Nikon Z6/Z7 VR Analysis with Reikan FoCal

A few days ago, Nikon issued a service advisory for a fault with the VR (Vibration Reduction) system built into the Z6 and Z7 cameras, and it got me thinking about how you would test the performance of the VR system (or really the image stabilisation system in any camera or lens, not just Nikon’s …

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FoCal 2.9 Beta 1 – with Nikon Z6/Z7 Support

After a huge development effort and an extensive alpha testing program, we’re absolutely delighted to announce FoCal 2.9 Beta 1 for public release to FoCal Pro/Commercial users! Wait… What about 2.7 and 2.8? There’s such a lot of changes under the skin that we’ve skipped 2.7 and 2.8 and gone straight to 2.9… This is …

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The new Nikon Z7 – investigating with Reikan FoCal

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll be aware of the release of Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras – the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7. Our Nikon Z7 arrived at FoCal HQ last Thursday in the form of the “24-70 + FTZ Kit”. The documentation isn’t available from Nikon yet to control the camera …

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FoCal 2.6 – Adds Auto Focus Calibration Support for Nikon D850 and High Sierra Support With Nikon Cameras

Nikon D850 Focus Calibration Focal 2.6 Release

We’re delighted to announce FoCal 2.6 for Mac and Windows is ready for release! Nikon’s newest dSLR camera the D850 is now fully supported within FoCal. In addition we’ve made some handy improvements within FoCal, including to the lens comparison database generation. We’ve been busy working on full High Sierra support, it’s not a completely …

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