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| p.1 #13 · Focal Software - 5D Mark III |
Oh dear... I've made a bit of a mess of this!
I've worked for a few big companies and they never told their customers anything, and I really wanted to be more open about where things are, but I'm starting to see the motivation behind keeping quiet about dates and just releasing things when they're ready.
Originally, the Mac version was planned for sometime in Q2, but the release of the 5Dmk3 with the problems in automating AF Microadjustment, and the D800/E and addition of the MultiPoint Focus test have slowed things down. FoCal 1.5 was a big rework of the underlying architecture to make sure we had common code going forward for both the PC and Mac version, otherwise you end up with the very annoying situation of different levels of functionality across the versions and I *really* didn't want this. Right now, the Mac version is top priority and is coming together and I do hope that there will be something sensible out this month.
Regarding fully automatic 5Dmk3 support - it's NOT possible with the Canon SDK as it stands. There is NO control of AF microadjustment for this camera, or the 1DX, or I suspect any future camera from Canon. This doesn't mean it's not possible to do, it'll just take time to look at the low level protocol and find a way of controlling the setting. Reikan is a small company, and if we start looking at fully automatic 5Dmk3 support now the Mac version will take even longer.
Sorry if things are a little frustrating - it's a difficult balance between too much information and not enough about upcoming developments. I work on FoCal because I'm an engineer and I want it to work as best as it can and be a useful tool for people.
I hope this explains a little.