Accessory Review: LensAlign Lite|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, January 30, 2009 - 12:10 EST)
The Lite version of Michael Tapes' LensAlign solution to front and back focusing started shipping today -- and we review it!
The $139.95 LensAlign Pro (reviewed last December) is a focusing target with three planes that you can mount to a tripod. The $79.95 Lite model -- which started shipping today -- uses just two planes and requires assembly (which also means it can be taken apart and stored flat).
Both models are designed to make it very easy to align your camera's sensor plane parallel to the upright focusing targets and to indicate, on a ruler, the amount of back or front focusing your camera/lens combination suffers.
But after using the Lite model for a few days, we had to wonder if it wasn't really Version 2 of the device. Read our review to find out!