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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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Reikan FoCal 2.4 MR1 – Canon macOS Sierra Support and Target Setup Enhancements

We’re excited to announce the release of Reikan FoCal 2.4 Maintenance Release 1 (MR1) for Windows and Mac. This release brings much improved macOS Sierra (OS X 10.12) support for Canon cameras and includes enhancements to the new Target Setup first introduced in FoCal 2.4. It also includes a whole host of reliability improvements and …


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Which are the most popular Canon Cameras? – 2012 to 2014

Following on from the “which lenses are most popular” post, this post is about which are the most popular Canon cameras among FoCal users from May 2012 through to October 2014. The Data Since 2012, users of FoCal have had the opportunity to upload their results data back to our servers.  We’re really excited about being …


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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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