Looks like the guys behind Magic Lantern have really stepped it up lately – this demo video and new release look really solid. I’ll be trying it out over the next few days and will give you a report. They’re saying this version is very stable and that many are using it every day for production applications.

We can safely say it’s no longer a hack, but it’s strongly heading towards a solid piece of engineering that you can trust.

Note… if you want to download it now, they’ve asked you to support their efforts (and you should!) with a donation. If you use ML at all in the past, I would recommend supporting them with a little donation as it will help them move further on newer cameras! The 2.3 version will not require a donation after August 13th.

They’ve supplied me with the latest download and I’m already very impressed with the new pdf manual – I’m excited to dive in further!

Remember tho that not every Canon HDSLR is supported – these are the cameras it does work on: 5Dmk2 2.1.2, 50D 1.0.9, 60D 1.1.1, 500D 1.1.1, 550D 1.0.9, 600D 1.0.2


Magic Lantern v2.3 promo

Magic Lantern v2.3 features

Magic Lantern v2.3 represents an important milestone – professionals from all around the world are already trusting it for their paid work. We can safely say it’s no longer a hack, but it’s strongly heading towards a solid piece of engineering that you can trust.

We have worked a lot on bug-fixing and usability improvements and we sincerely hope you will find it a great companion for all your shooting sessions – from hobbyist to professional.

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

Read all the details over on the Magic Lantern site!

What do you think?

Are you willing to give it a try?

Are there enough features that Canon doesn’t supply that ML does provide to get you to use it?

(cover photo credit: snap from the ML site)