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Modified Canon 600D into CDS600D II



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Camera type is not something that you need to enter into BYE.

What you may need to select is which version of the SDK (Canon or Canon210) you want to use. The Canon210 entry is to support very old models (DIGIC II and older) and most users would select Canon and then say never ask me again. Since the T3i was not even released when the Canon210 SDK was released it will not support the T3i and the later Canon SDK is your only valid choice.

If the only mods to the camera were to replace the UV-IR cutoff filter then BYE, with the Canon SDK, should still recognize it as a T3i. If the firmware was changed then, depending on the changes, the Canon SDK may not recognize it at all. This means that the camera is no longer compatible with BYE either, since BYE uses the SDK to control the camera.

If the camera does not connect when you choose the Canon SDK version then you need to test it with Canon's EOS Utility. If the EOS Utility does not connect then you may need to go back to the people who modified the camera or to Canon. You could also test the camera with a short USB cable that is known to be good since cables do go bad.

If you decide to send the camera back to Canon or even give it to a camera shop to troubleshoot. BE VERY CAREFUL. When Canon gets a camera, it is a normal step for them to re-calibrate the sensor. You absolutely do not want this to be done, since the cutoff filter was replaced. It will make the camera unusable and Canon will likely want to charge you to fix it, even if you told them not to re-cal the sensor.

The authors of BYE offer a free, full featured Trial license that is good for 30 days. It allows you to sort out compatibility with your camera and learn if the software is compatible with your workflow. You should take advantage of the Trial license and do the very initial testing with the camera connected with your PC on the kitchen table. You also need to understand that the Trial license requires an internet connection because it causes BYE to "phone home" to the O'Telescope servers to verify that the Trial license is still valid. This means that BYE will not start up at an unconnected dark site. This does not occur with a purchased Classic or Premium license.

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