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When I removed the spent batteries, a small piece of plastic followed the batteries out the door.

Where exactly did that come from - anything you suggest to prevent this from happening?

As for the reliability: Just from a couple of posts in a forum - no matter positive or negative - we'll never get a good survey, esp. there's a bias against 3rd party manufacturers: If Sigma/Yongnuo/... breaks it'll be on the Internet as a systematic failure, when Canon breaks it's an isolated case covered by the warranty. Still, I do regret ordering the Trigger as cheap as it comes from an obscure eBay seller as I doubt he'll make good on the warranty (if there's any).

Congrats! It's great to see progress, but I don't have the nerve to risk my 5DIII until there's at least a beta version, and the boot flag can be reset.

It seems there will be no new releases labeled stable, the nightly now is a rolling stable-ish release. Also as written above you can remove the bootflag - you're out of excuses :-)

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 03:23:37 PM »
Definitely do not have a clue as to what Dual ISO is?

It interlaces a single shot with two different iso settings like 100 and 800, you then de-interlace it with a postprocessing program "cr2hdr.exe". The result is a boost in dynamic range with a minor loss of resolution on both ends of the histogram. Great for shooting moving high-dynamic rang scenes.

Magic Lantern is so feature-rich you really have to try it for yourself, good thing is that you can disable modules if you don't need them and hide menu options you never use.

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 02:49:00 PM »
Marsu, thank you for the detailed list - I didn't see much of that advertised on the ML site

It's a known problem - developing new features is much more exciting than maintaining the website or writing docs ... the ml devs are coding for free because they want to use it themselves, but there's little incentive for the doing the boring stuff. Feel free to apply once you've gotten into using ML :-p

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 17, 2014, 01:54:18 PM »
Just curious, what exactly are people shooting at 60fps that they are going to make large prints?

Any fast movement with a decisive moment water drops or other often pre-arranged settings where you know the focus has to be.

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 01:50:01 PM »
I had the same problem when i tried using a 64Gb CF card.

Fixed in latest nightly.

What are the benefits and drawbacks for stills shooters?

This is what I use:
* raw(!) histogram
* nearly 15ev dynamic range (dual_iso)
* add ~0.3-0.5ev dr for each iso setting (mini_iso)
* 60fps+ silent raw pictures (@lv res)
* focus stacking
* focus peaking
* zebras
* trap focus
* motion detect
* unlimited automatic bracketing
* unlimited auto iso, even with flash
* unlimited bulb timer
* intervalometer
* quick +-ev preview in quick review

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 17, 2014, 12:07:41 PM »
Are you being sarcastic? Because thats actually more resolution than 1080p.
1920X1080 = 2073600
1824X1224 = 2232576

True, but it's far below the full sensor res of real mirrorless like the 18mp Nikon 1 v3 - so the ML solution is no good for larger prints or cropping.


YES IT IS BUT ONLY AFTER RAISING THE SHADOWS A LOT ... wupps, my caps lock key was stuck, sorry.

From Planet5D

CR quotes Planet5D which quotes the ML forum - who's quoting CR? :->

Btw: For the original user thread about the 1.2.3 fw, directly from your good ol' ML promoter Marsu42:;topicseen#new

Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement Coming in February? [CR1]
« on: March 17, 2014, 03:04:34 AM »
Taping three pins on the Canon 1.4x allows AF to function with an f/5.6 lens...but not well.  I suspect that's why Canon locks it out in firmware.

Yup, making more profits by selling faster lenses or the expensive f8 af 5d3 has nothing to do with it :->

So I suppose the rumor of a new 100-400 has died by now ?

Not at all, the *rumor* hasn't died - but the certainty has grown that Canon is currently skimming the top of the market with expensive big whites while retaining good profits with other older designs.

We'll know for sure at the end of the "year of the lens", but if there aren't replacements for 100-400L, 35L and 50/1.4 any further [CR1] rumors can be considered void.

I suppose they are targeting sports photographers, but once you attach a big telephoto lens to one of these, you defeat one of the main advantages of a small mirrorless camera - size and weight.

On the other hand, how much €€€ do you have to pay for a camera that does 20fps with servo af? Plus the price is further reduced because you'll wear down a mirrored dslr quickly @max fps, while with mirrorless you can really engage the "shoot first, think later" mode at no additional cost except your time to find the shot you want.

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 16, 2014, 01:24:09 PM »
Hi! So my 5D3 (with firmware version 1.2.3) and ML dont seem to want to work together.

Very stange, seems correct and the Canon update should find the .fir ... please post this in the ML forum (see my link in the 1st post) as this is where you'll get support for this issue.

Software & Accessories / Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 16, 2014, 10:32:28 AM »
For the big money crowd with the most expensive camera supported by ML :-p

- bootflag issue solved!
- installation is really easy (simply unzip the files on the card, update firmware and you are ready to go)
- uninstallation is equally easy (update firmware and follow the instructions)
Imho anyone not using ML should go buy a Nikon :-) ... As usual download it here:

Edit: Anyone wanting to try ML on 6d 1.1.3 look here:

[I am asking the question mainly for curiosity, and also because I have my own wish list of new features, twists and new products; maybe you can explain why my personal wishes actually won’t work.

An obvious first choice would be for Canon to un-cripple the firmware of the cheaper cameras and undo braindead or made-to-annoy limitations like the limited Av min. shutter speed (6d: only up to 1/250s, but who needs 1"?!). Also distinguishing cameras by the number of C modes doesn't build brand attachment.

Next, there would be some things ML does - not every geek feature needs to be in a widely distributed fw, but these are the things I think need to go into the Canon fw:
* EC in M (currently only 1dx)
* Focus peaking (come on Canon, this isn't nuclear science)
* Auto ISO even with flash enabled (disabling this is soooo dumb)
* Focus patterns (= enable not only one or all af points)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 16, 2014, 01:44:00 AM »
When I read the N1v3 can do ~60fps with focus locked almost made me choke on my ichiban noodles!

Well, at least we have Magic Lantern which can do 60fps+ raw with locked focus right now for Canon ("silent pix"), but alas, only at reduced live view resolution 1824x1224 ...

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