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

Hang on a minute is the photo chart in focus in that photo??

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

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Hang on a minute is the photo chart in focus in that photo??

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From the iPhone!! :-)
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Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

Here's what I used (trimmed down):


http://focustestchart.com/chart.html (download the PDF and print out the correct page)

The squares I quickly knocked-up in photoshop

Yep: my 300/2.8 was a bit out on its own, and with the EC-20, but strangely spot-on with the EC-14!

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

Cheers Andy, I've made my squares and printed the chart, now I've gotta put it all together.

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

Here's my one, didn't cost a penny lol.

Now I've got to get it home from work without knocking the finely tuned calibration off lol.

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

I used spray-mount to stick the paper to the backing cardboard - so no ruffles in the paper :-)
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Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

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

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

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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

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I did the 300 at about 20m - was okay as mostly I shoot small things (birds!) at that sort of range!
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Re: On the E-5,do you use the Lens Alignment Feature?

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In case you missed this, I made a spyder focus cal ripoff:

Nice one Andy

Datacolor have very kindly sent me the official thing to play with - it arrived yesterday. Give me some time and I will review it.

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Nice one Andy

Datacolor have very kindly sent me the official thing to play with - it arrived yesterday. Give me some time and I will review it.

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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!!

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