How to calibrate your lens

Have you ever noticed your lens isn’t always pin-sharp when using autofocus?

This lens autofocus problem can happen because lenses can drift over time. You want your autofocus to be pin-sharp – I demonstrate how to simply calibrate your lens autofocus without needing to buy a lens calibration tool or calibration chart. You’ll need the following:

➡️ A piece of whiteboard
➡️ A standard ruler
➡️ A pen or pencil
➡️ The lens for calibrating
➡️ Your camera with tripod

In this demo, I calibrate autofocus on my Canon 85mm f1.2 lens, however, the process is similar for most camera brands and lenses.

Comments

  1. Hi Karl,
    thanks for this instructive video. It may be a silly question, but does this also work with zoom lenses?

    thx
    Marco

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