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dummynull

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Is Magic Lantern fit my requirements?
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:00:32 AM »
Hello

Folks, i need to know objective opinion about ML, because trying to choose the camera (600d, 650d, M i guess) because of specific features available only with ML for Canon. Saw one post of another forum that latest ML is laggy and buggy for focus peaking and that's why i decided to ask owners. Ok, let me ask:

1) "focus peaking", is it work correctly and precise, similar to other cameras (like Sony or new mirrorless cameras)? This feature is #1 i want for manual lenses and hope it's better than zoom.
2) "low iso", is it work by reducing noise a lot even for raw? Canon cameras aren't good by noise level, but i want to use specific raw conversion algorithm which do not blur image (wanna have details like Foveon matrices), so very low iso could help, if it works with ML as i expecting. May be someone can share photos with iso 25, f.e. sky or similar where per pixel noise is visible always? If noise is similar to full frame cameras, it's great.

ItsMeLenny

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Re: Is Magic Lantern fit my requirements?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 07:11:00 AM »
1) it's good, and there are 2 different kinds.
2) no such thing as iso 25. and for raw lowest possible iso is still 100.

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Re: Is Magic Lantern fit my requirements?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 07:42:05 AM »
For manual focus tricks, see http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=9077.0
For ISO slightly lower than 100, see www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=10111
For noise theory, see http://theory.uchicago.edu/~ejm/pix/20d/tests/noise/ and http://www.clarkvision.com/articles/evaluation-1d2/
For noise similar to full frame cameras, buy a full frame camera ;)

dummynull

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Re: Is Magic Lantern fit my requirements?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 08:27:02 AM »
Thanks a lot