300D firmware hack

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Labrat, Dec 9, 2004.

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    Labrat Guest

    Does anyone have any experience with the Wasia hack for the 300D? It is
    supposed to unlock several 10D features which the 300D hardware is capable
    of, but have been turned off via the firmware. (ISO 3200, mirror lock-up,
    custom functions, etc...)

    LR
     
    Labrat, Dec 9, 2004
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    Georg E. Guest

    The hack works fine in my 300d.



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    Georg E., Dec 9, 2004
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Been working great for me for months. Does everything it claims to do
    (not ALL 10D features become available; some are limited by hardware)
    and hasn't caused any problems or issues that I've ever noticed.
     
    Matt Ion, Dec 9, 2004
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    Mikey S. Guest

    It's the best thing you can do to your 300d, it works fine, the features are
    nice to have ( mirror lock up I use a lot) and the price is great. There is
    no real downside..heck you can even go back if you want to for some reason.
     
    Mikey S., Dec 9, 2004
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    Marcel Guest

    Who puts it out, please?
     
    Marcel, Dec 9, 2004
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    Phil Wheeler Guest

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    Bryn James Guest

    Newbie question: what is the advantage of mirror lock up, and how is
    it used?
     
    Bryn James, Dec 11, 2004
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    Bryn James Guest

    Thanks Michael.

    So does this increase the delay between pressing the shutter release
    and the picture being taken? (I presume that without mirror lockup,
    the mirror still has to be swung out of the path to the sensor).
     
    Bryn James, Dec 11, 2004
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    Todd H. Guest

    For long-time exposures, locking up the mirror in advance of the
    exposure eliminates the vibration it otherwise cause when it snaps up
    out of the way of the focal plane.

    The 10D manual would have how you actuate it with a hacked 300D.

    BEst REgards,
     
    Todd H., Dec 11, 2004
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    Mikey S. Guest

    This would be 2) in your description. The hack lets you set the time for the
    delay after the shutter is pressed, from 1 up to 10 seconds or so . You
    focus normally, then press the shutter, the mirror flips up, the viewfinder
    goes black ( obviously) and then after the delay the shutter fires. You
    would only use this on a tripod of course, under special circumstances, with
    long lenses or in macro work.

    For example, I used mirror lock up to shoot this picture of the moon, with a
    100-400 mm lens ( @400) and a 1.4X teleconverter, with that long a lens the
    mirror lock up makes a noticeable difference in sharpness.
    http://photo.mike721.com/gallery/moon/moon8785?full=1
     
    Mikey S., Dec 12, 2004
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