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CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!

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Offline TapouT

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CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!
« on: 15 / January / 2008, 20:50:46 »
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Its only a one page article on page 80, but didn't expect to see it in a magazine. Makes me want CHDK for my S5 even more after reading the article. Nothing I wasn't aware of, but just cool I guess.

Did this have anything to do with the site being down? People found this forum from the wikia that was mentioned in the article maybe and came here to check it out?

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Re: CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!
« Reply #1 on: 16 / January / 2008, 02:30:38 »
Is there a site where we can read this article? Or download the whole magazine?
Or could anybody make a scan of the page?
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Re: CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!
« Reply #2 on: 16 / January / 2008, 03:39:53 »
Its only a one page article on page 80, but didn't expect to see it in a magazine. Makes me want CHDK for my S5 even more after reading the article. Nothing I wasn't aware of, but just cool I guess.

Did this have anything to do with the site being down? People found this forum from the wikia that was mentioned in the article maybe and came here to check it out?

Could you scan/take a photo of the page and post here?

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Re: CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!
« Reply #4 on: 16 / January / 2008, 09:28:20 »
Ok. I've found the article! :D



The link to the article on Popular Science site: http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2008-02/old-cam-new-tricks
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« Reply #5 on: 16 / January / 2008, 10:01:12 »
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Re: CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!
« Reply #6 on: 16 / January / 2008, 10:13:56 »
This article at least a little bit outdated (look at the list of supported cameras).
And, yeah. It seems that that guy played with the CHDK just 20 minutes (as mentioned in the top-right :) ).
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Re: CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!
« Reply #7 on: 16 / January / 2008, 10:27:22 »
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Re: CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!
« Reply #8 on: 16 / January / 2008, 11:08:59 »
Is there a site where we can read this article? Or download the whole magazine?
Or could anybody make a scan of the page?

Sorry I hadn't checked the post or I would have posted a picture, but you have it already.  I'm not familiar with CHDK a whole lot yet and never used it yet since I have an S5, but was thinking it wasn't very informed.  Just liked seeing it mentioned though.

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Re: CHDK article in Feb. 2008 Popular Science issue!
« Reply #9 on: 16 / January / 2008, 13:02:01 »
Well, maybe someone will educate the idiot one day. :D

To tell the truth, considering that CHDK cameras are capable of doing things that no other cameras on the planet can do, I'm surprised there's not been a half-hour show on some major news network about it by now. :D I think they're all too afraid to open up that can o' worms. What are they going to do when they try to tell the world that some small 100k files for free will turn their $200 camera into a better camera than most $20,000 DSLRs on the planet.  CHDK reveals all the camera companies' dirty little secrets that nobody wants to openly talk about. Like crippling all low-end cameras to sell others that can do even less and they can charge even more.

It's an interesting dilemma for the whole digital photography world. It's causing a nervous silence out there. :D Like that old saying, "The silence is deafening."








did anybody ever bother to find out if it's in any kind illegal to obtain the original canon firmware? CHDK itself is not illegal, as it's is something "new" and not copying anything else, but i dont know about the "blinked" firmware you can download via the wiki. i guess blinking, "reverse engineering" and providing the original firmware is somewhat illegal. what do you think, is it possible for canon to have these forums/wikis shut down because of that? Have any of you ever been approached by a canon dude on a somewhat official way? sorry for being offtopic, but it blends in perfectly here.

 

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