Reikan FoCal is a software tool that takes control of your camera, guides you through the setup and fully calibrates your camera autofocus with minimal interaction from you[^1^]. But did you know that you can also use Reikan FoCal over the internet, without connecting your camera to your computer
In this article, we will show you how to use Reikan FoCal over the internet with the help of the Wireless Camera Module, a device that connects to your camera via USB and broadcasts its own WiFi network[^2^]. This way, you can calibrate and analyse your camera and lenses from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection and a computer running FoCal.
What You Need
To use Reikan FoCal over the internet, you will need the following:
A camera that supports autofocus adjustment and is compatible with Reikan FoCal. You can check the list of supported cameras here.
A Reikan FoCal license. You can purchase FoCal Plus or FoCal Pro from here.
A Wireless Camera Module. You can order one from here.
A computer running Windows or macOS with FoCal installed. You can download FoCal from here.
An internet connection.
How to Set Up
Before you can use Reikan FoCal over the internet, you need to set up your camera and the Wireless Camera Module. Here are the steps:
Attach the Wireless Camera Module to your camera via USB.
Turn on your camera and set it to Manual mode.
Attach the FoCal Target to a wall or a tripod. Make sure it is flat and well-lit.
Place your camera on a tripod and point it at the target. Make sure it is level and focused.
Open the WiFi settings on your computer and connect to the network starting with ReikanUDI. The password is shown on the base of the Wireless Camera Module.
Open FoCal and enter the Wireless Camera Module Key in the settings page. The key is also shown on the base of the Wireless Camera Module.
Wait for a few seconds until you see a wireless icon on the top bar of FoCal. This means that FoCal has detected your camera and is ready to communicate with it.
How to Use
Once you have set up your camera and the Wireless Camera Module, you can use Reikan FoCal over the internet as follows:
Select a test or tool from the main menu of FoCal. For example, you can choose Fully Auto Calibration to tune your autofocus automatically.
Follow the instructions on the screen. FoCal will guide you through the process and take control of your camera remotely.
Sit back and watch as FoCal calibrates and analyses your camera and lenses. You can see the results on your computer screen in real time.
Save or export your test reports for future reference or comparison.
Tips and Tricks
Here are some tips and tricks to make the most out of Reikan FoCal over the internet:
You can watch a video tutorial on how to use Reikan FoCal over the internet on Reikan FoCal's YouTube channel.
You can compare your results with thousands of other users on Reikan FoCal's blog. You can also find useful information and updates about Reikan FoCal there.
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