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    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102180 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 12:47 PM

    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
    Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 12:55 PM

    I would be shocked if it could be hacked to do that.

    mattw
    mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 1:00 PM

    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
    magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 1:06 PM

    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
    Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 1:08 PM


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

    Was there?

    magnus
    magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 1:11 PM

    Apparently so - I read something about that yesterday. Trying to find it again.

    magnus
    magnus  9661 forum posts United Arab Emirates5 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 1:28 PM

    Can't find it now - it did surprise me at the time so maybe it's duff information.

    strawman
    strawman  1021991 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 1:31 PM

    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
    sjk123  8286 forum posts England
    18 Oct 2007 - 1:54 PM

    there was a 20da that had live view ,not 30d .

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    mattw
    mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 1:57 PM


    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

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    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102180 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 2:02 PM

    ok ty for the inputs.
    seems ill have to seel my canon 30D. damn thing is brand new too!! argh

    strawman
    strawman  1021991 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 2:42 PM

    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.

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    mohikan22
    mohikan22  102180 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    18 Oct 2007 - 3:22 PM

    ty for the advice. i think ill go try one out.

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