Canon 7D Has Been Cracked, Magic Lantern Firmware Finally Running On It

by on September 20, 2012

in Canon

Canon 7D Magic Lantern

The Canon 7D has been a tough nut to crack for the Magic Lantern firmware crew.  After 3 years in the process, they finally had a breakthrough and figured out how to run Magic Lantern as add-on software on the 7D.

Check out the video below for a demo of Magic Lantern running on the 7D.

The Magic Lantern team is currently working on the debug process to get the firmware in a state for release.  You can read more and donate to the cause here at Magic Lantern’s website.

[via Planet5D]




1 Steve Orcutt September 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Forgive my ignorance, but what’s the advantage of using Magic Lanterns “firmware”?

2 Scott September 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm

And what are “Zebras”?

(Other than horse-like animals with stripes.)

3 Ian September 21, 2012 at 1:01 am

I put magic lantern on my 50D and was delighted with all the things I could do. Then two weeks later while on a photo shoot it went crazy. I took a set of three HDR images and lantern would not stop shooting. I turned off, removed battery, removed cf card but soon as I replaced the continuous shooting resumed. At home I removed lantern from the cf card but my 50D will not recognize the card anymore. I had to buy a new cf card. Will not risk magic lantern again.

4 Alejandro del Piélago September 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

Ian: so now your 50D works normally?????

Thanks for the information.

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