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Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:57:38 PM »
I'm only just learning about Magic Lantern. Looks interesting to me because it says it will give 60d owners the ability to increase +/- brackerting

any other sites besides this which has clear info?

http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Unified/UserGuide

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Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« on: April 06, 2012, 01:57:38 PM »

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 02:30:17 PM »
I've used it on my 50d.
It allowed me to shoot 1080p video,
there were no problems with my camera at all,

but I erased it just to be sure that I won't get any problems when I'm shooting weddings or something important.

So you take your risk :)

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 03:21:48 PM »
So you take your risk :)

I'm running ml since the day it was released for the 60d and never had any issues - it's really stable nowadays. I just got back today using the 5 exposure bracketing function, and am frequently using focus stacking. But ml has so many features that the only way to discover them is to install it (it is removable without a trace) and then start experimenting.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 03:24:11 PM »
So you take your risk :)

I'm running ml since the day it was released for the 60d and never had any issues - it's really stable nowadays. I just got back today using the 5 exposure bracketing function, and am frequently using focus stacking. But ml has so many features that the only way to discover them is to install it (it is removable without a trace) and then start experimenting.

It will be interesting to see what ML can come up with on the 5D mkIII.

I wonder if they could get the true HDMI out working fully....that would be cool.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 04:28:31 PM »
It will be interesting to see what ML can come up with on the 5D mkIII.

I don't think there will be a ml version for the 5d3 for quite some time since it's got an updated cpu (digic5) and first of all, the ml devs themselves have to get one sponsored. That's why I'd get the 5d2 at the moment when going full frame, I rely on ml functions that much.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 11:59:50 PM »
Magic Lantern running on both a 60D and a 3Ti in the family without issues.  Be sure to try focus peaking.

The Vimeo Magic Lantern user grouphttp://vimeo.com/groups/magiclantern/videos has some videos that were helpful getting started.
Focus Stacking tutorial helpful in learning how to use it:
http://vimeo.com/groups/magiclantern/videos/34582618

I also sent a contribution to Alex to reward and support the Magic Lantern group's efforts.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 02:09:29 AM »
I use it on my 60D.  I mainly use the intervalometer and bracketing.  It also makes video way more usable for me.

I may not fully utilize all the features, but just the fact ML exists means I'll never buy a camera that doesn't have the ability to run it.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 02:09:29 AM »

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 02:49:31 AM »
I'm a happy ML user with my 60D.

That said, I'd really, really, really be happy if they could find a way to implement microfocus adjust (MFA) via the ML software...  I hate Canon for handicapping the 60D (it's apparently just disabled / not included in firmware) without the MFA, as I have a couple of lenses that are repeatedly have a minor back- or front-focus problem.  Sure, I could send them all in (3 different lens makers) for a pretty penny, but I'd much rather be able to do it in software. After all, there's no guaranteeing that they'll be "in focus" with the next body I get (given manufacturing tolerances). Ugh.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 02:52:28 AM »
That said, I'd really, really, really be happy if they could find a way to implement microfocus adjust (MFA) via the ML software...

By pure chance, that was my exact thought just now - did you ever ask Alex if it was possible to make afma available on the 60d/550d/... bodies? I don't know if he ever thought of it himself, I bet it would be a very popular feature.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012, 04:37:38 AM »
Agree 100% with Marsu42 and SRHelicity, and expect to agree with bvukich once I'm up and running.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 07:52:15 AM »
I love some of the feature these guys offer - like the focus highlight in live view to facilitate video focusing.  I just wish they had something like this for the 5DmkII or mkIII...
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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 10:31:40 AM »
I like the features ML offers, but unfortunately ML isn´t programmed for 7D; and there is no solve in this problem, cause they´ve issues with the dual core :-(
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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 12:30:40 PM »
I just wish they had something like this for the 5DmkII or mkIII...

Um, at least for the 5d2 magic lantern runs with the same feature set... maybe it was some time age you last looked.

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2012, 12:30:40 PM »

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2012, 06:31:08 PM »
I love my 5d II with unified ML and technicolor Cinestyle. Shot a music video last week, editor called me to tell me it's the best footage he has seen out of 5d, made me proud. Not sure 5D III can get ML, since they couldn't get it to work with 7D due to dual processors and 5D III has dual processors as well.

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 02:39:39 PM »
I love my 5d II with unified ML and technicolor Cinestyle. Shot a music video last week, editor called me to tell me it's the best footage he has seen out of 5d, made me proud. Not sure 5D III can get ML, since they couldn't get it to work with 7D due to dual processors and 5D III has dual processors as well.

How stable is that Unified version on 5dMk II?  I see that they are really only doing development on the Unified version now...  are you a beta tester for that version or did you just donate to get the beta version?

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Re: Any Active Magic Lantern Users?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 02:39:39 PM »