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micro adjustment - how?

 
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Sep 24, 2008 03:49 |  #1

How does the micro adjustment feature work on new Canon bodies, and are there limitations? Eg workign better on a prime than a zoom? Just wondering if a focus adjustment at eg the wide end of a zoom would still work at the long end?

Or do you end up trying shots at different adjustments and different lengths, and picking the best compromise?


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Sep 24, 2008 03:52 |  #2

Do a search, this has been covered in great depth ;)


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Sep 24, 2008 03:53 |  #3

Canon recommends adjusting zooms at their longest focal length, as the depth of field is shortest there.
There's only one setting for each lens type.

I don't have any camera with this feature, so this is only what I've read about it.


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Sep 24, 2008 14:44 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #4

I have it on my mk3 but if I think a lens is out it will go to canon.


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Sep 24, 2008 14:52 |  #5

MA works best on primes from my experience.
Most of my lenses are spot on, so I only need to MA 2 of my lenses.

On a zoom, what I typically do is if there isn't 1 MA value that does it for all focal lengths, then I will write down the MA value needed at the long end and the short end and average it out.

However if my lens is really out of whack, I usually send it in for recalibration...

mrklaw wrote in post #6370210 (external link)
How does the micro adjustment feature work on new Canon bodies, and are there limitations? Eg workign better on a prime than a zoom? Just wondering if a focus adjustment at eg the wide end of a zoom would still work at the long end?

Or do you end up trying shots at different adjustments and different lengths, and picking the best compromise?




  
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