« on: May 27, 2013, 11:16:09 AM »
Sounds like CRguy's reference to 1-series bodies is a separate communication from this one. Also, it seems unlikely that ML would state, "The 1-series and Cinema bodies are out of our project scope because we're afraid Canon will sue our pants off if we touch them." (In fact, both reasons are probably true for ML.)
I think I'm missing something here. From the original post it is apparent that Canon doesn't have a problem with ML being run on its Cameras ... why would Canon sue if only for the EOS-1 cameras and not the others? After all, a hack is a hack.
A hack to the 5DIII adds features without hurting Canon's bottom line. A hacked 1D X that functions as a 1D C...Canon doesn't want.
Fair point. The release of the 1DC opens up a nice little market for a firmware hack. Still a tiny market though compared to 5D2/3 bodies used for video.... so maybe not worth getting into a battle with Canon.