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UV filter or CP to protect lens?

Hello, Just bought my first Canon 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM lens. I was wondering if anyone could give me some advises on either using a UV filter or CP to protect the lens? I am leaning toward the latter, i.e. CP as it dubs as both lens protector and CP ...

limvo05 by Rising Star
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Resolved! Dropped lens, photos now dark - what could be wrong?

Hello, I dropped a bag containing a Canon EF 70-300mm 70-300 F4-5.6 IS II USM lens, and now my photos are coming out really dark. As in, broad daylight ISO 100, f4, 1 sec exposure, and coming out dark. When the camera is set on auto mode, the ISO is ...

Canon rebel t6i - 18-55mm lens - AutoFocus not working

The autofocus on my 18-55mm lens for my canon rebel T6i stopped working this weekend. The camera still works, takes pictures and manual focus works but the autofocus isn't functioning properly. I will press the button down to focus and it zooms in an...

BGrFSH by Apprentice
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Lens for Polar Bear

I am going to a cruise tour to Arctic Circle for polar bear but I dont know how far will they gonna be, the guidance suggests to bring 10x to 25x binoculars. And I just realized I dont have any long focal length lens for my 6D mark I. My original tho...

jacky8087 by Contributor
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Nightscape photography - What am I doing wrong?

Hello Experts, My first night in Zion National Park was a disaster. I tried to take photos of the night sky but to no success. Despited the fact that I thought I did everything right to get a decent photo of the stars, the photo came out BLACK! Below...

limvo05 by Rising Star
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Recycling decent older SLR lenses

It's obvious the world must be 'full of' old decent lenses made in SLR days. Those that cost a mint. Are they being recycled? Is it too much to expect they should be able to be returned and remade to modern digital format cameras.  I know it is possi...

Recommended settings for panoramic photos?

Hello Experts, I was wondering if there's such a thing as recommended settings for panoramic photos? By settings I am referring to focal distance, focal length, Tripod, L Bracket, Manual focus, manual settings, etc.? Lastly, what would be the ideal n...

limvo05 by Rising Star
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Which lens is best to shoot horseshoe bend?

Hello experts, I will be taking a long roadtrip soon. Heading to the great state of Utah, checking out all the great national parks. I was wondering if anyone could comment/suggest which lens to use for all the great scenaries Utah has to offers? I h...

limvo05 by Rising Star
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Canon EF 24-70 F2.8 mk11 focusing issues

Hi, I covered a wedding yesterday. Used a 5Dmk111 and a Canon EF 24-70 F2.8 mk11. A lot of my shots were at 24-30mm @ f2.8 or f3.2 and a large proportion of these were out of focus. The chosen focus point was in centre but the focus in the shots was ...

Dash by Apprentice
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Canon 100-400mm L IS MkII - 3 Years Later

I have been using the Canon 100-400mm MkII lens for just over three years now.  I thought it was a bit expensive when I bought it, but I was keen to upgrade from the MkI version because reviews indicated excellent image quality. I have not been disap...

FourOaks by Apprentice
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Newbie needs help!

Before I registered I saw a Programs and Lenses section, but after I registered, I can't find it so hope it's okay to post my question here.  I have a question about the HD Telephoto lens and the HD Wide Angle lenss that came in the Rebel T6 kit.  I'...

llanago by Apprentice
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Resolved! Canon 80D : 24-70 f2.8 vs 24-105 f4

Hi, I'm a mostly event photographer, currently I work at an independent high school school in their marketing department doing a lot of their events, videos, etc. It's a lot of running around and good amount of low-light shots in their theater. I rec...

dinorowan by Apprentice
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Quick tip on Manual Focus and STM Lenses

I saw this video of a quick tip on STM lenses and focusing.  This issue must confuse lots of people, and even the presenter says "Review this before contacting support" so I thought I'd share here. The author states "When manually focusing with STM l...

DanSF by Contributor
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Low Light Video

Hi everyone, beginner here.I have a 5d mark ii, with one lens so far a Canon 'nifty fifty' 50mm 1.8I want to try shooting a music video at night time. What lens should I get? Which lenses are best for low light?Locations will be lit with streetlight,...

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