Saturday 24 November 2012

Photography: Magic Lantern -- Unleash Your DSLR's Potential!!!

Magic Lantern on Canon EOS 7D
After tweaking a couple of Samsung Galaxy Note II and Note II LTE, the time for tweaking some other stuff has come.

Great news to Canon users!!! Finally, Magic Lantern has come to Canon EOS 7D, which means I will be having even more fun with my camera ever since the official firmware upgrade 2.0.0 arrived.

What is Magic Lantern? Let us get the inventor himself to explain to you.

If you think about it, nowadays many cameras are actually equipped with advanced chipsets capable of handling much more than the default functionalities. Due to the fact that default firmwares do not necessarily  provide all that a photographer needs, software developers spend hours and days hacking in order to provide us with something extra. They truly deserve our respect.

Some amazing functions by Magic Lantern
Image from Magic Lantern

Magic Lantern is available for Canon EOS: 5D MkII, 50D, 60D 500D, 550D, 600D, and some alpha versions for 5Dc, 1100D, 5D MkIII, 7D.

For installation, go visit the official page or the Wiki page. Likewise, you can watch this video.

Magic Lantern suits the taste of people like me who enjoys full control and numerous options. Give it a go if you also have the listed Canon cameras!

Once I have mastered the options provided in the alpha version, I will post my opinions and guide on this innovative software.

alpha -- (n) The alpha phase of the release life cycle is the first phase to begin software testing
functionality -- (n) [C or U] any or all of the operations performed by a piece of equipment or a software program
master -- (vb)[T] to learn how to do something well


Photography: Canon 7D Firmware Upgrade Has Come!!! @ Locky's English Playground

Magic Lantern Firmware Wiki

Magic Lantern on 7D ? YES ! @ Magic Lantern

Introduction to Magic Lantern @ YouTube

How To Install Magic Lantern Install 2012 @ YouTube