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Posted October 6, 2005
Wow! An eye opener!
This book contains so many interesting things I can do with my camera that I never thought possible. It's even got a whole section on building camera accessories, such as monopod, car mounts, and flash brackets. Worth every penny!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 18, 2005
Here is another benign use of the word 'Hack'. Meaning to tinker with, or experiment. The authors indulge fully in this meaning of the word, as applied to digital cameras. The activities described are almost all hardware related. That is, hands on, manual tinkering. Such as making triggers. An entire chapter is devoted to this. You can see that the issues here are not so different from building triggers for analog cameras. A trigger is a basic and important extended functionality for many camera users. There is much other experimental functionality given. The most interesting seems to be taking infrared photographs. Many digital cameras do respond in the IR. Unlike standard photographic film, which favours the visible spectrum. So whereas with an analog camera, you would need special IR film, if you have a digital camera, it should already have a decent IR sensitivity. For some of you, this may be an unexpected bonus of using a digital camera. Two chapters do deal mostly with software. One involves getting raw sensor data from Casio or Nikon cameras, and then using some publicly available software to decode these into a more standard graphics format. While the other chapter is about programming a remote control for the camera.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 8, 2005
Easy to understand, thorough. Really makes your digital camera work for you. I know how to make my pictures come out clearer and with better lighting, what lenses to use when hiking or at night, etc...definitely a sound investment.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.