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Publisher Comments:

Why waste a thousand words?

Photos tell stories. And the more you can do with your digital camera, the better the story you can tell. So build a remote control and sneak up on that picture that keeps eluding you. Create an adapter that lets you use SLR-type lenses on your point-and-shoot. Play with lens magnification or create a pinhole lens. Beef up flash memory. And that's just where the tale begins. The ending is up to you.

Hack any digital camera

Illustrated step-by-step directions for more than 20 hacks, including

  1. Building triggers
  2. Accessing raw sensor data
  3. Making accessory lens adapters
  4. Eliminating the infrared blocking filter
  5. Extending lenses
  6. Making reverse macro adapters
  7. Building a monopod
  8. Creating bicycle and car mounts
  9. Hacking microdrives from other devices

Synopsis:

This is absolutely the ultimate guide to hacking digital cameras.  No matter if you have a basic point and shoot, disposable, or top of the line D-SLR, you will find a variety of cool hacks, mods, customizations, and projects that you can start on right away.  Grab a screwdriver, roll up your sleeves and dive into projects including: Building external triggers – remotes, timers, and interval switches Build an external battery pack for your digital camera Control your camera via remote control  - even using your iPod! Hack the firmware on the Canon Digital Rebel Use SLR-style lenses on your point and shoot camera by building an adapter Hack various lenses Build a reverse macro adapter Hack various one-time-use digital cameras to make them reusable, and add features Add smart media readers to disposable cameras Shoot Infra-Red (night vision) with your digital camera Hack compact flash and microdrive devices

And more…

Synopsis:

  • Smile and say " hack" ! This is the absolute hands-down, no-questions-asked, ultimate guide to hacking digital cameras
  • No matter what the skill level, anyone who uses a digital camera will find a variety of cool hacks, mods, customizations, and projects that will get them tinkering, tampering, and toying with their digital camera to work some magic!
  • All 500 pages are packed with exciting projects, such as building remote controls and timers, adding night vision, hacking lenses, and even controlling a digital camera from an iPod
  • This is the first book to cover hacking digital camera hardware and software, such as hacking the firmware on the Canon Digital Rebel, hacking one-time-use digital cameras to make them reusable, and hacking compact flash and microdrive devices
  • About the Author

    #LINK<"Each project is meticulously described…I have to take my hat off to the authors for their ingenuity." (Northern Echo, August 2006)>#

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments.

    Introduction.

    Part I: Hacking Cameras.

    Chapter 1: Building Triggers.

    Chapter 2: Adding a Tripod Socket to Your Camera.

    Chapter 3: Accessing Raw Sensor Data.

    Chapter 4: Hacking Power.

    Chapter 5: Controlling Your Digital Camera from Afar.

    Chapter 6: Improving Your Canon EOS Digital Rebel.

    Part II: Hacking Lenses.

    Chapter 7: Using Accessory Lenses.

    Chapter 8: Making an Accessory Lens Adapter.

    Chapter 9: Changing the Lens Magnification.

    Chapter 10: Making Your Own Pinhole Lens.

    Chapter 11: Extending the Lens on Canon EOS Cameras.

    Chapter 12: Making Reverse Macro Adapters.

    Chapter 13: Modifying the Canon EF-S Lens for Use on Canon EF Mounts.

    Part III: Creative Photography Hacks.

    Chapter 14: Hacking with Filters.

    Chapter 15: Shooting Infrared Pictures with Your Digital Camera.

    Chapter 16: Eliminating the IR Blocking Filter from Your Digital Camera.

    Part IV: Building Fun Camera Tools.

    Chapter 17: Building a Car Camera Mount.

    Chapter 18: Building a Headrest Camera Mount.

    Chapter 19: Building a Spycam Mount for Your Bicycle.

    Chapter 20: Building a Camera Stabilizer.

    Chapter 21: Building a Flash Bracket.

    Chapter 22: Building a Monopod.

    Chapter 23: Making a 500-Watt Home Studio Light.

    Part V: Flash Memory Hacks.

    Chapter 24: Modifying the CF Type I to PC Card Type II Adapter.

    Chapter 25: Removing the 4GB Microdrive from the Creative Nomad MuVo2 MP3 Player.

    Chapter 26: Removing the Microdrive from the Rio Carbon 5GB MP3 Player.

    Chapter 27: Removing the 4GB Microdrive from the Apple iPod mini.

    Appendix A: Soldering Basics.

    Appendix B: Circuit Symbols.

    Appendix C: Glass Cutting Basics.

    Appendix D: Photographer’s Glossary.

    Index.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764596513
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Subject:
    Photography
    Author:
    Cheng, Chieh
    Author:
    Rahimzadeh, Auri
    Subject:
    Equipment and supplies
    Subject:
    Hardware - Peripherals
    Subject:
    Peripherals
    Subject:
    Photography -- Equipment and supplies.
    Subject:
    Digital cameras - Modification
    Subject:
    Personal Computers-Peripherals
    Subject:
    Computer: Hardware/General
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    WebSite Associated w/Book
    Series:
    ExtremeTech
    Series Volume:
    18
    Publication Date:
    20050923
    Binding:
    Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    519
    Dimensions:
    9.18x7.40x1.19 in. 1.75 lbs.

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    Product details 519 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780764596513 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , This is absolutely the ultimate guide to hacking digital cameras.  No matter if you have a basic point and shoot, disposable, or top of the line D-SLR, you will find a variety of cool hacks, mods, customizations, and projects that you can start on right away.  Grab a screwdriver, roll up your sleeves and dive into projects including: Building external triggers – remotes, timers, and interval switches Build an external battery pack for your digital camera Control your camera via remote control  - even using your iPod! Hack the firmware on the Canon Digital Rebel Use SLR-style lenses on your point and shoot camera by building an adapter Hack various lenses Build a reverse macro adapter Hack various one-time-use digital cameras to make them reusable, and add features Add smart media readers to disposable cameras Shoot Infra-Red (night vision) with your digital camera Hack compact flash and microdrive devices

    And more…

    "Synopsis" by ,
  • Smile and say " hack" ! This is the absolute hands-down, no-questions-asked, ultimate guide to hacking digital cameras
  • No matter what the skill level, anyone who uses a digital camera will find a variety of cool hacks, mods, customizations, and projects that will get them tinkering, tampering, and toying with their digital camera to work some magic!
  • All 500 pages are packed with exciting projects, such as building remote controls and timers, adding night vision, hacking lenses, and even controlling a digital camera from an iPod
  • This is the first book to cover hacking digital camera hardware and software, such as hacking the firmware on the Canon Digital Rebel, hacking one-time-use digital cameras to make them reusable, and hacking compact flash and microdrive devices
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