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Oct 18, 2011 02:36 |  #1

I found this free automatic microadjust software for the 5D2 while browsing the internet tonight. I haven't tried the software yet, but I thought someone else may benefit from it. Here's the link: http://www.reikan.co.u​k …hy/blog/?p=1489​#more-1489 (external link)


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Oct 18, 2011 06:38 |  #2

Thanks. I'll give it a go.


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Oct 18, 2011 14:49 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #3

Anyone test this on a 7D?


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Oct 18, 2011 14:53 |  #4

jasonlitka wrote in post #13268847 (external link)
Anyone test this on a 7D?

not sure if it would work, considering the author of the program wrote this in response to someone's question regarding the 7D:

"I will very shortly be doing a version for the 7D (I own both the 5Dmk2 and 7D). Considering the interest in the 5Dmk2 version so far, I will try and work on the modifications required for the 7D over the next week or so."


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Oct 18, 2011 15:00 |  #5

this is great stuff, wonder if Rich can make a mfa program for different focal lengths for zooms ;)


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Oct 18, 2011 15:03 |  #6

THIS IS AWESOME.

I have to test this tonight! This is exactly what I was talking about in a thread I started not too long ago.

If this guy charged $20 for this I'd pay (so long as it works).

Anyone try it? I will do the 5DII tonight using my LensAlign tool. Awesome find! 7D next please!


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Oct 18, 2011 15:06 |  #7

Someone try it on a Mark IV!

Not me :)


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Oct 18, 2011 15:41 |  #8

I tried it with my 5D2 and Sigma 85. It consistantly got nearly the same result. I ran the program several times and it was always within +/- 1 focus unit for each camera to subject distance that I tested. I think that's pretty accurate.

When I change the distance to the target, the results would change a little more, but I think that's because of the lens. I adjusted my 85 to about the distance needed for a head and shoulders portrait, because that's the distance that I use most.

It says it's a beta version and I did find one bug in it, but it wasn't a problem. After unhooking the camera the first time, mirror lock-up was still enabled. I had to change that custom function back. The second time that I hooked it up, it didn't do this. Other than that, the program seems to work well. I have only done limited tests, but it seems to have improved the focus.


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Oct 18, 2011 15:47 |  #9

JonK wrote in post #13268934 (external link)
THIS IS AWESOME.

I have to test this tonight! This is exactly what I was talking about in a thread I started not too long ago.

If this guy charged $20 for this I'd pay (so long as it works).

Anyone try it? I will do the 5DII tonight using my LensAlign tool. Awesome find! 7D next please!

I read the thread that you posted about that. It basically works the same way as what you were talking about. It uses the cameras contrast detect autofocus as a baseline and then takes a series of photos using the phase detect autofocus set at various adjustment values, defocusing between shots.

It somehow compares these images with the contrast detect images to determine the best microadjust setting. The program then automatically sets the setting.


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Oct 18, 2011 16:19 |  #10

This looks interesting - thanks!


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Oct 18, 2011 16:39 |  #11

nice find, I'll check it out. thanks!




  
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Oct 18, 2011 16:49 |  #12
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Sounds like a cool program, but sadly enough it only works for PC.

Oh well, my lenses are fine anyway.


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Oct 18, 2011 17:50 |  #13

anybody have a registration code.... you know instant gratification and all that


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Oct 18, 2011 18:08 |  #14

lens pirate wrote in post #13269889 (external link)
anybody have a registration code.... you know instant gratification and all that

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It's in the link and the PDF;)


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Oct 18, 2011 18:57 |  #15

drumnut01 wrote in post #13269241 (external link)
I read the thread that you posted about that. It basically works the same way as what you were talking about. It uses the cameras contrast detect autofocus as a baseline and then takes a series of photos using the phase detect autofocus set at various adjustment values, defocusing between shots.

It somehow compares these images with the contrast detect images to determine the best microadjust setting. The program then automatically sets the setting.

Yeah man - exactly. I was thinking it might be able to do it with firmware, but it seems this guy is doing it via the driver and than comparing it to an image it is expecting in his software. Still cool! I am glad he's made this as honestly I cannot fathom canon techs sitting around taking pictures, copying to a PC, looking, going back, etc...

This is awesome. Printing the chart and going to try tonight.


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