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Indecent Exposure 27: Installation execution

Firmware updates explained, mini DVDs take on slot-loaded drives (and lose), and licensing names for lenses.

Firmware updates explained, mini DVDs take on slot-loaded drives (and lose), and licensing names for lenses.


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Episode 27

Today's links:
News

Where to follow firmware update news: PhotographyBlog, Photography Bay

Support and firmware update sites for:
Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax and Sony

Today's questions
Firmware upgrades

Dear Matt and Lori,

I have the entry level Canon DSLR. Two questions:
How do I implement a firmware upgrade?


I love your show, and especially look forward to the tips portion.
-AngryFrench, Chico, Calif.



A Zeiss is a Zeiss is a Zeiss?

My camera (Nokia N95) has a Carl Zeiss lens but was wondering why that makes it better (or a selling point anyway). And how do they differ if they are built in the camera?

From Seb
p.s. obviously love the show!



Those darn mini DVDs

Hi Lori,

Even though I have been a producer for nearly 25 years, I'm still a dope when it comes to technical devices. The mini DVD-- is it possible to play a mini DVD in a slot-loading laptop? I know that with the business card CDs that were around a few years ago, you could not do that (they required a tray and a spike to put it on). Also, how much audio and video content can you put on a mini DVD?

Thanks for your help.
Mark Van Veen