>I compared my Lens Align Results with my FoCal results and >they were close but not identical but reasonably in the >ballpark. There has been what seems like a lot of >repeatability failures with FoCal discussed here recently. Is >the consensus now that this software is unreliable ... fun to >do but don't put much stock in the results? I am confused >again ... Thanks >
There is also talk in certain circles (DigLloyd plus some posters here too) about issues with non-repeatability of camera AF with f/1.4 lenses at middle/longer distances (and not limited to D800, I've seen mention of D3S, D3X for example). I am loathe to promulgate something I can't back up, as I haven't personally noticed this problem, but I raise it merely to mention it is possible there are two variables here, camera AF repeatability vs. software repeatability and just imagine if they interact Anyhow, I'm not trying to start a discussion on that topic, I just have an inquiring mind about it. I still want the self auto-tuning camera.
I don't own either software, have been a manual AF tuner to date. Two weeks in BTW and my D800 AF seems very good so far, haven't had a chance to tune it so far, but with my 24-70 it doesn't seem off at all.