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Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« on: August 20, 2012, 04:54:41 PM »
From Magic Lantern
The Magic Lantern project continues to release new versions of their popular modification package for various Canon EOS cameras.

The Magic Lantern Features 

  • Customizable menu and shortcut keys
  • Fast zebras
  • Automatic HDR bracketing
  • A powerful timelapse tool
  • Contrast and saturation adjustments for LiveView
  • Image analysis tools in photo mode
  • Very fast playback zoom
  • Advanced FPS control
  • Advanced ISO control

Magic Lantern 2.3 works with the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 60D, Canon Rebel T3i and a few other EOS models.

Download Magic Lantern 2.3 (Free/Donation) 

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Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« on: August 20, 2012, 04:54:41 PM »

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Re: Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 05:05:40 PM »
If they only would provide focus bracketing, i'd use it often.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 05:37:35 PM »
If they only would provide focus bracketing, i'd use it often.

I'm pretty confident that they have had that feature for a while.

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Re: Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 05:44:36 PM »
If they only would provide focus bracketing, i'd use it often.
They've had it for over 2 years.  Great feature for focus stacking.

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Re: Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 06:15:39 PM »
I have a very elemental question:  Does ML replace the Canon firmware, or work along side it with the Canon firmware still there, i.e. do I have the option as to which firmware I work with at any given time?
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 06:30:24 PM »
I have a very elemental question:  Does ML replace the Canon firmware, or work along side it with the Canon firmware still there, i.e. do I have the option as to which firmware I work with at any given time?
Diane

Yes, the ML firmware does not replace the Canon firmware. You install ML on your CF/SD card. You can also tell ML not to load by holding a button upon starting your camera.

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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 07:25:58 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 07:31:16 PM »
Has anyone tried this on a 5dm2? I am a little nervous that it might break my camera but some of the functions would be super useful. Any advice appreciated.

Thank you.

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Re: Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 07:37:54 PM »
Haven't installed it yet, but I have done research on the subject- and I don't think it has damaged a single camera to date. It runs alongside your camera's firmware, so it sounds perfectly safe.
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Re: Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 07:47:31 PM »
ML firmware makes me consider not upgrading to 5DIII for now

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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 08:09:52 PM »
Has anyone tried this on a 5dm2? I am a little nervous that it might break my camera but some of the functions would be super useful. Any advice appreciated.

Thank you.
I have used it on my 5D2 for weeks without any problem.  ML doesn't change your firmware, but extended the features from the programs on your CF card.  It's very safe.
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 08:13:06 PM »
ML firmware makes me consider not upgrading to 5DIII for now
Yes and no.  I likes a lot of features from ML.  However, it cannot improve the AF system.  Moreover, I believe ML will support 5D3 soon.  I still think I might upgrade my 5D2 later after Canon releases its cheap FF body or after Canon drop 5D3 price to 3K.
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Re: Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 08:23:18 PM »
Does this work on the 5d3?  I've not heard a yes or no.  Can anyone confirm?
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 08:23:18 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 08:29:51 PM »
mmmm, automatic HDR bracketing.

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Re: Magic Lantern 2.3 Available as Free Download
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 08:32:14 PM »
Magic lantern is not yet available on the 5DIII, it is in progress and an early version should be available in October.

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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 08:32:14 PM »