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What is the best way to micro-adjust a lens?

I have a Canon 7D with a 50mm f/1.4 lens, and I think the auto-focus of the lens is off. How can I test and adjust this reliably? Will this approach work with all of my lenses? If I had a different ...
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What is back-focusing?

What is back-focusing? Is it something I need to be worried about, or can I just live with it? How can I tell if my camera/lens is sufferring from it?
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What do “Frontfocus” and “Backfocus” mean?

I've read those terms in a couple of lens reviews, and not even Wikipedia has an article about it. So my questions are: What is back/frontfocus? What causes back/frontfocus? Is there any preventive ...
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How can you tell if a lens is having problems with back focusing?

I recently bought a Canon EF 24-70/2.8L to use with my 450D and I suspect that it is constantly back focusing. Is there any way of determining if it is something wrong with the lens or if it is a ...
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267 views

How do repair shops fix focus shifts on bodies lacking focus microadjustment feature?

For camera bodies without autofocus microadjustment capability, how do repair shops calibrate a specific body and a lens combination suffering from the focus shifts (back and/or front focusing)?
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222 views

Does backfocus/frontfocus change?

I have adjusted the back-/frontfocus setting in my camera for different lenses. Now I am wondering if I have to readjust the lenses regularly? Does the back-/frontfocus for a lens change much over ...
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Does Nikon D7000 exhibit particular backfocusing problems?

I was considering buying a Nikon D7000 but I have found that (as of 2011) many reviewers were reporting back focusing issues. I would like to verify if these issues are real, and if they are still ...
4
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1answer
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Do all telephoto zoom lenses backfocus on the wide angle end?

I’ve just gone through a round of testing with two telephoto zooms, on two different cameras, and both appear to have significant back focus issues at the 70mm end. I just had the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 ...
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How can I fix my Nikon D7000's back focusing problem?

After using a new Nikon D7000 camera for awhile, I've found that that my camera has back- focusing issues - many images are out of focus, even portraits or focusing on near objects where I have ...
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1answer
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What factors influence whether a lens and camera combination front or back focus?

I know that sometimes a lens/body combo needs to be micro-adjusted to attain ideal focusing behavior, and that this is usually because of sample variation, but which parts of the lens and/or body are ...
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Should back-focus be constant for all focus distances?

I have a problem: Back-focus of my lens is not constant so it is not possible to calibrate it using AF fine tuning. I have body Nikon D7000 and the lens is Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D. I've bought the lens ...
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Problem with TTL autofocus on Canon 450d - is there a way to adjust?

I have Canon EOS 450D, and it seems, that camera have problem with autofocusing, when i'm looking through optical viewfinder. If I switch camera to liveview - autofocus works correctly, but slow. The ...
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When a lens and camera are callibrated together, which is changed, and might other lenses be adversely affected?

I wonder what exactly is the calibration of a camera body and a particular lens. I know the effect, but how it is achieved? I recently bought 80-200 (the two-ring version), I was waiting for too ...
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What would cause an AF confirmation light to go on and off as I approach correct focus?

I'm using two cameras: Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi) and Canon EOS 450D (EOS Rebel XSi). 450D was more heavily used than 400D. Not so long ago I noticed that 450D's autofocus system works not ...