Canon XS / 1000D / Kiss F Tips

First published on: Friday, 24 April 2009

This page is a collection of Canon XS / 1000D / Kiss F tips, tricks, techniques, camera settings and hacks that I’ve across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

Full attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Download the latest Firmware Update (Version 1.0.5)

You’ll want to install this firmware if you are using the Canon Speedlite 270EX flash on your camera.

Firmware v1.1.0 incorporates the following improvements.

  1. Supports the AF assist beam features of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009.

Firmware Version 1.0.5 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.3. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.0.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Installation instructions and file downloads for Windows and Macintosh platforms can be accessed here.

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