Magic Lantern

If you shoot with a Canon EOS DSLR then you need to have a serious look at the Magic Lantern firmware.

Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren’t included from the factory by Canon. –

It’s supported on these model cameras:

  • 5Dc
  • 5D2
  • 5D3
  • 6D
  • 7D
  • 40D
  • 50D
  • 60D
  • 500D (T1i)
  • 550D (T2i)
  • 600D (T3i)
  • 650D (T4i)
  • 700D (T5i)
  • 1100D (T3)
  • EOS M
  • 100D (SL1)

There are so many features that are opened up, my personal favorite is the setting for time lapse, there are also a lot of great features that are added if you want to use your DSLR for making video. Tonnes of support documentation and a large user group to help if you get stuck or want to know how to do something. I was afraid of it a first since it is “unsupported” and I was concerned that I might brick my camera but the more I use it the more benefits I see.

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