II with a 1.4x TC and a 100-400mm USM II lens. thanks!" Thanks for your question about …

New crop sensor vs older full frame? 
Hi Canon geek, my name is Chris and i have been an photography enthusiast since the mid 80's. First camera i purchased was a Canon EOS (film of course), …

Telephoto lens 
"I have a Powershot S3 IS I bought several years back. I would like to purchase a telephoto lens. The telephoto lens that is built into the camera …

Price seems  
Looking at a T5i with a 18-135 lens. Everyone seems to have it for around 850 except 2 places. One has it for 699 and the other 599. All specs seem …

Canon Lens Questions Answered 
Scenario: A room about 25' x 25'with 4 to 5 musicians playing. Common configuration of the percussionist on a slightly raised dais and the others in …

AE lock 
"I'm having trouble with the AE lock on my 6D. This is a setting/ button that I've never explored previously. Near the end of a shoot yesterday, …

LCD Display SX510 
What does FHD and the distance 29'06" mean in the display? Hi Bill, thanks for your question about the Canon SX510. It's an interesting camera, …

card full status 
I've used 3 different cards, take one photo, states card is full?? I am using a EOS rebel T1i.any suggestions? Thanks for your question James. …

uploading-downloading-magnifying-images 
I have a Canon Rebel XS. My question is after I take a picture, and I magnify the image, is there a way to save the image while magnified? Yes, You …

WHICH CAMERA TO BUY 
I have a tight budget, looking for cheap and best compact camera for video recording. which one is better, newly launched Canon IXUS 255hs ...OR... …

Canon G1X - looking ahead 
After many hours of research and your assistance I have decided on the G1X as my choice for our trip to Canada. My question is should I act now or should …

Filters for Canon M series lenses 
"Hiya Bruce, Can you recommend a make and style of filters for the EOS-M lenses, or in fact any canon fit lens? All the best, Terence." Hi Terry, …

Is The Canon Speedlite 133D Compatible With EOS M50 Not rated yet
"is canon speedlite 133D compatable with eosm50' Hi Martin, Thanks for your question about flash compatibility with the Canon EOS 50M! The 133D …

Canon Camera Upgrade to 5D Mark IV Or EOS R Mirrorless Not rated yet
"Was about to upgrade to a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV but saw the release notice on the new mirrorless full frame. Have a bunch of Canon and third party …

My EOS 600D-t3i Freezes A Lot!!!!! Not rated yet
"Sir, There is a house problem with my 600d. I have reset the camera, installed latest firmware and even downgraded it. Also tried Magic lantern . …

Canon SX500 Lens-Adding A Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Fixed Focal Length Lens Not rated yet
Can any lens be attached to the Canon sx500 is? - Jan Hi Jan, Thanks for checking in to my site and for asking a question about the Canon Powershot …

How To Transfer Pictures/videos To A MACbook Air With USB Cable Not rated yet
"I am having the hardest time trying to transfer a simple video to my macbook air. I have the manual for the camera and nothing makes sense. I've also …

Upgrade From 60D To A Canon 5D Mark 4-Comparison 60D 5D Mark IV Not rated yet
"I own a canon 60d and am looking at upgrading to a 5d Mark 4 camera. Some of my lenses are EFS and EF. Are there adapter rings to use both kind of …

Powershot SX430 IS  Not rated yet
Purchased this (Powershot SX430 IS) today but want to know how can I transfer photos to my laptop. Hi Paudie, Thanks for asking how to download …

Camera & laptop backpack Not rated yet
I will be traveling to South Africa later this year and want to be able to take as much camera gear as possible. Which camera and laptop back would …

Firmware 2.1.2. for the eos 5d mk2 Not rated yet
Hi Bruce, I admire your initiative with this blog. I found you while searching for a firmware update which Canon do not supply anymore: the 2.1.2. firmware …

Canon 5d s vs Canon 5D s r Not rated yet
What's the difference between the Canon 5DS and 5DS R. I am leaning towards the 5DS R but what's your recommendation? I also have lenses from my old …

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Canon Camera without Wifi or Bluetooth Not rated yet
Hi, i'm looking for a Canon Camera similar in spec to the Canon EOS 1300D DSLR but without Wifi or Bluetooth connectivity. Its for my place of work, …

Canon Digital Photo Professional Software - DPP Not rated yet
"Hello Bruce Great website. Interesting to see your product line up is similar to mine. First camera I got was A620, a fantastic camera and still …

Single point focus in Canon SX 60 HS Not rated yet
"Does the Canon SX60 HS have an actual setting for single point focus, or is the small box as close as it gets?" Hi Kathryn, Thanks for your question …

camera error Not rated yet
"what does esp.SIM mean and why did my screen go black and unable to take a picture? thank you." Hi Susan, Thanks for your question. Can you tell …

Program shift on the Canon EOS M5 Not rated yet
"Hiya Bruce, Me again! Do you know how to get program shift on the Canon EOS M5? There's nothing about it in the manual! Regards, Terry." Hi Terry, …

Firmware Not rated yet
What is the procedure for updating firmware on my G3X using an iMac computer. I downloaded it now what do I do? Thank you Hi Mark! Thanks for …

How to Change The Password on My Canon SX540 Camera Not rated yet
"I just bought my camera and I am trying to get it set up so that the pictures will go to my computer. I got to the point of putting in the password …

Telephoto Lens For Canon M5 Camera Not rated yet
"Hiya Bruce, I'm looking out for a telephoto lens with IS, with a focal length of 300mm + for my Canon EOS M5 camera. Not too expensive though! Any …

Third party lenses to use with the Canon EF/EF-S to EF-M adapter. Not rated yet
"Hiya Bruce, It's me again! Becoming a bit of a pest on here! Anyways up I'll give it a shot. I've been looking at Sigma and Tamron 70-300mm Canon fit …

SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE FOR CANON 1300D DSLR CAMERA Not rated yet
Please which SHUTTER RELEASE CABLE SHOULD I BUY FOR CANON 1300D DSLR CAMERA? Thanks for your question. You have several options. You can use the …

Macro Lens for Canon 30D Not rated yet
"I want to buy macro lens for my canon 30d- i'm a zoomer- which kit is the best to buy, there's so many to choose." Thanks for your question about …

High Speed Sync 5Dsr And ST-E2 Not rated yet
"Hello, I find a strange thing happening. While using my 5dsr camera and a 580ex II flash I find that pressing the high-speed sync button on my …

canon g1x mark ii optional grip Not rated yet
Hi, I do some underwater photography, and for that purpose I just bought a new underwaterhouse (Ikelite). Since I live in the Netherlands, the grip …

Trouble Shooting-Canon t3i Repair Not rated yet
"I have a Canon EOS REBEL T3i 600D camera that is about 5 years old. I keep it clean and in the bag and in the house. I have two lenses, a 18-55mm …

Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens Not rated yet
"Does the EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens have Image Stabilization built in?" Regards Vincent. Hi Vincent, Thanks for your question about the Canon …

Water Damage to Canon Rebel T3i Not rated yet
"hey, so I was taking a family photoshoot at the beach with my canon rebel T3i. Was trying to get a cool shoot laying down by the water, a big wave …

Canon EOS 70D Not rated yet
"I want a supplemental book for the EOS 70D that was purchased in December 2016. The Klostermann book was published in 2013. Will it cover the features …

Canon lens 70-200mm f2.8 or f4.0 Not rated yet
"Which lens would be best for air shows, birds, etc the 70-200 f2.8 or f4.0. I am using a Canon EOS 40D. I am a amateur photographer. I need professional …

Compatibility of specific lens with dslr Not rated yet
"I wanted to know is the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Lens compatible with Canon EOS 1200D DSLR?" Hi Syeda, Thanks for your questions about …

Canon Lenses Question Not rated yet
"the only two canon lenses I own are the 50mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8. I am ready to invest in my first L Series Lenses but cannot decide between the …

Canon G12 repair Not rated yet
"Hi Bruce, I have a Canon G12 camera which takes pictures with a dark blotchy spot on each picture. The blotch is larger and somewhat lighter if …

Infinity focus on Canon Lens For Nighttime Photography? Not rated yet
"Please help! What canon lenses still offer that infinity focus mark for nighttime long exposure?" Hi James, Thanks for your question about infinity …

Transferring photos (VIA USB) from Powershot G7X Mark II to Windows 10 Computer Not rated yet
"Have problem using WiFi to transfer photos to my laptop running Windows 10. Is there a way to transfer photos using a usb cable?" - Richard Hi …

Replace S3 IS? Not rated yet
"Looking to replace my S3 IS. Would like something smaller but still with zoom, manual mode and stabilization. Under $500 would be perfect but will …

Canon Rebel T6 Accessories Questions Answered Not rated yet
"Is there anyway to hook up an external microphone on the Canon Rebel T6? Whether you have to use an adapter or something.." Hi Mal, Thanks for …

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Macro Zoom For Canon EOS 60D Not rated yet
"I take pictures of coins using a 60D mounted on a copy stand with a canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro USM lens. I love the sharpness this lens provides. …

Canon SX700 Camera on
Amazon Basics 60-Inch Tripod
 Not rated yet
"Can I use the AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Canon SX700 HS? Or can you tell me what tripod I could use?" - Cathy Hi Cathy, Thanks …

image browser ex Not rated yet
HI Taem, I have loaded Image Browser on my new computer. How do I download pictures from the USB stick. Cheers Kel Grigg Hi Kel, Thanks for your …

Questions On Canon 7D Not rated yet
We shot 100 images today and 4-5 of them look like a puzzle. The image is segmented and one part is lighter than the other. But the whole image is …

My Camera Zoom Not rated yet
"zoom moving in and out...then i get i get a message - zoom error" Thanks for your question. There really isn't enough information in your question …

Camera (Canon T5i) won't work Not rated yet
"I recently purchased a Canon t5i and it's been working fine. Yesterday I took many videos and started to edit them. At first, it was going fine, …

Canon SX540 Not rated yet
"what do i need to connect my camera to a tablet to download photos? thanks Paul Hi Paul Thanks for your question about the Canon SX-540. The …

Battery Grip
for LP-E10 Batteries for a T6 Rebel
 Not rated yet
Trying to find out if Canon makes a battery grip for the T6 Rebel not I or S just T6 it has LP-E10 batteries. Thanks for your question Tony about …

Picture playback not working (Canon Rebel t3i) Not rated yet
"When I hit the picture playback button only one picture shows up and the button won't let me look through my pictures. Also it won't take me back …

Using a couple of cameras for piece to camera videos Not rated yet
"Hi. Came across your site through your comments on backlinko. I'm setting up small membership website which will house information videos to a niche …

Elph canons Not rated yet
"Have you compared any of them?" Hi Atexmd, Thanks for your question about Canon Elph cameras. Unfortunately, I have not done any comparisons recently. …

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Not rated yet
"I am an intermediate amateur looking for a relatively fast lens for shooting sports in low afternoon light and under stadium lights. Here is my question: …

Canon G7x Mark II usb connection Not rated yet
How can I connect my camera to my mac laptop to transfer photos and film footage? I have used B usb cable but it isn't showing up on my computer. I …

Power shot A 700 time/date mechanism Not rated yet
The time/date mechanism on Power shot A 700 is broken. It must be re-set every time I resume shooting after having closed down. Is it worth having …

Choosing a camera Not rated yet
I currently have the Canon 700D and looking to majorly upgrade. I'm willing to spend up to £1200 approx, and focus mainly on family photography (which …

Canon Battery Questions Answered Not rated yet
"My canon 70d battery icon is blinking red, how long do I have before it dies completely? Is there any way to charge it with just a usb cord? I don't …

Coloring Not rated yet
"Hi, I have the canon rebel t3i. it generally is good, but I am trying to take pictures of products like cosmetics or bottles and the color is very …

G1 x Not rated yet
Hi, Do you have a training video on macro photography for the Powershot G1 x? If not any text on how to use the features of the g1x. Thanks Theo …

IDEAL LENSES Not rated yet
"GREETINGS FROM GREECE!!! I RECENTLY BOUGHT A CANON EOS 1200D WITH THE IS 18-135 LENS,MY LOVE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY IS SOMETHING THAT I CANNOT EXPLAIN …

cable to transfer photos from camera on to my computer Not rated yet
I HAVE BOUGHT A CANON IXUS 165 I NEED A CABLE TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO MY COMPUTER THERE WASN`T ONE WITH THE CAMERA . TWO OTHER CABLES FOR MY OTHER …

Best walk-around lens Not rated yet
"The camera body I use is a 70D. I've been using a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.6-6.3 lens as my go-to lens. To my amateur eye, it has given me 18 months of …

Questions About Canon EVF Viewfinder Not rated yet
"Does the Canon EVF-DC1 Electronic Viewfinder work on the Canon EOS M" Thanks for your question Robbin! I think the quick answer is no. That's not …

Recommendations for a budding photographer  Not rated yet
Hi Bruce, Our daughter is 18 yrs old and plans to attend a local college to earn a photography degree. We have a Cannon EOS 70D. (Bought it to take …

screen problems Not rated yet
i have a canon t3 and when i video tape or have the screen on for not a long period of time the screen gets thick grey and red lines. do you know whats …

About L lens Not rated yet
"When you put a L lens on a cheap Canon body does it really make the photo better?" Thanks for your question! The Really quick answer is yes! …

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t5i radio trigger of 600ex-rt Not rated yet
"Can a canon t5i trigger a 600ex-rt by radio when the 600ex-rt is off camera? I have watched a YouTube video that showed how to do it ( I could not …

Question about the CF card.And bracketing pictures using a Canon Rebel Xti. Not rated yet
Hi could you please tell me if i can use the CF card when i put it in my comptutor it does not transfir the pictures that are on the card,i have a …

Remote for Canon Rebel T5 Not rated yet
Is the Canon Rebel EOS T5 compatible with any kind of remote? There is so little information about this that I can find - the T5i is, but I'm not sure …

M3 with EF adapter  Not rated yet
With EF 28-90 lens camera wants to focus on its own. Hi Ron, Thanks for your question to Canon Geek. Unfortunately, I don't understand your what …

Canon SX50 as a Webcam Not rated yet
Hello, I want to use the canon sx 50 as a webcam. How can I do that? What software do I need to load on my laptop? Hi Bonson, Thanks for the …

Shutter count Not rated yet
How do I determine the shutter count on my canon 50 D ? 50d Shutter Count

Shutter count Not rated yet
How do I determine the shutter count on my canon 50 D ? Hi Andre, Thanks for your question about the Canon EOS 50D. I've never owned one, but I …

Camera Memory Cards Not rated yet
What is the price range for the largest camera memory cards? Thanks for your question to the Canon Geek, Jack! The good news is that it's a great …

Aperture Canon Powershot Elph 170 IS Not rated yet
"Hello, I recently brought the canon powershot elph 170 is and I wanted to adjust the aperture and the shutter speed but I could not find it in the …

Cannon IR3230 usb printing  Not rated yet
How can I print from a USB on a Cannon ImageRunner 3230 ? Thanks for your question to Canon Geek. I have no knowledge or experience with Canon printers. …

using powershot G15 while attached with hdmi Not rated yet
Is there a way to set up a G15 to see live images on a Tv screen prior to shooting? Hi Paul, Thanks for your question about the Canon Powershot G15. …

580 exii Not rated yet
Hi Bruce, I hope you don't mind me asking you a question, but you have some of the same equipment that I do and I was wondering if you ran into …

Macro work using my Canon G12 Not rated yet
Dear Canon Camera Geek, I would like to do some macro work using my Canon G12. Can you advise me on the best accessories for this type of work …

canon t2i compatablility Not rated yet
Hi I have a canon rebel t2i, and am wondering if an FD Zoom Lens will work on it? Thanks for your question. I don't know the answer. You may …

Canon T50 Not rated yet
I have a Canon T50 that is in almost perfect condition that I am looking to sell. I have the working flash with it as well. Could you please tell …

Thread Converter Not rated yet
I have a Canon DSLR and want to use a wide angle lens from a 35mm Pentax. Is there a converter? Hi Mike, thanks for your question. I've never …

Setting shutter delay Not rated yet
How do I set a shutter delay on a Canon EOS Rebel 1000D Thanks for your question about the Canon EOS 1000D, also known as the Canon Rebel XS. …

Cameras 700D(t5i) vs Canon 60D Not rated yet
which is better canon 60D or canon 700D?? Thanks for your question Prajwal. I like both of these cameras. They do have similar performances in terms …

questions-about-canon-flash Not rated yet
I HAVE A CANON EOS 600D, I AM LOOKING TO GET AN EXTERNAL FLASH WHICH ONE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND NOT EXPENSIVE Hi Prim, thanks for your question …

g1x (I or II) vs G7X Not rated yet
I love my g12, it does everything I want with still photography, but my wife does not like the video. With a young active son to "document," the video …

TX1 camera is showing upside down images on screen Not rated yet
Hello, My Canon TX1 camera when switched on is showing upside down images on the LCD screen. Therefore I am not able to either click pictures or take …

Cameras wifi  Not rated yet
Hi, I have been looking at the G1x ii . I would like to use it on a 17m mast for real estate photography . To make sure the wifi range doesn't drop …

Canon EOS 1N (film camera) Not rated yet
Hi, I need a replacement LED screen and top glass for my 20 year old canon EOS 1N. It's a really great film camera but I cannot find replacement parts. …

images going straight to hard PC Not rated yet
Hi I want to shoot without a memory card and have My images go straight to my computer. I have no idea what to do. My camera is EOS 5D. Thanks …

Filter for SX400IS Not rated yet
Hello! I recently got a SX400IS camera. I bought a 40.5mm UV filter to protect the lens, but when it arrived it doesn´t fit, it´s a little smaller …

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camcorders Not rated yet
What is a good choice for camcorders used to film sporting events such as a soccer game. I would need something that could be used at the halfway line …

SX 700 HS Not rated yet
Thanks again for keeping us up to date with your articles and especially your advice. Have just come back form our Canada and Alaska trip for which …

"Feature Guide" Not rated yet
I have a Canon t4i. I really like the feature guide that comes up when you turn your camera to the different modes. I have checked my settings and I …

screen uncontrollably flipping Not rated yet
I've had my Canon 60D for about a year and a half. It has started doing this thing where the image on the screen is upside down. Sometimes it acts confused …

Low light AND Zoom Not rated yet
Just back from our trip to Canada and Alaska and my photos on the S120. Just a great camera for lowlight and overall performance. But, I found I was …

Printing photos Not rated yet
I have a Canon digital camera. I can view pictures That I took in video mode by mistake. However, when I took memory card to have photos printed were …

Canon Rebel - Focus on Auto Not rated yet
My Canon Rebel will no longer take pictures when set on Auto. It's ok when taking manually? Bob Hi Bob, thanks for your comment to Canon Camera …

EOS 1 DX Not rated yet
Hey! I would like to know if its possible to send photos directly from the camera to a Linux FTP server. regards T. Hi T. Thanks for your question. …

EOS M Not rated yet
I've read your info on the up-coming M3 and criticism of the AF system on the EOS M. Just how bad is it? I'm considering an EOS M - current prices …

CompactFlash memory  Not rated yet
Went to Iceland and the first days pictures were put on a SanDisk Extreme III CF card. Can see pics on card on camera but can't download them from the …

How syncronize a canon 270ex ii and t4i Not rated yet
A few days ago I buy a 270EX ii flash, to try to make light effects due to wireless flash capability . I have a camera t4i/650d , I try every possible …

Taking images of artwork with a canon G12 Not rated yet
What are the recommended settings for taking images to display on a website. Can you recommend any instructional videos about photographing artwork? …

slow motion video Not rated yet
I have a canon HF38 HD video camera. Can this camera be used to video in slow motion?? Thanks for your question to the Canon Camera Geek, but I have …

Replacement for Canon Powershot Pro 1 Not rated yet
I am going to a family Wedding at the end of June. I had a Canon Powershot Pro 1 camera which was broken on Holiday. I need a replacement and saw on the …

Repair question Not rated yet
I bumped my canon 50mm 1.4 and the focus ring bent and now it is stuck between infinite and 1.5... How much will it cost to get it repaired? Is it worth …

photos for Ebay Not rated yet
Just bought Canon Power Shot A2500. What do I need to get photos from camera to computer? Do I need a memory card also? Thanks! (Walmart said I …

manual mode Not rated yet
while in manual mode, some times my 5D II won't take the shoot. is it because the settings are too way off or what? Thanks for your question …

Canon S120 or G16 Not rated yet
I am finally down to the next to last post for purchasing a cousin to my EOS 1100 D. After many hours of searching and listing my "wants" as per you …

Shutterspeed Not rated yet
While taking pictures in manual mode sometimes in low light conditions my 600D refuses to increase the shutter speed past a certain point. It happens …

canon sx 510 Not rated yet
review please Hi Nico, Thanks for your question about the Canon SX 510. It is a very interesting digital camera because of it's zoom capabilities. …

Mic for Canon Vixia rf400 camcorder?  Not rated yet
Can I use a MXL V67G Large Capsule Condenser Microphone with my Canon Vixia rf400 camcorder? How? Thanks! Hi Les, Thanks for your question about …

Quality-compatibility-and-canon-book-questions Not rated yet
when i take a picture i am not happy with the quality what could i do to improve it Thank you for your question, gerush. It is a common goal for …

6d Not rated yet
Any thoughts reviews on the 6d? Hi Walter, thanks for your question about the Canon EOS 6D. In a nutshell, if you can afford it, it is a great …

The final two (2) Not rated yet
After your initial assistance i have finally narrowed it down to the G15 or the G1X. Have spent many an hour researching and reading reviews so i am …

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