Do you look at the histogram all the times.

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  1. tecboy

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    Is it safe to run Magic Lantern in a dslr?


     
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    pgriz Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No. after a while the Lantern causes the sensor to overheat and smoke. Not to mention that if you set the magic parameters wrong, your bank account get magic withdrawals (funny how it never works the other way) when the dates equal 3, 9, 17, and 27. Plus, Canon gets to sue you for violating their intellectual property.










    J/K. :D

    I've used it on a number of Canon cameras, and all it did was help. It runs off the card, and is loaded into camera memory in parallel to the Canon's native firmware. If you don't like it, put in a non-bootable SD card, and Canon firmware will load on boot-up by itself.
     
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    Just wanted to say that this made me laugh so hard when I read it.
     
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    what is chimping?
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Looking at the results of every image right after it's taken.

    Take a shot, look at the monitor.....Take another shot, look at the monitor......Take another shot, look at the monitor.....
     
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    rarely, these 3.2 inch screen are perfect to see if you blown some highlights, and with the amount of data you can bring back shooting raw, you have to blow highlight pretty stupidly bad to not be able to get the details.
     
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    tecboy No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What do you think of Eric Kim's article? I kindly disagree. I still have to check the screen for mistake and correct the setting for the next shootings.
     
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    Yeah, I disagree with most of the reasons he stated, BUT he is a street shooter so that makes a difference too.
     
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    How often I look depends on the situation.
    If its changing lighting where I or the subject is shifting in lighting conditions then I'm more apt to look at it more often to ensure that I'm shifting the exposure just enough to ensure that I'm getting enough light without overexposing. It's also good as a quick check of frame coverage.

    That said there are many situations where you just don't have the time or its not practical and you have to judge that for yourself. It's a balancing act where if you use the histogram on the back of the camera you want to check; but you also have to balance that against keeping your eye in the viewfinder ready for the next shot.
     
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    Is he that young street shooter kid whose largely average portfolio seems to make people want to spend $1000 for one of his workshops?
     
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    I look at the histogram in the bedroom with the door closed when the wife is gone.
     

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