Avoid “Soft” Images
With Proper Camera Calibration
Do you feel like your gear is letting you down by missing focus, leaving your amazing composition looking lackluster? Just bought an expensive lens, but still not impressed by its focus accuracy? Instead of spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on new gear, it’s more likely that you need to a calibration.
Pro Camera & Lens Calibration Service
Quick & Easy Lens Calibration Services Starting At $39.95*
With our turnaround times (for most orders, we calibrate lenses within 48 hours of receipt of your equipment), fast shipping options for out-of-town customers (and local drop-offs at our Central PA store), we’ll minimize downtime to keep you shooting!
Camera And Lens Calibration Service Includes
- Professional Calibration for qualified Camera(s) and Lens(es)**
- Basic inspection of camera and lens
- FREE External cleaning of the camera and calibrated lens
*$39.95 for Single calibration which includes one (1) lens calibrated to one (1) camera body.
**Additional camera bodies and/or additional lenses will require additional calibrations. See examples below:
Example #1 – Calibrating 2 lenses to a single camera body will be a total of 2 calibrations.
Example #2 – Calibrating 2 lenses to 2 separate bodies will be a total of 4 calibrations
Qualified Cameras & Lenses: Can your camera and lens be calibrated? See Qualified Camera List
What is Lens Calibration?
A Camera & Lens Calibration is a series of micro adjustments that make a single DSLR camera and single external lens work better together. By making these adjustments we are able to compensate for the natural variations that occur during the manufacturing process. More Details
Calibrated vs. Uncalibrated: What’s the difference?
Use the slider on the right to see the difference.
Uncalibrated — “Technically” this uncalibrated image is in focus, but much of the true detail is missing due to an inaccurate focus.
Calibrated — When you adjust the slider to see the full calibrated image, all the amazing details come through, making the image come to life.
The uncalibrated image lacks the polished, professional look that you can only achieve when your camera and lens are properly calibrated to focus accurately.Get Calibrated Start Order
How Our Process Works
It’s easy. Click here to get started. We’ll give you simple shipping instructions later. We service the entire continental USA (not AK & HI).
Our Professional Lens Calibration Service Includes:
✓ Calibration of 1 (or more) lens to 1 (or more) camera body
✓ External cleaning of calibrated lens
✓ Basic inspection of camera and lens
Calibrated Gear Shipped Within 48 hours*
*Within 48 hours of receipt of your equipment. Some orders may require additional time.
More Information On Calibration
Camera and lens calibration, or Autofocus Microadjustment (AFMA), is a procedure that allows a technician to adjust for front or back focusing autofocus errors. Even the highest-quality DSLR photo equipment is not manufactured to identical specifications.
Because of these slight variations during production, combinations of cameras and lenses that aren’t exactly calibrated can result in errors in focus. Additionally, after heavy use of gear, because of all the moving parts inside of your camera and lenses, perfectly calibrated camera equipment can fall out of alignment over time.
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Qualified Camera Bodies & Lenses We Calibrate
All auto-focus lenses can be calibrated if the camera body has AFMA (AutoFocus Microadjustment) capabilities.
1Dx, 1DxII, 1DsMk III, 1DMk III, 1DMk IV, 5DMk II, 5DMk III, 5D MK IV, 7D, 7DMK II, 6D, 6D MK II, 50D, 70D, 80D, 90D, 5DS, 5DR
D3, D3x, D3s, D300, D300s, D4, D4s, D5, D500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D800E, D810, D850, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, Df, Z6, Z7, D6
A900, A850, A68, SLT-A77, SLT-A77 II, SLT-A99, SLT-A99 II
Sigma SD1 Merrill
E-30, E-620, E-5
K20D, K2000, K200D, K-3 Series, K-5 II, K-5 IIs, K7D, 645D, 645Z, K-1, K-1 II, K-5
Camera and Lens Calibration FAQs
Why Do You Need to Calibrate Your Lenses?
There are at least two separate sensors in a DSLR mechanism, one for image and the other for focus that will require micro calibration from time to time.
These sensors direct light to the eye and the imaging sensor, so if these are misaligned or not clean, the final product of the image won’t be representative of what you were seeing in the viewfinder.
With digital cameras natural variances occur over time – during the manufacturing process, swapping lenses, or cleaning the camera itself. You will need to calibrate your camera and lenses to work perfectly together for sharp focus.
Why Are My Images Blurry?
Are your photos consistently slightly “off”, even after a sensor cleaning? Long exposures still a bit too fuzzy even when the camera is placed on a level surface? Your camera might need dynamic calibration.
While the image might “technically” be in focus, and a camera that needs calibration service will not allow all the amazing details you want in your photos to be realized and given life.
How long will calibration take?
We calibrate lenses within 48 hours of receipt of your equipment.