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Feb 05, 2013 06:41 |  #31

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I also just bought it a few weeks ago. While I was reading about, I learned that there is a discount page. If anybody is planning to buy, check out this link if you don't know already:

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Thanks for that link. I saw it a few months so ago in another thread and have been searching for it ever since.


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Feb 05, 2013 10:37 |  #32

Thanks for the link... Just bought the Plus version. I dont really think that I need all the features of the Pro version. But I can always upgrade should I want to.


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Feb 05, 2013 11:19 |  #33

I noticed that it said there were limitations to using this software with a 1D3. Has anyone used it with this body and were your results good?


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Feb 05, 2013 16:20 |  #34

Screencap from latest version includes an information page - that includes shutter count. If that works it would be a great addition.


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Feb 05, 2013 18:07 |  #35

well after using this software a few times. I think its crap and was def not worth my $64. The results it gives are not even accurate. I took each lens after took a few min to MA more and got a different # and better results. Wish i could return it


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Feb 05, 2013 18:19 |  #36

05Xrunner wrote in post #15576670 (external link)
well after using this software a few times. I think its crap and was def not worth my $64. The results it gives are not even accurate. I took each lens after took a few min to MA more and got a different # and better results. Wish i could return it

Hmm, so I'm not alone.


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Feb 05, 2013 18:22 |  #37

Nope. I have got an error few times saying it can't find target. But nothing has moved at all. Gives me option to keep going if I know nothing moved. But what is deal it says can't find target when it's dead center in viewfinder in the center af point


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Feb 05, 2013 18:29 |  #38

I'm still confused how you MA a 70-200 on a 5D2 since there's only one adjustment per lens...


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Feb 05, 2013 19:22 |  #39

how is it user error? I did target search i got the big check mark..it will be about 2min into its AUTO correction and the message will pop up. So how is this user error if its happening in the middle of its testing.


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Feb 05, 2013 19:26 |  #40

no its got plenty of light..have a spot light on target as well.


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Feb 06, 2013 01:05 |  #41

05Xrunner wrote in post #15576946 (external link)
how is it user error? .

Well, thousands of others have no problem with it, so it's not likely to be a problem inherent in the software. That leaves the hardware or the wetware, and experience suggests it's far more likely to be the latter.

But we can prove it one way or another. Post one of the images from a FoCal run.


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Feb 06, 2013 13:23 |  #42

hollis_f wrote in post #15576306 (external link)
Screencap from latest version includes an information page - that includes shutter count. If that works it would be a great addition.


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Very cool!

05Xrunner wrote in post #15576958 (external link)
no its got plenty of light..have a spot light on target as well.

What's the light level? I think it says somewhere EV 10 as a minimum is recommended.

Also did you use the recommended distances for the focal lengths? I didn't know that at first...


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Feb 06, 2013 15:12 |  #43

this is my error and NOTHING has moved a cm..It keeps giving this error almost every time the setup is perfectly fine the software just sucks and it gives a different MA everytime and not by 1 point last time it said -10 this time was 0

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So waste of 64bucks

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Feb 06, 2013 15:20 |  #44

Well my target validation I did seems to say its good with green check mark. So if its supposed to be closer then it shouldn't validate. I don't think it getting closer will change anything


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Feb 06, 2013 15:21 |  #45

05Xrunner wrote in post #15580138 (external link)
this is my error and NOTHING has moved a cm..It keeps giving this error almost every time the setup is perfectly fine the software just sucks and it gives a different MA everytime and not by 1 point last time it said -10 this time was 0
So waste of 64bucks


I had this problem early on, I found it to be linked to having my focus mode set to AI Servo and using halogen lights.

I fixed it by testing outdoors and setting my camera up to One Shot Focus.

Looking at your screen capture your focus target isn't well enough light as the system states to have the EV at 10 yours is 1.1 lower than that.


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