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Magic Lantern v2.3 released as a free download

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ProArtWork
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:41PM
Information is Here. What do you guys think?
Whiteway
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:42PM
LiveView usable in complete darkness. Not too much over-hype going on here then.

Unfortunately, Magic Lantern has never worked with the 7D, so I haven't used it. I did, however, use a very useful hack with the Rebel, which allowed Sports view to produce RAW files (not just JPEGs). My general advice would be to wait until a few early-adopters try this one out (unless you are keen to be an early-adopter yourself).
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:17PM

Best part about it in my opinion is the ramp focus for timelapse and ramp exposure curve for timelapse modes.   Rack focus is cool too.


 


Wish it worked with the 7D too.
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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:06PM
Also frustrated that it's not available for the 7D. But, I do have a T2i that I'm willing to experiment with it on.

The 7D Developers seem to have been foiled by the camera's two processors... but there is (slow) progress here.
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:39AM
Thanks for the link, Eric, it led me to the new Canon 7D version 2.0 firmware for the 7D on the Canon USA site. (There is a link to the site via the above link.) EOS Utility and Canon DPP will need updating to work with the new firmware, and there is an updated PDF manual.

Good to see there is a willingness by the ML team to crack on...even if my 7D's shutter may have seized before they get there.

(Edited on 2012-08-14 02:01:29 by Whiteway)
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:49AM
Do you guys shoot flat picture styles and what's the pros and cons shooting this type of style?
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:15AM
Posted By ProArtWork:
Do you guys shoot flat picture styles and what's the pros and cons shooting this type of style?


It's for editing since you can't shoot raw, flat picture styles preserve the most dynaminc range, have less artifacts, etc...  The cons are you have to edit them to bring up the saturation, sharpening, levels, etc... instead of having a near finished product out of the camera.   Don't forget to set white balance though.  I've used magic lantern and it seems stable, I haven't used it enough to comment on the ramping though which for me seems like the most useful feature.  BTW it looks like the Sony cameras have been hacked too.

(Edited on 2012-08-14 10:18:10 by traveler1116)
ProArtWork
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:37AM
Posted By traveler1116:

Posted By ProArtWork:
Do you guys shoot flat picture styles and what's the pros and cons shooting this type of style?



It's for editing since you can't shoot raw, flat picture styles preserve the most dynaminc range, have less artifacts, etc...  The cons are you have to edit them to bring up the saturation, sharpening, levels, etc... instead of having a near finished product out of the camera.   Don't forget to set white balance though.  I've used magic lantern and it seems stable, I haven't used it enough to comment on the ramping though which for me seems like the most useful feature.  BTW it looks like the Sony cameras have been hacked too.

(Edited on 2012-08-14 10:18:10 by traveler1116)


Thanks!
jamesbenet
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Posted Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:32PM
Posted By EricFerguson:
Also frustrated that it's not available for the 7D. But, I do have a T2i that I'm willing to experiment with it on.

The 7D Developers seem to have been foiled by the camera's two processors... but there is (slow) progress here.

Yah been following it closely, however I rather not hold my breath, it may be dropped in the end with no support.
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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:48AM
I beta tested the new version I had no problems with it on my t2i. But I was unable to use it very much.
benjikat
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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:58PM
As soon as my new camera arrives this is going on my 60D - will be fun to play.
ProArtWork
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Posted Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:07PM
Mine is installed but no time to play with it. First thing I want to try is peaking.
Bafan4u
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Posted Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:44AM
Using it since i bought my t2i, it's the only thing that make my photo camera usefull for shooting video. I do have a profesional HD camera too, but the making video on t2i with ML is just stunning.  I could even shoot concerts and events with a help of ML.
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