This is annoying. I need to see the whole frame in Live View, including borders, to check the composition. So I try to turn off the all info in Live View by pressing the INFO. button. But when usual CANON info disappears, Magic Lantern Live View appears. I just need clear live view frame with no info! How do I turn Magic Lantern Live View info off?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Which camera are you using? \$\endgroup\$ Jan 15, 2020 at 14:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MikeSowsun Canon EOS 700D and 600D. \$\endgroup\$
    – Tomas
    Jan 15, 2020 at 15:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have Magic Lantern on my 5D3 and SL1 and don't have that problem. I would remove Magic Lantern and then reinstall it to see if the problem goes away. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 15, 2020 at 17:25

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You can also configure Magic Lantern to not show anything when you're in Live View. The (outdated) manual states:

Global Draw

Choose when to enable Magic Lantern overlay graphics: (zebra, cropmarks, histograms, audio meters, ML shooting info…):

  • in LiveView only
  • in QuickReview (photo mode outside LiveView) only
  • Both modes
  • Disabled

Alternatively you can configure the "clear overlays" function:

Clear Overlays

Clear bitmap overlays from LiveView display.

  • HalfShutter: Hold the shutter half-pressed, or the * button, or DOF preview for around 1 second to clear all the overlays from the Live View display (audio, zebra, crops, shutter speeds…).Tip: assign autofocus to * button (from Custom Functions, set Shutter/AE lock button = AE lock/AF).
  • WhenIdle: In this mode, all the overlays are erased from the screen (100% clean display) when the camera is idle (i.e. you don't press any buttons).
  • Always: In this mode, all the overlays are erased from the screen; you will have to change shooting settings blindly. You can still use the menus.Tip: this feature may be useful with External Recorders, since it removes the focus box and other graphics from the display.

You can hold "SET" at startup to disable Magic Lantern for one boot !

You could, of course, also remove it... but it is good to keep it for when/if you need it !



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