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Lens calibration for FOCUS alignment with Klaas.

* Bring 1 camera and 2 lenses for test as a maximum

* THIS WORKSHOP HAS NO REFUNDS! (Unless the workshop is canceled)

* Be aware that not all camera's can be adjusted (see the list on the bottom.)

Your DSLR and FOCUS alignment. 

All optical lenses and camera bodies are built to a finite degree of focusing tolerance. This means that not every lens will be able to focus perfectly with every camera body right out of the box. However, modern camera bodies allow users to fine tune the focus of each new lens on one body through micro adjustments. Even quality lenses may need to be calibrated to match your camera body for best results. Perform these micro adjustments immediately when you receive a lens. If performed correctly, your lens will be able to focus perfectly and will need no further adjustment. If you have correctly adjusted your lens and the focus is still inaccurate, you may have a bad copy of the lens and need to exchange it.


A lot of people do not spend $150 on a tool to test and calibrate their camera and lenses as it has to be done only once so I came up with a way to share the cost and effort in this workshop. There are a lot of tools around that can check the focus of your lens. After a long search I opted for the LensAlign as the best way to use for this purpose. While only a limited amount of camera's can change the setting (See list on the bottom of this page) without sending your camera back to the manufacturer, you are still able to test it.


We will assist you as best as we can with the test and the results however everything is solely your responsibility. TCPG can not be hold responsible for any results either good or bad, the good news is that the only change is a setting in your camera software that can be reversed very easy.

**************  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ******************


To make it workable and cut down on waiting times there are time-slots to choose from, send me a message or write a comment with the time-slot you want. (Look first for availability) Times are estimates.

Per time-slot a maximum of 1 camera and 2 lenses.

REMEMBER NO REFUNDS (Unless we cancel the workshop)

Bring your tripod if you have one (we have some old ones laying around)
Bring a remote if you have one otherwise make sure you know how to set the self-timer!



6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

1. Loren Swanson
2. John Bergstad
3. Jeff Sticha

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
1. Joel Carlson
2. Felonise Pitchford
3. Felonise Pitchford

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
1. Cindy J
2. Roy
3. Doug Fletcher 


Camera's with focus adjustment capabilities:

Updated April 13, 2013







































How the manufacturer's refer to this feature:

Canon: AF Micro Adjustment
Nikon: AF Fine Tune
Sony: AF Micro Adjustment
Olympus: AF Focus Adjust
Pentax: AF Fine Adjustment

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  • Jake W.

    Thanks Klaas, contacted Canon - have made arrangements to return the lens to have them check the calibration.

    June 20, 2014

    • Klaas

      Please let me know what their response is.

      June 24, 2014

    • Jake W.

      Klaas, Canon ended up recalibrating the lens - thanks for the help.

      July 19, 2014

  • Jake W.

    Klaas, your assessment was correct, my lens was front focusing. Canon adjusted the electronics under warranty. I would not have known this if I wouldn't have attended your class. Thanks Dianne and Klaas.

    July 18, 2014

    • Klaas

      Glad it all worked out. Can you see the difference?

      July 18, 2014

  • Klaas

    Thanks for all your great comments. I apologize It took longer this time, we had a lot of odd stuff going on that needed to be addressed.

    June 24, 2014

  • Tiffany L.

    Do you have another meetup soon?

    June 23, 2014

    • Klaas

      There will be another one, no doubt but it has not be planned yet.

      June 24, 2014

  • Felonise P.

    Thanks Klaas!! This was a totally educational and wonderful meetup. The next time we do this, there are settings in a Canon 7D that can hold settings for a zoom lens at both the wide and tele mm setting. I think I will come back and check my Canon[masked] at both ends. Thanks so much for such a wonderful service and phenomenal patience.

    June 20, 2014

    • Klaas

      If there was no modification to you lens, I doubt it needs any on the wide or tele settings.

      June 24, 2014

  • JOHN B.

    Thanks Klaas. I am sending my Tamron 18 - 270 to mfr for repairs.

    June 20, 2014

    • Klaas

      Let me know what their response is.

      June 24, 2014

  • Cindy J

    Thanks Klass I learned a lot and it was great talking to everybody.

    June 20, 2014

  • Roy H.

    Klaas also demonstrated remarkable patience, even though some setups took extra time and we ran a bit late. Thank you for a really useful event!

    June 20, 2014

  • Loren S.

    Klaas added a whole new dimension to find tuning a lens. First of all he got the job done and secondly I learned a lot in the process!

    June 19, 2014

  • Shawn

    I wish I could make it, but so many of the meets are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Not good days for me. I am anxious to get my gear calibrated though.

    June 18, 2014

  • JOHN B.

    Since the D7000 can be adjusted I assume the D7100 can also be adjusted ?

    June 18, 2014

  • Cindy J

    I am open to any of the times. I have 2 lenses but I could bring 2 others and pay $20 if there is enough time.

    June 16, 2014

    • Diane

      Cindy I see one payment of $10.00 did you want two slots?

      June 17, 2014

    • Cindy J

      Is there still room for 2 slots if so I will go in tonight and pay another 10. Yes 8:45 would work for me.

      June 17, 2014

  • Felonise P.

    For those who are interested in this subject and want more info about Canon AF Micro adjustment, you might want to read
    or look at another Youtube that helps show some details you might also find useful

    June 17, 2014

  • Tyler

    I'd like to do the 630 time...if I have two 7's and thee lens do you want me to take two time slots? I'll take the two left at 630 if it works. Just let me know. Thx much!

    June 13, 2014

    • Diane

      I have one at 6:45 would you want that

      June 17, 2014

    • Diane

      we can try and first in a second time slot there

      June 17, 2014

  • Joel C.

    Klaas, I just signed up and paid. I'd like to be in the 6:30 to 7:30 space if possible. If that's full the 7:30 to 8:30 block is fine. Let me know.

    June 16, 2014

  • Felonise P.

    I'm really sorry but there is no "Pay Online Now" button showing on my screen. Please reply with the URL that button would send me to so I can pay.

    June 16, 2014

  • Felonise P.

    Hi!! I have two cameras I want to do this for and four lenses. Can I pay twice and get it all done?

    June 13, 2014

    • Felonise P.

      How do I pay for the slot? Please give me the URL where I can do that. Thanks!!

      June 15, 2014

    • Klaas­
      Next to the price $10 is a button named "PAY ONLINE NOW"

      June 15, 2014

  • Felonise P.

    What is the URL where you pay for this event?

    June 15, 2014

  • Jeff S.

    Is the 7 PM time slot still open?

    June 15, 2014

    • Klaas

      Set, be aware times are estimates!

      June 15, 2014

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