A note about hardware

A project log for Cheap & Easy Digital Readout

A project to enable DIY high-resolution digital readouts inexpensively

mike-lowndsMike Lownds 08/19/2014 at 23:140 Comments

The hardware I’m using for the optical transfer portion of this project are a Tamron 28-80mm EF-mount lens and two camera bodies: a Canon EOS 300 35mm film SLR (also known as the Canon Rebel 2000) and a Canon EOS 300D digital SLR (also known as the Canon Digital Rebel). These cameras were produced around the same time and are very similar to each other in features, aside from the fact that one is a film camera and the other digital.

I collected this hardware over a number of years, and it’s just a happy coincidence that the two bodies are so similar - I did not purposefully seek out similar bodies. In fact, the film body was included with a pair of lenses that I bought.