Fantastic-new-magic-lantern-canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-version-planet5d-hdslr-community-224x119The 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?

Link: Google Dev Group, Firmware download link

[via Moira O'Brien and planet5D]