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Drizzt321

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Re: 5d3 and FoCal errors
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2013, 07:21:25 PM »
Hey Drizzl321, if you do start to test at multiple distances, if you don't mind I would really like to see a summary of the results.  I'm trying to collect enough data to see if there are any patterns to the change in AFMA as the distance changes.  More data from different lenses and cameras would be better.

At some point I will post my results on the CR Forum.

Hmm...do you know if FoCal can export the results as a CSV? I know it does a full PDF report, but if we can get the raw data, that could start making for an interesting database of lens results.
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Re: 5d3 and FoCal errors
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2013, 07:21:25 PM »

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Re: 5d3 and FoCal errors
« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2013, 07:52:20 PM »
Great idea.  I have been saving the csv files along with the PDF files.  When you save a report, a menu pops up and one of the options is to save csv file.  At least there is in the Pro version.

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Re: 5d3 and FoCal errors
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2013, 02:05:39 AM »
Great idea.  I have been saving the csv files along with the PDF files.  When you save a report, a menu pops up and one of the options is to save csv file.  At least there is in the Pro version.

Oh, how interesting. I never really bothered looking. Next time I do AFMA I'll have to take a look. I do have the Pro version, I figured it wasn't that much more and you never know when you might need some additional features :)
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Re: 5d3 and FoCal errors
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2013, 04:17:35 PM »
Well, I finally figured out my FoCal issues w/the 5d3. It's snowing here in the Baltimore area and that gave me a bit of down time to spend playing with it. Hopefully this will help others out if they are having a similar problem.

It seems that FoCal will not perform the phase detect autofocus step if the AF-ON button is not configured to "Metering and AF start". I had mine set to AE lock (hold).

I've e-mailed their support, and hopefully this will be added to the configuration changes the program makes before it runs it's tests.
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Re: 5d3 and FoCal errors
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2013, 04:17:35 PM »