- Set up camera on high quality tripod.
- Set up LensAlign on tripod. Pan/tilt head is recommended. An inexpensive video tripod is fine.
- Distance should be 25x the focal length of your lens (which is 8.2 feet per 100mm).
- Position the camera and the LensAlign focus target using the True Parallel Alignment Sighting System.
- Set camera to proper settings using the camera settings checklist.
- Mount the Large Target-Plate and take sample shots to confirm proper positioning and determine proper exposure.
- Shoot a test series of 5-8 shots at each AF Adjustment (AFA) setting that you wish to evaluate. Lens should be wide open (ie. f1.4, f2, f2.8, etc.)
- Download images to computer
- Evaluate results using FocusTune software**. Go back to Step 7 if additional test shot are required at different AFA settings
- Set camera to proper AFA setting for the lens in the AF Micro-Adjustment (Canon) or AF Fine Tune (Nikon) menu item.Take corrective measures (adjust Auto Focus Micro Adjustment if available)
Notes: The above is a simplified summary. Please check the Knowledge Base for complete instructions.
**If FocusTune software is not available then evaluate images visually.