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General Discussion => General Chat => Topic started by: Andy600 on August 20, 2013, 02:18:35 PM

Title: Lens Rentals now renting a 5D Mk III with Magic Lantern + raw video
Post by: Andy600 on August 20, 2013, 02:18:35 PM
Just saw this on Planet5D.com http://blog.planet5d.com/2013/08/how-powerful-is-magic-lantern-lensrentals-now-renting-5d3-with-ml-installed/ (http://blog.planet5d.com/2013/08/how-powerful-is-magic-lantern-lensrentals-now-renting-5d3-with-ml-installed/)

Will Canon react?  ::)

Lens Rentals : https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/video/cameras/canon/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-magic-lantern-raw-hack-kit (https://www.lensrentals.com/rent/video/cameras/canon/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-magic-lantern-raw-hack-kit)

Title: Re: Lens Rentals now renting a 5D Mk III with Magic Lantern + raw video
Post by: coutts on August 20, 2013, 02:41:19 PM
Great news!
Title: Re: Lens Rentals now renting a 5D Mk III with Magic Lantern + raw video
Post by: SDX on August 20, 2013, 02:59:42 PM
Nice. Let's hope they manage to always keep a good and uptodate version on it.
Title: Re: Lens Rentals now renting a 5D Mk III with Magic Lantern + raw video
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 21, 2013, 05:45:48 PM
Interesting, very interesting.
I sometimes regret not to live in an area covered by Roger Cicala's company.
Like his style and level of insight showing in the blog. And may be the best: He has a lot of experience with equipment and is willing to share, pushing fanboys blood pressure to new heights. See: Lens repair data for example.

Wondering if this move was triggered by customers demand or it was some kind of trial balloon to generate new business.

He doesn't have concerns about an unresetable bootflag (as of today), that's for sure. (Or: A rented Mark III returned with bootflag set and he made the best of it.)

I think his review about this service and the helpdesk issues involved is going to be an interesting read, too. We all know the obvious traps like "Deleting ML folder only -> stuck camera" or "formatting card inside cardreader -> ML absent", "keep different ML cards settings synchronized", "corrupted files" and workflow issues.

Ciao
Walter
Title: Re: Lens Rentals now renting a 5D Mk III with Magic Lantern + raw video
Post by: Walter Schulz on August 23, 2013, 07:17:06 AM
Lens Rentals newest blog entry is about RAW on Canon:
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/08/whats-all-this-raw-hack-business
Haven't read it yet, I'm on the jump (and writing germish) ...

EDIT: Some kind of misconception and a common one in the blog. ML is not firmware.
Seems this one is going to live forever. Wishing for something like an stake working inside the web.

Ciao, Walter
Title: Re: Lens Rentals now renting a 5D Mk III with Magic Lantern + raw video
Post by: Andy600 on August 23, 2013, 10:22:40 AM
Nice endorsement in that blog article:

"The LensRentals crew has been independently testing the various new firmware builds all summer long and we feel it’s now safe to recommend them to our customers."

..."at this point in time we don’t think the hacked cameras are any less stable than the RED Scarlet,"

 8)
Title: Re: Lens Rentals now renting a 5D Mk III with Magic Lantern + raw video
Post by: Bjlemenager on August 31, 2013, 07:51:08 AM
Has anyone rented these yet and confirmed they work like they are supposed to? I'm also wondering how much differently shooting raw on the 5dm3 is, is there a workflow video tut available?