Reikan FoCal 1.9.1 Release with 70D support (Windows & Mac)

We’re delighted to announce the release of Reikan FoCal 1.9.1 for Windows and Mac, bringing Canon EOS 70D support and some minor bug fixes.

Reikan FoCal now supports the Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D Support

The key feature of FoCal 1.9.1 is the addition of support for the Canon EOS 70D.  The handling of all camera metadata has also been updated.

We have also fixed the following issue:

  • Fixed an issue where all files saved to the directory specified in the Pro Settings/Preferences tab had the cameras raw extension (e.g. CR2 or NEF) even though some were JPEG images.

Note that the 70D is completely controlled by the computer so you can run fully automatic calibration with one button click!

Known Issues

The following are known issues which are being investigated:

  • Very rarely, the Canon EOS 70D can stop communicating with computer and may cause FoCal to crash. If this happens, power down the camera, disconnect from the computer, then reconnect and restart FoCal.  This is believed to be an issue with the Canon interface files and we are awaiting an update.
  • In order to use Contrast Detect as the focus method in the AF Consistency test with the Canon EOS 70D, you must ensure that the “Live View Shooting I – Continuous AF” menu option is set to disabled.

Support Status

Mac

The following table shows the support for FoCal for Mac:

Operating System Camera Manufacturer Status
OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Canon & Nikon Fully functional
OS X 10.7 (Lion) Canon & Nikon Fully functional
OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Canon & Nikon Fully functional

Windows

The following table shows the support for FoCal for Windows:

Operating System Camera Manufacturer Status
Windows XP Canon only Fully functional
Windows Vista Canon & Nikon Fully functional
Windows 7 Canon & Nikon Fully functional
Windows 8 Canon & Nikon Fully functional

How do I get it?

If you already have a license for FoCal, you can download the software at no extra cost from the License Management System – you’ll see the link to the download near the bottom of the page once you log in.

You can purchase FoCal Standard, FoCal Plus or FoCal Pro from the links at the bottom of the version information pages.

MAC: The software is available as a disk image (DMG) file for OS X, containing the software itself, the target images and documentation in separate directories.

WINDOWS: The software is available as a ZIP file, which contains the software, the target images and the documentation in separate directories.

Installing on OS X (IMPORTANT!)

FoCal for Mac uses the Mono framework and this must be installed before using FoCal.  Please see this post for complete information on how to ensure your Mac is set up correctly to run FoCal.  If you do not follow these instructions, FoCal will NOT operate correctly!

QuickStart Guides

There are short guides available which help you through the installation, connection and first use of the software available for Windows and for Mac on the Document Downloads page.

 

 

 

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