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Comment: Re:Awesome! (Score 1) 88

while you may be right, you would be using the wrong tool for the job if you tried it like that. Of course firmware won't weatherproof your camera, nobody claims it will. HOWEVER, hardware is not the only thing being upgraded as you go up the line from rebels up to X-D, software is also being upgraded and in some cases if you want a particular software feature, you have to get a higher end body. This is what magic lantern addresses at its core and then adds on additional software features.

If you are someone that requires those features you list (two cards slots or weathersealing for eg) then you are most likely a pro and should invest in a higher end body.

On another note i could really do with a 70D now lol T3i has been great but starting to run into some limits (Avid enthusiast/amatuer)

Comment: Re:Awesome! (Score 1) 88

His point wasn't about zooming, it was about image quality. and i use to use a bridge camera (SX100 10x zoom) for the same reasons yourself especially the macro but after going DSLR about 4 years ago i cant go back to the noisy mess that are point and shoots. Funny thing is i thought the images from the powershot were great until i started shooting with a DSLR. even the kit lens would give cleaner and sharper images.

Comment: Re:It won't work (Score 1) 368

by bigrockpeltr (#45888985) Attached to: Australian Team Working On Engines Without Piston Rings

Oh wait, it's in the TFS. Guess what function of the ring is no longer needed if friction is eliminated? Good thing you posted AC.

They plan to reduce/eliminate friction between the piston head and cylinder walls , the link between the piston head and the piston rod still needs to be lubricated which is what the gp was pointing out that they didnt consider or didnt mention in the article.
maybe you should read the comment you are replying to.

Comment: Re:Canon seems to be hacker friendly (Score 1) 171

by bigrockpeltr (#43850313) Attached to: Canon DSLR Hack Allows It To Shoot RAW Video
just some minor corrections.
CHDK and ML dont replace the Canon firmware. They are actuall firmware addons that run alongside and require the Canon firmware (hence why you can still use the camera with an sd card that doesnt have CHDK or ML on it).
CHDK actually came first and ML used their work and methods to get similar stuff done to DSLRS.

both are amazing software and i actually used CHDK back in the day while i was saving up for my first DSLR and recently put ML on my t3i for a few of the focus features. I just wisjh the motion detection on ML was as good as some of the scripts on CHDK. maybe i should look into porting some over.

Comment: Re:switch distributors (Score 1) 178

by bigrockpeltr (#41660101) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Gets 512MB Filling
this is true but i didnt cancelmy order with RS because i live on a tiny rock in the middle of the ocean and they offered a cheap shipping rate even though they are from the UK and im actually closer to the US whereas the other guys (farnell) that are US based wanted around $45-50 dollars to ship... which is more than the cost of the device itself.

the other thing is that i bought it jsut to play around with and not for any particular need so i dont really mind waiting. (hopefully should be here soon since i ordered in july lol)

Comment: Re:At what point... (Score 1) 594

by bigrockpeltr (#41517051) Attached to: The Day Leo Traynor Confronted His Troll
I would've beat the shit out of him and then call the cops. that's what we do here to burglars.. catch them and beat them then call the cops and beat them till they arrive then ask the cops for 15 more minutes... by this time they are basically begging the cops to take them away.
death threats to me and my family?? don't expect to walk properly afterwards.
after reading the article i was a bit disappointed that nothing happened to the stupid kid. and also question the validity of the story. maybe i have been trolled lol

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