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  1. mickraemer

    mickraemer TPF Noob!

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    i finally did it. with the advice i got from this forum and a lot (hopefully enough) of research i bought myself a canon digital rebel (no xt, because of the price) with the standard 18-55 ef-s lens, an additional sigma 28-200 (f3.5-5.6) lens, 256mb of memory and a set of filters. i bought it from www.abesofmaine.com. i liked the service they gave me as a beginner.

    thanks again,

    michael
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats, we look forward to seeing some of your shots on here.

    Did you know that there is a firmware hack available for that camera? It allows you to 'unlock' a handful of features that are available on the 10D.
     
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    no i didn't know that. is there a write-up on how to do this?

    thanks,

    michael
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm sure it shouldn't be too hard to find http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=firmware hack for digital rebel&btnG=Google Search&meta=

    Now, as a disclaimer, I think that using a hacked firmware may void your warranty. However, I've read that people have sent in hacked cameras to Canon for other repair and it's not a big deal. Plus, it's just as easy to reinstall the factory firmware.

    Basically, Canon made the 10D and the Digital Rebel as the same camera. The 10D had a better body, better image buffer etc. but basically they could have all the same features. To segment the marketplace, they just turned off a lot of the features for the digital Rebel model. The hack just turns them back on.
     
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    thanks for the reply and sorry for the question how to find it.

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