With this free Lightroom plugin from Chris Reimold, we can view our in-camera focus points in Lightroom 5! According to Chris it works for all Nikon DSLR cameras and post-2002 Canon EOS DSLR cameras. It reads your camera focus metadata (focus points, distance, mode, etc), and displays the results in a separate window that opens.
Click here to learn more about and download the Lightroom Show Focus Points plugin. You’ll find that installation and using the plug-in are straightforward, and instructions are given on the site (as well as a full list of cameras supported, in the FAQ.) It works only in Lightroom 5, but a version for Lightroom 4 and earlier versions is in the works.
The plugin is a great learning tool. In the photo below you’ll see that I made a classic focusing error – I focused on the dog’s nose rather than one of his eyes. Since I was shooting at f5.0 and zoomed in, I didn’t have enough depth of field for the eyes to also be in focus.
At this point the plugin is a beta – so in return for their generosity in offering this for free, I would suggest sending comments about your experience and suggestions for improvements to the developers on the contact form on their website.