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Pah only my Canon's passed the focus test!

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Jan 01, 2012 10:30 |  #1

I've used Micro adjust on my camera to get my lenses right for me. Now I've never done it properly with a chart but used objects. Today I had some free time to print out a focus chart and get them all set 100%.

Here are my results:

Sigma 24-70 HSM +20 @ 70mm | +8 at @ 24mm (grr)
Sigma 50mm f1.4 IS + 16
Canon 135L - No adjustment needed
Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS Mark II - No Adjustment needed at 200mm | Maybe needs -1 or -2 at 70mm.
Tamron 90mm Di II Macro - + 12

The Sigma 24-70mm really bugged me as as the micro adjust needed varies across the zoom range. It's a shame you can't set cameras to have multiple adjustments per lens.

I know Sigma's are bad but are your Canon lenses like mine near perfect?

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Jan 01, 2012 12:33 |  #2

My Sigma 30f/1.4 and Canon 135Lf/2 needed about the same adjustment (+3 to +5), my Sigma 50 needed +11 and my Sigma 85 was at +2 but the latest Focal beta has it moving to +16 which I need to investigate a bit more.

Generally have used LensAlign Pro or Spyder LensCal to get it close and then fine adjust with real life shots but Focal is proving to be very interesting and might end up being the MA tool of choice depending on what the final retail release version is like.

I haven't investigated it as it's priced out of my range but supposedly the X1D has two point MA for zooms (near and far ends?).



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Jan 01, 2012 12:34 |  #3

All my lenses (canon only at the moment) needed some MA (at least +/-5) except the 70-200. That's on each body as well.

*using lensalign for my adjustments

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Jan 01, 2012 16:25 |  #4

I have a 7D and A 5D2, with the 6 Canon lenses I currently have I've not had to do any adjustments to any of them. I've just ordered a Sigma 150-500 so I wait in hope that it wont need adjusting either.

EOS 5D MkIII, EOS 70D, EOS 650D, EOS M, Canon 24-70 f2.8L MkII, Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS MkII, Canon 100 f2.8L Macro, Canon 17-40 f4L IS, Canon 24-105 f4L IS, Canon 300 f4L IS, Canon 85 f1.8, Canon 50 f1.4, Canon 40 f2.8 STM, Canon 35 f2, Sigma 150-500 OS, Tamron 18-270 PZD, Tamron 28-300 VC, 580EX II Flash, Nissin Di866 MkII Flash, Sigma EM 140 Macro Flash and other bits.

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Jan 01, 2012 16:35 |  #5

My Sigma 300mm was +20 but it was very sharp afterwards. My Canon 100-400 had to go in to Canon to be sorted. Don't sweat it so much, at least MA takes care of it. The Tamron is quite a bit out too, so its not just Sigma. Your sorted now, happy shooting :)

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