Hacking the Rebel 300 firmware

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by aaJoe, May 7, 2006.

  1. aaJoe

    ian lincoln Guest

    ef-s will not physically attach to a normal film body or digital body that
    is not ef-s compatible. Most websites that list ef-s lenses will list the
    compatible cameras.
    ian lincoln, May 9, 2006
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  2. aaJoe

    ian lincoln Guest

    so you get the top performance for the budget price. cool. not exactly a
    con is it? its the hardware manufacturer that loses out.
    ian lincoln, May 9, 2006
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  3. aaJoe

    ian lincoln Guest

    in this event it is canon hating or canon bashing. More appropriate is
    "free upgrade if you know how" or "something for nothing." Of course you
    will void the warranty.
    ian lincoln, May 9, 2006
  4. aaJoe

    Randy Howard Guest

    ian lincoln wrote
    (in article
    I don't see anything brand-motivated about it myself. Marketing
    feature-reduction to his artificial price points is a pain,
    regardless of the company name on the box.
    Randy Howard, May 10, 2006
  5. "Sabotage" suggests a surreptitious methodology and malicious intent
    for which there is no evidence.

    Canon certainly did not represent the 300D to have the same feature set
    as the 10D.

    Perhaps a better nomenclature for what Canon did was to use a crippled
    version of the 10D firmware. But with full disclosure of the reduced
    feature set, this usage was certainly not made with ill intent, but
    under the influence of simple economics.

    In fact, there are several reports I've read of owners returning their
    300Ds for service without removing the hack, and no report of Canon
    using this against them to refuse service. They do, however,
    apparently reinstall the stock firmware while the camera is in their
    Steve Cutchen, May 10, 2006
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