[2016.10.22] DSLR Controller *AFMA* v0.11 ALPHA

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Chainfire

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DSLR Controller AFMA is an app made to assist Auto-Focus Micro-Adjustment calibration of your lenses on your Canon EOS bodies, based on the moiré method.

It is based on the code for DSLR Controller (XDA thread) and as such runs on the same devices and has the same connection capabilities. It can be download from Google Play. Of course, your camera must support Auto-Focus Micro-Adjustment for this to be useful at all.

It is currently in alpha stage. I'm releasing it in the currect state because I will be out of the country for a while, and I won't be able to finish it up further before I go. The manual seems long and daunting, but once you've used it once or twice, it really only takes a minute or so to set up.

You can play with it now for free. Fair warning, it wil probably transition to a (cheapish) paid product if it ends up being useful.

Read more in the quickly improvised manual which can be found on the DSLR Controller AFMA website.

Download

Google Play

Initial release notes: https://plus.google.com/113517319477420052449/posts/2E1A21aF59J
 
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Egika

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Very nice idea!!!

But... I don't really get it.
Isn't the app supposed to alternatively focus using the AF module (which needs to be calibrated) and using LiveView?
When I start the calibration it quickly fully defocuses to nearest and to infinity and keeps doing something - but it does not focus using the AF module (or quick AF)...

Where am I missing the point?

Cheers
 

marcoj70

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Make sure you AF-ON and shutter buttons are set to AF.

Very nice idea!!!

But... I don't really get it.
Isn't the app supposed to alternatively focus using the AF module (which needs to be calibrated) and using LiveView?
When I start the calibration it quickly fully defocuses to nearest and to infinity and keeps doing something - but it does not focus using the AF module (or quick AF)...

Where am I missing the point?

Cheers
 

jbenj

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problem with 7d mark2

Set up app with target on my laptop. Using galaxy s3 and android 4.4.2 the app crashed before completion due to a communication error and the camera locked requiring a battery pull. The message on the camera display was err 80.
 

Chainfire

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Not really sure what is going on, but I've been having issues with the 7DII as well. This is a very low priority project for me though, so I have no idea when I'll get around to fixing it.
 

pixelk

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7D Mk2 with Galaxy S5 under lollipop.
App starts, DSLR switches to remote controled mode, The appdoesn't recognise spot metering, I switch to center. Then the app show the mandaoty dialog but "Start AFMA test" stays gray.
Same problem if starting with center metering (appart that the app doesn(t complain about it anymore).

Is there any debug log or test I can do ?

I have the full paid DSLR controller if that is any help. I quickly tried to shoot a few test shots with DSLR controller and it works.
 

overclockxp

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Cool app. It works with my Verizon LG G2 and 7D (mark 1).
Where can I download the targets to display on a computer screen? My phone's screen is too small to be a target at 30 feet.
I too have the DSLR Controller app and it is pretty fun as well.
 

pixelk

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overclockxp, you can connect to the URL displayed by AFMA on you G2 from you computer. The web-page will display the necessary target.
 

knyghtryda

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Cool app. It works with my Verizon LG G2 and 7D (mark 1).
Where can I download the targets to display on a computer screen? My phone's screen is too small to be a target at 30 feet.
I too have the DSLR Controller app and it is pretty fun as well.

Did you have to do anything special to get it to work with the 7D? I can connect to standard DSLR Controller just fine on a Droid Maxx and a nexus 7 but AFMA refuses to recognize the camera.
 

gdu90-gdu90

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EOS 5D Mk3 / HTC One M9

I have DSLR Controller working between these two devices (1) over a Lindy USB OTG cable and (2) over Wifi using a flashed MR3040. But the AFMA app does not find the camera over either connection method (not sure whether it is supposed to work over Wifi anyway). Am I missing something or should the AFMA app also work when using exactly the same connection cable and camera setup as the main DLSR Controller app does ?
 

gdu90-gdu90

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Feature request / suggestion

Hi again. (Got this App working over Wifi finally but still not when using a direct connection, although the main DSLR Controller still runs fine both ways - see my earlier post; any reasons why AFMA might not work on the same cables as the main App does ?)

That aside, when testing zoom lenses it would be useful to have the focal length set for each test recorded into the saved report. (This data is recorded into the EXIF for images, so is presumably available in camera to the App but it isn't currently reported.) I've just run pairs of 4x tests on each end of 3 different zoom lens and so have 12 reports to collate. Differentiating between the various lenses' reports is easy with the report titles but the different focal lengths' reports can easily get confused for a given lens.
 

or1m

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Hi, there!

v0.12 + canon 7dm2 fw1.1.0 + galaxy s5

it is hard to connect, it search for device, but it do not connects.
only 1 from like 20 attempts. I managed to really conect (get "online") just 3 times at all...

Then, after starting AFMA it focus, then defocus, then calculate and suddenly camera get Err 80 and that´s it.

Any help, please?

EDIT: The same setup but with Lenovo k920 = Communication Error on the phone, Err 80 on camera.
I do not believe it is working at all.
Unfortunately.
 
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    DSLR Controller AFMA is an app made to assist Auto-Focus Micro-Adjustment calibration of your lenses on your Canon EOS bodies, based on the moiré method.

    It is based on the code for DSLR Controller (XDA thread) and as such runs on the same devices and has the same connection capabilities. It can be download from Google Play. Of course, your camera must support Auto-Focus Micro-Adjustment for this to be useful at all.

    It is currently in alpha stage. I'm releasing it in the currect state because I will be out of the country for a while, and I won't be able to finish it up further before I go. The manual seems long and daunting, but once you've used it once or twice, it really only takes a minute or so to set up.

    You can play with it now for free. Fair warning, it wil probably transition to a (cheapish) paid product if it ends up being useful.

    Read more in the quickly improvised manual which can be found on the DSLR Controller AFMA website.

    Download

    Google Play

    Initial release notes: https://plus.google.com/113517319477420052449/posts/2E1A21aF59J
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    Hi, there!

    v0.12 + canon 7dm2 fw1.1.0 + galaxy s5

    it is hard to connect, it search for device, but it do not connects.
    only 1 from like 20 attempts. I managed to really conect (get "online") just 3 times at all...

    Then, after starting AFMA it focus, then defocus, then calculate and suddenly camera get Err 80 and that´s it.

    Any help, please?

    EDIT: The same setup but with Lenovo k920 = Communication Error on the phone, Err 80 on camera.
    I do not believe it is working at all.
    Unfortunately.