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Lens Calibration  [A Simple Path to Sharper Images]

Lens Calibration [A Simple Path to Sharper Images]

If you find yourself getting consistently blurry images in spite of all of your efforts, and you haven't checked your lens calibration, chances are good it needs some adjusting. 

Calibration is not usually one of the things on our mind when we purchase our first camera... or even our second. I hadn't heard of it until camera body number 3! 

Frustrated and disappointed after hours of searching the internet for secrets to sharper photos, sure of my settings and technique, I dug a little deeper. What a relief it was to have my blurry image issues resolved after such a short and simple process! 

 

First thing's first... you'll need a calibration tool. 

 
 

You can purchase this one on Amazon. 

 

The Focus Pyramid is a more budget friendly option.


Or you can make your own for just a couple dollars with this great tutorial from petapixel!

 

Next, you will need a solid understanding of this super simple process.

The folks at SLR Lounge did a fabulous job on an in-depth explanation of lens calibration here

Once you have gone through the process of calibrating, you should be seeing sharper images...and who doesn't want that? 

What other tips and tricks do you use to improve your image quality? We would love to hear about them in the comments! 

Happy calibrating!

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