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You can print a similar calibration aid at home and do it virtually for free or at a lower cost. Worked for me when I needed to do it one time only.

However, this option seem more convenient/professional and likely more accurate if you calibrate a lot.

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Is this not something you can just do on a computer?
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Is this not something you can just do on a computer?
You can print a similar calibration aid at home and do it virtually for free or at a lower cost. Worked for me when I needed to do it one time only.

However, this option seem more convenient/professional and likely more accurate if you calibrate a lot.
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You can print a similar calibration aid at home and do it virtually for free or at a lower cost. Worked for me when I needed to do it one time only.

However, this option seem more convenient/professional and likely more accurate if you calibrate a lot.
These things only work with Prmes and unless you are switching bodies and getting a bunch of new lenses, it is usually a one and done even with Pros.

Free version works fine if you know what you are doing.

$40 still seems pretty expensive but I would primarily see this kind of thing for Teahers, where you have a class of a bunch of people and you can help them calibrate the rigs they have. For just a single individual, it is a luxury item purchase.
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These things only work with Prmes and unless you are switching bodies and getting a bunch of new lenses, it is usually a one and done even with Pros.

Free version works fine if you know what you are doing.

$40 still seems pretty expensive but I would primarily see this kind of thing for Teahers, where you have a class of a bunch of people and you can help them calibrate the rigs they have. For just a single individual, it is a luxury item purchase.
Just a thought but this will become obsolete after you go mirrorless
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Is this not something you can just do on a computer?
You can use a ruler and DIY.
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Just a thought but this will become obsolete after you go mirrorless
While true, it definitely helped me do some fine-tune adjusting with some of the zoom Tamron's I owned in the past (using their tap-in tool). Even when adapted to mirrorless it still needed a bit of adjustment.
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Just a thought but this will become obsolete after you go mirrorless
*IF* you go mirrorless.

I have both (+DSLR) and they both have a place in my bag.
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Datacolor Spyder-Lens-Cal Autofocus Calibration Aid

Or as I like to call it, the fldsmdfr..
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This is based on a Polish Air Force checkerboard!
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Any video tutorial how to do it using this/similar chart,? Thanks

YouTube has various and I am getting lost into details of which source is reliable, thanks
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I think everyone has to go through this phase of their photography journey. You'll learn more about your menus and how lenses work for sure. At least it's on sale and is easier to use than DIY. Have fun!
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You do not need this. Just tape a piece of paper with fine print on your wall and put your dslr on a tripod. You can calibrate all your lenses this way.
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Buy it on Amazon and return it after calibration.
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