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I am a bit confused...

So do we have any conclusion?

Is my following understanding right?

1) ISO 160 multiples up to 1250 are good (low noise) for jpgs only, knowing that some highlight will be clipped (less DR)
2) ISO 100 multiples are good for raw shooters, as the raw file is not manipulated digitally in camera. ETTR will give as good SNR as 160 multiples??
3) Avoid ISO 125 multiples

Please help! Tks!

This is an amazing feature pravdomil!  Great work!

Wondering if it works with Canon spot metering as well? If so, is it possible to exposure lock on the spot meter? (with manual exposure compensation)

i.e.  lock exposure and recompose.

Thanks again for the great work!

Feature Requests / Re: Sharpest Shot Selector
« on: February 20, 2014, 02:43:39 AM »
Dear ML team,

Would it be possible to implement this feature outside of live view with full photo resolution?
Also would it be possible for the camera to just keep the sharpest jpg/raw pair and delete the
rest in the same burst?
I guess this would save some memory card space as well as time to sort out the pics later.

Thanks a lot!

Feature Requests / Re: Sharpest Shot Selector
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:33:11 PM »
Thanks Alex for the pointer to silent pictures! I will play with it :)
Also thanks Audionut for your inputs.
Yes, I was thinking about manual exposure
for a still subject, when I don't have an IS lens handy when shooting hand-held :)

Feature Requests / Sharpest Shot Selector
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:39:29 AM »
Would it be possible to select the sharpest shot out of a continuous burst?
Then keep the sharpest shot and delete the rest?
Would the jpg with the largest file size likely be the sharpest pic?

I think this feature would be useful in shooting hand-held with still subjects like landscape.

Thanks for reading this!

Modules Development / Re: DotTune AFMA
« on: February 21, 2013, 06:40:45 AM »
In addition to the automation,  for a single lens, it would be nice for ML to store different AFMA values for different subject distance, since the Canon AFMA implementation is very distance dependent.  Ideally ML would apply a different AFMA value depending on the subject distance reported by the lens :) , if that is possible.

+1 for this request  :)

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Classic Firmware ** Beta 4 **
« on: November 01, 2012, 03:52:51 PM »
I am so sorry to hear this Coutts!   :'(    U r more so a hero to me!

I am sure it must have been tried...  I mention it just in case for others...
A hardware reset
by pulling out the main battery *and* all the small backup batteries, which
could lock up the state machine.


Feature Requests / Re: Programmable AF Confirm chips
« on: October 24, 2012, 04:47:15 PM »
Why don't you tell us how to do it?

I am sorry Alex, I was just thinking out loud... Perhaps it is just not possible, if the
Canon focus confirm circuit doesn't tie to any firmware.  Thanks for all the great work!
Really appreciate it!

Feature Requests / Re: Programmable AF Confirm chips
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:59:58 AM »
or just set a flag inside the camera to turn on focus-confirm :)

Feature Requests / Re: Programmable AF Confirm chips
« on: October 24, 2012, 08:52:53 AM »
Why don't we just get rid of the AF confirm chips altogether with ML!
Can we use software to fake the signal coming back from the dummy AF confirm chips?
After all, the real AF confirm is inside the camera but not in the lens LOL!
If so, no epoxy is ever needed! Just screw on a manual focus lens and shoot with ML!

Dear ML development team, ML2.3 is so great! U r amazing! Thanks!

Photo feature suggestion:  (should work for video too)
Pleasing Portrait/skin tone white balance by sample image comparison

I find a lot of post-production time is spent on WB adjustment on my portraits.
Grey card can give u an accurate WB but it doesn't always give u the most pleasing
skin tone.  It would be nice if I can upload some "protected sample images" to the CF card
and compare these sample portraits, which has great skin tone, to every picture I am taking.

This way, I can adjust my WB or WB shift accordingly to give the best skin tone directly out of the
camera, saving a lot of post-production work!    You can also simply the WB tweak procedure by
letting me tweak the captured photo and apply the tweaked WB to the next photo I am going to take.

Here is the procedure I envision:

1) upload one or more than one portrait with great skin tone into the CF card with ML installed
2) ML will protect these images from formatting
3) Take a picture
4) Display the picture immediately taken side by side with the selected sample pic
5) Allow user to adjust the WB of the picture just taken using K and WB-shift etc
6) save the WB setting as set 1  (different set due to different skin tone for different people)
7) Take the 2nd pic.  This 2nd pic should have the most pleasing WB for skin, if the shooting condition doesn't change.
8) If the shooting location/condition changes, repeat 3-7

Thank you for listening!

Camera-specific Development / Re: Canon 5D Classic Firmware ** Beta 4 **
« on: October 21, 2012, 04:00:11 PM »
Coutts, u r a hero!

For the 5D Classic, would you please add the False color feature as I find it very handy to check portrait exposure
when using TTL flash under backlight situation. It is amazing! The exposure would be spot on and much less
post-production work :)  Tks!

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