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Old May 23rd, 2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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Focus Peaking in Magic Lantern

Do you guys use Focus Peaking in Magic Lantern? Do you think it's accurate? I used it in the past few weddings. Now at home I checked the footage, they aren't quite well focused. I'm thinking not to use it.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: Focus Peaking in Magic Lantern

You have to fidget with the different modes according to the lighting conditions for the best results. But no, it's not deadly accurate.
I hit focus much faster and more accurately than I used to without it. It's much better than nothing for me. But if you have a better option you should use that for sure.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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I used to get better result by rolling the focus ring back and forth to find the mid point. Guess now with Focus Peaking, I just rely on it. But when I check the footage at home with computer, they aren't quite focus properly :/
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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I prefer magic zoom.
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 07:59 PM   #5
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Is the Magic Zoom another feature provided by Magic Lantern? I think I will stop using Focus Peaking anymore.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #6
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Re: Focus Peaking in Magic Lantern

Hi Taky,

Yes, Magic Zoom is part if ML. It zooms in 5x and shows that image in the corner of the screen, but the really useful part is that it works while recording. I also use peaking, but mainly use Magic Zoom. If you have both selected, while recording, push the expanded focus button and it will cycle through the Magic Zoom, peaking and then nothing. Hope that helps.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #7
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Re: Focus Peaking in Magic Lantern

I just checked out Magic Zoom. It seems a very good solution. Will use it now instead of focus peaking. Thanks for the tips.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #8
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the problem I found with magic zoom is that you can only zoom in part of the screen
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Old May 26th, 2012, 04:15 AM   #9
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You can move the focus point around the screen. But i must admit that I find this a pain and just leave mine in the centre.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #10
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Focus Peaking in ML on the 5DM2 is off. It doesn't work. Moving the focus box for Magic Zoom on the 5D mark II is easy as it uses the joystick.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #11
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Ahh.. just found out Magic Zoom won't work on T3i crop zoom. After switching back from the crop zoom, it draws only horizontal noise on the magic zoom window :/
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Old May 28th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #12
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Re: Focus Peaking in Magic Lantern

Someone else pointed me a bugfix to the firmware that will fix the 3x crop zoom problem. Done!
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Old May 28th, 2012, 01:06 PM   #13
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Re: Focus Peaking in Magic Lantern

Hi Taky,

ANy chance you could share the details of that? I get the feeling I'm missing out on something here. Thanks!
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Old May 28th, 2012, 01:11 PM   #14
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I'm not sure which part you are referring to. But for T3i / 600D, after switching back from the 3x crop zoom, Focus Peaking, and Magic Zoom screen will draw noise instead.

Go to this page and download the autoexec.bin to store in the root of the SD card. It will fix the issue.

https://groups.google.com/group/ml-d...8a9e5e56aa782d
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Old May 28th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #15
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Re: Focus Peaking in Magic Lantern

Taky,

I wasn't sure what you meant, hence the vagueness. I was referring to the messed up on-screen noise after magic zoom when peaking is enabled, and didn't know whether it was a Canon firmware update or a new Magic Lantern one.

Thanks so much for the link, I'll try that out!
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