thinking to buy 300d

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by bruce james, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. bruce james

    bruce james Guest

    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 ?
     
    bruce james, Mar 4, 2005
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  2. bruce james

    Mark² Guest

    "bruce james" <> wrote in message
    news:d08ahm$9f8$...
    > 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.
     
    Mark², Mar 4, 2005
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  3. bruce james

    Bill Guest

    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/digital/digital_rebel_firmware_hack.html
     
    Bill, Mar 4, 2005
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  4. bruce james

    Mark² Guest

    "Des Perado" <> wrote in message news:...
    >
    > "Mark²" <mjmorgan(lowest even number here)@cox..net> wrote in message
    > news:BYSVd.149672$0u.69349@fed1read04...
    >>
    >>
    >> It takes about 5 minutes, and is downloaded from Canon's web site.

    >
    > 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.
    :)
     
    Mark², Mar 4, 2005
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  5. bruce james

    bruce james Guest

    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" <> wrote in message news:...
    > 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/digital/digital_rebel_firmware_hack.htm
    l
     
    bruce james, Mar 4, 2005
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  6. bruce james

    Bill Guest

    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.
     
    Bill, Mar 5, 2005
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  7. bruce james

    bruce james Guest

    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" <> wrote in message news:...
    > 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.
     
    bruce james, Mar 5, 2005
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