LensAlign MkII Long Ruler Kit by Michael Tapes Design
LensAlign MkII Plus enables photographers to accurately measure and then adjust the Auto Focusing accuracy of their DSLRs. It also reveals the performance of the camera's manual focus system. The Long Ruler Kit (included with the "Plus" version or added to the MkII) allows LensAlign to used at greater distances, and better accommodate specialized lenses, such as super-telephotos.
A few years ago, photographers started to notice front/back focusing problems with their DSLRs. For example, when their camera's AF system was locked on a person's eye, the person's nose or ear was actually the sharpest part of the captured image. In order to allow hundreds of lenses and bodies to be interchangeable, the tolerances within the manufacturing process can cause any specific body/lens combination to potentionaly exhibit these front/back focus anomalies. To compensate for this condition, most new professional and enthusiast DSLRs have an Auto Focus Adjustment within their menu system. LensAlign was created as a focus system measurement standard by which photographers can accurately measure and improve the performance of their cameras' focus systems.
The LensAlign MkII Plus features exclusive and patent pending True Parallel Alignment™ (TPATM). TPA verifies perfect parallel alignment between the camera sensor plane and the target surface of LensAlign, a requirement for consistent and precise Auto Focus adjustment.
LensAlign MkII comes standard with a 10.5" Focus Display Ruler containing 2 alternate display patterns, one on each side. Also included in the Plus version is the 32" Long Ruler and large focus target.
Ships flat. Simple assembly required; under 5 minutes with no tools.
The LRK2 is an option and can be fitted to any LensAlign MkII system.