Consistency and Inconsistency

Consistency and Inconsistency

Here at Cameracal we have over the years built up a considerable data on the most consistent and inconsistent lenses (we are still in the process of looking to publish this database sometime in the near future) as in those that not only need calibration (because of...
A New Record Is Set +265!

A New Record Is Set +265!

Unable To Calibrate Rarely do we come across a situation in which we are unable to correct for a front or back focus problem. If problems are seen, this is due to either excessive optic (in the lens) or AF sensor (in the camera) displacement or a combination of...
How To Resurrect a Lens!

How To Resurrect a Lens!

A Golden Oldie Revived – Sigma 500mm F4.5 APO EX We recently had a customer send us a combo which to be honest we had never come across before, a Sigma 500mm F4.5 APO EX and a 1DX Mk IV. This lens was first introduced in May 2005 and was considered a classic,...
Corona Virus – Changes to our process

Corona Virus – Changes to our process

CORONAVIRUS – UPDATED WORKING PRACTICE AT CAMERACAL In view of the current situation regarding the Coronavirus (covid-19), here at Cameracal we have felt it only right to instigate addition measures relating to handling and processing of customers equipment, be it for...
Canon And Interim Calibration Settings

Canon And Interim Calibration Settings

Canon Camera Calibration – Mid Range Focal Lengths We thought we would post a few of the most commonly asked questions we receive from customers here at Cameracal. This one is Canon camera calibration specific and one we get asked a lot of the time. What happens...
Canon Error 20 Code

Canon Error 20 Code

Canon Error 20 Code : We recently had a customer (a pro wedding photographer) come and visit us in the studio. Whilst calibrating their equipment (5D Mk 3 & 5D Mk IV and a sleuth of lenses) they mentioned that they were experiencing problems with both of their...
At Last – Nikon AF Fine Tune Catches Up

At Last – Nikon AF Fine Tune Catches Up

Nikon AF Fine Tune in D780 Finally Nikon Take Steps To Address AF Fine Tune New “Little Known” but welcome feature added to Nikon’s D780  AF Fine Tune menu. Nikon have now added the ability to calibrate for both Wide and Telephoto focal lengths in the AF Fine Tune...
The Long Lens Specialist

The Long Lens Specialist

Cameracal – Long Lens Calibration Specialists   Here at Cameracal we see a vast array of different camera / lens combinations. In fact over the last three years and 7000 + calibrations we have probably seen at least one example of every AF lens produced...
Tamron Lens Calibration

Tamron Lens Calibration

Tamron Lens Calibration “Should I need to have a Tamron lens calibration when it’s brand new?” We recently had a client visit us for a calibration of three bodies and numerous lenses. One of the lenses to calibrate was a Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 DI...
Don’t Wait Till Spring To Sensor Clean!

Don’t Wait Till Spring To Sensor Clean!

Don’t Clean in Spring. Be Ready for Spring It’s only January so it might feel as through it’s a tad early to think of Spring cleaning and getting your photographic gear ready for a year full of photography. But most of us want to be out there in...

Saving Your Cameras Settings

Why Save Your Camera Settings? An often overlooked but extremely handy thing to do is to make a backup of your camera’s settings.  Not only is this a great facility for those who have two or more identical cameras (assuming you want them to have the same settings,)...
Canon Cameras Vulnerable to Ransomware

Canon Cameras Vulnerable to Ransomware

There has been a camera security threat highlighted, and Canon has issued advisories for 30 vulnerable products, and warns that other manufacturers may be affected. The affected camera models are at risk of being infected by ransomware and malware, where...
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