Reikan FoCal 2.12 MR1 – Nikon D780 support and bug fixes

Reikan FoCal 2.12 MR1 fixes an issue with Nikon image data processing (introduced in FoCal 2.12). FoCal 2.12 brings official support for the new Nikon D780 – the first Nikon camera which supports AF Fine Tune at both ends of the zoom range.

Reikan FoCal 2.12 - Nikon D780 with wide/tele AF Fine Tune

What’s New in FoCal 2.12 MR1

The purpose of the 2.12 MR1 (Maintenance Release 1) is to fix an issue with processing of Nikon image data with certain older Nikon cameras (this issue was introduced in FoCal 2.12).

We recommend everyone using FoCal 2.12 updates to FoCal 2.12 MR1.

Below is a repeat of the information from the FoCal 2.12 blog post.

Nikon D780 Support

The official Nikon documentation is now available and we’ve made a few minor adjustments to the control of the Nikon D780 to fully support this new camera.

From a software point-of-view, the D780 is much more like the Nikon Z-series mirrorless cameras and suggests a shift to a common and more modern interface. It led to a couple of interesting development problems while we were adding support for the D780, but they’re all sorted now!

Two Point AF Fine Tune on the Nikon D780 with Reikan FoCal

The big headline for this camera is the ability to set AF Fine Tune values for both the wide and telephoto ends of a zoom lens, as shown in the screenshot above, notice the AF Fine Tune Value part! (Check out the dedicated blog entry for more details).

During calibration, FoCal will instruct you which setting to change and you just jump into the D780 menu and change either the Wide or Telephoto option:

Nikon D780 Wide/Tele AF Fine Tune - Reikan FoCal

More details…

There are more details in the changelog on the release notes for this version.

How do I get FoCal 2.12 MR1

Download FoCal 2.12 MR1 for Windows or macOS by logging in to the LMS at lms.fo-cal.co.uk. Once logged in, you will see a download link to the software.

This release is available to all FoCal users (FoCal Plus, Pro and Commercial/Non-Profit) who were within their Included Updates Period as of 16th March 2020 (the release date of FoCal 2.12 Beta 1). This means you can use the software if you purchased FoCal or an Included Updates Period extension on or after this date.

If the above does not apply to you, you can purchase another 12 months by logging in to the account system via lms.fo-cal.co.uk and going to the Included Updates Period section.

You can get the software in one of two ways:

  • Go to the About > Update Check option in the software. From here you can hit the Download button to get the software.
  • By logging in to the FoCal Account system via lms.fo-cal.co.uk.

If you don’t own FoCal, you can purchase the software as a download or find sources for the boxed product from the FoCal Online Store.

Please note that with the current Covid-19 situation, we have stopped shipping hard targets from our store for the near future. You can print a target for calibration at home using the files supplied with the download package, and we will be shipping hard targets again as soon as possible.

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

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