New and Improved Magic Lantern AJ5.0 Firmware for the Canon 5D Mark II Released
The legendary Magic Lantern firmware for the (itself legendary) Canon 5D Mark II hasn’t been updated in a long while, probably owing to the fact that codec Tramm Hudson has a life. Also, since Canon added 24p and manual audio controls to the official firmware, there was less need for ML. Programmer AJ Newman has come to rescue with a new version of the firmware, entitled AJ5.0, which is a ground-up rewrite with a brand new interface that offers some great new features. Here’s a look at what’s new in this branch of the ML firmware:
Some of the new or improved features include a completely re-done (and much-improved) menu system, false color exposure aid, customizable crop marks, five different histograms, “magic circles” (1:1 focus magnifiers), and CMOS temperature readout. As with all Magic Lantern versions, this is unsupported, at-your-own risk stuff. Note this only works on Canon firmware 2.0.4 — if you’re on a later version, you can downgrade to 2.0.4 with the file here. I don’t currently have access to my 5D, so has anyone else out there used the AJ5.0 version yet?