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30D live view


mohikan22 10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 12:47PM
anybody know if its possible to hack the 30D to give live view on the lcd? would make takeing macros SO MUCH easier. and id rather hack than buy a new 40D cos ill just have a 30D sittin round with nuthing to do lol.

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Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Oct 2007 12:55PM
I would be shocked if it could be hacked to do that.
mattw e2
11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 1:00PM
Goodness - It really depends upon how Canon have designed the electronics.

If live view is important to you, sell the 30D, and buy the 40D.
magnus e2
10 661 5 United Arab Emirates
18 Oct 2007 1:06PM
May be possible.
There was a version of the 30D with live view wasn't there? Could be a software hack to enable it.
Coleslaw e2
9 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Oct 2007 1:08PM

Quote:There was a version of the 30D with live view wasn't there?


Was there?
magnus e2
10 661 5 United Arab Emirates
18 Oct 2007 1:11PM
Apparently so - I read something about that yesterday. Trying to find it again.
magnus e2
10 661 5 United Arab Emirates
18 Oct 2007 1:28PM
Can't find it now - it did surprise me at the time so maybe it's duff information.
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 1:31PM
There was an a version of the 20D with live view and the IR filter removed for astronomy.

I do not think you can have live view with the 30D as it will require a mirro mechre-design. The 30D has to power the mirror to keep it open, so current drain in live view would be bad. Also I think you need a re-design of the sensor electronics to support real time reading and video.
sjk123 e2
8 286 England
18 Oct 2007 1:54PM
there was a 20da that had live view ,not 30d .
mattw e2
11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 1:57PM

Quote: do not think you can have live view with the 30D as it will require a mirro mechre-design. The 30D has to power the mirror to keep it open, so current drain in live view would be bad.


I would think that the power drain from the mirror would be small compared to the power drain from having the sensor and screen running at the same time. Still high battery consumption is not a show stopper - you just need to buy more bateries
mohikan22 10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 2:02PM
ok ty for the inputs.
seems ill have to seel my canon 30D. damn thing is brand new too!! argh
strawman e2
11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 2:42PM
On my old 300D using mirror lock has a massive impact on battery life.

To the OP, I like live view etc, but it may be worth having a play with one to decide if its realy worth it before you sell, it could be an expensive upgrade.
mohikan22 10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 3:22PM
ty for the advice. i think ill go try one out.

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