Reikan FoCal - What’s New in This Update

What’s New in This Update

Welcome to FoCal 3.2 release. This release brings support for the Nikon Z9, improvements to the Stabilisation Test, faster camera connection, lens definition updates, more status indication and better usability as well as some bug fixes.

Version Details

ComponentVersionTypeRelease Date
FoCal – Windows & Mac3.4.1.10090Stable16th March 2022

[Note that the public naming of this release is “FoCal 3.2”, but internally the version number is 3.4.x.x. This is intentional and not an error.]

Headline Features

These are the key features since FoCal 3.1 – the detailed changelog is below

  • Support of Nikon Z9
  • Improvements and fixes to the Stabilisation Test
  • Improvements to connection time and reliability with all cameras
  • Improvements to control of Nikon cameras
  • Improved lens name recognition
  • General bug fixes

Known Issues

Note that Raw is not yet supported on the Z9 due to Nikon introducing a new raw compression format. This will be supported as soon as possible.

Windows Installer issue on older versions of Windows

If you are installing on a version of Windows up to Windows 10 September 2018 version, you may encounter an issue where the installer fails to complete.

This is due to internal certificates within Windows having expired – the solution is to run Windows Update on your computer and install all necessary updates. Reboot the machine and the installer should then complete successfully.

Blog Post

The blog post for this release is available at: FoCal 3.2

Previous Release Notes

Changelog

FoCal 3.2 brings the following changes from FoCal 3.1:

  • Added support for Nikon Z9
  • Improved low-level camera communications functions for all cameras
  • Fixed crash on raw file analysis with unknown cameras
  • Added Ricoh camera definitions
  • Fixed coding issue related to Shutter Speed on Nikon cameras
  • Improved decoding on Nikon related metadata
  • Improved reliability on startup of FoCal application
  • Resolved issue with centre focus point detection on some cameras
  • Improved decoding of live view metadata for all Nikon cameras
  • Improved operation of ISO selection on Nikon cameras
  • Resolved an issue where “ExposureMeteringMode” would not be restored correctly after Aperture Sharpness Target Setup was run.
  • Show warning if raw is selected but not supported by camera
  • Updated lens definitions
  • Tidied About information regarding Remote Control version
  • Remove erroneous Stabilisation Test results if user accidentally adds any
  • Show effective stabilisation region on chart for Stabilisation Test
  • Modification to Stops Improvement chart to better show the result
  • Fixed issue where fast shutter speed could show large stabilisation performance improvements
  • Allow files to be revealed on Windows and Mac by clicking icon next to filename
  • Fixed an issue where camera info panel could move slightly on top navigation bar
  • Removed unnecessary decimal places on transfer percentage indication
  • Show progress of camera settings save/restore
  • Improved indication of progress for initial information shot on opening camera
  • Fixed scaling of processor load bars for Remote Camera Interface
  • Added “clear” button to Target Setup focus chart to reset displayed data
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to focus controls for Target Setup
  • Fixed tooltip display in Target Distance Tool
  • Updating Result Settling dialog to be clearer if calibration result is settling
  • Fix to disable live view before tests if it’s been manually enabled
  • Improvements to state save/restore during camera opening (faster connection)
  • Show warning in Stabilisation Test if hotkey is disabled
  • Clearer text meaning for aperture and shutter speed step sizes
  • Added new Nikkor Z lenses to lens database
  • Record focus mode in Stabilisation Test (was previously missing)
  • Stabilisation Test: don’t wait for sound to finish playing before transferring data
  • Better instructions for Manual Focus lens use with Stabilisation Test
  • Correction to chart name for MultiTest information panel
  • Additional Windows OS version recognition
  • Addition of connection type to history data