The upcoming 1.8 version sounds like a big step forward.http://www.reikan.co.uk/focalweb/index.php/2013/02/focal-1-8-release-candidate-available-for-focal-pro-users/
Updates and FixesWith the last major issues with the Mac version of FoCal ironed out, we’ve been steaming ahead working on fixed for various bugs and improving the features of FoCal. This new version brings the following updates:
- RAW analysis – RAW sensor data is now analysed by default for more accurate and repeatable results
- A new TurboCal tool for Canon cameras which performs a shutterless AF microadjustment calibration in 20-30 seconds!
- A new Camera Information tool showing lots of useful information about your camera (including shutter count where available)
- Addition of Focus Controls to the Target Setup tool to allow live adjustment of focus (useful for Aperture Sharpness/TurboCal tests)
- A completely rewritten Dust Analysis test which is faster, gives better results with more detail and even detects hot pixels!
- Much of the analysis has been made multi-threaded for improved performance on common multicore processors
- Improvements to the integrated licensing to not require program restarts in most cases
- Option to use Canon Legacy interface files for older cameras (e.g. Canon EOS-1D(s) Mark III)
- More information in the reports for all tests (e.g. camera firmware, operating system version etc)
- Fixes to handling of Canon EOS-1 series camera mode control
- Fix for Nikon shutter speed inaccuracies
Anyone tried it? Shutterless sounnds good to me, using up a few hunndred shutter actuations to calibrate a few lenses is noot something I look forward to.