How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

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Cristi CC Forum Member • Posts: 87
How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?
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Hi all!

On Sony and Olympus i use to assign a button to quick change between silent shutter and mechanical shutter.

I did not find a solution to do that on Canon R5. Any idea?

Thank you!

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starfly Senior Member • Posts: 1,129
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?
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Cristi CC wrote:

Hi all!

On Sony and Olympus i use to assign a button to quick change between silent shutter and mechanical shutter.

I did not find a solution to do that on Canon R5. Any idea?

Thank you!

Not possible as far as I know. All you can do is add it to My Menu.

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OP Cristi CC Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Oh, this is disappointing. But it is what it is. I thought there is an workaround to do that.

I already put it in my menu, but is not as fast as a push of a button.

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Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Cristi CC wrote:

Oh, this is disappointing. But it is what it is. I thought there is an workaround to do that.

I already put it in my menu, but is not as fast as a push of a button.

Yep is one of those odd things that we cannot do and that I miss from my Sony cameras. Oh well, not a HUGE deal but still

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I use the Custom modes for that. Being it can hold the settings in each mode separately, I find the C1,2, and 3 as well as the M, Av and Tv plenty for anything I need ranging from different types of nature and wildlife to portraits and landscapes.

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Nimonus Regular Member • Posts: 423
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?
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Simply add shutter option to the favorite menu.

It's fast even not as fast as a button click.

starfly Senior Member • Posts: 1,129
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Cristi CC wrote:

Oh, this is disappointing. But it is what it is. I thought there is an workaround to do that.

I already put it in my menu, but is not as fast as a push of a button.

What I want Canon to really do is to add auto switch between mechanical and EFCS depending on shutter speed. My prior Olympus and Nikon cameras had that.

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Luis Gabriel Photography Senior Member • Posts: 2,553
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

starfly wrote:

Cristi CC wrote:

Oh, this is disappointing. But it is what it is. I thought there is an workaround to do that.

I already put it in my menu, but is not as fast as a push of a button.

What I want Canon to really do is to add auto switch between mechanical and EFCS depending on shutter speed. My prior Olympus and Nikon cameras had that.

All my years shooting Sony I was hoping for that option but they never did there either

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Hoka Hey
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Assign Custom Modes to the Mfn button next to the shutter button. Then, assign the shutter options to the custom modes. That way you can switch instantly. To make this effective, you have to keep the other settings in the Custom Modes very similar so that you don't go from settings for portraits to settings for birds.

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Dan W Contributing Member • Posts: 990
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Cristi CC wrote:

Hi all!

On Sony and Olympus i use to assign a button to quick change between silent shutter and mechanical shutter.

I did not find a solution to do that on Canon R5. Any idea?

Thank you!

I haven't tried this as I don't use electronic shutter but maybe you can set C1 to be one or the other. So if in your normal mode of mechanical shutter, switch to a custom setup and save with having the electronic shutter. Just a thought...

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OP Cristi CC Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Custom modes C1, C2, C3 are already assigned.

Shortcut to my menu already there.

But none of this can't replace a simple push of a button - fast and effective and no need to take the camera from the eye if assigned to a button.

I found R5 an profesional camera and I think almost everything must be customizable for everyone needs. But still not as i can see.

Shutter type is one of that principal settings that must be very easy to change for a mirrorless camera. But Canon is still a traditional manufacturer, not that open to new style of shooting characteristic to a mirrorless camera. Also electronic shutter speed no longer than 0,5 second i found is a very weird thing and it was a very bad surprise for me.

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Steve W Veteran Member • Posts: 6,315
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Luis Gabriel Photography wrote:

starfly wrote:

Cristi CC wrote:

Oh, this is disappointing. But it is what it is. I thought there is an workaround to do that.

I already put it in my menu, but is not as fast as a push of a button.

What I want Canon to really do is to add auto switch between mechanical and EFCS depending on shutter speed. My prior Olympus and Nikon cameras had that.

All my years shooting Sony I was hoping for that option but they never did there either

Can’t speak for Olympus & Nikon but the Fuji X-T4 and other Fuji you can set the shutter speeds where the camera switches from mechanical to electronic first curtain to electronic all on its own.

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Steve W Veteran Member • Posts: 6,315
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Cristi CC wrote:

Custom modes C1, C2, C3 are already assigned.

Shortcut to my menu already there.

But none of this can't replace a simple push of a button - fast and effective and no need to take the camera from the eye if assigned to a button.

I found R5 an profesional camera and I think almost everything must be customizable for everyone needs. But still not as i can see.

Shutter type is one of that principal settings that must be very easy to change for a mirrorless camera. But Canon is still a traditional manufacturer, not that open to new style of shooting characteristic to a mirrorless camera. Also electronic shutter speed no longer than 0,5 second i found is a very weird thing and it was a very bad surprise for me.

Is there away to set a button to bring up the my menu from a button push?

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Dan W Contributing Member • Posts: 990
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Cristi CC wrote:

Custom modes C1, C2, C3 are already assigned.

Shortcut to my menu already there.

But none of this can't replace a simple push of a button - fast and effective and no need to take the camera from the eye if assigned to a button.

I found R5 an profesional camera and I think almost everything must be customizable for everyone needs. But still not as i can see.

Shutter type is one of that principal settings that must be very easy to change for a mirrorless camera. But Canon is still a traditional manufacturer, not that open to new style of shooting characteristic to a mirrorless camera.

Also electronic shutter speed no longer than 0,5 second i found is a very weird thing and it was a very bad surprise for me.

May I ask why you need electronic shutter with 1/2 second or longer exposures? For me, all I see a use for the electronic shutter is when you need the 20fps (and how many people really need that?). Yea silent mode for quite events or the like but I can barely hear the mechanical shutter as it is, and thats in my face!.

I feel the same people that complain about all the things they wish cameras could do are the same ones that complain about how complicated the menu systems are. Look at Sony, arguably a very good camera brand with a ton of customization. But once you go through the menu you will quickly realize how convoluted it really is.

You ever own a car with dozens of buttons and knobs on the dash? Then you get into an Audi or VW and it instantly feels like a luxury minimalist vehicle? Then you fall in love. Or that washing machine with 20 different wash cycles, then you find you only use like 2 of them?

When I pick up my camera I want to be able to start shooting right then. I don't want to fiddle with things and try to remember what button does what since I last changed it. I spent hours setting up my R5 and testing things when I first got it and I haven't changed a thing since. The only thing I forget is how much I love shooting with it each time I pick it up...

I can't think of one thing that I would use 20fps for but if I do ever need it I'll change it for that shoot and put if back to mechanical shutter when the shoot is over. I don't do machine gun shooting outside of bracketing 3-5 frames. And to be honest I have a very hard time taking a single shot when the camera is in 12fps mode. I don't do weddings anymore but when I did I would take a few hundred images and try to sort down and edit around 40 images to show the newlyweds. Why would I want to sort 1000-2000 images to get that same 40 images to proof???

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Steve W Veteran Member • Posts: 6,315
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Dan W wrote:

Cristi CC wrote:

Custom modes C1, C2, C3 are already assigned.

Shortcut to my menu already there.

But none of this can't replace a simple push of a button - fast and effective and no need to take the camera from the eye if assigned to a button.

I found R5 an profesional camera and I think almost everything must be customizable for everyone needs. But still not as i can see.

Shutter type is one of that principal settings that must be very easy to change for a mirrorless camera. But Canon is still a traditional manufacturer, not that open to new style of shooting characteristic to a mirrorless camera.

Also electronic shutter speed no longer than 0,5 second i found is a very weird thing and it was a very bad surprise for me.

May I ask why you need electronic shutter with 1/2 second or longer exposures? For me, all I see a use for the electronic shutter is when you need the 20fps (and how many people really need that?). Yea silent mode for quite events or the like but I can barely hear the mechanical shutter as it is, and thats in my face!.

I feel the same people that complain about all the things they wish cameras could do are the same ones that complain about how complicated the menu systems are. Look at Sony, arguably a very good camera brand with a ton of customization. But once you go through the menu you will quickly realize how convoluted it really is.

You ever own a car with dozens of buttons and knobs on the dash? Then you get into an Audi or VW and it instantly feels like a luxury minimalist vehicle? Then you fall in love. Or that washing machine with 20 different wash cycles, then you find you only use like 2 of them?

When I pick up my camera I want to be able to start shooting right then. I don't want to fiddle with things and try to remember what button does what since I last changed it. I spent hours setting up my R5 and testing things when I first got it and I haven't changed a thing since. The only thing I forget is how much I love shooting with it each time I pick it up...

I can't think of one thing that I would use 20fps for but if I do ever need it I'll change it for that shoot and put if back to mechanical shutter when the shoot is over. I don't do machine gun shooting outside of bracketing 3-5 frames. And to be honest I have a very hard time taking a single shot when the camera is in 12fps mode. I don't do weddings anymore but when I did I would take a few hundred images and try to sort down and edit around 40 images to show the newlyweds. Why would I want to sort 1000-2000 images to get that same 40 images to proof???

My only question is "Have you ever shot birds in flight "BIF"? May not need 20 or 30 fps all the time but definitely more than 12 fps when dealing with hawks, falcon, or eagles or other fast moving birds especially when they are diving for food.  That is just my humble opinion.

As far as picking up your camera and being able to shoot right away, the C1, C2, C3, settings are great for that. I set up each one for a specific type of usage. One for flash work where typically still need the mechanical shutter, one for people with auto eye focus which is typically with EFCS set, and one for BIF and electronic shutter. Also I tend to do back button focus so I set up one button for continuous AF with tracking and one with single shot typically for landscape or architecture. This is just me but with those setups I don't have to wonder what my camera is going to do.

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Dan W Contributing Member • Posts: 990
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?
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Steve W wrote:

Dan W wrote:

Cristi CC wrote:

Custom modes C1, C2, C3 are already assigned.

Shortcut to my menu already there.

But none of this can't replace a simple push of a button - fast and effective and no need to take the camera from the eye if assigned to a button.

I found R5 an profesional camera and I think almost everything must be customizable for everyone needs. But still not as i can see.

Shutter type is one of that principal settings that must be very easy to change for a mirrorless camera. But Canon is still a traditional manufacturer, not that open to new style of shooting characteristic to a mirrorless camera.

Also electronic shutter speed no longer than 0,5 second i found is a very weird thing and it was a very bad surprise for me.

May I ask why you need electronic shutter with 1/2 second or longer exposures? For me, all I see a use for the electronic shutter is when you need the 20fps (and how many people really need that?). Yea silent mode for quite events or the like but I can barely hear the mechanical shutter as it is, and thats in my face!.

I feel the same people that complain about all the things they wish cameras could do are the same ones that complain about how complicated the menu systems are. Look at Sony, arguably a very good camera brand with a ton of customization. But once you go through the menu you will quickly realize how convoluted it really is.

You ever own a car with dozens of buttons and knobs on the dash? Then you get into an Audi or VW and it instantly feels like a luxury minimalist vehicle? Then you fall in love. Or that washing machine with 20 different wash cycles, then you find you only use like 2 of them?

When I pick up my camera I want to be able to start shooting right then. I don't want to fiddle with things and try to remember what button does what since I last changed it. I spent hours setting up my R5 and testing things when I first got it and I haven't changed a thing since. The only thing I forget is how much I love shooting with it each time I pick it up...

I can't think of one thing that I would use 20fps for but if I do ever need it I'll change it for that shoot and put if back to mechanical shutter when the shoot is over. I don't do machine gun shooting outside of bracketing 3-5 frames. And to be honest I have a very hard time taking a single shot when the camera is in 12fps mode. I don't do weddings anymore but when I did I would take a few hundred images and try to sort down and edit around 40 images to show the newlyweds. Why would I want to sort 1000-2000 images to get that same 40 images to proof???

My only question is "Have you ever shot birds in flight "BIF"? May not need 20 or 30 fps all the time but definitely more than 12 fps when dealing with hawks, falcon, or eagles or other fast moving birds especially when they are diving for food. That is just my humble opinion.

As far as picking up your camera and being able to shoot right away, the C1, C2, C3, settings are great for that. I set up each one for a specific type of usage. One for flash work where typically still need the mechanical shutter, one for people with auto eye focus which is typically with EFCS set, and one for BIF and electronic shutter. Also I tend to do back button focus so I set up one button for continuous AF with tracking and one with single shot typically for landscape or architecture. This is just me but with those setups I don't have to wonder what my camera is going to do.

You're right, I never done BIF. But my point was the complaint that the R5 can't shoot slower than 1/2 second with electronic shutter... Why would you even want to do that? Like I said, if you need the speed of the 20fps, thats about the only time one would need electronic right? yea perfectly quiet in electronic but trying that once, there is absolutely no feedback that you took or are taking shots. So I was never sure if I took 1 shot or 10... I understand the R3 will give a flash in the viewfinder that gives the photographer some feedback in electronic shutter.

As far as BIF, 20 or more fps is a new thing just the last few years. The 1D's were topped out at 8,10,12 fps as they progressed and a lot of bird guys out there get some amazing stuff from that.

I'm not arguing with you or anybody else, I'm just a realist that enjoys photography. The more complicated technologies get the more stress we get in return. IMHO of course...

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Sittatunga Veteran Member • Posts: 4,230
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?
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Dan W wrote:

Steve W wrote:

Dan W wrote:

Cristi CC wrote:

Custom modes C1, C2, C3 are already assigned.

Shortcut to my menu already there.

But none of this can't replace a simple push of a button - fast and effective and no need to take the camera from the eye if assigned to a button.

I found R5 an profesional camera and I think almost everything must be customizable for everyone needs. But still not as i can see.

Shutter type is one of that principal settings that must be very easy to change for a mirrorless camera. But Canon is still a traditional manufacturer, not that open to new style of shooting characteristic to a mirrorless camera.

Also electronic shutter speed no longer than 0,5 second i found is a very weird thing and it was a very bad surprise for me.

May I ask why you need electronic shutter with 1/2 second or longer exposures? For me, all I see a use for the electronic shutter is when you need the 20fps (and how many people really need that?). Yea silent mode for quite events or the like but I can barely hear the mechanical shutter as it is, and thats in my face!.

I feel the same people that complain about all the things they wish cameras could do are the same ones that complain about how complicated the menu systems are. Look at Sony, arguably a very good camera brand with a ton of customization. But once you go through the menu you will quickly realize how convoluted it really is.

You ever own a car with dozens of buttons and knobs on the dash? Then you get into an Audi or VW and it instantly feels like a luxury minimalist vehicle? Then you fall in love. Or that washing machine with 20 different wash cycles, then you find you only use like 2 of them?

When I pick up my camera I want to be able to start shooting right then. I don't want to fiddle with things and try to remember what button does what since I last changed it. I spent hours setting up my R5 and testing things when I first got it and I haven't changed a thing since. The only thing I forget is how much I love shooting with it each time I pick it up...

I can't think of one thing that I would use 20fps for but if I do ever need it I'll change it for that shoot and put if back to mechanical shutter when the shoot is over. I don't do machine gun shooting outside of bracketing 3-5 frames. And to be honest I have a very hard time taking a single shot when the camera is in 12fps mode. I don't do weddings anymore but when I did I would take a few hundred images and try to sort down and edit around 40 images to show the newlyweds. Why would I want to sort 1000-2000 images to get that same 40 images to proof???

My only question is "Have you ever shot birds in flight "BIF"? May not need 20 or 30 fps all the time but definitely more than 12 fps when dealing with hawks, falcon, or eagles or other fast moving birds especially when they are diving for food. That is just my humble opinion.

As far as picking up your camera and being able to shoot right away, the C1, C2, C3, settings are great for that. I set up each one for a specific type of usage. One for flash work where typically still need the mechanical shutter, one for people with auto eye focus which is typically with EFCS set, and one for BIF and electronic shutter. Also I tend to do back button focus so I set up one button for continuous AF with tracking and one with single shot typically for landscape or architecture. This is just me but with those setups I don't have to wonder what my camera is going to do.

You're right, I never done BIF. But my point was the complaint that the R5 can't shoot slower than 1/2 second with electronic shutter... Why would you even want to do that? Like I said, if you need the speed of the 20fps, thats about the only time one would need electronic right? yea perfectly quiet in electronic but trying that once, there is absolutely no feedback that you took or are taking shots. So I was never sure if I took 1 shot or 10... I understand the R3 will give a flash in the viewfinder that gives the photographer some feedback in electronic shutter.

As far as BIF, 20 or more fps is a new thing just the last few years. The 1D's were topped out at 8,10,12 fps as they progressed and a lot of bird guys out there get some amazing stuff from that.

I'm not arguing with you or anybody else, I'm just a realist that enjoys photography. The more complicated technologies get the more stress we get in return. IMHO of course...

30s with electronic shutter is great for astrophotography where you might be taking hundreds of exposures in a session for stacking later - the lack of shutter shock and mechanical wear are the main advantages.

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Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Steve W wrote:

Cristi CC wrote:

Custom modes C1, C2, C3 are already assigned.

Shortcut to my menu already there.

But none of this can't replace a simple push of a button - fast and effective and no need to take the camera from the eye if assigned to a button.

I found R5 an profesional camera and I think almost everything must be customizable for everyone needs. But still not as i can see.

Shutter type is one of that principal settings that must be very easy to change for a mirrorless camera. But Canon is still a traditional manufacturer, not that open to new style of shooting characteristic to a mirrorless camera. Also electronic shutter speed no longer than 0,5 second i found is a very weird thing and it was a very bad surprise for me.

Is there away to set a button to bring up the my menu from a button push?

Yes. You set My Menu as the default for when you press the menu button. Then, you can use the standard menu button or assign an unused button on the left side of the camera ti Menu.

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Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?

Dan W wrote:

Cristi CC wrote:

Custom modes C1, C2, C3 are already assigned.

Shortcut to my menu already there.

But none of this can't replace a simple push of a button - fast and effective and no need to take the camera from the eye if assigned to a button.

I found R5 an profesional camera and I think almost everything must be customizable for everyone needs. But still not as i can see.

Shutter type is one of that principal settings that must be very easy to change for a mirrorless camera. But Canon is still a traditional manufacturer, not that open to new style of shooting characteristic to a mirrorless camera.

Also electronic shutter speed no longer than 0,5 second i found is a very weird thing and it was a very bad surprise for me.

May I ask why you need electronic shutter with 1/2 second or longer exposures? For me, all I see a use for the electronic shutter is when you need the 20fps (and how many people really need that?). Yea silent mode for quite events or the like but I can barely hear the mechanical shutter as it is, and thats in my face!.

I feel the same people that complain about all the things they wish cameras could do are the same ones that complain about how complicated the menu systems are. Look at Sony, arguably a very good camera brand with a ton of customization. But once you go through the menu you will quickly realize how convoluted it really is.

You ever own a car with dozens of buttons and knobs on the dash? Then you get into an Audi or VW and it instantly feels like a luxury minimalist vehicle? Then you fall in love. Or that washing machine with 20 different wash cycles, then you find you only use like 2 of them?

When I pick up my camera I want to be able to start shooting right then. I don't want to fiddle with things and try to remember what button does what since I last changed it. I spent hours setting up my R5 and testing things when I first got it and I haven't changed a thing since. The only thing I forget is how much I love shooting with it each time I pick it up...

I can't think of one thing that I would use 20fps for but if I do ever need it I'll change it for that shoot and put if back to mechanical shutter when the shoot is over. I don't do machine gun shooting outside of bracketing 3-5 frames. And to be honest I have a very hard time taking a single shot when the camera is in 12fps mode. I don't do weddings anymore but when I did I would take a few hundred images and try to sort down and edit around 40 images to show the newlyweds. Why would I want to sort 1000-2000 images to get that same 40 images to proof???

I want to do everything with a camera at this level. If i want 60 seconds on silent shutter for star trails or 20 secs for MilkyWay timelapse, why not? On Olympus i have all of this and even the processing in the camera, no need to edit something after shooting.

I don't complain about nothing, i just was unpleasantly surprised to see a top camera with a lot of drawbacks. On R5 are not more or less buttons compared to similar cameras from the other brands.

Maybe is weird for some, but the most easiest to use camera was Sony A7III. Some are complaining about the menu, but not me. I am very adaptable to not matter menus from Nikon, Canon, Olympus (which is by far the most complex and sophisticated one). The camera is a tool. And a simple button to setup for a modern camera is nothing special. It seems Canon is not that well adapted (yet) to mirrorless.

Olympus shoot with continuous autofocus in silent shutter RAW at 30fps. Or even 60fps but with the same focus from the first shot. Not talking about PRO Capture function.

These days the camera must not be the limiting factor, but the person behind it. Time is changing.

Unfortunately the Olympus does not make FF cameras. Sony has some problems with the reliability on long therm and Canon is still too conservatory.

In the end any camera is just a tool, but when you pay a small fortune on one the expectations are justified.

I really love my R5 and i am a bit frustrated 'cause is heating, the battery is not at the same level with Sony and still are some thing not very well polished for a mirrorless system.

The R5 with some tweaking can be the most closest to a nearly perfect camera.

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Hoka Hey Senior Member • Posts: 2,838
Re: How to assign a shortcut button for mech/electronic shutter?
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Sittatunga wrote

30s with electronic shutter is great for astrophotography where you might be taking hundreds of exposures in a session for stacking later - the lack of shutter shock and mechanical wear are the main advantages.

Agreed. 30 second SS with ES would be great for astro and for landscape. Just checked, and the R3 has it.

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