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Why you should calibrate Canon EF Lenses with Reikan FoCal

Reikan FoCal - Why you should calibrate Canon EF Lenses

Since the introduction of the Canon EOS 1D Mark III way back in 2007, middle to high-end camera owners have been able to adjust the focus system of their camera to work better with each lens.   Reikan FoCal takes the guesswork out of this adjustment by automating the process and using advanced computer analysis …


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Do I need to calibrate autofocus?

AF Microadjustment Values for ALL Canon cameras and lenses

We’re often asked whether there really is any point to calibrating your camera autofocus. Obviously we’re going to say a big, fat yes! otherwise FoCal wouldn’t exist, but I wanted to show a few charts to explain the sort of performance you’re likely to get “out the box”. When FoCal is used to calibrate or analyse a …


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Why can’t the 5Dmk3,1D X and Nikon cameras be completely automated?

When FoCal was first launched, it supported the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 7D and could run a complete calibration with absolutely no user interaction.  We added further Canon cameras, and then when we added support for Nikon cameras we hit a stumbling block which meant that the software couldn’t control one particular setting.  With …


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New Online Camera/Lens Information Tool

We’ve just launched the first version of our Camera/Lens Information tool which takes our database of uploaded FoCal results and lets you easily visualise the combined results of various FoCal tests from thousands of FoCal users! You can find the tool on the front page of the website in the new Online Tools menu option, …


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