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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by us oly View Post
    Shooting with the E-3, which does not have the alignment feature I wonder how many are using it with their E-5?

    I'm an Auto-focus person then go to manual focus to dial in just in case the AF is not quite spot on.

    Yet, most of the time I'll trust the AF.
    I suspect that a number of people, myself included, find that the E5 AF adjust feature is just what we needed to be able to use our Summilux 25mm f/1.4 lens on an Oly DSLR, since many of us have a copy that front-focuses on the E3.

    I use a LensAlign Lite (which isn't available anymore) but it looks just like Andy's self-made version.

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by Woofmix View Post
    I tried it and it works fine.
    The thing is it only checks the focus at close distance, we need one painted on the side of a house with plank with calibration marks to check focus at longer distances lol

    Paul
    That kinda implies that the so-called 'pro' kit suffers from the same issue too!

    Let's see what Ian makes of the pukka Spyder Calibration kit!

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyElliott View Post
    It'll be interesting to test a set of lenses at a range of distances - to see if the 'one adjustment fits all distances' is really okay. Also of interest will be to see if you see any variation in the correct calibration over the 11 AF points - hopefully not!!

    Andy
    Thanks for your work here Andy! Not sure about one adjustment fits all esp. the Big Tuna at really long distances with the EC20 attached.

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    The problem is if you use the chart thing we have made it really needs to fill the VF to give an accurate indication. If it's too far away then the DOF pretty much puts the whole chart in focus anyway and you can't tell where the lens has focussed. For long distance calibration a really large one would be required. One method would be to put stakes in the ground at equal distances and angle them so they can all be seen, focus on the center one and see what the lens really focuses on. But you need a field or large backyard.

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by Woofmix View Post
    The problem is if you use the chart thing we have made it really needs to fill the VF to give an accurate indication. If it's too far away then the DOF pretty much puts the whole chart in focus anyway and you can't tell where the lens has focussed. For long distance calibration a really large one would be required. One method would be to put stakes in the ground at equal distances and angle them so they can all be seen, focus on the center one and see what the lens really focuses on. But you need a field or large backyard.

    Paul
    I'm not sure Datacolor will be pleased with me for showing how you can replicate their product for no money, but it does show up a failing in that product - not so great for long distances. I calibrated my lenses with the 'small' focus size set to avoid the problem you describe above.

    Hopefully Ian will be able to shed some light on this in his review.

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    Really good stuff guys! I plan on doing my E 5 this weekend.

    On the long distance adjustments, what about a cedar privacy fence at a side ways angle?

    Jim

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimindenver View Post
    On the long distance adjustments, what about a cedar privacy fence at a side ways angle? Jim
    That would work. Maybe mark the one you pick to focus on and I'd try to be 45deg to the fence.

    The problem is if you find the close focus is different to the distance focus then you have to decide which end you want to pick as the calibration as the camera doesn't offer different calibration settings for near and far.

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    I've published my review here:

    http://dpnow.com/7926.html

    Not done exhaustive testing with the E-5 yet though.

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I've published my review here:

    http://dpnow.com/7926.html

    Not done exhaustive testing with the E-5 yet though.

    Ian

    Thanks Very Much Ian!

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    Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

    Hi

    Sure I use this feature. You cannot imagine how nasty it was on my e520 when a lens had FF or BF.

    The feature was already useful on my e30 because the Summilux 25 had BF.

    I am afraid that on the e3, most of the SHG lenses have focus issues. On my e5 I have corrected the focus for 14-35, 35-100.

    Cheers
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