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Canon MkII malfunction

My wife's Canon 5D MkII seems to be bricked, and I'm looking for input on what the issues might be and if it's reparable (or worth it to repair it). [more inside]
posted by hootenatty on Jul 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Photographing indoors, need lens recommendations

I need a recommendation for a camera lens for my Rebel Xsi. I'm photographic quilts indoors (the quilt is hanging flush against a wall) and I can't photograph the whole dang thing with my current lenses (a 50mm 'nifty-fifty' and a EFS 18-55). Is there an affordable lens I could buy that would work better? The distance from wall-to-wall is about 7 feet. The quilt I was trying to photograph was 70x70 inches. Thanks in advance.
posted by pibeandres on Jun 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Best starter lens for Canon 60D?

I'm buying my first DSLR, a Canon 60D. My original intention had been to purchase a body and (18-55mm) lens kit and spend some time learning with that before purchasing any other lenses. However, I have found an excellent deal on a 60D body only and am contemplating purchasing that and putting the savings (and maybe a little top-up from the slush-fund) to purchasing a separate lens. (Especially as i understand that kit lenses tend not to be great quality). What would be your recommendation for a good, versatile lens for a DSLR beginner?
posted by jcm on Nov 29, 2013 - 21 answers

Is it possible to fix this camera?

Can I find a replacement part for this Canon A2000 or repair it some other way? [more inside]
posted by villafoyager on May 8, 2013 - 10 answers

Best budget camera lens for travel

What is the best lens for a trip to Europe, for a Canon Rebel XS, that is budget-friendly? I'm looking for a lens that will give me a good range of wide shots (buildings, landscapes, etc) as well as the nice details in closer shots. I would ideally like to carry only one lens with me, since I'm traveling light and don't really want to change out lenses all the time. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Apr 21, 2013 - 24 answers

Looking for a weatherproof camera for a year of time-delayed photos

I want to take a year of photos from my balcony to capture views as the day changes, and to make a time-lapse videos of the view. Is GoPro the best bet for an inexpensive, weather-durable camera for prolonged use in the Southwest high desert? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Canon PowerShot G9 started taking glitchy photos. What is wrong with it?

What is wrong with my Canon PowerShot G9? It started taking these messed up pictures. Here is an example: http://imgur.com/rbyAj When I shake the camera I can hear something loose in there. Is it fixable at all, or do I need a new camera? If it is fixable, can I do it myself?
posted by racecar on Nov 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Please help me pick a DSLR

Please help me pick a Canon or Nikon DSLR for close-up photography of small objects. I'd like to spend around $500 - $700 total. I need a body plus 1-2 lenses. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Nov 4, 2012 - 16 answers

Inversely, will a high end DSLR make me long for a P&S's small size?

For motion itself, will a new canon point and shoot (digic5) have the same movement quality as the 5d mark 3 (their nice digic 5 slr)? I understand that the lens quality will differ (chromatic aberration, etc), but what about seeing how the video handles movement, skew, and motion? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Jul 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me choose a camera!

I'd like to move up from a point-and-shoot camera to a sub-$400 starter DSLR -- but which to choose? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by vorfeed on Jun 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Moving away from DSLR Camera - Looking for a smaller/lighter alternative.

Hello Mefi! My mother currently owns a Canon Rebel XSI with the default 18-55 lens. It has served her extremely well while shooting typical mom material. I typically leave the camera in P mode with a few good "auto" options and she goes to town with it. [more inside]
posted by Highest_Of_Fives on Jun 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I get a camera lens serviced in NYC?

What are some good camera repair places in New York City? [more inside]
posted by Stynxno on May 7, 2012 - 5 answers

What is a good entry-level DSLR camera model in 2012?

I used Canon point-and-shoot cameras before my first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80, which just broke down. I'm interested in getting a new DSLR camera. [more inside]
posted by remi on Apr 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Lights, Camera, Action

Help me buy Canon lenses without breaking the bank. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Apr 13, 2012 - 28 answers

Help me take pretty pictures.

Relatively new Canon dSLR owner planning a trip to some Really Beautiful Places. Looking to invest in a lens that will help me take some amazing shots while I'm there as well as on future adventures. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 27, 2012 - 17 answers

In search of an inexpensive, solid performing Canon DSLR. <$200 budget

Options for a decent, inexpensive second-hand Canon DSLR? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Jan 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me choose a new DSLR

I'm looking into purchasing a Canon DSLR and need some advice on which package to choose [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Jan 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Click, click, flash.

What are the differences in what I can do with these two cameras? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Dec 28, 2011 - 5 answers

What the F is wrong with my camera?

What the F is wrong with my camera?I have a Canon PowerShot SD 1200 Digital Elph. As of today, when I try to transfer pictures from the camera to my laptop (Mac) via USB, the camera has a hissy fit -- it makes a bunch of clicking noises, all the lights flash, and it turns itself off. What is going on, and is there anything I can do to fix it?
posted by sideofwry on Oct 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me buy a camera?

I want a digital SLR. Which one and what accessories? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Sep 25, 2011 - 13 answers

Friday Night Lights are not, it turns out, that bright.

PhotographyFilter: Teach me how to shoot outside at night under stadium lighting. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Sep 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Lights. Camera. Rental.

I'm renting a Canon DSLR (60D or T3i) for our vacation in Seattle. Help me choose one single lens to rent with it. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Sep 5, 2011 - 15 answers

What camera should I get?

I want a new digital camera. Amazon has the Sony DSC-HX5V for $190. Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by wayland on Aug 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Mark-II be or not Mark-II?

Trying to decide on a DSLR. The deciding factor is low-light performance... but I'm not sure how good is "good enough." Principally, I'm waffling between the Canon 5D and the Canon 5D Mark-II, which seem to vary almost exclusively in their low-light performance. However, since the "Mark I" 5D has a full-frame sensor (and therefore should have much better low-light performance than any smaller sensor out there, based merely on quantum light noise)... is it good enough for flashless inside photography? The price difference is basically 100%, since I can bet a "Mark I" for $1k used. Personal experiences, please?
posted by IAmBroom on Jul 25, 2011 - 21 answers

Advice on Professional Cleaning of a DSLR Sensor

I've had a Canon 5D Mark II for about 2.5 years, and I've recently noticed some bad dust particle issues that are on the sensor or mirror, not the lens. Can someone recommend a good camera store in New York City that could do a good professional job of cleaning my sensor (and an idea of how much this will cost)? I've looked into cleaning kits, and I think I would rather have a professional do it. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by samoa on Jul 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me find the right film and AV equipment for my nonprofit

Help me find the right AV equipment to buy for my cultural events nonprofit! I throw literary events that are awesome and generally undocumented. Tell me what I should buy (cameras, software, mics) to visually convey a sense of their awesomeness. Bonus points on tutorials on making podcasts and workflow process for videos. [more inside]
posted by johnasdf on Jul 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Free crash course in DSLR

What is the best resource for giving yourself a crash course in using a Digital SLR camera? Food photography tips also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Jul 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Loose Canon

I think it's officially time for a new Canon SLR body, but I don't want to pay for what I do not need/want. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Jun 28, 2011 - 18 answers

Camera Me, Please?

Best current pocket camera? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jun 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Autoexposure bracketing question about the T2i...

AEB on a Canon T2i. Is there any software to allow more than 3 exposures while using AEB on a T2i? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on May 17, 2011 - 4 answers

We don't have cameras.

Please help me choose a digital camera that does what I can't make my itty-bitty Canon ELPH do but is still reasonably portable. [more inside]
posted by palliser on Feb 26, 2011 - 15 answers

I used to love this lens ...

My Sigma camera lens stopped working - what's causing it and what can I do? [more inside]
posted by komara on Feb 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Pimping up a camera.

In this question I asked you to help me become an Inspector Gadget filmmaker. You succeeded. Well, now I want you to help me pimp my camera. (budget around $15,000) [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Jan 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Tips for starting a photography business?

Tips for starting a photography business? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jan 11, 2011 - 20 answers

Should I sell my 350d and buy a Powershot G12?

Should I sell my 350d and buy a Powershot G12? [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan on Dec 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Anyone have any recommendations for a point-and-shoot digital camera? I figure I should pick one up during these Black Friday sales.

Anyone have any recommendations for a point-and-shoot digital camera? I figure I should pick one up during these Black Friday sales. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Nov 23, 2010 - 19 answers

Can't see the light...

A friend has a Canon Powershot S1 IS that powers up, the lens motor seems to work, the display seems to work, but the camera gets no image. It just takes solid black pictures. [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter on Nov 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Taking my t2i on the ski slopes. Tips?

Taking my t2i on the ski slopes. Tips? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Oct 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Just ordered a Canon T2i DSLR. What else should I get?

Just ordered a Canon T2i DSLR with 430EX II flash. What other lenses and accessories should I get? What photo blogs / howto sites should I be reading? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Sep 27, 2010 - 19 answers

shopping for a case/bag for my canon rebel

i am looking for a case for my new camera (canon rebel xs). i would like it to fit the camera with the kit lens and maybe have some extra room for a wallet. it doesn't necessarily have to be a camera case, but something that would fit and pad my camera and protect it from rain. thanks! thank you!
posted by sabh on Sep 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Really just want to take some cute pictures of my kid.

I want to buy an entry-level dSLR for everyday toddler/family pictures. Should I go with a Nikon D80 or a Canon Rebel Xsi? And which lens(es)? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 16, 2010 - 31 answers

Interchangeable Canon/Nikon lens?

Is it possible to use a lens made for a Canon Digital Rebel with a Nikon D70? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jun 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Willing to learn..

I want to jump into HD D-SLR filmmaking. What type of camera should I buy? How best to stay on top of this emerging technology? [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jun 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Pro-sumer overload - help me choose.

What's the best compact "pro-sumer" camera out now... at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Apr 25, 2010 - 8 answers

CameraFilter: Help me decide between a low-end SLR and a high-end point and shoot!

I'm sort of looking into a new camera, and I can't decide whether to get a high-end point and shoot or an entry level SLR. Help me pick! [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Apr 6, 2010 - 61 answers

Canadian Camera Consumer Comparison

What is a good price (In Canadian lucre) for a Canon EOS Rebel XSi 12.2MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens? [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Mar 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Camera Rental Help

Asking for a friend: Where can I rent a Canon 7D for a single day in or around Asheville, NC.
posted by ManyNinjas on Feb 23, 2010 - 4 answers

What are the best devices to buy so I can shoot and store pictures in Vietnam?

I'm overwhelmed by the wealth of conflicting opinions I've found by google-searching. Anyone have strong feelings about what brand/type of camera and power devices I should buy before traveling to Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by pieliza on Jan 4, 2010 - 8 answers

Is there something wrong with my new camera?

On my new canon rebel xsi, in aperture priority mode the camera won't let me open the aperture past 5.0, how do I fix this or is there something wrong with my camera? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

how do I control exposure for panorama photos?

I just bought a new Canon digital camera, an SX110IS, and have discovered that it doesn't have the stitch assist mode. I may yet return it, but I'm wondering what would I need to do to still do a decent panorama without the assist? Obviously I have to frame the photos for overlap, but the real benefit of stitch assist mode was the exposure control. What should I do, manually, to get good panoramas as a result? [more inside]
posted by intermod on Nov 16, 2009 - 10 answers

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