« on: April 12, 2014, 03:17:08 AM »
Does the slow start up time after sleep go away after you remove the ML from the camera?
I'd heard that was a problem with the former version on the 5D3….that it set the boot flag perm. and long sleep times wouldn't go away even when ML was removed.
I know on this they say the boot flag situation is fixed, but wondering if sleep/boot times return to normal once you remove ML?
Thanks in advance,
My experience and testing with magiclantern-Nightly.2014Mar17.5D3123 (boot from the SD card, but images to the CF) showed about an extra second on cold startup (2.1 sec vs 1.2 sec) and about the same from an auto poweroff wake up. For testing, I had AF and IS off, Manual, 1/500 shutter and pointing and prefocused at a timer. Powered off the camera, held the shutter button and started the timer at the same time as turning on the camera. Pretty acceptable in my book. Most of the time, that's way faster than I am. Hitting a button as I bring the camera up and it's ready by the time I'm looking through it. The delay goes away if I pulled the SD card. Prior to that version I was using the alpha3 and just booting it manually that took 5-10 seconds with the button pushing. A bit of a pain, but workable. Having it auto-boot now is just great!
Also, testing it with a non-ML SD card was the same as a pulled card -- no delay. I expected this to hang the camera, but maybe that's only if the card was marked 'bootable' and non-ML that does that.
So far I'm pretty impressed by this version. There are some rough edges which I get since it's listed as 'bleeding edge', but even for that, it seems pretty workable. Not going crazy with the settings yet, but I'm comfortable with it shooting gigs. The HDMI mirroring and external monitor support (from both 1.2.3 and ML) is such an improvement over alpha3!