For those that are users of my Focus Bar script, you may be interested in the latest version.
The latest changes are directed at the UI and making the script more ‘integrated’ with ML.
first change is that the focus bar will not work if the lens is
incompatible with the script. Also, the script switches off the ML DoF
reporting, ie all DoF feedback is via the script.
The next change
is that the focus bar will not show on start up, ie when the ML console
is running, but will start as soon as you start focusing.
when you are focusing beyond the hyperfocal distance, ie when the script
shows the various infinity blurs (defocus blur, diffraction blur and
total blur), the script shows the near DoF for three blur criteria:
using the infinity defocus blur, twice the infinity defocus blur and the
DoF based on using the ML set defocus blur, ie accounting for
diffraction - this allows you to make the final focus decision based on
the best DoF estimates.
Next, if you over focus, ie focus distance is greater than (lens reported) infinity, the script will warn you.
although I wrote the Focus Bar script for my own use, I freely share it
with others. Having said this, I would welcome knowing if anyone, other
than me, uses the script ;-)
The updated script can be found on the right.
PS remember to set the correct sensor info for your camera in the script.