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Jun 19, 2005 22:59 |  #1

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Modifications, Tips, Tricks, Hacks, and other innovations to take you and your photography well beyond what the camera company intended.

Hi folks, Right now this thread will be elevated to sticky status, thanks Cyberdine, hopefully with enough activity, one day it just might get its own topic in the 'equipment' section. For now we will keep it in 'talk about photography' since we will encompass more than just EOS cameras... (though we are talking about equipment)

I got my Digital-EOS in December 04'. Since then I have been very
excited with the camera and the potential for modding. The nature of digital is perfect for expiremental modifications/hacks, you get instant feedback and can essentally shoot unlimited test shots to fine tune your efforts. The EOS platform has other advantages as well. It been around for some time now, in the film format since '88, so many people have been comming up with mods since then. As I find them I will post them and link them in this section.

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Say Hi and what you are shooting, and any projects you are involved with.





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Jun 19, 2005 23:14 |  #2

Way back when, I started a yahoo club called "Guerrilla Camera" it encompasses all photo mods, but had a high precentage of EOS and digicam material, ideas, and projects. It is still an active Yahoo Group, but has slowed down in pace as changes at yahoo groups have made it dificult to easily use. Hopefully POTN will be a better forum for the exchange of these ideas.

http://groups.yahoo.co​m/group/Guerrillacamer​a/external link

Some great links...

Here is a couple from POTN...
http://photography-on-the.net/forum...6797#p​ost486797
http://photography-on-the.net/forum...ead.ph​p?t=50124
http://megaweb.clubsna​p.org/article...everse​d_35mmf2/external link

And some from the Net...

Tips &Tricksexternal link
including the latest firmware hack
http://www.bahneman.co​m ...digital-rebel-tricks.htmlexternal link

homemade bounce/diffusion ideas for the pop-up-flash:
http://194.100.88.243 ...t/How_to/hc_Bounce_​Built-external link
In_Flash/a_Bounce_the_​Pop-up.html

lens hacking by David Goldfarb.
http://www.usefilm.com ...ting_Lenses_for_Cre​ative_external link
Effects.html

Camera mounts & registers
http://www.a1.nl/phome​pag/markerink/mounts.h​tmexternal link


Using manual lenses and telescopes with EOS cameras.
http://photonotes.org/​articles/eos-manual-lenses/external link

Use your TV remote to control your EOSexternal link
http://www.camerahacke​r.com/universal_remote​/index.htmlexternal link

Modifying the EF-S lensexternal link
Get the 18-55 kit lens to work on all EOS cameras
http://members.cox.net ...ller/EFS-WEB/EFS-WEB.htmlexternal link

Remove the IR filterexternal link
Japanse page, also has a hack for the remote control
http://www.astrosurf.c​om ...anon_eos_kiss_digit​al.htmexternal link


Manual Focusing Screenexternal link
Swich out the EF-M screen into your EOS
http://photonotes.org/​articles/split-circle-screen/external link

Focus Confirmation with non-EF lensesexternal link
Site is in German......sorry
http://www.muenster.de​/%7Eansgar-k/gbstlt/index.htmexternal link

EOS 300D Firmware explainedexternal link
Good site with lots of good firmware hack information
http://www.jjmb.nl ...nt/content.php?Name​=wasiaexternal link

Flash Photography with EOSexternal link
comprehensive essay on the EOS flash history and options
http://photonotes.org/​articles/eos-flash/external link


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Jun 20, 2005 03:40 |  #3

Tonight I got my 300D to fire on command, from my PDA that is.

No camera shake for me, then.


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Jun 27, 2005 23:01 |  #4

which pda do u have ? i just got my old one out to install exposure program on it..


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Jun 28, 2005 06:42 |  #5

HP Ipaq h2210 i think. its in the car. Uses the software 'nevo'.


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Jun 28, 2005 06:46 |  #6

MattL,

If you would take the time to either explain how this works/ how it'sa done or link to a place that does?

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Jun 28, 2005 07:14 as a reply to CyberDyneSystems's post |  #7

Sure.

Wireless remote with your PDA / Universal remoteexternal link


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Jun 30, 2005 18:48 as a reply to MattL's post |  #8

Does this also apply to a 20 D ?




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Jun 30, 2005 20:25 |  #9

I cant say for sure, but I suspect it would.

They use the same Canon remote dont they?


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Jul 14, 2005 05:51 as a reply to MattL's post |  #10

Home made L bracket for 20D

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=85421


5D, 24-105L, 70-200L IS, 85mm Art, Godox

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Jul 14, 2005 07:26 |  #11

Geeez! Another thread I missed somehow! And I'm already spending too much time here as it is. ;)

Do you Cobble?
Slide duplicator, flash brackets, extra hands, remote release, bracket for background paper, Bloo Dogs jewelry setups...

Feel free to add your own links to that thread, too.


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Jul 15, 2005 19:50 |  #12

http://www.dennisonber​tram.com .../digital-pinhole-lens.htmexternal link

Pinhole photog, and some other good ones here.




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Sep 07, 2005 15:15 |  #13

One of the guys on my race team has a pretty cool suction cup mount hacked together with a tilt/swivel head on a backplane...here it is on my car with a video camera pointed back at me. Can't wait to put my beater Rebel on the mount for ice racing this year and get some still shots with my navigator firing the remote shutter release! :)

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Sep 11, 2005 21:15 as a reply to Trunkmonkey's post |  #14

Home made off camera flash cord for Canon 244T Flash today.

Works a treat! Total cost; $0.

Simpley cut up a phone cord, add a tad of solder, and your on your way to cool photos!

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Jan 14, 2006 19:29 as a reply to MattL's post |  #15

RS60-E3 Extension Cord.

If you want to get farther away from the camera but don't want to use the RC-1 IR remote the RS60 remote is kind of short. I have on several occasions wanted to do this and still be behind the camera and out of the frame. To solve this problem I took my RS60 with me to my local Radio Shack (an electronic parts store here in the states). For about $17 with tax I picked up the adapters and cord to give myself a 20-foot extension cord. All you need are 1.) 274-397 Audio adapter 3/32" to 1/8" 1.) 274-373 Audio adapter 1/8" to 3/32" and 1.) 42-2562 20FT stereo headphone extension cord. The 3/32" to 1/*" plugs in to the camera's remote jack, then plug the extension cord into that, then plug the 1/8" to 3/32" into the extension cord, and finally the RS60 into that.

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