OK, can we NOW have a firmware upgrade?

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OK, can we NOW have a firmware upgrade?
Feb 20, 2005

Dear Mr. Canon: The 10D is retired, the 300D's replacement is announced, and it has all the features that were disabled in the 300D. Those of us who have tried the Wasia firmware enhancement know that it is feasible to have on the 300D the following features:

1. Flash Exposure Compensation

2. Mirror lockup (w/ selectable shutter delay)

3. Selectable jpeg image size/quality with RAW

4. ISO 3200

5. Also, while Wasia did not successfully implement it, selectable Oneshop, AI, and AI Servo autofocus.

6. Others, which I can personally take or leave: Shutter release w/o CF card, auto/200 flash sync, exposure increment in 1/2 or 1/3 EV.

Mr. Canon, you now have--with the 350D and 20D as your current models--nothing to lose by this firmware upgrade, and you have something very real to gain: the appreciation of your customers. Mr Canon, do you remember us? The customers? We are the people who made the Digital Rebel/300D such a success and made so much money for your company.

As an early purchaser of the DRebel, I felt like I got my money's worth even without those features. But the people who have bought 300Ds recently, making space on the shelves for your new 350D, are deserving of a break. So how about it? Your programmers surely know what to do, and if not, they can always contact Wasia for some pointers.

Forum guys and gals, I'm sending an email to Canon as soon as I finish this post. A few hundred thousand more requests could only help!

Here is the Canon USA contact page:

http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/controller?act=ContactCanonAct&fcategoryid=603&modelid=9430
Canon Australia:
http://www.canon.com.au/contact/contact.html

Canon New Zealand:
http://www.canon.co.nz/contact/contact.html

Canon Europe:

http://www.canon-europe.com/Contact_Us/Canon_Europe_Contacts/Europe/Index.asp?ComponentID=27595&SourcePageID=31124#2
Canon middle east:

http://www.canon-europe.com/Contact_Us/Canon_Europe_Contacts/Middle_East/index.asp?ComponentID=30910&SourcePageID=31124#2
Canon Africa:

http://www.canon-europe.com/Contact_Us/Canon_Europe_Contacts/Africa/index.asp?ComponentID=30921&SourcePageID=31124#2

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Bill

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