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Finding The Shutter Actuations Count for Canon EOS Cameras

Are you curious how many pictures you have taken? Are you thinking of selling or buying one used and you want to know how much life the shutter has left? You would think Canon would give you an easy way to figure this out. But it doesn’t. You would think you could open the EOS software and it would tell you, or some other method right on the back of the camera, but no. I don’t know about you but if I knew that I was getting close to the 250,000 rated limit (just a guess from what I have heard) on my camera I might be thinking it would be a good excuse to get a new camera. Don’t want that shutter to die on you on an important shoot, right? Some of you might be think, “Wait can’t I just look at the last number of my pictures to tell?” Yes and no, if you have taken less than 10,000 then yes, if over that – no. For some reason all cameras that I have owned always reset to zero after 10k pictures. Well I have found out that I have 23,046 pics 35,868 Live Views = Shutter count 58,914. Taking pictures while in LiveView increments the shutter count. Entering and exiting live view mode does not. With Magic Lantern to find your count, press MENU->DISP.

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Canon EOS 7D Magic Lantern Alpha Available

This is a long story. The workings of single-DIGiC cameras are already well understood. We know how to forge FIRs and we can execute code using this method. Our code gets executed without any interruption to the cameras proper function, we can hook into startup code and simply restart the camera or update the bootflag needed for execution of autoexec.bin. Same applies to autoexec.bin if the bootflag is enabled.

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Sneakily-Designed Camera Lens Lets You Capture Subjects Unawares

Remember that very first time you went out with your shiny new SLR, determined to shoot some Pulitzer-worthy people shots? You know, real stuff. Candid shots of people just living their lives and doing real things completely unaware that they were on camera.

Hacked! The Magic Lantern Team Cracks the EOS 7D

Magic Lantern on the EOS 7D? Yes, that’s true. Our young team member g3gg0 did the impossible, and solved the 7D puzzle within days of receiving the camera from Trammell Hudson (on September 12). Background: Trammell Hudson started to port Magic Lantern on 7D three years ago. While he was able to run user code using the firmware update procedure, he was not able to run it in parallel with Canon firmware – which was required for Magic Lantern to run as an add-on software, without replacing the main firmware. Since then, we had little or no idea about how to solve this puzzle, until last week, when g3gg0 had an Aha! moment and discovered how to load Canon firmware from autoexec.bin code. The first analysis shows that porting is straightforward (more or less), and most features will work without major code changes, as Magic Lantern does not have to run on both DIGIC processors. Basic features such as zebra and focus peaking are already working, so you may expect an alpha version to be available soon. Are there any of you still interested in a Magic Lantern port for the 7D? Please let us know by supporting our work!

Canon announces the EOS 6D, a full-frame DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi for $2,099

Nikon threw the photography world for a loop last week by announcing the D600 — a full-frame DSLR that hits a reasonably affordable price point. Apparently, Canon has its sights on the exact same market, as the company has just introduced the EOS 6D: the lightest, smallest, and least expensive full-frame DSLR the company has ever produced. Canon's latest entry not only compares favorably with the D600, it also provides a compelling alternative to photographers who don't have $3,500 to spare — but are nonetheless enamored with the 5D Mark III's stacked spec sheet.

Triggertrap: a remote shutter

On the face of it, this dongle and app combo is a remote shutter release for your iPhone – but that’s just the beginning of its capabilities.

Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.3

Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.3 Firmware version 2.0.3 incorporates the following fixes. Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera stops working when the auto power off setting takes effect. Fixes a phenomenon in which the maximum number of images that can be captured in a burst may be less than the actual number displayed in the viewfinder. Corrects some errors in the message displayed on the LCD screen when saving RAW images developed in the camera (these errors do not appear in the Japanese and Korean language displays).

First Canon EOS C100 Short Hits the Web

The Canon EOS C100 is almost “affordable”, and we should see lots of content from it. I’ll be buying one for my rental business, and hopefully I’ll learn something about shooting video. Film Information (By Sebastien DEVAUD) “Earlier this year, i was contacted by Canon Inc to create a new exclusive film for the worldwide launch of the new EOS Cinema camera : The EOS C100

Canon Updates The EOS 7D Manual

New features added to the manual Canon has updated the Canon EOS 7D manual and made it available for download. The updated manual includes the new features that will be coming to the camera in August via a massive firmware update.

El nuevo manual de la Canon EOS 7D