I bought Reikan FocCal Pro about a month ago. Believe it or not, I have not yet install the software. I’m going to take 1-2 days off from work to
calibrate do microadjustment on my lenses.
My lenses are:
16-35 II - this is the lens I’m going to calibrate first
2. 24-70 II - this lens is sharp. Let see if the lens gets any better after calibration
3. 70-200 f2.8 IS II - this lens is sharp. Let see if the lens gets any better after calibration
4. 50mm f1.4 – I’m so happy with 24-70 II, I now no longer need this lens. Will sell soon
Body: 5D III
This will be my first time doing microadjustment. Also, Reikan FocCal Pro is my first software as a tool.
Any tips from CRs members are greatly appreciated.
I do see improvement after AFMA. For the 16-35 II I ended up with -5 @ wider end & 3 at nearer end.
1 down 2 more to go
Depending on the lens and the shape of the curve, even a AFMA of 2 or 3 can make a difference. If the curve is flat, it does not really change a lot.
As you can see, my 16-35 at 16mm and 0.7m to target has essentially no change from plus 3 to -3, but then drops off.
However, my 85mm f/1.8 is off quite a bit, and at a setting of 0, it loses a huge amount of sharpness. The lens is fine, it just has a buildup of tolerances that need a -8 AFMA.