More announcements next week?
Beyond the announcement of the “Canon Experience Stores“, I am being told a DSLR and lens is coming next week as well. It’s “probably” going to be the EOS 70D and not the EOS 7D Mark II, it wasn’t mentioned which lens was coming.
I think the 70D is going to be an incremental update to the 60D when it is announced. Whereas the 7D Mark II will likely see more of an upgrade in feature set.
No confirmation from known sources on these announcements, beyond the Canon Store being unveiled.
Get Magic Lantern for you Canon EOS 7D
Below is information provided by the Magic Lantern team.
- it was primarily tested on one 7D, and a few days on three other 7D’s;
- during those tests we took 1000 photos and gigabytes of videos;
- there were no crashes or strange behaviors during our tests;
- this release will not alter any data in your camera’s permanent memory;
- this release will not directly alter any so-called “properties” (persistent camera settings);
- this means, some functions like HDR photos, HDR videos, bulb ramping etc will not work yet;
- it is not a firmware upgrade, despite the camera saying “Firmware update program”;
- we have disabled all features that are not yet working perfectly;
- please don’t beg for adding feature XYZ, it will be added as soon as it works without issues.
- Audio meters while recording
- Focus peaking
- Magic Zooom (via half-shutter, or focus ring)
- Cropmarks, Ghost image
- False color
- Histogram, Waveform
- Movie logging
- Movie auto stop
- Trap focus
- LiveView settings (brightness, contrast…)
- Level indicator
- Image review tweaks (quick zoom)
- and a lot more
Visit the download page for Magic Lantern
Buy the Canon EOS 7D at: Adorama | Amazon | B&H Photo
Magic Lantern on the EOS 7D?
Yes, that’s true. Our young team member g3gg0 did the impossible, and solved the 7D puzzle within days of receiving the camera from Trammell Hudson (on September 12).
Background: Trammell Hudson started to port Magic Lantern on 7D three years ago. While he was able to run user code using the firmware update procedure, he was not able to run it in parallel with Canon firmware – which was required for Magic Lantern to run as an add-on software, without replacing the main firmware. Since then, we had little or no idea about how to solve this puzzle, until last week, when g3gg0 had an Aha! moment and discovered how to load Canon firmware from autoexec.bin code.
The first analysis shows that porting is straightforward (more or less), and most features will work without major code changes, as Magic Lantern does not have to run on both DIGIC processors. Basic features such as zebra and focus peaking are already working, so you may expect an alpha version to be available soon.
Are there any of you still interested in a Magic Lantern port for the 7D? Please let us know by supporting our work!
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Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.3
Firmware version 2.0.3 incorporates the following fixes.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera stops working when the auto power off setting takes effect.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the maximum number of images that can be captured in a burst may be less than the actual number displayed in the viewfinder.
- Corrects some errors in the message displayed on the LCD screen when saving RAW images developed in the camera (these errors do not appear in the Japanese and Korean language displays).
New 7D Features!
Canon has made available the new firmware for the EOS 7D.
Download the Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0
All the new features of firmware 2.0 can be seen here.
*Note At the time of posting, the firmware was not available if you select Mac OS X Mountain Lion, select Lion instead.
Canon EOS 7D at B&H Photo