The Focus Pyramid Lens Calibration Tool
Get sharper images with this innovative & easy-to-use tool
|Freddy Martinez, Curator|
Super sharp photographs never happen by accident. If you want the sharpest photos possible, you’ll need this Lens Calibration Tool
Long time ago, maybe a few months after you bought your first DSLR, you realized that shooting in automatic mode never got you the best images. You understood that automatic never meant perfect. You decided full-control was always better and switched over to manual. Great, now, what about your lenses?
Lenses are sensitive. Each one is unique. Even ones from the same manufacturer. They all have slight variances from where light is pulled and focused. Some of these variances are due to wear-and-tear, some just come straight out of the box. Over time, even the best lenses need a little tune-up to how they focus.
Like how retouchers calibrate their monitors to see colors as accurately as possible, you’ll need to adjust your lenses until they’re focussing as sharply as possible. Remember no lens is universal. Lenses err on the side of average, adjusted for the maximum amount of uses. True perfection requires precision.
The Focus Pyramid makes sure your lenses are focussing at their optimal capability. Assembling in seconds, and made for most camera bodies, it’s a quick and cost-effective way to making sure you get your lenses seeing things as sharply as they should. It’s the next step to full-control.
So how does this Lens Calibration Tool work? Is it difficult to use?
The Focus Pyramid works because it’s simple. It’s not some highly complex software that you need to learn how to implement. It was made for frequent photographer, for anybody who wants to get the most out of their lenses. All you need do is assemble it. It just takes 20 seconds.
So it’s that simple. But do all lenses all need calibration?
Yes, because all lenses have moving parts. And with time, they slowly, very slowly, misalign. Throwing your focus slightly soft. That’s why even with the best technique, you can sometimes capture a photograph that wasn’t as sharp as you thought it should be.
Autofocusing requires a perfectly calibrated base. The settings you put atop the lenses are inherently superficial solutions. If lenses self-corrected, then this wouldn’t be a problem. But they don’t. That’s why all lenses need to be calibrated eventually.
You could send your lens to a manufacturer, but that’s unwise since you could always tune your lens to the perfect sweet spot yourself. With the Focus Pyramid, you’ll have a tool that tells you exactly what degree of calibration you’ll need.
And all photographers know full control is better than trusting an automatic process. Whether your lens is front-focusing or back-focusing, you’ll gain full control over how your lens sees. With Focus Pyramid, you’ll have a tool to easily calibrate your lenses to their optimal performance.
What’s the fine print?
- Works with all major manufactures: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, & Pentax
- If your DSLR has focus adjustment settings, you’re good to go
- Comes with instruction manual in case you need more explanations
- Assembling is folding, all of it takes about 20 seconds
- Calibrate your lens to its optimal state, it’s all easy-to-use
What are people saying about the Focus Pyramid?
“I like the Focus Pyramid a lot – its quick, easy and helpful. I just bought a used Nikon D3 and spend just a few minutes running through my four lenses to make the micro-adjustments for that body. The Focus Pyramid takes just a few minutes to set up and there are no complicated aiming and sighting requirements.” – Robert R
“Received Lens Calibration Tool and used it to match my new Nikon D800 with a 50mm f/1.4g lens. High quality print and pyramid angle helped identify focus shift between f/1.4 and f/2.8 thus able to tune lens to a sweet spot for the main aperture I use. Many thanks, Worth every penny.”- Alan R