Hacking the Digital Rebel into a 10D

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Thad, Jun 5, 2004.

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    Thad Guest

    Thad, Jun 5, 2004
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    Thad Guest

    Thad, Jun 5, 2004
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  3. Is there a hack to change the Sigma SD* into a real camera?
     
    Darrell Larose, Jun 5, 2004
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  4. It will only void the warranty if the firmware is the cause of
    the problem, which doesn't seem very likely! You can also put
    the Canon firmware back at any time, even if loading the new
    firmware fails.
    There is much discussion about this (and other legal and
    technical matters) on the www.dpreview.com forums. Actually,
    there are hundreds of posts about the firmware! So far there
    are very many reports of trouble free use of the firmware (all
    gains, no losses except the inability to change language).
    There has not been a single report of problems caused by the
    firmware. Well, actually, there was one but this turned out to
    be an unrelated hardware failure.
    Very much recommended :)
     
    Graeme Cogger, Jun 5, 2004
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  5. Just for fun! ; )
    Some have had success using the using the old microwave/oven high temp
    burnin process. I forget the exact details. This only works with *some*
    models of Sigma. The SD has been proven to work. Others have had success
    with the high end Nikons and Olympus's. It will not work on poorer quality
    cameras that are made only of plastic. Those will melt.

    Heat your oven to 550 degrees. Convection type ovens are preferred because
    of the good airflow. While you are waiting for the oven to get to temp, put
    the Sigma SD in a casserole dish with 4 pineapple slices(canned, remove
    juice) spaced evenly around the camera. But not touching the
    camera(important!). Using whatever you can find(non metallic!) raise the
    camera up off the dish 1/2inch. The camera MUST be the only thing metallic
    in the casserole dish. Then, pour 1/4 inch of tomato sauce into the dish.
    Make sure it *DOES NOT* touch the bottom of the camera! That *WILL* ruin the
    camera. Once you have your Sigma casserole dish prepared place it in a low
    wattage microwave on 50% power for *EXACTLY* 6 minutes(ignore any sparks you
    may see in the microwave) those are the impurities of the Sigma burning off.
    Make sure the oven is at temp before you perform this step. After the beep
    sounds from the microwave you have less than 10 seconds to put the Sigma
    casserole dish in the pre-heated oven(carefully, don't let the camera fall
    off its support in the casserole dish). Use a helper if needed. There should
    be a small amount of steam coming off the pineapple slices and should be
    almost too hot to touch. Tightly cover your Sigma casserole dish with
    tinfoil. This helps keep the pineapple and tomato sauce gases in the dish.
    Place your Sigma casserole in the pre-heated oven for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove
    the dish from the oven make a small hole in the tin foil and allow to cool
    evenly at room temperature.

    Sigma ala carte!


    Enjoy,

    Ty
     
    Tyrone Jackson, Jun 5, 2004
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    Bob Hatch Guest

    Big Snip!
    Now that's funny. But wouldn't it make your oven stink, or would it enlarge
    it by 3 times?
     
    Bob Hatch, Jun 5, 2004
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  7. It is so sad that in this NG, all roads lead to George Preddy.
     
    Richard Cockburn, Jun 5, 2004
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  8. There is a way out of this mess. Just post this to his/her/its nonsense:
    http://nordicgroup.us/sigma/
     
    Charles Schuler, Jun 5, 2004
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  9. Is this a Martha Stewart recipe?

    Dave
     
    Dave Martindale, Jun 6, 2004
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    Mark B. Guest

    He makes himself such an easy target...
     
    Mark B., Jun 6, 2004
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  11. It's easy to make your self a target, when you use a series of fake names.
    Typical TROLL behaviour.
     
    Darrell Larose, Jun 6, 2004
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Ray Fischer, Jun 20, 2004
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    bagal Guest

    Now that IS a good idea - I mean it really

    Otherwise punters/owners/buyers finding out through the grapevine may ponder
    awhile in the inbuilt reduced functionality

    C/mon Canon - u r big enough to deliver

    das B
     
    bagal, Jun 20, 2004
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