DSRL Focus, the original DSLR Focus Assist software is now even better with the release of Version 3.0 available now.

NEWSFLASH: 350D/Rebel XT, 20D and 20Da now fully supported on Windows XP (SP2), Windows 2000 and Windows 98

 

Screen Shot of Focus Mode

Screen Shot of Capture Mode

Screen Shot of Autofocus Mode

Screen Shot of Tools

Features

           NOTE!: Features marked with a * are currently only available for Canon DSLR users.

See June 2004 edition of SKY & TELESCOPE for complete article on Astrophotography with Digital Cameras. DSLR Focus is discussed by the author as a useful tool for focusing digital cameras.

 

How does it work?

DSLR Focus currently supports 2 focus modes.

1. For Canon DSLR Users

2. For any other Digital Camera

For Canon DSLR Users (D60, 10D, Digital Rebel/300D, 20D,350D/Rebel XT, 20Da)

DSLR Focus takes a series of exposures as fast as the camera will allow either automatically or at your command. The results are downloaded from the camera and displayed on the screen instantly.

You then scroll around the image and find a suitable star to use as your focus star. Place the crosshairs on the star click the mouse to select it. At this point a focus analysis window will open that will perform analysis on the selected star. As you adjust the Telescope focus and take a new image the analysis window quickly shows you if your focus is getting better or worse.

There are tons more features available like automated long exposure control for automating the taking of a series of images eg 10 x 5minute images with 20 seconds between each... etc...Requirements

For all other Digital Cameras (eg Nikon Coolpix, Nikon D100,Nikon D70, Canon G3 etc....)

DSLR Focus works in conjunction with the remote camera software provided or available for your camera. Eg Canon Remote or Nikon Capture 3.5 or 4.0. It monitors a user specified folder for new images. As your remote control software downloads new images from the camera to this folder. DSLR Focus loads these images automatically .

You then scroll around the image and find a suitable star to use as your focus star. Place the crosshairs on the star click the mouse to select it. At this point a focus analysis window will open that will perform analysis on the selected star. As you adjust the Telescope focus and take a new image the analysis window quickly shows you if your focus is getting better or worse.

Each subsequent image is then analysed allowing you to tweak your focus till its perfect. DSLR Focus can even control your Remote Capture software to fire the camera shutter so that you can control focus from the one application.

Requirements

License

DSLR Focus v3.0 is a commercial programme. A licence can be purchased for $15 by clicking here or on the Payment method picture below. Version 2.x users may upgrade to Version 3.0 for a smaller upgrade fee.

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