Reikan Focal Pro automates sensor testing on Canon and Nikon high end cameras.
My primary need is testing for focus tuning. Using a target designed by Reikan the software controls the camera focus and shutter. It prompts you to change the focus microadjustment (can't be controlled by software on Nikon cameras) as it analyzes focus performance across the entire range of possible adjustments (-20 to 20). At the end it presents you with a recommended setting and allows you to save a pdf file with a full report of its analysis. Finding the recommended adjustment for a lens takes about 5 minutes.
Another extremely useful feature is analysis of different focus points. Some D800 and D800E bdies have problems with the leftmost focus points and I was anxious to test whether my new body might have the problem. To my relief my focus points tested fine. This process is 100% automated. You aim your camera at the target and click Start and 5 minutes later you have the report.
To get good result you need:
- A stable tripod
- Strong lighting of the target