I just bought a cannon rebel t6, I’m new to photography and I’m confused as to how to know what size filter or pedal cover to buy? [duplicate]

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I know it sounds like a vacuous question, however I have not been able to find info on this topic. Sizing of filter and lenses. I bought some filters for my camera and they didn’t fit. Camera sets 55mm so I bought 55mm. Wrong!. Any help out there?

I have a canon rebel T6 what lense, external flash should i get to take pictures of kids?

I’m new to having a camera and I’m not sure how everything works with my dslr. i have a T6, and i would like to take pictures with flash without the kids squinting and that it is fast when I shoot. Also do you know of any websites to learn about aperture mm, and all of those details? I am not sure how i should be choosing the lenses. Thank you!

Unable to trigger my Speedlite YN565EXIII via optical trigger using a Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)

I own a Rebel T6i and a Speedlite Yongnuo YN565EXIII. I’ve tried several times to trigger the flash off-camera (on a tripod with a softbox) and I’ve had some very unsatisfactory results.

With the speedlite on a tripod I’ve set it to ETTL slave mode (Sc mode). On the camera on the camera I went to Flash Control >Built-in flash settings in there I’ve set the following settings:

  • Flash firing: Enable
  • E-TTL II meter: Evaluative
  • FLash sync. speed in Av mode -> 1/200
  • Channel: 1
  • Group: A

Here’s a image of the flash settings as it is right now: Flash Settings

On Buillt-in flash settings I have the following:

  • Flash mode: E-TTL II
  • Wireless func: (Set to the icon of the dedicated flash only)
  • Channel: 1
  • Firing Group: All
  • Exp. Comp: 0

Here are some images of my camera settings:

First screen: First screen

Second screen: Second screen

I have the sensor turned to me as I take shots of my speelite on a tripod. I’m literally taking pictures of the optical sensor:

Here’s how the speedlite it’s positioned: Speedlite position

I think its important to say that Im shooting on full manual mode. Now to the problems.

1) Most of the times when I use the pop up flash to trigger the speedlite, the built-in camera goes off, however the speedlite isn’t triggered, even though I’m pointing the built-in flash directly to the sensor at a distance of around 1.5 meters (about 5 feet I guess). The speedlite goes off on an estimate of one time every ten attempts. The batteries are new and I wait about 5 seconds between each new attempt.

2) When the speelite goes off, most of the time it doesn’t affect the exposure of the image. It’s like, it’s out of sync with the camera or something like that. My room it’s pretty dark, and even when the speedlite goes off the image it’s completely dark.

3) Sometimes (a good amount of times) the pop-up flash of my camera doesnt go off even though its set to go off and my room it`s completey dark. Does the built-in flash has a recharge time or something like that?

I’ve also tried using the speedlite (and built in flash) on manual slave, instead of E-TTL slave, but got the same problems.

Im trying to learn off-camera flash techniques and I was relying on the optical trigger, as I dont have a wireless one, so if anyone has a suggestion on how to fix this I`m eager to try.

How do I compensate for lack of minimum shutter speed when in Av mode with the Canon 750D (Rebel T6i)?

I’m fairly new to photography, and I own a Canon Rebel T6i. Besides manual mode I’ve learned about Tv and Av modes, which to be honest I really liked, mainly when I’m shooting on events with changing lighting conditions and I’m find myself too slow to change the settings for every shot. I like the idea of the Av mode very much for event photography, however the last time that I tried I had a huge problem, the shutter speed was too slow (I was using a 24mm f2.8 pancake lens) so when I got home I find out that most pictures were taken at 1/25 sec, even some at 1/60 were blurry, given that I don’t have super steady hands and people were moving.

After some research I found out that some cameras allow you to set a minimum shutter speed when in Av mode. However my camera doesn’t seem to have that option. I would like to set the minimum shutter speed to at least 1/125 (1/200, would be the best for me right now), but I can’t. So I often find myself shooting events at Tv with a shutter speed of 1/125 or 1/200, but the results aren’t ideal since I can’t control the aperture.

What I’ve tried lately to try to compensate for the lack of a minimum shutter speed in Av mode is to set the camera to manual with ISO on auto. This way I can set the minimum shutter speed (but I’m stuck to it, if the lighting conditions improve I could be taking pictures at a higher shutter speed) and I have the control of the aperture, leaving the ISO to balance the exposure. Far from ideal, I would guess, however is there a better way to achieving this with my Rebel T6i?

I know I could just be using full manual, but as a beginner it can get pretty awkward to have people in events posing and waiting for the to find the best exposure in full manual. Is there a better way to do this or should I just embrace full manual.