Life through a lens

I am now getting into DSLR photography with a Canon EOS 350D.

Very very nice piece of kit so far, and a major step up from the Fuji Finepix 4700 Zoom which has served for the past 4 years.

One of the issues I have run into is the Linux integration. So far I have submitted some information to the gPhoto developers to help them get the correct USB IDs in for support of the camera. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to install and test the CVS version yet and am waiting for a 2.1.6 release which I can install as an RPM. I also discovered some interesting behaviour of my Dane-Elec SmartMedia/CompactFlash reader with FC3 (i.e. it gets very upset when mounting / unmounting media – so much that I had to reboot to get USB hotplug to respond again). So things are a little lacking on this front so far.

More soon…

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