I’ve often thought that the camera manufacturers were holding out on us. They come out with so many new models, yet I’ve always thought that many issues could be addresses and features could be added with firmware updates. After all, firmware updates are used to fix things like wonky focus. Surely the brain trust of major camera manufacturers like Canon, Nikon and Sony can figure ways to make good cameras better with firmware updates. Well, today my theory was proven true. Roxanne saw some exciting information about a company called Magic Lantern that created firmware for many Canon cameras including our beloved 5Ds. The firmware update was trouble free and now we’re able to shoot HDR with multiple images, create time lapse photography in camera and much more. Today we just chipped away at the tip of the iceberg. The firmware addresses audio, video, shooting and much more.

The firmware was created by a group of geniuses at Magic Lantern. Magic Lantern firmware was designed for filmmakers, but also has some powerful additions for photographers such as enhanced HDR bracketing, macro focus stacking, and much more. The firmware works with the following Canon cameras: EOS5D MKII, EOS 50D, EOS 60D, EOS 500D, EOS 550D, EOS 600D, Rebel TII, Rebel T2I and. Rebel T3I, To find out more about Magic Lantern Firmware and download a free copy for your camera, click the following link: Magic Lantern
One of the people who contributed to this incredible firmware, which by the way is free, was a videographer named Tom Lowe who created a wonderful video called Timescapes. Play the video in this post and you’ll get an idea of the power of this firmware.

TimeScapes 4K from Tom Lowe on Vimeo.

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