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Marsu42

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One more reason to use Magic Lantern not only for video: With the new capability to read raw sensor data they've got two great new amazing features for still shooters.

* Raw histogram even in "normal" photo-mode (& of course live view): Unlike the Canon version you can see beyond the jpeg range, this should be a great even for people who never used ml before. Also it's amazing that Canon *didn't* add this feature in their fw, not even for 1d cameras...

* Automatic ETTR: Now you can auto-expose to the right to max. dynamic resolution & minimize noise with clipping prevention!

* Silent DNG burst pics (capture the live view image w/o flipping the mirror) - it's not full raw resolution and it might show the usual movie moire, but you can capture successive shots in 14bit raw as long as your cf/sd card can keep up :-) ... for example my 60d takes 53x 1737x1156 shots in <10sec, other more newer & better camera bodies have a larger lv resolution and deeper buffers für 100+ shots.

These features aren't yet available for all cameras, if you want to try you've currently got to use a nightly build: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?board=33.0
« Last Edit: May 22, 2013, 05:04:08 AM by Marsu42 »

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Re: Magic Lantern adds raw silents DNG Bursts & raw Auto-ETTR :-)
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 02:11:43 AM »
i was wondering about this so effectively on a 5Dmk3 you can capture full res raws at 24FPS now!??!!
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Re: Magic Lantern adds raw silents DNG Bursts & raw Auto-ETTR :-)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 04:18:13 AM »
I hope my 600D supports autoETTR  :P Would be very useful when taking landscapes!

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Re: Magic Lantern adds raw silents DNG Bursts & raw Auto-ETTR :-)
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 04:57:51 AM »
i was wondering about this so effectively on a 5Dmk3 you can capture full res raws at 24FPS now!??!!
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It isn't full raw res because a) the data rate would be way to high as a uncompressed dng & b) "only" the live-view buffer is grabbed which has afik different sizes on different camera generations - but it's still great for quick "capture the moment" bursts and timelapses/focus stacking w/o killing your shutter. You can also use the live view 5x zoom mode for extra reach if you just want part of the picture.

I hope my 600D supports autoETTR  :P Would be very useful when taking landscapes!

Atm 60d (I've got one, too) isn't supported for auto-ettr but just silent dng, but they're working on it - most features make it first to the cameras where the current development focus is, i.e. 6d/600d/5d3 and are then backported to our good ol' models...

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Re: Magic Lantern adds raw silents DNG Bursts & raw Auto-ETTR :-)
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 04:57:51 AM »