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ArthurDent

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Focus Point Plug-In for Lightroom
« on: June 28, 2018, 13:05:27 »
I found this on Petapixel:

https://petapixel.com/2017/01/03/free-lightroom-plugin-reveals-active-focus-point-photos/

Anybody using this? If so, any bugs/issues? Any suggestions for the D500 which don't require a couple of hours to implement?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Focus Point Plug-In for Lightroom
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 13:51:32 »
Every now and then I use the "old" Show-Focus-Points. Works without a problem with D500. Doesn't work with D850 (just tried).

You can use ViewNX-i as well.
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Re: Focus Point Plug-In for Lightroom
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 17:52:25 »
Chris- Thank you for that information! Much appreciated.

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Re: Focus Point Plug-In for Lightroom
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2018, 20:07:27 »
Show Focus Point works correctly on photographs which I shot my earlier Nikons but even the latest update does not work on Nikon D5 images. I understand it does work on the D500.

Show Focus Point is a plug-in for Lr (which I seldom use anyway) and I believe that it shows the point on the sensor where you first locked focus and not the point on which you were focussed when the shutter fired.

If you use back-button AF-ON focussing and shoot flying birds, and other fast action; the red square shown in the plug-in is most likely not on the spot on which the lens was focussed when the shutter fired.

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Re: Focus Point Plug-In for Lightroom
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 21:08:33 »
Hi Ann,

Thanks for the heads-up. Do you know whether View NX is different in that it shows the actual focus point used at firing the shutter?

Cheers Daniel
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Re: Focus Point Plug-In for Lightroom
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2018, 22:02:20 »
I don't use View NX so I don't know the answer.

Although, as the plug-in gets its results by reading the metadata, I would guess that View NX has to be doing the same thing and would give similar results.

While I love Nikon's cameras, I don't love, or use, their converter software.