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is there any way to make this feature assignable to some button. i mean, that the m-mode would work normally until you press a button and then the automatic values kick in.

ps: i want it to be separate from the af / ae lock buttons (ie half-press and backbutton).
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hi! been photographing for over 10 years with back-button focus but now want that "release shutter immediately when focus is acheived" that is kinda also possible with bbf but a bit too tricky.

for the whole of this 10 years i have been trying out different ways of metering, applying exposure (p/av/tv/m) and focusing. i like m-mode the best (of course) because then i can have the camera in "AF/AF lock, no AE lock" -mode, but for shooting in quickly changing situations like weddings and parties, i have had to revert to "AE lock/AF" -mode, which is backbutton focus because the default "AF/AE lock" mode just does not suit me as i often want to pre-focus. this problem could be taken care of by constantly using the af/mf switch on my lens but i find this approach too clunky and i keep forgetting the switch in the wrong position. one workaround would be using matrix metering and just applying +-2ev of exposure correction where necessary, but i just love spot metering so much. it is useful for /most/ stuff but i want to be ready to do really crazy stuff (ie spot metering) as i always try to shoot unexpected points of view etc (really love shooting in to the light, backlit).

long story short, i have tried every possible combination of settings in all my cameras (5d, 1d, 350d, 500d), several times, and really tried to work with them, but they never went all the way.

but then i heard the newest canon cameras have an extra button for ae hold, and in my mind at least, this is the thing i´ve been looking for. i can´t afford to update my camera gear for a good while because i´m in the worst economic situation of my life but then i realized that magic lantern could be the solution albeit it would only work on my 500d. i have not yet found a solution in magic lantern so here´s what i´m requesting one of these:


1. emulate the ae-hold button found in newer canon cameras.

2. a function to quickly (in one button-press) either locks up all exposure settings in p-mode or enables auto-exposure temporarely in m-mode

3. a button that, while pressed, temporarily disables af in exactly the same way as the af/mf switch on your lens (or "AF lock" -mode).

4. extra button to just shoot without AF

i hope you understand what i´m getting at and i hope it´s not too niche. i´m quite sure at least one of the reasons for the ae hold -function in the new canons has been implemented because other people have the same problem as me.

thank you

yes, my problem is that extra information is picked up from the other image. this in my experience manifests itself as extra noise. so no tool can just give me the images completely separately?
hi! i´m really in to manually merging my hdr-shots, and i´d like to do that with dual-iso shots, too.

i would like to have one image that is purely the higher iso image and one which is purely the lower iso image. is there any way to accomplish this?


is there any way to extract the two "exposures" so i can combine them manually, as i do any other HDR?

best woud be if i could get two raw-files exactly as i would have shot two separate images like traditional HDR.

i already tried the --debug-blend -option but all the images i get from that look exactly the same. except the what is supposed to be the bright picture which is exactly the same except the hilights have a pink tint.

any suggestions?

my camera is a 550d and i use a ml version less than a month old
hi! first post.

i´ve been using magic lantern since i bought my 5d ~a month ago and i´m lovin´it! (both the 5d and ml).

i have a 1d, 350d (chdk) and 500d already but the iq on the 5d just blows me away. especially since i like to tweak my pix quite a bit. just love the noise. so fine grain and beautiful quite in a class of its own compared to my other cams. i guess what i´m getting at is that the 5d really seriously still is a really good camera, almost 10 years later (tac sharp images even at pixel level b/c the weak aa-filter and my prime lenses. also all iso levels very usable while on my 500d even iso 100 is not what i´d consider usable even though it is the newest of them all by far. 2009 i seem to recall) and it would be a shame if the development of ml for it would end here. ml just extends the usability of the camera quite far and when such a great sensor sits at the heart of it there is not much limiting what could still be done with it. off the top of my head i see only a couple of h/w "limits" that can not be overridden by software thus making the camera more "modern":

- better af (not /really/ missing it though i tend to prefer my 1d for street photography & sports etc and i can´t deny lusting after 6d:s -0.5ev low light focus capabilities living up here in the north (finland)
- faster write speeds & bigger buffer. (almost never a problem)

- liveview (would mostly like it to manual focus accurately for tac-sharp focus)

what have you guys missed or what would you like to see in future releases of magic lantern for the 5d? here´s something off the top of my head: (just wishful thinking)

- bulb timer or mod. i had to buy a remote release cable because the bulb mode in the 5d does not make any sense to me. why in the world can´t the shutter in bulb mode just work as a on/off switch: press once to open suhtter, press again to close shutter. bulb mode is most commonly used for very long exposures, and the way it is configured now you have to manually keep the shutter button pressed as long as you want the sensor exposed. what were they thinking??

- dual ISO

- i love to configure so i´d like to have more control over the information displayed on the lcd:s and maybe even the viewfinder

- i dislike (actually really really hate, despise) the blue light shining into my eyes when mirror lockup is enabled. maybe the "warning" light could be the top lcd light instead? (would be handy too)

- more options on af/mf modes and auto iso etc. i think i have to re-analyze a bit before coming up with more realistic best-case expections b/c i´m not sure most of these are even possible software-wise

i´m sorry for rambling on, speaking lots but saying very little (at least of any value). i guess i just wanted to keep this thread going b/c not much has happened here for a while and this thread seems like our last thread of hope although realisticly at least for now all hope is lost. also i want to show devs, admins and the community at large that there still are people craving after 5dc ml updates. and for a good reason, too. not just nostalgia reasons. not that any of it matters if nobody has the skills AND the drive AND the time AND the patience AND the re(sources) etc to continue working on 5dc ml. i would have the patience and the drive but no skills and very little time which seems to be the case with most of you(?)

now, i´m off to install ml on my 500d and try out auto iso just for a laugh. (i think i´ll actually either laugh or cry when i see the noise)

thanks and sorry

edit: evf -> viewfinder