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5d2 Magic lantern: auto power-up taking too long?

 
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Oct 06, 2013 09:02 |  #1

Hi guys,

I have a 5d2 with ML installed and very much like the features it provides. I have only 1 qualm with it regarding powering up from a period of inactivity.

It takes almost 1.5-2 seconds to power up the camera from the time i hit the shutter button to wake up the camera. On the contrary, without ML the same process is almost instantaneous. ML has caused me to miss a few shots because of this long period of "waking up".

I tried looking thru the menu and ML manual and there's nothing on this. Any advice?


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Oct 06, 2013 13:19 |  #2

zarray wrote in post #16349748 (external link)
Hi guys,

I have a 5d2 with ML installed and very much like the features it provides. I have only 1 qualm with it regarding powering up from a period of inactivity.

It takes almost 1.5-2 seconds to power up the camera from the time i hit the shutter button to wake up the camera. On the contrary, without ML the same process is almost instantaneous. ML has caused me to miss a few shots because of this long period of "waking up".

I tried looking thru the menu and ML manual and there's nothing on this. Any advice?

ML loads from your CF card every time you turn on the camera. The advantage to this, is that there is nothing permanent on your camera, and if you want to use the normal firmware, just use a CF card that doesn't have the ML firmware on it. The downside...is that is must load every time and it takes a second or two.

I don't think there is any way around this..




  
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Oct 06, 2013 13:29 as a reply to  @ davidmtml's post |  #3

Can't you simply not power down during a shoot? Power on when you set up for the day and power off when you have finished, leave it on in the meantime, then it won't have to power up and will be instantly ready.




  
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Oct 06, 2013 15:51 |  #4

sandpiper wrote in post #16350343 (external link)
Can't you simply not power down during a shoot? Power on when you set up for the day and power off when you have finished, leave it on in the meantime, then it won't have to power up and will be instantly ready.

I do not turn my camera to the off position at all...too much of a hassle. The power-saving auto-off cannot be controlled and its the duration of the waking up process(when i hit the shutter button) that is taking way too long compared to a non-ML 5d2.


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Oct 06, 2013 15:52 |  #5

davidmtml wrote in post #16350324 (external link)
ML loads from your CF card every time you turn on the camera. The advantage to this, is that there is nothing permanent on your camera, and if you want to use the normal firmware, just use a CF card that doesn't have the ML firmware on it. The downside...is that is must load every time and it takes a second or two.

I don't think there is any way around this..

Ah...i never thought of that. thank you for the insight.


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Oct 06, 2013 15:59 |  #6

zarray wrote in post #16350696 (external link)
I do not turn my camera to the off position at all...too much of a hassle. The power-saving auto-off cannot be controlled and its the duration of the waking up process(when i hit the shutter button) that is taking way too long compared to a non-ML 5d2.

It depends on your definition of "controlled". You can set the time before it kicks in, or turn it off altogether. My suggestion was to simply turn it off and stop the camera powering down, surely that would get rid of the problem.

I have mine turned off on all my cameras.




  
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