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Old 13-01-2006, 09:21 AM
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Review: DSLRFocus, the essential DSLR companion

Hi all.

Paul Medcraft has kindly written a great review of the DSLRFocus software.

You can read the review at the IceInSpace Reviews page, or directly by clicking on the link below:

DSLRFocus, the essential DSLR companion

Thanks to Paul Medcraft for his contribution.

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I would agree with Paul 100%. This software is such a time saver and if all you want to do is focus it is as easy as. All the other additional functionality is an exceptional bonus.

For me this software is up there in my top three for cheap essential imaging softare. Registax, K3CCDToolsV2 and DSLR Focus. For my mind if you are starting out with astroimaging planets then the first two are an essential. If trying your hand at DSOs with a Canon DSLR the second two are essential.

DSLR is definately a must have for Canon (and Nikon) users.

Thanks Paul for the review and thanks Chris Venter for DSLR Focus
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Old 16-01-2006, 02:32 PM
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All though I dont have to use this software with my 20DA to focus I still do on occassions just to check my focus.

I'm with both Pauls....I only use a small part of this program in the way of all my timed long exposures and it's fantastic.

You can apply mirror lock which is a huge must which you can not apply with canon timer's.....I just set it all and walk away...come back in hour or so when it's finished...lol

I would put it in my top 4 software programs with Images plus 2.5, Photoshop CS and Guidedog.
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Old 16-01-2006, 02:38 PM
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And where is some support for the poor old Pentax Eh? You canon people have all the fun!
Nice review, makes me want to go out and get it, but then I would have to get the 20da or the 5d.
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Old 16-01-2006, 02:53 PM
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Sounds like a good enough reason Houghy to get a canon....lol
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If I remember correctly you can use other DSLRs with it you just need to tell DSLR Focus where your remote capture is located. Better yet check with Chris Venter if the pentax are compatible
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The website indicates it works with any camera as long as it meets certain requirements, my reading of it is that the Pentax *istds is OK.



But I would get confirmation before I'd layout the readies, by the way what is the current price ?
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Old 16-01-2006, 04:14 PM
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Sounds like a good enough reason Houghy to get a canon....lol

well you are giving me yours aren't you Tony.

had a talk with Mr Ponders via Skype and it seems as though the software will only do the focus manually and not download or control the Pentax. and it is around the 40 dollar mark. so must get cable and patience!
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