EXIF Reader?

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Does anyone use an EXIF reader that shows range to focus point, AFA setting, etc? I didn't even know that data existed until I started using FocusTune and it extracts that info from the files. Odd that neither Capture NX2 nor ViewNX2 show that data (unless I'm missing some settings in them).

Particularly the range information could be useful when checking out variability in sharpness on shots that View/CaptureNX2 indicate that the camera had focus lock. Or am I the only one anal enough to worry about this? :frown:
 
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I use ExifToolGui which you can get here complete with installation instructions:

http://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/foto/exif/exiftoolgui.htm

Be SURE to read and understand the instructions before installing...

You don't need PERL with this method... :wink:

PS:

Once intalled and you load an image file into it just click the "All" tab
at the top to see everything ExifTool can read... You can even edit Exif
DATA if you like...
 
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OK, well this is a start. I'll give the GUI version a try and see if it yields the info. that I seek :smile:

You need PERL for the exif tools, because they are written in PERL.
You don't need PERL for the windows application - but take care, that it does NOT give you access to ALL exif/metadata information, but uses a portion of the original exiftools.

The .....
Okay, from that point on I have no clue what you said. I'm looking for software that works more or less like a toaster. Punch a button and answers pop out :smile:
 
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PhotoMe from http://www.photome.de is free, and shows all the Exif, using Windows. It also has a plugin so Firefox browser can show it on web images (those that retain Exif).

The Exif focus distance looks more impressive until the time you actually measure it to compare. Primes are better than zooms, but the distance is not very accurate. Values for several Nikon lenses are shown at http://www.scantips.com/lights/ttlbl-d.html (chart near page bottom).
 
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Dan we know that you are looking for "a toaster", but we do not know if you need AC or DC :
Windows and Macs are different and you did not mention which OS you are running :))
Good reminder. I forget the international nature of these forums. I need 120V, 60Hz AC (aka Windows) :biggrin:

PhotoMe from http://www.photome.de is free, and shows all the Exif, using Windows. It also has a plugin so Firefox browser can show it on web images (those that retain Exif).

The Exif focus distance looks more impressive until the time you actually measure it to compare. Primes are better than zooms, but the distance is not very accurate. Values for several Nikon lenses are shown at http://www.scantips.com/lights/ttlbl-d.html (chart near page bottom).
Thanks, Wayne. I'll check out the info.

Glad I bumped this thread. You guys are great! :smile:
 
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