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May 23, 2009 20:24 |  #1

Just a heads up, I received my Lens Align Lite in the mail the other day and it makes AF microadjustment a breeze! The pro might be easier to set up, but the lite's price point is much easier to swallow.
All my other practices for AF microadjustment weren't nearly as good as this.
It's worth the purchase price!


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May 23, 2009 20:27 |  #2

How much did you get paid from LensAlign? :D


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May 23, 2009 21:00 |  #3

psinkant wrote in post #7976675 (external link)
How much did you get paid from LensAlign? :D

Nothin' noob - Although I'm down for some sponsorship if they need it!
Seriously though, the whole 45 degree chart and shooting walls crap is over. Quick and easy now.


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May 23, 2009 21:25 |  #4

I just picked up the pro. It makes the job easier than the paper chart I was using before. I was frustrated with some of my shots being very soft. I ended up needing to send a lens in for correction because it was front focusing really bad.

I used coupon code LAPCP2 to save 10%. Prices (at least on the pro) are set to go up next month so if you are interested in one it might be a good time to buy.


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May 23, 2009 21:32 |  #5

I was thinking about the pro but the reviews online led me to believe they're pretty much the same with just a slight difference in the targeting.
Still, way easier than it was before, and more confidence inspiring too!


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May 23, 2009 21:41 |  #6

Is this product available commercial or only direct from the manufacturer?


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May 23, 2009 21:44 |  #7

Mr. Clean wrote in post #7976987 (external link)
I was thinking about the pro but the reviews online led me to believe they're pretty much the same with just a slight difference in the targeting.
Still, way easier than it was before, and more confidence inspiring too!

I got this one in case I ever decide I want the long ruler. I don't know why I would be concerned about micro adjust when it takes a 4' ruler to see the DOF because it is so big, but I also didn't think I'd want a tool to do the micro adjust at all either.


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May 23, 2009 22:37 as a reply to  @ hypertech's post |  #8

This is an excellent idea. I've had a devil of a time with cutting out and assembling targets. It's worth the money to me to find out once and for all how sharp the focus is with my lenses, especially before a planned trip.
Thanks for the information.

They're available at B&H also, but the 10% off and the lack of tax makes a big difference in price if you buy direct from the site.


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May 24, 2009 00:06 |  #9

tvphotog wrote in post #7977283 (external link)
They're available at B&H also, but the 10% off and the lack of tax makes a big difference in price if you buy direct from the site.

Thanks!


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May 24, 2009 00:41 as a reply to  @ Medic1's post |  #10

Noob Question? This micro-adjustment isn't on Rebel series cameras is it?


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May 24, 2009 01:00 |  #11

Rrdstarr wrote in post #7977775 (external link)
Noob Question? This micro-adjustment isn't on Rebel series cameras is it?

Nope, not on the Rebels.


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May 24, 2009 09:15 |  #12

I have the Lensagling Pro . I micro-adjusted 8 lens in less than an hours. It took 10 minutes to align the site window so that I could see the red dot. Once I forgot to close the front window prior to taking the shots. I have yet to adjust my 500 f/4 I think the long ruler is going to be necessary.


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May 24, 2009 10:02 |  #13

If you use a zoom lens such as a 24-105L, how do you check focus? At 24mm? At 105mm? In the middle range? At each, but which microadjustment value do you use?


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May 24, 2009 15:55 |  #14

TheMissouriShooter wrote in post #7978860 (external link)
I have the Lensagling Pro . I micro-adjusted 8 lens in less than an hours. It took 10 minutes to align the site window so that I could see the red dot. Once I forgot to close the front window prior to taking the shots. I have yet to adjust my 500 f/4 I think the long ruler is going to be necessary.

That makes me feel better. It took about 10 minutes to do my 300 f4. Of course I change positions with each lens, doing a 25x FL thing. The ruler on the lite version worked fine for the 300.

tvphotog wrote in post #7979004 (external link)
If you use a zoom lens such as a 24-105L, how do you check focus? At 24mm? At 105mm? In the middle range? At each, but which microadjustment value do you use?

I do it at both ends. The adjustment will be different for each focal length so you have to figure the adjustment that best accommodates both focal lengths. It's worthwhile to know that some zoom lenses will drive you nuts trying to calibrate but I've only heard of this with third party lenses.


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May 24, 2009 15:58 |  #15

Thanks, Mike.


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