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Aspect Ratio – Samples

After I had received my Canon 60D from Canon Servicing, I went to adjust the settings; just getting everything back to what I used to use. I went through “Aspect Ratio” option.

It has 4 different Aspect Ratios:

  • 3:2
  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 1:1

So, I thought of a new project that I am going to start soon. The project will be “Full Day At 1:1” or “1:1 Aspect Ratio”.

For now, I’m going to provide some samples and I will explain the 4 different ratios, briefly. You might get enthusiastic about starting similar project! :-)

– Aspect Ration 3:2 it is the standard sensor that All cameras have, which is the same as 35mm film; sample:

– Aspect Ration 4:3 images will be cropped little from the width; “standard definition” video (your regular non-HD, non-widescreen TV); sample:

– Aspect Ration 16:9 this is the ratio of widescreen/HD; sample:

– Aspect Ration 1:1 square photos; sample:

I hope I will get the time to start the Project with square photos using Aspect Ratio 1:1. Will be fun :-)

Testing “Canon 60D + Vest Pocket Kodak Autographic folding camera”

After I had hacked “Vest Pocket Kodak Autographic” folding camera for my Canon 60D. I’m using it as a lens, great results. Testing Video using the lens.

Enjoying the Antique + Vintage :-)


For the video recorded – details:
Didn’t use tripod.
Focus was smooth, real smooth no oil on bellows.
1080p at 30fps

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Project: Pinhole Digital Camera!

Today I thought of making a Pinhole Digital Camera; it is a good experience to gain more knowledge.

First of all, here are the photos of the Pinhole I created, using the top cap of Pirouline (created the hole using a needle):

Samples taken by the Pinhole Lens:

So sad it is hard to adjust the focus with a Pinhole lens.

Updating Canon 60D to the Latest Firmware v1.1.1

A new firmware update for Canon 60D has been released on June 19th, 2012 (firmware v1.1.1). Today I felt like updating my Canon. Let me start by providing the Links of where you can download the latest firmware for your Canon 60D “Firmware v1.1.1”.

Download Latest firmware:

 Firmware v1.1.1 6/19/12


Choose the “Operating System” then click on “Firmware”, hit “EOS 60D/60Da Firmware Version 1.1.1 [Windows]” to start downloading it:

Format your memory card:

Using your Memory card reader copy the new firmware to your SD card.

Now put the SD card back to your Canon 60D, and follow the images:

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes.
1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera's serial number
that is displayed in the shooting information of the image
does not display the correct serial number. *1)
2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

*1) If the camera's serial number is 2147483648 or higher
and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier,
the images captured with the camera will be affected
by the phenomenon listed in 1. above.
This phenomenon only affects the EOS 60D,
and does not affect the EOS 60Da.
Both of these cameras are equipped with the same firmware.  
To obtain the serial number correctly in the
shooting information of images that are already captured
using the old firmware, we are preparing updates
for Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser
EX / ImageBrowser applications.
Once the software updates are ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.

Firmware Version 1.1.1 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.0.
If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.1,
it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Enjoy the new firmware :-)

Zeiss Ikon Cocarette (Contessa-Nettel 1926) Hacked for Canon DSLR

Well.. I’ve had this Zeiss Ikon Cocarette (Contessa-Nettel 1926) folding camera for months. I took it to the darkroom 1 or 2 times, then I figured out that I can hack it to my Canon and use it as a Lens.. WOW! Results blow my mind.

I don’t need to go to the darkroom anymore! I’ve extended the life of this folding camera to the digital world ;d

It feels just great when you change a historic piece into something new.. IT IS ALIVE!!


f/6.3 – ISO 320 – 0.8 seconds

f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 1/200

f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 1/400

f/6.3 – ISO 160 – 3.2 seconds (Cropped, Trying to shoot the steam at long exposure!)

Insanely sharp! Great details.

Video recording:

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Jailbreak your DSLR! – Testing on my Canon 60D

Yes, I did say “Jailbreak”. It is not only for iDevices! It is for all devices that limit users to specific features. By using Magic Lantern you will be able to jailbreak your DSLR camera and get more features!

One of my friends @7mdalajmi jailbroke his Canon 50D, and guess what? IT CAN RECORD FULL HD VIDEOS 1080p @ 30fps. Here is the video he recorded using his 50D:

And today I jailbroke my Canon 60D firmware 1.1.0, to enjoy the HDR VIDEO RECORDING! Oh yeah, that is a sick feature. I will try later on the HDR video recording feature and I will write a post about it. Below you’ll find photos while jailbreaking my Canon 60D + some of Magic Lantern‘s menus.

*Photos taken by my Samsung Galaxy Note.

Currently Magic Lantern is compatible with these Cameras:

HDR video recorded by Magic Lantern:

Have a nice day, and enjoy your camera to the limit.