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The chances of bricking your camera are extremely low (but not zero). I think something not everybody understands is the Magic Lantern does not install into your camera but to the SD card. My understanding is that the only change that is done to your camera is to enable the "bootdisk" flag, which is a very minor change. This flag tells the camera if it ...


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Tragic Lantern is a fork of the Magic Lantern codebase, which means it was based on ML, but is no longer a part of ML or supported by the ML community. But probably the biggest difference is that from what I can tell, TL development is no longer active (the latest commits I can find, on bitbucket.org are from 2014). I suspect all TL development has moved ...


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Several things could be going on. Based on the question as originally written you might have been experiencing buffer congestion. When the buffer is full the camera must wait until enough space has been sufficiently cleared from the buffer as the data is written to the memory card before it can take the next frame. Under such conditions, the "double tap" ...


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The newer your Canon camera model is, the less likely it is that there will be a Magic Lantern build for it (just as with Canon P&S cameras, the less likely it is there will be a CHDK build for it). These things take time to develop. If you have to have these features right now, your best bet is to get a hold of one of the models that is supported. The ...


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Q1: How to deploy ML to other cards: A1: Just install it on each card as you did with the first. Q2: How to preserve configuration A2: In the FAQ of the Magic Lantern site you can look up the following question: "How do I save the gain/zebra/etc configuration?" There it states that you can generate a magiclantern.cfg from the Debug menu in ML. This ....


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I would say noise. As you increase the ISO you get more noise, and noisy images do not compress as well as clean ones. Noise increases the amount of information in the image, so that results in each frame being larger and taking up more bandwidth.


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I haven't bricked my 550 by putting Magic Lantern on it... but the plural of "anecdote" is not "data", so I'm not quite sure what you're hoping to get out of this. The biggest risk is probably that if you need to send your camera in to Canon for repair for any reason, they might refuse to service it because you ran Magic Lantern on it.


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From the Magic Lantern User Guide #Features, here is a sample of features that apply to photography: Exposure helpers: zebras, false color, histogram, waveform, spotmeter, vectorscope. LiveView adjustments: contrast, saturation, display gain for using LiveView in darkness. Cropmark images: user-editable overlays to assist framing and composition. ...


4

Magic Lantern needs to be individually ported to each camera model; if it's not available on the Magic Lantern site, then it's just not available - there isn't going to be another source for it.


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Are the files on the SD card are the same for both camera models? No. Is it safe to boot Magic Lantern from any card in any camera (or at least on these two models)? You should assume absolutely not. You can inspect the Magic Lantern source code yourself. But a strong hint is that the Magic Lantern binary download is specific to each camera model. In ...


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About the only thing you have not tried that might help is to update/reinstall the firmware for your 5D Mark II. The last version listed at Canon USA's support page for the 5D Mark II is version 2.1.2 There are instructions that become visible when you click the "select" box for the listing of version 2.1.2. They tell you how to download the zip file, ...


3

With the Canon system pre-set focus distances are registered in the lens, rather than the body. The only lenses of which I am aware that offer this feature are the Super Telephoto series. But even those lenses wouldn't really help you very much for what you say you want to do. There is no single hyperfocal distance for a given lens at a given focal length. ...


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As far as I've seen on their website, Kessler Second Shooter does not provide any focus control mechanism, therefore you would have to improvise. First option, workaround with the device itself: Set the lens on manual focus, move the camera on the slides using the Second Shooter's motor controls in small steps (here you need to check what's the smallest ...


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With the Panasonic camera (if you have a tablet or smart phone) you could download imageapp https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.panasonic.avc.cng.imageapp&hl=en_GB which allows remote access/control to the camera


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If you've installed ML correctly, the trash button activates the Magic Lantern menus. If you go into the Shoot menu, you'll find the Intervalometer settings. The Func button then lets you modify the intervalometer settings. That will let you take stills at set intervals, which you can then combine into a timelapse video in post processing.


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In Magic Lantern under 'prefs' under 'image review settings'. Turn off 'quick zoom' All done. Enjoy.


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No. Not only has porting only just begun for the 77D or 80D (i.e., they're still a ways away from having released versions of Magic Lantern that will work for them) Magic Lantern cannot intercept or affect the lens/camera communication, and as autofocus microadjustment (AFMA) settings are custom functions, and therefore are differently defined for every ...


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You need to use some sort of software that can perform tethered shooting. Simply plugging a camera into the computer's USB port will by default, as you've discovered, treat the camera/card like an external drive. You must have and run an application that can recognize a Canon dSLR and communicate with it to transfer/display files for shooting. Something ...


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I'm surprised by this as I would have though the card write speed is the slow link in the chain, and that shouldn't depend on any other settings! High ISO images do contain more noise, which is more difficult to compress, but that should just result in lower quality, since the compressor aims for a constant bitrate. My guess is that the constant bitrate isn'...


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It is an impossible question to answer. Point one is to follow all instructions - i.e. if it says "Firmware 1.1.1" then only use it on that Firmware and not another. Other than that... they have tested it on their own camera and it worked, so it should be fine, however it might still brick your camera. There is always some risk. Put it that way, "they" (...


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I had tried Magic Lantern 2.3 on my Canon 600D and I must say that I wasn't satisfied. Yes, it provide some of the cool features like HDR Video, Zebra Strips, Magic Zoom etc but I noticed the following negatives about using it: The battery life dropped drastically. Camera was running warmer. Exposure in LiveView was all messed up. I was not able to use ...


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Yes, it is. From ML's webpages: Cameras supported: 5D Mark ii 2.1.2 50D 1.0.9 60D 1.1.1 500D 1.1.1 550D 1.0.9 600D 1.0.2


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In previous versions of ML this function was present for photo taking as well. In Silent Picture mode it would read out the Liveview frame line by line. This does mean that you were still limited to 1720x974 (scroll down to Silent Picture / Silent Pic HiRes / Slit-scan Pic). However I see in the change log that this feature is removed from ML in March 2012 ...


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Temporary fixes seem to include partially dismounting and remounting the lens, or power-cycling the camera. It looks like this is an actual bug in the EOS M build, and they're having a very hard time diagnosing what's going on, although they now suspect it's an issue with the bootloader. I'd suggest going to the thread on this bug and seeing if there's ...


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Though the models specified in this question are not supported, however: Nikon: http://nikonhacker.com/ Panasoinc: http://www.gh1-hack.info/ source: https://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/camera-firmware-hacks/


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As the answer by inkista does not contain instructions for installation on GNU/Linux platforms, for completeness I will list the step-by-step instructions for installation on Debian-based distros (Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary, etc.) using the command line. For an OS-independent installation, I've made a simple Docker image which should work on any operating ...


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So I kind of have a solution? Basically, with ML, you can set a setting called "Sticky half-shutter", where you press it right when you enable live view and it simulates the half shutter being held down. Sadly on the 70D, this version of ML doesn't have that option. So I went ahead and rubber banded a small nut over the shutter button, which keeps it ...


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I'm not writing 12 separate procedures (DL-install/use x GUI/CLI x OSX/Windows/Linux). That's not a reasonable request for an SE question. I will cover using a Windows GUI. Personally, I am on OSX, and I use the Lightroom plugin for cr2hdr. The utility you want to run the files through is cr2hdr. Links to the source code, and all the different GUI and CLI ...


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It is a simple fact that Canon cameras with Magic Lantern installed have a slower start-up time. There is nothing you can do to improve the start-up time.


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On the back of the camera press the left arrow, this will access to the drive mode. In all exposure modes this will give you an option that says 10sec/Remote control. It does not require a remote control, but allows one. If you press the on camera shutter or a wired remote this will delay the shutter by 10 sec. Using the infra red remote on this setting ...


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