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

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Reikan FoCal 2.4 MR2 – General Bug Fixes

Reikan FoCal 2.4 MR2 Released

Hot on the heels of FoCal 2.4 MR1, we’re pleased to announce the release of Reikan FoCal 2.4 Maintenance Release 2 (MR2) for Windows and Mac. This release is a set of small but important bug fixes to improve usability

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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

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FoCal 2.4 – Adds “Dual Pixel Raw” Analysis and New Target Setup

FoCal 2.4 is here! Lots of work with Canon’s 5D Mark IV camera, Dual Pixel Raw functionality is now part of FoCal. In addition, we’ve totally re-designed and re-written target setup, it’s much easier and faster to use and guides

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Bringing Dual Pixel Raw to Reikan FoCal

With the introduction of the EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon opened up some new possibilities for image processing with the introduction of Dual Pixel Raw files.  Following on from our previous post on the subject, we’ve been investigating how these

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FoCal 2.3 – Adds Full Canon 5D Mark IV Support and Further Internal Improvements

FoCal Adds Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Support

FoCal 2.3 is ready! Canon’s newest dSLR camera is now fully supported within FoCal. In addition we’ve improved some key areas within FoCal, liveview will start faster on Canon cameras, we’ve been able to reinstate shutter count information for some

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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

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FoCal 2.2 – Add Full Canon 80D and 1DX Mark II, More Comparison Data and Internal Improvements

FoCal 2.2 is here! Following hotly after last months 2.1 Nikon release it’s the turn of Canon. Full support for the two new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS 80D cameras. Really useful FoCal Comparison Data has been added

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FoCal 2.1 – Adds Full Nikon D5/D500 Support and New Dust Analysis.

This release adds full support for Nikon D5 and Nikon D500 cameras on all platforms and adds the ability to calibrate using pre-captured files from Canon 1DX Mark II and Canon 80D (full support for these two new Canon cameras

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Nikon D500 Automatic AF Fine Tune

With the release of the D5 and D500, Nikon have introduced an “automatic AF Fine Tune” feature into their range of dSLR cameras.  We’ve spent a couple of days with our D500 in the Reikan lab running tests to get

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