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Magic Lantern increases Canon EOS 5D Mark III dynamic range
« on: January 22, 2014, 10:23:20 AM »

Magic Lantern has long been a fan favourite to “unleash” the features of Canon cameras we wish they had. Lately this has included pushing what we can get out of the sensor.


As reported on Planet 5D:


“Tests have been done by ‘Marsu42’ of CanonRumors, which show numbers of up to 15 stops of DR when using this feature combined with the ‘dual_iso’ module that Magic Lantern already includes in their nightly builds.”


Marsu42 said:


This means that for example on 5d3, iso 800 with ML has more dynamic range than iso 100 with Canon :-> … and at high iso you’re getting 7% more dr which is nothing to sneeze at, esp. since it builds upon Canon‘s advantage vs. Nikon: d800@6400 = ~8.3 & 5d3@6400 = ~9.4 ev. According to sensorgen.info the 6d should add another 2/3 stop (once the code is adapted for it) making good ol’ Canon the superior sensor for low light high contrast shooting.


Since this is a new software update I’d recommend you proceed with caution, however, these are exciting results for both stills and video shooters!


Source: Our Forums via P5D


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Magic Lantern increases Canon EOS 5D Mark III dynamic range
« on: January 22, 2014, 10:23:20 AM »

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 10:29:27 AM »
I have firmware 1.2.3
is it possible for me to run ML?

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 10:33:23 AM »
I have firmware 1.2.3
is it possible for me to run ML?

It is not possible to run Magic Lantern on 1.2.3, you'll need to roll back.

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 10:39:55 AM »
This is only interesting if you shoot at higher ISO settings.  :-\

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 10:46:18 AM »
This is only interesting if you shoot at higher ISO settings.  :-\
So start shooting at high ISO and you too can get excited  ;D
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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 10:51:46 AM »
This is only interesting if you like high dynamic range   :P
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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 10:52:11 AM »
I wonder if only stupid dickheads are working at Canon, but I guess this is not the case. ;-)
So what might be the disadvantage when using the "high-DR mode"?

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 10:52:11 AM »

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 11:04:16 AM »
This is only interesting if you shoot at higher ISO settings.  :-\
It's a big win for video shooters; you now pay even less of a penalty by shooting at high ISO, which means you need to spend less on lighting, etc.

And if the 5DIII can gain 14 stops of DR for stills shooting, well, it's hard to see it as anything other than the best option for full-frame in most circumstances.

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 11:23:07 AM »
Congratulations to our famous friend Marsu42! :)

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 11:49:04 AM »
Conspiracy theories abound, but I'm not one normally to believe them.

So with that said: what's the catch? Why doesn't Canon implement this natively in their firmware? There must be some technical reason Canon decided NOT to do this?

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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 12:14:09 PM »
is this a multi-exposure (HDR like) hack like we have seen in the past?
two or more frames mixed together?

the article use a lot of buzzwords but... how does it work....  :)


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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 12:18:18 PM »
OK...I have a 5DMarkIII running Firmware Version 1.2.1.  I have never used Magic Lantern.  I did spend about $3400 on my camera body (yes, I was an early adopter, but was able to sell my 5DMarkII for $2000 so I guess it evened out), and I do not want do ruin it as it is an expensive piece of hardware in my life. 
1. Is ML easy to install and use?
2. Can I switch back and forth between ML and My Canon OS?
3. Can anyone direct me to a site where someone has solid experience and simple information (for dummies) on how to set your 5DMarkIII up and use the software to its fullest.
4. Have users destroyed their camera when installing of using this software.

Seems like there are a lot of benefits....but if I do something to the camera and it is not repairable ....I might have to kill myself.  :o
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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 12:19:03 PM »
This is only interesting if you like high dynamic range   :P
Which all photographers do.

Except those in denial, and those who shoot jpegs and don't like post processing very much. ;D


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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 12:19:03 PM »

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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 12:31:33 PM »
Congratulations to our famous friend Marsu42! :)
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Re: Magic Lantern increases Canon 5D III dynamic range
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