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The Magic Lantern guys look to be hard at work on development of custom firmware for the Canon 5D Mark III. A couple of days ago, one of the developers tweeted the above image of a 5D Mark III displaying a “Hello world” message to Planet5D and others.
While the 5D Mark III is quite the step up for video users when compared to the 5D Mark II, there are still some key concerns in what it is lacking. Two of the top “missing” features are 1080/60p frame rates and clean HDMI output for external recorder capture. No doubt if the Magic Lantern crew can get these two features cranking reliably on the 5D Mark III, there will be a lot of happy shooters out there.
Canon has issued another product advisory (see the last one) for the 5D Mark III with regard to the LCD panel “light leak” issue. Canon has identified a specific range of affected serial numbers for the 5D3 and will offer a free inspection for owners who wish to send their camera to Canon beginning in May.
See the full advisory and contact details below. [Read more…]