Hacking Digital Cameras
Chieh Cheng, Auri Rahimzadeh
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:
- Building triggers
- Accessing raw sensor data
- Making accessory lens adapters
- Eliminating the infrared blocking filter
- Extending lenses
- Making reverse macro adapters
- Building a monopod
- Creating bicycle and car mounts
- Hacking microdrives from other devices
Table of Contents
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.