So I've read through the chdk compatability list probably a hundered times, and have been eagerly shopping for the past couple months for a chdk compatible camera. But I'm wondering, what are the odds of getting a camera that is on the compatible list, but it having a different version of firmware that is not compatible?
What I mean is, say model x is compatible with firmware versions 1.00a and 1.01b . Is it most likely that those are the only two versions of firmware the camera has been produced with meaning the chances its compatible are very high?, Or is there likely like 5 other versions 1.00b, 1.00c, 1.00d, 1.01a, etc, and the chances of finding a compatible one are low?
The reason I ask is there have been at least 5 times I've found a camera I'd possibly want, but they are always like 50 miles away. Not wanting to waste a trip, I ask the sellers if they can verify the firmware, and even give clear instructions how to do so with the ver.req file and button combo, but every single time they claim to not be tech saavy enough, or simply don't respond, so I think i've missed out on a few opportunities. Trying to figure out my odds of success are to better judge if I want to drive out for the next one.