Tamron Lens Calibration
For Tamron lens owners we are now able to offer a unique calibration service which goes beyond the methods offered by the camera manufactures. Canon offer the ability to calibrate certain Canon zoom lenses at both ends of the focal range, Nikon unfortunately only allow for one calibration setting to be applied.
Calibration results from third party lenses can differ wildly from one end of the zoom range to the other. This means that on the 150-600 G2 for example, the AF micro-adjustment results could be: -13 at 150mm, -5 at 300mm and +7 at 600mm. Tamron allow, with the use of Tamron Tap dock, the ability to calibrate at different focal lengths throughout the zoom range
This scenario would make a huge difference in the sharpness of your images at different focal lengths and knowing the results for specific focal lengths would do wonders to the sharpness to your images.
Whilst we can’t guarantee that the results would be like this as every lens is different, but as always after spending so much on photographic equipment you might as well get the best results you can.
Using our preferred software method we are able to offer a more accurate calibration system that is biased to the camera the lens is intended to be used with.
This facility is available with the following lenses
Compatible Tamron Lenses (As of July 2018)
Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD
Tamron 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSN
Tamron 70-210 /F4 Di VC USD
Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6/3 Di II VC HLD
Tamron SP24-70 F/2.8 Di VC USD G2
Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD
Tamron Lens Calibration and More!
This unique calibration can therefore yield the best professional results from your Tamron lens.
For a price of £89 we can not only calibrate your lens, but adapt its behaviour to your needs.
Improvements beyond the calibration include:
- Customising the VC (Vibration Compensation) to your preferences. *
- Tailor the full-time manual focus override for your preference. This can help wildlife photographers when looking through dense foliage for example.
- It is possible for us to alter the autofocus range of your lens. This is ideal for people using the lens for things like aviation, preventing the lens from hunting when the subject is far away. This enables you to achieve focus quicker. **
- We can check and update the firmware of your lenses, improving the stability and performance of your lens.
As well as the four things mentioned above, at an additional cost of £7.50 per focal point we can calibrate the same lens at up to 24 different distance/zoom combinations. On primes, we can calibrate for three different distances, and for zoom lenses, adjustments can be made for up to eight magnifications. This means that calibration is possible for a combined total of up to 24 positions! ***
* This applies only to lenses equipped with the Vibration Control. The conditions and range of possible adjustments may differ according to the lens model.
** Only lens models equipped with the ‘Focus Limiter’ function can be altered. The conditions and range of possible adjustments may differ according to the lens model.
*** The conditions and range of possible adjustments may differ according to the lens model.
Please note – Test results – Before & After may not initially show vast improvements. This is often due to the fact that lenses do not always resolve the optimum quality when used wide open as in the maximum aperture. Significantly sharper images can be obtained by stopping the lens to a smaller aperture.
If during the test, we find this to be the case we will record images at smaller images to demonstrate that sharper images can be obtained by taking comparison shots before and after calibration.
We also offer a lens optimisation test in which we can identify the best aperture in which to shoot at (often referred as the lens sweet spot) and the point at which diffraction occurs.
Book a Tamron Calibration with Firmware Update and User Configuration £99