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Dec 20, 2011 12:54 |  #1

I would like to bounce a few things I have going on your way and get some feedback.


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Dec 20, 2011 17:36 |  #2

I am in on the beta, downloaded and installed, but have not had time to try it yet - on the road for work this week, but have a three day weekend coming up and trying it out is all I want for Christmas :)

Happy to converse with you once I have the opportunity to use it.


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Dec 20, 2011 17:59 |  #3

I'm a beta tester as well, and happy to commute with you guys :}


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Dec 20, 2011 18:21 as a reply to  @ Tmuussoni's post |  #4

I'm not a tester (wish I were) but I would really love to see the reviews of this product after the final version is released. I'm not obsessive about MA but this looks like it would sure make it a LOT easier and more accurate.


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Dec 20, 2011 19:32 |  #5

I'm also a beta tester. Let me know how I can help.




  
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Dec 21, 2011 03:53 |  #6

I sent a PM to all 3 of you. I just wanted to talk a bit about the software but still be respectful to the published who wishes to keep any bugs/impressions quiet during the beta phase.


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Jan 02, 2012 11:42 |  #7

I see that this is now released and I would love to hear from anyone who has used it and see if this really works. The price seems very reasonable if it does work.


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Jan 02, 2012 11:46 |  #8

davemiller wrote in post #13634182 (external link)
I see that this is now released and I would love to hear from anyone who has used it and see if this really works. The price seems very reasonable if it does work.

Yes it seems to work very well for me and I prefer using it to my LensAlign Pro and Spyder LensCal. Having it automated, repeatable, and results graphically presented are worth it to me.

In Beta I noticed a few bugs which I haven't checked out on the production release.


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Jan 02, 2012 11:46 |  #9

I used some of the early, pre-beta work that he did and it worked quite well then.


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Jan 02, 2012 11:49 |  #10

Is there a link to this magic?


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Jan 02, 2012 11:53 |  #11

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13634203 (external link)
Is there a link to this magic?


Here you go, Jay: http://www.reikan.co.u​k/focal/ (external link)


- Eric S.: My Birds/Wildlife (external link) (7D MkII/5D IV, Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5, Canon 24-105L f/4 IS, Canon 70-200L f/2.8 IS MkII, Canon 100-400L f/4.5-5.6 IS I/II)
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Jan 02, 2012 11:55 |  #12

Thank You Eric! :D


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Jan 02, 2012 13:02 |  #13

Thanks DDL and Snydremark for the quick responses. I'm glad to hear that this actually works. Do you recommend the Pro version or is the Plus version sufficient?


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Jan 02, 2012 13:15 |  #14

davemiller wrote in post #13634542 (external link)
Thanks DDL and Snydremark for the quick responses. I'm glad to hear that this actually works. Do you recommend the Pro version or is the Plus version sufficient?

Plus as a minimum to get the automated MA but I like Pro to get the extra features such as the focus versus MA graph, etc. It's interesting to see if a lens has a distinct "best" MA versus a range of "equally good" MA. If a range of "equally good" MA exists then you can pick the MA value in that range that works best over a wider range of subject distances, etc.

Pro also allows you to go beyond the Canon MA range available through the camera's MA menu (if you need more than +20 or -20 on the 7D).


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Jan 02, 2012 13:20 |  #15

I'm leaning towards the Pro. Looks like they are offering a discount through the end of the month. Thanks again.


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