Autofocus Not Working Properly?
Your Sigma lens used to work just fine with other brands of camera bodies (such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, or even Sigma camera bodies themselves). But now, you’re not able to get those crisp, focused photos you once were. Why is that? Because lens and cameras are made of small pieces that move together, parts can wear and motors can change over time. Even when you thought auto-focus was working correctly, those small changes in autofocus accuracy can leave you with blurry photos (meaning you spend extra time after the shoot in photo editing software).
You could spend lots of money on new gear, or you could simply have your camera body and lenses calibrated by a professional.You Need Lens Calibration »
Why Are My Sigma Pictures Blurry?
While there’s many possibilities for why your photos are out of focus, here’s something you might not have thought about: it could be that the autofocus settings in your camera body aren’t properly-calibrated to work with the specific lens you’re using. This can even happen if the camera body and lens are both made by Sigma. Autofocus is an incredibly-valuable tool for professional photographers. But, when the camera body isn’t properly calibrated to work with the specific lens you’re using, the camera’s software can’t accurately calculate the autofocus distance of the lens. So, it front-focuses or back-focuses images.
Professional cameras and lenses are typically not manufactured to identical specifications or tested with all possible combinations (even from the same manufacturer). Add in the fact of normal wear and tear over time, the small moving parts that need to be perfectly synchronized to give you focused photos, and the possibility you may be using a different lens brand (such as Tamron, Zeiss, Nikon, Canon, Sony, Irix, Samyang, Meike, etc) with your Sigma camera body, and you end up with a camera body that’s not calibrated with the lens you’re using.
Surprisingly, it’s common to have a new high-end DSLR camera and lens not be calibrated to work together.
Even camera equipment that was once perfectly calibrated can become misaligned over time.
So, what’s the solution?What's the Solution? Get Sigma Lens Calibration Services »
Sigma Lens & Camera Calibration
Autofocus Micro Adjustment (AFMA), or simply “camera/lens calibration“, corrects for front- or back-focusing errors. Each camera body needs to be calibrated with each lens you have. It can be a lengthy and complicated process. We can do it for you!
When you want the clarity you used to have in your photos from your existing equipment or have a new Sigma lens that you want to calibrate, our experienced camera lens calibration technicians will use the latest tools and technology to make sure that your camera and lens sits in perfect alignment. We can calibrate:
- Sigma Lens with Sigma Camera Body
- Other Brand of Lens with Sigma Camera Body
- Sigma Lens with Other Brand of Camera Body (ex. Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, or Olympus camera body – see full list)
Our rapid shipping options mean minimal time away from your gear (or, if you live in Central Pennsylvania, drop it off at our store).
- Fast turnaround. We calibrate Sigma lenses within 48 hours of receiving your equipment (for most orders). We want you to have your camera gear back as soon as possible. You can rely on us to make that happen.
- Experienced & reliable. Check out our reviews.
- Based in the US. Serving the continental USA (not AK & HI).
How Does it Work?
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Our Professional Sigma 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
What Sigma Camera Models Can Perfect Image Calibrate?
All auto-focus lenses can be calibrated if the camera body has AF Micro Adjustment (AutoFocus Microadjustment) capabilities. Specifically, we can calibrate this Sigma camera model:
- SD1 Merrill #C26900