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bruce james
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      03-04-2005, 12:33 AM
Hi, I am thinking of buying the Canon 300d, While researching this model
(the price has crashed to about £450 )I heard about changing the firmware,
Is it advisable and can it be easily found ?


 
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      03-04-2005, 06:09 AM

"bruce james" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi, I am thinking of buying the Canon 300d, While researching this model
> (the price has crashed to about £450 )I heard about changing the firmware,
> Is it advisable and can it be easily found ?


It takes about 5 minutes, and is downloaded from Canon's web site.
Not a problem at all.
-Quite automatic and reliable.


 
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      03-04-2005, 07:00 AM
bruce james wrote:

>Hi, I am thinking of buying the Canon 300d, While researching this model
>(the price has crashed to about £450 )I heard about changing the firmware,
>Is it advisable and can it be easily found ?


If you're talking about the hacked firmware to get some of the "hidden"
functions back, then the answer is maybe.

You can read about it here:

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography...ware_hack.html
 
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      03-04-2005, 08:55 AM

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> "Mark²" <mjmorgan(lowest even number here)@cox..net> wrote in message
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>> It takes about 5 minutes, and is downloaded from Canon's web site.

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> The hack is downloadable from Canon's website? When did you dream that?


I didn't think he was talking about the hack.
He sounded like he was new, and was just confused about firmware updates.

If he meant the hack...then no, of course it's not on Canon's site.



 
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      03-04-2005, 06:02 PM
Yes I am new, I have been used to slr`s but new to digital, I posted because
I had read that the 300d had become so cheap that the added function from
alt firmware make it somewhat a bargain, All I need now is info to enhance
my ability to use my pc to proccess the pics, Thanks for the reply`s.
"Bill" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> bruce james wrote:
>
> >Hi, I am thinking of buying the Canon 300d, While researching this model
> >(the price has crashed to about £450 )I heard about changing the

firmware,
> >Is it advisable and can it be easily found ?

>
> If you're talking about the hacked firmware to get some of the "hidden"
> functions back, then the answer is maybe.
>
> You can read about it here:
>
>

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography...mware_hack.htm
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      03-05-2005, 06:42 AM
bruce james wrote:

>Yes I am new,


Don't worry about that...everyone was new once.

> I have been used to slr`s but new to digital,


Most of what you probably know about SLR, applies to digital-SLR. The
differences are film versus digital and field of view crop factors...oh,
and no developing costs. Beyond that, it's mostly the same stuff.

> I posted because
>I had read that the 300d had become so cheap that the added function from
>alt firmware make it somewhat a bargain, All I need now is info to enhance
>my ability to use my pc to proccess the pics, Thanks for the reply`s.


What kind of processing do you wish to do? There are lots of options in
that regard, depending on your needs.
 
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bruce james
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      03-05-2005, 10:22 PM
Well, I have read that capture in raw mode and develop (so to speak )the
image with suitable software will produce the best images, I beleive that
some of the point and shoot stuff has picture proccesing to make shots look
good straight from the box, Howether I might be wrong so want to go down
that road b/4 parting with to much dosh, I am just starting out on this path
if anyone has advise I sure would apreciate.
"Bill" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> bruce james wrote:
>
> >Yes I am new,

>
> Don't worry about that...everyone was new once.
>
> > I have been used to slr`s but new to digital,

>
> Most of what you probably know about SLR, applies to digital-SLR. The
> differences are film versus digital and field of view crop factors...oh,
> and no developing costs. Beyond that, it's mostly the same stuff.
>
> > I posted because
> >I had read that the 300d had become so cheap that the added function from
> >alt firmware make it somewhat a bargain, All I need now is info to

enhance
> >my ability to use my pc to proccess the pics, Thanks for the reply`s.

>
> What kind of processing do you wish to do? There are lots of options in
> that regard, depending on your needs.



 
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