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The new Nikon Z7 – investigating with Reikan FoCal

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll be aware of the release of Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless cameras – the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7. Our Nikon Z7 arrived at FoCal HQ last Thursday in the form of the “24-70 + FTZ Kit”. The documentation isn’t available from Nikon yet to control the camera …


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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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5D Mark IV “Dual Pixel Raw” – Focus Overlay

Canon’s new 5D Mark IV has been announced and includes a feature that’s got our attention. The Dual Pixel Raw format allows for new types of post capture analysis, it’s early days but so far looks very interesting! Dual Pixel Raw Apart from the usual incremental improvements on the 5D line of cameras, Canon have …


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Image Stabilisation Settling Time and Image Quality

The Mac version of FoCal is coming on very nicely, and we’re preparing for a public Beta release for FoCal Pro users within the next few days (keep an eye out!).  Right now, we’re doing some final tests and creating the OSX version of the manual.  In doing so, we have to run all the …


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