Community-based technology movements are great. If not for linux, Magic Lantern, Hackintosh, and the Arduino community, the world would be a less interesting place. But if there is a major flaw, it’s that, without a corporate interest in creating tutorials for the absolute noob, it can sometimes be hard to figure out where to start.

If you’ve been wondering what Magic Lantern is, why you might want to use it, and most importantly, how to get it installed, this video from Jake Coppinger gives a 101 intro into the Magic Lantern universe.

Magic Lantern is an aftermarket firmware extension designed by a group of enthusiasts for Canon DSLR cameras to open up more possibilities than are otherwise available in the camera. It does void your warranty, which is important to consider, and if done incorrectly can lead to problems. But if you follow instructions you should be fine, and if your camera is out of warranty anyway, there’s absolutely no reason not to do this.

Especially if you are just starting out, it opens up a whole world of options in your camera that will help you as you grow.

Anybody have experience with Magic Lantern that they want to share?

Source: Jake Coppinger