Manual Control With Magic Lantern – Updated

You may have seen the post I did a while ago on using Magic Lantern to gain full control of your Canon DSLR even if you only have one button on your water housing, like I do with the Canon 60D in the Aquatech CR-60 housing.

Well, it’s now out of date, development of Magic Lantern moves very quickly and a little while ago the Pico C script support which my scripts rely on to work was removed, if you have a read of their forum you’ll find that there are a few options being discussed for bringing it back, and when it looks like it’s settled on a final solution for scripts or something similar I’ll try and update them so that there’s something that works with the latest stable release.

I wouldn't have been able to capture this shot of Ed Baines without Magic Lantern and my back focus with live view button script
I wouldn’t have been able to capture this shot of Ed Baines without Magic Lantern and my back focus with live view button script

Until then if you want to get these scripts running you’ll have to use an old version of Magic Lantern, you can download the one I am using in my camera here: Right Click and Save to download

You will need to get Magic Lantern working first, and to do that I recommend using the latest stable build from the Magic Lantern website, then once it’s all working you can copy the older files and folders to your SD card, overwriting the new ones. I have included the two scripts I wrote in the scripts folder of the download.

Now you can go to the original post to find out all about how the scripts work and what they’re for: learningsurfphotography.com/how-to-gain-full-control-with-a-basic-water-housing/

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