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Canon EOS 500n 35mm Film Camera, best cheap lens

In short, you won't. All Canon Digital SLR's use the same lens mounting system as your EOS 500n and new lenses are very expensive especially for those who have purchased full-frame models.

As a result, demand for the lenses which fit your camera is very high and so prices are high as well: it's just basic supply and demand economics. There were cheaply made kit lenses available with your camera when it was new, but like most kit lenses they weren't built to last, so most of the older ones are either non-functional or have been scrapped after owners upgraded. All that leaves are the higher quality, well built, lenses from the time your camera was made which are far cheaper than new lenses but still comparatively expensive.

If you want cheap lenses then you've picked the wrong system. Buy an older FD mount Canon SLR if you want to stay with Canon; you'll then find that lenses are so cheap that they're often offered for free on your local FreeCycle group. The same source is where I've got all of my manual focus (and some AF) SLR equipment over the last few years.
9/24/2023 4:46:06 PM • Canon EOS 500n... • Answered on Sep 24, 2023
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Hi, My Canon Powershot A480 camera keeps on scrolling by itself

i kindly advice you restart the camera ,it may fix the problem,.Also ensure on the camera's buttons or around the scroll wheel there is no dust .If it persist try to reset factory the camera
9/21/2023 2:54:45 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Sep 21, 2023
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Canon Digital IXUS 500 5.0MP is not powering on when CF card inserted.

In general Compact Flash Cards have to be formatted within the camera that is using them as they use a format proprietary to that camera. Also there are size limits on cards. If your camera will only take 16 Mb cards and you put a 32 Mb card in, it will not read it. It sees it as 'No Card Present'. I think the other answer is an AI Answer Bot.
9/13/2023 6:47:07 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Sep 13, 2023
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Canon PowerShot G5 Camera. Can the LCD screen on the Canon G5 be repaired of replaced?

Yes of course. Take it to your local Canon Service Centre. https://www.google.com/search?q=Canon+Camera+Service+Centre ..
9/5/2023 4:08:32 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Sep 05, 2023
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Why is my Canon FS10 Flash Memory Camcorder flashing red when trying to charge?

i kindly recommend you reset teh camera ,also check battery contacts inside the camera and on the battery itself are clean and free from dirt or corrosion.In addition,you can alos buy a new battery
8/14/2023 10:06:24 AM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Aug 14, 2023
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Canon Powershot sticky shutter

'PowerShot is a Range of cameras as opposed to a model. For camera repairs, you really need profession repair as you need to be in a 'clean room'. Check the iFixit page. https://www.google.com/search?q=Canon+Powershot+sticky+shutter https://www.google.com/search?q=Canon+Powershot+Repair+near+me Old style camera
7/9/2023 11:05:18 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Jul 09, 2023
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How do I change the date/time battery in a Canon GL1.

There is no user serviceable battery. It has a re chargeable cell and charges over time whilst on the main power source.
6/29/2023 2:13:05 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Jun 29, 2023
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Canon PowerShot A640 Digital Cameras. I can't turn on a Canon A640

Question edited for clarity. You think 'buyed' is the correct word in there :>D Question moved from Canon Computers. If it was rusty, it may have fallen in water, and voltage from the battery damaged components on the main board. https://www.google.com/search?q=canon+a640+repair+manual ..
6/28/2023 4:15:20 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jun 28, 2023
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I have a Canon IXY digital 930 IS camera and its FUNC.SET. button(aka ok button) is not working and i want to reset the camera because all functions aren't working properly.so how to reset the camera.

To reset your Canon IXY Digital 930 IS camera, you can follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the camera: Make sure the camera is powered off.
  2. Locate the menu button: On the back of the camera, you should see a button labeled "MENU." This is typically used to access the camera's menu settings.
  3. Press and hold the menu button: With the camera powered off, press and hold the MENU button for a few seconds.
  4. Power on the camera: While still holding the MENU button, press the power button to turn on the camera. Continue holding the MENU button until you see the camera's menu screen.
  5. Reset the camera: Once the menu screen appears, navigate through the menu options using the arrow buttons on the camera. Look for a "Reset" or "Factory Reset" option. The specific location and wording may vary depending on the camera model. Select this option to initiate the reset process.
  6. Confirm the reset: The camera will likely prompt you to confirm the reset action. Follow the on-screen instructions to confirm and proceed with the reset.
  7. Wait for the reset: The camera will perform the reset process, which may take a few moments. Once the reset is complete, the camera settings should be restored to their default values.
6/28/2023 5:34:17 AM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Jun 28, 2023
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Canon powershot A530 gives me memory card error works with my 16Mb SD card but not with my new 2GB SD card

If the original card works this could be an issue with the card itself. If you can, connect the 2Gb to a computer and see if it still gives you problems. While you have it connected 'Format' it. This is basically resetting the memory card. Try this. Connect the card to the computer. Open the File Explorer, (the little folder shaped icon), at the very bottom left of the screen. The memory card should be listed in the box on the left side. Right click the card, (press the Right mouse button once). Another box should appear with a list including the word 'Format'. Click it and follow the instructions. When finished use the same Right Click method and 'Eject' the card. This just tells the computer your removing the card. Retry it in your camera.
6/19/2023 9:20:03 AM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Jun 19, 2023
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When have my Canon EOS 1100D for a bit longer turned on horizontal lines appear

Blue Pictures mean that you are on the Manual Setting and you have White Balance set to Warm Florescent. Number 1 tip, read the manual twice with the camera in your lap. For the lines, it needs to go back to the eBay seller, because it is broken, or you send it to a Canon Service Centre.
3/10/2023 2:28:05 AM • Canon EOS 1100D... • Answered on Mar 10, 2023
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Canon IXY 500 screen goes blank when Memory card is inserted.

Il est fort possible que le Canon IXY 500 ne soit pas en mesure de lire correctement la carte m?moire ou que la carte m?moire soit d?fectueuse. Voici quelques ?tapes que vous pouvez suivre pour r?soudre ce probl?me voici ce qu'il y a ? faire : Veuillez v?rifier que la carte m?moire est ins?r?e correctement dans l'appareil photo. assurez-vous que la carte est bien enclench?e et qu'elle est ins?r?e dans le bon sens. Ensuite, essayez une autre carte m?moire. Si l'?cran de l'appareil photo fonctionne normalement avec une autre carte m?moire, cela signifie que la carte pr?c?dente est d?fectueuse et doit ?tre restaur?e. Bien s?r, formatez la carte m?moire. Il est possible que la carte m?moire ait ?t? format?e pour une utilisation avec un autre appareil photo ou un autre p?riph?rique, ce qui peut causer des probl?mes de compatibilit?. Essayez de formater la carte m?moire dans l'appareil photo avant de l'utiliser. V?rifiez que l'appareil photo est ? jour. Il est possible que l'appareil photo ait besoin d'une mise ? jour du firmware pour prendre en charge la carte m?moire que vous utilisez. V?rifiez le site Web du fabricant pour les mises ? jour du firmware. Je pense que ?a marchera.
2/24/2023 11:32:12 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Feb 24, 2023
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I have no sound on my Canon IXUS 95 IS

There are a few potential reasons why you may not have any sound when recording a video on your Canon IXUS 95 IS camera:
  1. The camera's microphone may be malfunctioning or damaged. Check to make sure that the microphone is not blocked by anything and that it is enabled in the camera's settings.
  2. The volume may be turned down or muted. Make sure that the volume is turned up and not muted in the camera's settings.
  3. The sound file may be corrupted or missing. Try transferring the video file to your computer and playing it with a different media player to see if the sound works.
  4. The camera may be in a mode that disables sound recording. Check to make sure that you are recording in a mode that allows sound recording, such as the video recording mode.
If none of these solutions work, it is possible that there may be a hardware issue with the camera's microphone. In this case, you may need to bring the camera to a repair shop or contact Canon customer support for assistance.
2/24/2023 9:16:15 AM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Feb 24, 2023
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My powershot a530 tells me memory card error and i

Having gone nearly two years without a response to my query, I assume my suggestion to use an SD card instead of an SDHC card solved the problem.
2/4/2023 9:03:24 PM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Feb 04, 2023
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My canon mv940 digital camcorder isnt charging

If your Canon MV940 digital camcorder is not charging, it could be caused by a few different issues:
  1. Check the battery: Make sure the battery is not damaged or worn out. If it has been unused for a few years, it may no longer hold a charge and need to be replaced.
  2. Check the charging port: Make sure the charging port is clean and free of debris. If it is dirty or damaged, it may not be able to charge the battery.
  3. Check the charger: Make sure the charger is working and not damaged. If it is not working, it may need to be replaced.
  4. Check the charging cable: Make sure the charging cable is not damaged or frayed. If it is, it may need to be replaced.
  5. Check the battery compartment: Make sure the battery compartment is clean and free of debris. If it is dirty or damaged, it may not be able to charge the battery.
  6. If none of the above steps work, it is possible that the camcorder has a more serious problem that requires professional service.
It is important to refer to the user manual or contact Canon technical support for further assistance and specific troubleshooting steps for your camcorder model. It is also important to make sure the camcorder is not plugged in before attempting any troubleshooting steps. Due to the age of the device, it might be hard to find a replacement battery for it and you might need to look for an alternative solution such as a third party battery replacement or an external power bank.
1/17/2023 7:09:28 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Jan 17, 2023
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My images save at sizes

Your solutions are varied, but the results will be (mostly) the same. Option 1: Lower the resolution and quality settings on your camera. If you are seeing 3-4 MB per photo, then they are probably at least 4000 pixels wide, and your file size will be larger to reflect that. If you set the camera to a lower quality and or resolution, you will for sure save disk space. Consequently, you will also lose image quality. If you are mainly archiving the photos for the purpose of viewing them online, on your PC, or through a digital picture frame, this is no big deal. If you intend to print, especially a large print, you will see pixelation occur in the print. This will take smooth parts of your picture and chunk colors together in a "boxy" appearance. Your second option, is to import your photos in a program like Google Picasa or many other free options, and then convert your image to a compressed format, such as a compressed JPEG or PNG file. PNG files are usually the better choice for file size, but not every devices (frames, TVs, etc.) recognize PNG files. So you may want to stick with JPEG depending on your use for your photos. Additionally, you can lower the resolution of hi-res photos within Picasa (or its alternatives) after importing the photos. This is the preferred route as you can take every photo like you want to print it as a poster, and then choose which photos to drop the resolution. This gives you the safety of shooting each picture as if you want to keep the quality and then later decide which are worth archiving at what resolution. Remember, the detail in a photo also reflects upon its size, not just resolution, if you take one 12 MP picture of the sky and another of a bunch of different color balloons, the balloon will have more color data and thus a higher file size.
1/11/2023 2:48:49 AM • Canon PowerShot... • Answered on Jan 11, 2023
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Canon powershot sd 750 not turning on after few years of no use

Simplest answer is to replace the battery. If it hasn't been used or charged for so long the battery will be considered 'Old' so it will not hold charge. I think the higher quality brand name batteries for it are usually a reasonable price and not expensive.
1/8/2023 9:14:50 AM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Jan 08, 2023
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How do I improve the focus on a Canon S2 IS camera?

Hi, Please ensure that you clean the lens of your camera. Then, if you'd like the camera to be as it was when it was first provided to you, you can attempt a factory reset on it. If you're still not satisfied with the focus, then you can next move to add an external lens attachment in order to improve the camera's focus. Thank you.
12/28/2022 3:10:23 AM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Dec 28, 2022
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My Canon Powershot A2200 giving white screen and closing automatically?

Question edited for clarity. It sounds like the battery is flat or not holding a charge. Remove it and test the voltage with a multimeter. It should be 3.6 volts. https://www.google.com/search?q=canon+powershot+a2200+battery ..
12/25/2022 9:53:01 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Dec 25, 2022
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Lens stuck on canon ixy digital 930 is

Hi, please switch modes on your camera and check if the lens goes back in. If not, please use the zoom option to out and check if the lens begins to retract back into it's default position. Otherwise, you can restart the camera 2 or 3 times in a row to attempt to overcome the issue. Thank you.
11/29/2022 10:25:31 PM • Canon Cameras • Answered on Nov 29, 2022
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