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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2012, 05:58:00 PM »
focal is easy to use...nothing miracolous but you will save a lot of time

here a link to buy with 40% discount
http://www.reikan.co.uk/focal/mbp45/

Should I get the Focal Plus or Focal Pro?

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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2012, 06:20:11 PM »
Get the pro version so you have access to all of the other cool tests and reports.

focal is easy to use...nothing miracolous but you will save a lot of time

here a link to buy with 40% discount
http://www.reikan.co.uk/focal/mbp45/

Should I get the Focal Plus or Focal Pro?

Thanks,

csli

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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2012, 06:24:44 PM »
Get the pro version so you have access to all of the other cool tests and reports.

focal is easy to use...nothing miracolous but you will save a lot of time

here a link to buy with 40% discount
http://www.reikan.co.uk/focal/mbp45/

OK. Thanks!

Should I get the Focal Plus or Focal Pro?

Thanks,

csli

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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2012, 06:25:57 PM »
Get the pro version so you have access to all of the other cool tests and reports.

focal is easy to use...nothing miracolous but you will save a lot of time

here a link to buy with 40% discount
http://www.reikan.co.uk/focal/mbp45/

Should I get the Focal Plus or Focal Pro?

Thanks,

OK, thanks!

bklein61

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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2012, 09:10:59 PM »
I am wondering when you do the microadjustment with FoCal do you leave your UV filter on or take it off.  I presently using B&W XS Pro on my lenses.

bkorcel

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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2012, 03:41:15 PM »
Since AFMA is calculated using internal functions it technically shouldnt matter if you leave it on or take it off.  I would take it off if it were me (I dont use filters on my lenses). 

However you can also run a sharpness test with the pro version and it will cycle through every F stop and calculate the best Fstop for the sharpest image.  Test with and without the filter to see how much your filter is affecting your images.

I am wondering when you do the microadjustment with FoCal do you leave your UV filter on or take it off.  I presently using B&W XS Pro on my lenses.

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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2012, 04:14:40 PM »
Yep, another focal pro user here. :)


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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2012, 02:46:03 PM »
Question about AFMA for two 5D3s. Do I need to do each AFMA separately or can I just use the settings from the first body and copy it to the second?
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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2012, 02:56:40 PM »
Question about AFMA for two 5D3s. Do I need to do each AFMA separately or can I just use the settings from the first body and copy it to the second?

You have to do it for each body.  The whole point of a AFMA setting is to correct the slight differences in lenses and bodies.  One body may be off by -2 and a lens may be off by +2 which means it focuses just fine (net of zero) but the other body may be off by -6 and the same lens is off by +2 for a net of -4.
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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2012, 03:00:19 PM »
I see, is it typically done for all the lenses you use or just the ones you are having issues with?
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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2012, 03:05:50 PM »
I see, is it typically done for all the lenses you use or just the ones you are having issues with?

All of them since you may not realize that you are not getting the sharpest image possible.  Some of my lenses I thought were pretty good actually needed a fair amount of correction.  They are crazy sharp now.
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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2012, 03:29:44 PM »
Sounds good, thanks. I'm going to try them all tonight when I get home.
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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2012, 04:23:00 PM »
Dang....now I need to get a 200 f/2!

Yep, another focal pro user here. :)




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Re: Best way of doing AF MA?
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2012, 01:59:44 AM »
Just got Reikan Focal Pro last night for my mac since theres a beta version now and absolutely love it. Very simple to use Well worth the price.

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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2012, 01:59:44 AM »