We’re delighted to announce FoCal 2.6 Maintenance Release 1 (MR1) for Mac is ready for release! We’ve worked hard on Canon support in macOS High Sierra and are excited to release this update to resolve any potential connection issues with Canon cameras on macOS High Sierra.
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This release builds upon the earlier 2.6 release, dedicated blog entry below:
FoCal 2.6 MR1 Key Features
- Full macOS High Sierra Support – a huge amount of work has gone into the code which communicates with Canon cameras on macOS for this release. The communications libraries formally supplied by Canon are now totally re-written and replaced by Reikan developed code.
- Minor bug fixes
Canon support on macOS High Sierra
This release is for Mac users only, and resolves the issue some users were seeing when connecting Canon cameras on macOS High Sierra computers.
We’ve completely re-written the underlying Canon supplied communication code. Removing the Canon code removes FoCal’s reliance on Canon libraries, we’re excited as this means an end to any mac/Canon issues that can happen after a new macOS release! FoCal’s communication to Canon cameras now works in a similar way to Nikon which has been historically more stable with less changes required after a new macOS release.
Replacing the 3rd party Canon communication libraries opens up some exciting possibilities and lays the foundation for some great updates to come over the course of future Reikan FoCal releases. Watch this space!
Software Support Status
The following table shows the support for FoCal for Mac:
|Operating System||Camera Manufacturer||Status|
|OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)||Canon & Nikon||Fully functional|
|OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)||Canon & Nikon||Fully functional|
|OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)||Canon & Nikon||Fully functional|
|macOS 10.12 (Sierra)||Canon & Nikon||Fully functional|
|macOS 10.13 (High Sierra)||Canon & Nikon||Fully functional|
The following table shows the support for FoCal for Windows:
|Operating System||Camera Manufacturer||Status|
|Windows 7||Canon & Nikon||Fully functional|
|Windows 8/8.1||Canon & Nikon||Fully functional|
|Windows 10||Canon & Nikon||Fully functional|
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Download FoCal 2.6 MR1 for macOS by logging in to the LMS at lms.fo-cal.co.uk. Once logged in, you will see a download link to the software.
FoCal 2.6 MR1 is available for operating systems Mac OS X 10.9 – 10.11 and macOS 10.12 – 10.13, for users who are still within their Included Updates Period as at the release date of FoCal 2.6 (15th November 2017). If your Included Updates Period has expired, you can purchase another 12 months by logging in to the LMS at lms.fo-cal.co.uk.
Just to clarify: you will NOT need to purchase a new Included Update Period if you are currently using FoCal 2.6.
If you don’t own FoCal, you can purchase the software as a download or boxed product, as well as Focal Hard Targets from the store.
The installation package contains the software, target images and a reference manual (also available on the Documents Download page).
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