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DSLR Calibrations

All makes and models

  We currently offer a couple different calibrating options. We use a combination of Factory Canon and Nikon Service adjustment software and some of the best commercially licensed Focus software to verify the results of the adjustments. The combined use of both factory and commercial software provides the absolute best calibration to be sure your camera and lenses are as accurate and tack sharp as possible. We can fine tune the camera AF algorithms, metering, exposure, shutter timing, X contact timing and more.

  We are a Commercially Licensed Calibration Center for Reikan Technologies and use their image testing software to verify all of our factory adjustments and provide visually easy to read results and reports for you to take home.

  Our Laser Auto-Collimator system and Test Projector allow for precise adjustments and inspections. IMATEST software for MTF Sharpness testing and Distortion data plus Exposure and Metering testers round out our abilities to diagnose and tune almost any camera or lens.

Scroll down to see pricing and more information.

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Manual Focus Tuning Vs Computer Focus Tuning

 Focus fine tuning with a card or target is a good way to get closer to sharp but the results don't come close to computer calibrations and updated camera focus algorithms. And fine tuning the RGB ratio will not only make your autofocus faster but also more accurate by increasing the accuracy of your phase detection sensor.

  Although it has risen in popularity, manual focus tuning is only as accurate as the setup and the person doing it. Usually the results from computer calibrating are very different than manual focus tuning.
Many factors greatly effect the accuracy of trying to manually tune your lenses.
The distance to the target is vital and NEEDS to be measured.
Target has to be perfectly perpendicular to the sensor.
The lighting has to be specific and constant. You can't calibrate under fluorescent lights either.
The lens must be focusing just before infinity meaning you would have to be almost 50 feet from the target for a long telephoto unless you have a Focus Tube.
And a number of other factors that all greatly reduce the accuracy.

Computer controlled calibrations take the guesswork out of everything and provide real-world results that deliver tack sharp images and accurate depth of field.


Commercially Licensed Focus Calibration Center

  We are commercially licensed with Reikan Technology Ltd as an Advanced Service Provider and Test Center. We were looking for an accurate and advanced software to automate checking focus adjustments done with Nikon and Canon service software, as well as verifying sensor deviation measurements on repairs. Reikan software was perfect for ease of use, advanced testing and graphical printouts for our customers.

2 ways to get your gear in

In Person: Stop by our shop at #205-135 Robin Cr in Saskatoon, Sk during business hours and we will take good care of you.

By Mail: Many of our customers are not in the Saskatoon area or even in Saskatchewan. We accept repairs from Regina, Moose Jaw and anywhere in Canada. Simply click on the contact page and let us know that you are sending gear in.  You can pay your diagnostic fee, and later the repair bill, by Email E-Transfer, Credit Card, Google Pay, Android Pay, Apple Pay or Paypal. Once the camera and lenses are received, we will let you know and start working on them.
Gear can be mailed to:
Paramount Camera Repair
#205-135 Robin Cr
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7L 6M3

Please refer to our packing tips here: How to ship your gear

Pricing

Does not include GST and PST,
NOTE: Calibrations are only available for Canon and Nikon Bodies. All Brands of Lenses are compatible.

Standard Calibration Package - $139
Includes 1 Body Calibration and Focus Calibration for 2 lenses to that body.
Deluxe Calibration Package -
$209
Includes 1 Body Calibration and Focus Calibration for 4 lenses to that body.
Pro Calibration Package
- $399
Includes 2 Body Calibrations & Focus Calibration for 4 lenses to both bodies.
Add 1 additional Lens to Any Above Package - $40ea per body

Body Only plus 1 lens Calibration/Adjustment -
$80
(1 lens. Testing and adjustment of AF Sensor, metering & exposure, shutter timing and image sensor offset values)
Imaging Analysis testing for 1 lens
- $300
Includes COMA, MTF, Distortion, CA and Transmission.
Cinema Lens adjustment on Collimator - $280

Repairs in days not weeks

With shipping your gear off to manufacturers often taking weeks or even months to get cleaned and repaired, we strive for the fastest turn around possible. Many repairs can be completed in a day or 2 and the wait time is often only a few days for diagnostics. For out of town customers we can provide same day service if you book in advance.

Standard Calibration Package  $140

Want tack sharp images?  Want your body tuned to have more accurate exposure metering, shutter speeds and AF speed? Want to know if your lenses have any issues?
This is what you want then
.
Price is for 1 Body and 2 lens. Any number of lenses can be added on for $40 each. Includes printouts of graphing for test results.
Includes:
-1 X Full Body Calibration and adjustment (Includes internal autofocus calibration, shutter timing, X contact timing, metering & auto exposure calibration, pixel pitch analysis)
-1 X Firmware and Distortion Data file updates
-2 X Computer Focus Calibrations for 2 lenses to get the sharpest image possible and calibrate the RGB for optimal phase detection.
-2 X Lens alignments checked on laser Collimator for decentering
-Autofocus Consistency Test
-Aperture Sharpness test to determine DLA (Diffraction Limited Aperture)
Individual focus point test to ensure all focal points are performing within a minimum spec of each other.
-Body Diagnostics which includes model, serial number, shutter count, mirror box count, shutter and mirror replacement history and error codes.


Pro Calibration Package
$400

Tack Sharp images.....Check.
All your lenses matched perfectly to both your bodies....Check.
Both bodies calibrated and adjusted to their peak performance level....Check.

If you're a Professional Photographer or avid hobbyist shooting with 2 bodies, this is the package for you.
Price is for 2 Bodies and 4 lens. Any number of lenses can be added on for $40 each. Includes printouts of graphing for test results.
Includes:
-2 X Full Body Calibrations and adjustment (Includes internal autofocus calibration, shutter timing, X contact timing, metering & auto exposure calibration, pixel pitch analysis)
-2 X Firmware and Distortion Data File update
-8 X Computer Focus Calibrations for 4 lenses to both bodies for the sharpest image possible and calibrate the RGB for optimal phase detection.
-4 X Lenses alignment checked on laser Collimator for decentering.
-Autofocus Consistency Test
-Aperture Sharpness test to determine DLA (Diffraction Limited Aperture)
-Individual focus point test to ensure all focal points are performing within a minimum spec of each other.
-2 X Body Diagnostics which includes model, serial number, shutter count, mirror box count, shutter and mirror replacement history and error codes

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