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Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 01:43:05 PM »
Been using the mac beta check this out.
5dm3 beta 1 with 50L +8, beta 2 -1, with 24L +8 beta 1, -1 beta 2.
So the beta results are very different. Also i wonder if my lenses are right on and my sensor is what is off since the amount of afma is exactly the same on both lenses...The thing i am concerned with is the accuracy of the test since beta 1 results were way diff than beta 2's. Updating a beta shouldn't change the accuracy, according to their site it was a working copy but just didn't have all the features working yet. I realize this is a beta but that one leaves me questioning...
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Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 01:43:05 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 02:03:33 PM »
Can those of you who use the new beta FoCal answer my most pressing question?

Does the new beta work fully automatically for the 5D3 and 1DX? That's the only thing holding me back from making a decision.

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Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2012, 02:07:50 PM »
Does the new beta work fully automatically for the 5D3 and 1DX? That's the only thing holding me back from making a decision.

Yes - in fact, full auto is the only mode available for the 5DIII and 1D X (manual and MSC are not supported yet in the Mac version).
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Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2012, 02:57:29 PM »
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Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2012, 10:51:09 PM »
Yes - in fact, full auto is the only mode available for the 5DIII and 1D X (manual and MSC are not supported yet in the Mac version).

Neuro -

Have you successfully used fully automatic mode using the latest Focal Pro beta under OS X?  I tried it today hoping to utilize fully automatic mode on my 5D3, but the restriction remains.

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« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2012, 11:00:14 PM »
Yes - in fact, full auto is the only mode available for the 5DIII and 1D X (manual and MSC are not supported yet in the Mac version).

Neuro -

Have you successfully used fully automatic mode using the latest Focal Pro beta under OS X?  I tried it today hoping to utilize fully automatic mode on my 5D3, but the restriction remains.

Nope. Apologies - I think I misread FoCal's post on the Mac beta. Reading the new instructions, you must use MSC for the 1D X and 5DIII.  In fact, personally, I couldn't even get the Mac beta to connect to my 1D X (tried on two different Macs running 10.6 and 10.7.  I just shot them manually (which is what I'd gotten used to with the 1D X, since I did all my lenses before the 1D X was supported at all).  I analyzed the images I shot in FoCal's Manual mode on the Mac, and that worked.
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Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2012, 12:55:40 AM »
so it looks like FoCal is pretty much a go on the mac as long as you can deal with it not being full auto on the 5diii and 1dx.  I was a bit confused by their last post which, at least to me, read that focal running on OSX and the 5diii weren't yet talking to one another.  If I'm wrong, as it seems I may be, I'm ordering tomorrow. 

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Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 09:14:05 AM »
Focal Pro detected my 5D3 running Mac beta 1.7.0.224 - after I rummaged for a decent, long USB cable.  I previously calibrated all of my lenses using the latest non-beta Windows version.  But, I thought it'd be interesting to compare against the automated results from the OS X version, but apparently that feature is not yet available regardless of platform. 

The OS X beta did crash frequently in my usage yesterday, so I will revert to the last release version until those issues are resolved.  By contrast, the last Windows release version crashed only once, when I attempted to generate a report. 
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Re: FoCal likes the mk3 AF
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 09:14:05 AM »