August 23, 2014, 09:44:20 AM

Author Topic: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3  (Read 13102 times)

Etienne

  • 6D
  • *****
  • Posts: 585
    • View Profile
    • Photography by Steve Brule
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2014, 09:04:50 PM »
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.

East Wind Photography

  • 5D Mark III
  • ******
  • Posts: 678
  • EWP
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2014, 10:03:48 PM »
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 does take some nerve but so far I've played with this latest release all day shooting stills and I didn't have one crash...was trying to post some dual ISO pics but CR is timing out on the uploads....maybe tomorrow.

I haven't gone through any of the video modes yet, just stills using ETTR and Dual ISO.  Works like a champ...but I know that's of no consolation when it comes to YOUR 5D3.  ;)

duydaniel

  • 7D
  • *****
  • Posts: 341
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2014, 10:14:47 PM »
Can someone post a raw samples of dual ISO on and off?
I am curious to see if it is worth it?

Thanks

rpt

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2141
  • Could not wait for 7D2 so I got the 5D3
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2014, 10:22:42 PM »
Can someone post a raw samples of dual ISO on and off?
I am curious to see if it is worth it?

Thanks
That is my next project... Probably this weekend.

Marsu42

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 4391
  • ML-66d / 100L / 70-300L / 17-40L / 600rts
    • View Profile
    • 6D positive spec list
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2014, 01:53:38 AM »
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 :-)

memoriaphoto

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2014, 03:21:05 AM »
What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?
5D3 (x2) | 1Ds3 | 16-35L | 50L | 85L | 100L Macro | 70-200/2.8 II | the 40 pancake and my beloved Fuji X100 which smokes all my fancy gear any day :-)   www.memoriaphoto.se

Marsu42

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 4391
  • ML-66d / 100L / 70-300L / 17-40L / 600rts
    • View Profile
    • 6D positive spec list
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2014, 06:01:26 AM »
What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?

That was a joke from the dev alex in the alpha phase of dual_iso, he frequently prints debug messages as "Do you smell a burnt scent from a sensor" if something is not supported yet :-p ...

... still, if your are very concerned about safety and stability simply do not use Magic Lantern, it's up to you, don't expect anyone to babysit you and convince you how much you want to use ML. It's programed from people who want it for themselves (and they don't want bricked cameras either), if anyone else uses it or not doesn't matter that much.

Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3322
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2014, 06:12:33 AM »

Thanks ... one more question, I see that Davinci Resolve has a free "Lite" version ... can the shadows be pulled effectively in the Lite version?

That's what I use and you sure can, the big difference between the two is the lack of noise reduction in the lite version. It takes a bit of practice to be able to work with Resolve, but once you're good at it you can make an image look as good or almost as good as ACR. It also has a lot of other fine controls that ACR doesn't have.
I see ... thanks.
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

memoriaphoto

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2014, 06:48:40 AM »
What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?

... still, if your are very concerned about safety and stability simply do not use Magic Lantern, it's up to you, don't expect anyone to babysit you and convince you how much you want to use ML. It's programed from people who want it for themselves (and they don't want bricked cameras either), if anyone else uses it or not doesn't matter that much.

Well...that might have been the case in the beginning but their new website certainly feels open, professional and "public". It's almost like they are selling it....

Anyway...I am not expecting anyone to babysit (?) me or guide me. I was just wondering if there are any risks and that frying thing was on my mind. But now it feels better. I might test it...thanks!
5D3 (x2) | 1Ds3 | 16-35L | 50L | 85L | 100L Macro | 70-200/2.8 II | the 40 pancake and my beloved Fuji X100 which smokes all my fancy gear any day :-)   www.memoriaphoto.se

Marsu42

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 4391
  • ML-66d / 100L / 70-300L / 17-40L / 600rts
    • View Profile
    • 6D positive spec list
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2014, 07:00:48 AM »
Anyway...I am not expecting anyone to babysit (?) me or guide me. I was just wondering if there are any risks and that frying thing was on my mind. But now it feels better. I might test it...thanks!

No offense meant, it's just that ML now being available on the very expensive and semi-pro 5d3, the general stability of ML and the existence of a website fools people into believing that ML is indeed a professional, production-grade product "for sale".

The problem is that this creates false expectations on support/docs, that wasn't the case when they had no forum or site (only a Google group) ~1.5 years ago and it was used by Rebel owners just wanting to have more than 3 frames bracketing.

Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3322
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2014, 07:32:06 AM »
What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?
No risk. ML runs on your memory card, the moment you replace the memory card, there is no ML ... use it without fear.
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

Etienne

  • 6D
  • *****
  • Posts: 585
    • View Profile
    • Photography by Steve Brule
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2014, 09:26:18 AM »
What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?
No risk. ML runs on your memory card, the moment you replace the memory card, there is no ML ... use it without fear.

My understanding is that once you install it on the 5DIII you cannot undo the boot flag. This means that if you don't like it (slow boot times, or something else), you can't "reset" your cmaera to factory performance. That is a barrier to me. I'll give it a try when I see that it is completely reversible.

Marsu42

  • Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 4391
  • ML-66d / 100L / 70-300L / 17-40L / 600rts
    • View Profile
    • 6D positive spec list
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2014, 10:12:16 AM »
No risk.

In that stringency, this is not true I'm afraid to say. ML is non-Canon firmware code that might crash your camera now and again if you're using bleeding edge functions (= take out battery), but there always is the risk of an undiscovered bug lingering in the code that might brick your camera. It's unlikely, but if you want absolute safety don't use ML - and I'm saying this as an absolute ML enthusiast.

drjlo

  • 6D
  • *****
  • Posts: 616
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2014, 11:33:56 AM »
What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?
No risk. ML runs on your memory card, the moment you replace the memory card, there is no ML ... use it without fear.

My understanding is that once you install it on the 5DIII you cannot undo the boot flag. This means that if you don't like it (slow boot times, or something else), you can't "reset" your cmaera to factory performance. That is a barrier to me. I'll give it a try when I see that it is completely reversible.

I thought the ML 1.2.3 version DOES make bootflag reversible?

"What's hot:
- bootflag issue solved! (p.s. some bloggers got it wrong, you still enable it in the camera, but you can disable it by uninstalling)"

horshack

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 55
    • View Profile
Re: Magic Lantern Now Works With Canon EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.3
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2014, 11:48:02 AM »
What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?
No risk. ML runs on your memory card, the moment you replace the memory card, there is no ML ... use it without fear.

My understanding is that once you install it on the 5DIII you cannot undo the boot flag. This means that if you don't like it (slow boot times, or something else), you can't "reset" your cmaera to factory performance. That is a barrier to me. I'll give it a try when I see that it is completely reversible.

That was a limitation of the previous 5DM3 ML releases. It's been fixed in this release - the bootflag on the body can now be cleared.