Datacolor Spyder-Lens-Cal Autofocus Calibration Aid

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About Datacolor

The Datacolor SpyderLensCal Autofocus Calibration Aid is a focus test chart, designed for use with select DSLRs that support autofocus adjustment. The chart allows you to test the autofocus accuracy of your camera - making it easy to fine-tune it for optimum performance.

The SpyderLensCal features a built-in level and tripod mount, allowing you to create precise testing environments. Cameras that support autofocus adjustments include the Canon 50D, 7D, 5D Mk II, 1D Mk III, 1D Mk IV, and 1Ds Mk III, the Nikon D300, D300s, D700, D3, D3s, and D3x, Sony A850 and A900, the Olympus E-30 and E-620, and the Pentax K20D, K-7, and K-5.

Datacolor Features

  • Fast, easy solution for your interchangeable lenses and recent DSLR bodies provides razor-sharp auto-focusing, using modern DSLR autofocus micro-adjustment technology
  • Compact, lightweight and durable, with integrated level and tripod mount, making this the most convenient way to adjust your own camera gear
  • Save time and hassle of sending your equipment in for service. Now you can check or calibrate your own lenses
  • Accurate and repeatable calibration of your lenses and recent DSLR bodies
  • Worthwhile investment to ensure your camera is focusing your lenses as precisely as possible

Datacolor Specifications

Camera with autofocus adjustment capability
Partial List:
Canon: 50D, 7D, 5D Mk II, 1D Mk III, 1D Mk IV, 1Ds Mk III
Nikon: D300, D300s, D700, D3, D3s, D3x
Sony: A850, A900
Olympus: E-30, E-620
Pentax: K20D, K-7, K-5
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Reviewed by 3 customers




from IN  -  Professional

Prior to purchase I read a variety of reviews about this tool, a number of which complained about its being made of plastic. That is most certainly not an issue. This is not a flying machine, it's simply a gizmo that you set up and photograph so you can establish the point of focus for a lens, versus the point of focus at which you instructed the camera/lens to shoot. The plastic is very good grade material and the fitting that attaches the tool to a tripod head is made of metal. Plus, the bubble level built into the base plate is good quality and suprisingly helpful. This gizmo is well thought out and quite well engineered. It serves its purpose nicely. I built the same sort of gizmo myself a few years back, spending the better part of 2 days doing so, and in the end I'd created a "tool" that was so bulky and awkward that I only used it once before discarding it. This Datacolor tool is easily set up and used and folded away until you want to use it again. It's well worth the money.


Does the trick


from San Leandro, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I had tried gerry rigging several things to adjust my many lenses. Helpful (at times), but never terribly accurate. This design brought me that accuracy & the cleverness of the design made it very practical as well. The only thing that kept it from that 5th star was the price is a bit steep. But ultimately it's cheaper than an expensive lens that isn't focusing correctly.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Highly recommended


from San Jose, CA  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Very well designed, can see how far off of focus you are. Could use better instructions. Kind of pricey for something that is used only once for each lens on a new camera. Will not use again unless I buy a new camera or lens. Mostly useful with faster lenses, slower telephoto lenses have enough DOF to cover focus errors.


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Philip M  can be used on D7000 ?
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