FoCal 3 Release Candidate available now

Reikan FoCal 3 Release Candidate is now available! This update brings some fixes and improvements to the previous FoCal 3 Beta released 2 weeks ago.

FoCal 3 Release Candidate

What’s New?

[If you’re not interested in the details and just want to grab the release download info is here]

FoCal 3 Release Candidate fixes some issues and brings a few improvements to the previous FoCal 3 Beta release, namely:

  • Fixes issues causing problems with adjusting AF Fine Tune on Nikon cameras with Wide/Tele adjustments and/or Teleconverters.
  • Help and Target documents are now integrated with the installation package and available from the Help menu.
  • Various improvements and fixes, including updates to the Time Synchronisation functionality offering more option in Settings and clearer, faster messages.

Updates since FoCal 2021

For information about the updates since the last stabe release – FoCal 2021 – please see this post about FoCal 3 Beta.

Operating System Support

The following are supported Operating Systems:

Windows (64-bit)

Windows 11 – we don’t expect any issues with FoCal running on Windows 11, and will be testing with developer releases from Microsoft as they become available closer to public Windows 11 release.

Mac

  • macOS Big Sur (11.x)
  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)
  • macOS Sierra (10.12)

More details…

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

Giving Feedback

We would love you to try out this new release of FoCal and let us know what you think – good and bad. It’s feedback from users that helps make each release better than the last. Lots of the functionality in FoCal is implemented following suggestions from users – don’t be afraid to propose improvements and new ideas!

If you have any feedback, please use the Send Feedback button in the Help > Help menu. This will open a dedicated contact form so we can make sure we capture all your feedback:

Reikan FoCal Send Feedback option
Please use the Send Feedback button to give us feedback about pre-release versions

Thank you!

Thank you to all our users past and present who’ve used FoCal for their calibrations. An extra special thank you to everyone who’s got in touch with feedback, a lot changes are driven directly from what you tell us!

Get Reikan FoCal 3 Release Candidate

Download FoCal 3 Release Candidate for Windows or macOS by logging in to the account system via lms.fo-cal.co.uk. Once logged in, you will see a download link to the software.

FoCal 3 Release Candidate is available to all users that are within their Included Updates Period as of 26th July 2021 (the date of the first FoCal 3 pre-release build). You can get the software as below:

  • By logging in to the FoCal Account system via lms.fo-cal.co.uk.  Near the top you’ll see “Pre-Release Downloads” – the new release is in that section.

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

If you’re not yet a FoCal user, you can purchase the software as a download or boxed product, as well as Focal Hard Targets from the FoCal Online Store.

It’s worth just checking the pre-release software FAQ to make sure you understand the type of software you’re getting.

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