Reikan FoCal 2.0 Mac MR2 – Improved OS X 10.11 El Capitan Nikon Support

We’re delighted to announce the release of Reikan FoCal 2.0 Maintenance Release 2 (MR2) for Mac. This release improves Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) support, specifically for Nikon D800, D810 and D7100 cameras.

FoCal 2.0 MR2 - Improved support in El Capitan
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Mac Only

This release (MR2) is only for Mac users and the changes will only make a difference if you are running Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and use Nikon D800, D810 or D7100 cameras.

Background

It’s been a bit of a journey to finally get the last few Nikon cameras fully supported on El Capitan. After a fair amount of changes to the Nikon comms section of FoCal we think we’re there. We’d like to thank users for their help and support investigating issues with the previous release and their patience whilst we worked on the updates.

Fixes and Improvements

The following is a list of the changes new in this release:

Updates in this release:

  • FIX: Add support for Nikon D7100 on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • FIX: Improve connection for Nikon D800 and D810 cameras on OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Software Support Status

Mac

The following table shows the support for FoCal for Mac:

Operating System Camera Manufacturer Status
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) Canon & Nikon Fully functional
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) Canon & Nikon Fully functional
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) Canon & Nikon Fully functional

How do I get FoCal 2.0 MR2?

FoCal 2.0 MR2 is available for Mac (OS X 10.9, OS X 10.10 and OS X 10.11) operating systems.

If you don’t own FoCal, you can purchase the software as a download or boxed product, as well as Focal Hard Targets from the store.

The installation package contains the software, target images and a reference manual (also available on the Documents Download page).

Download FoCal 2.0 MR2 by logging in to the LMS at lms.fo-cal.co.uk. You will see a download link to the software.

12 comments on “Reikan FoCal 2.0 Mac MR2 – Improved OS X 10.11 El Capitan Nikon Support

    • Hi Greg,

      It’s very much the intent that this update will allow USB3 with D800/D810, that’s what we’ve found in our internal testing and also from feedback from those who we asked to trial it.

      One slight caveat, one user reported that he still needed to use USB2, we don’t believe that’s the normal case and we’re still investigating (could likely be a suspect USB3 cable issue).

      Any issues please raise a ticket in the normal way.

      Best Regards,
      Dave

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    • Hi

      When exactly will you support the 1DX II? Is there a work around until it is fully supported? I need this camera calibrated.

      I would greatly appreciate if you would PLEASE respond.

      Thank you in advance.

      sek

      Reply
  • Is there any information when the Canon 80D will be added to the software. I have lenses that need calibrating to my new camera for my paid work… Thanks, Joe

    Reply
    • Hi Joe,

      Thank you for your interest in FoCal.

      Yep, FoCal Canon 80D support is very much on the plan, we hope to release a new version of FoCal next month to include D80 support (estimate subject to change as we investigate further!)

      Best Regards,
      Dave

      Reply
  • Hi,

    I now have a Nikon D5 and as you might have heard the D5 and also the D500 are now able to calibrate the outfocus itself. Works like a charme and is really fast!

    In which way you plan to support the upcoming new Nikons?

    Thanks, Rudi

    Reply
    • Hi Rudi,

      The Nikon D5 and D500 are interesting and we are currently working on adding them to FoCal, stay tuned 🙂

      Best Regards,
      Dave

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        • Hi Germen,

          Thanks for your interest in FoCal, D500 and D5 support is still in the works, expect to have an update to include these cameras within the next couple of weeks! 🙂

          Best Regards,
          Dave

          Reply
  • Steve Lewis says:

    I would like FoCal for my Nikon D850 and the Nikon lenses I own. This might work with your upgrade for the D5 and D500, or are you months away for that upgrade?

    Reply
    • Hi Steve,

      At the moment (~mid September 2017) the D850 is not yet supported. Nikon hasn’t yet released an update to their published interface to allow us to access the camera. Once that’s released we will add it to FoCal. Estimates are always tricky to pin down, tomorrow we’re getting hold of a D850 to do some initial investigation with a plan to have full support in an upcoming release (possibly within a month of now!).

      Best Regards,
      Dave

      Reply

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