Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

5DIII AF Microadjustment for manual lens?

Rising Star

Will I be able to do AF Microadjustment for lens with manual focus only?

"AF" means AutoFocus, I know, but I´ve doubts.

My two manual lenses are:


1. Canon MP-E 65mm Macro x1-x5 f/2,8 (this is a very particular lens which focus only by moving the lens itself; no focus ring available).


2. Zeiss ZE 85mm f/1,4 (manual focus only)


Thank you very much.



@ScottyP wrote:
Even if the body will let you apply a + - AUTOfocus micro adjustment, what the heck would that even do on a manual lens, not to mention the MPE65 which focuses bu moving the camera closer or farther from the target?

With at least some manual lenses, the AF mechanism will try to tell you when you've achieved focus (with a light or a beep or both - I forget which). If the AFMA is out of whack, you might get a misleading result.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

The Zeiss do that. Beep and light.
08/18/2023: Canon EOS R5 C training series is released.

07/31/2023: New firmware updates are available.

CR-N700 - Version 1.2.0

CR-N500 - Version 1.3.0

CR-N300 - Version 1.3.0

CR-X300 - Version 1.1.0

06/30/2023: New firmware version is available for EOS-R5 C

05/31/2023: New firmware updates are available.

EOS R6 Mark II - Version 1.1.2

EOS R6 - Version 1.8.2

EOS R7 - Version 1.3.1

05/18/2023: New firmware updates are available.

EOS Rebel T100 - Version 1.1.0

EOS Rebel T7 - Version 1.2.0

EOS 5D Mark IV - Version 1.4.0

EOS 6D Mark II - Version 1.2.0

PowerShot Elph 360HS - Version

PowerShot SX420 IS - Version

PowerShot 620 HS - Version

PowerShot SX720 HS - Version

PowerShot G1X Mark III - Version

PowerShot G7X Mark II - Version

PowerShot G9X Mark II - Version


04/20/2023: New firmware version 1.4.1 is available for EOS R3

03/30/2023: New firmware updates are available.

EOS R5 - Version 1.8.1

EOS 1DX Mark III- Version 1.7.1

Speedlite EL-1 - Version 1.0.2

03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EF50 F1.2 L USM

03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EOS R10

02/24/2023: We've updated Share Your Photos

2/07/2023: New product announcements!

EOS R8 EOS R50RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STMRF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STMRF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
01/09/2023: Help ensure your autofocus is properly aligned with a Canon Precision Alignment
01/03/2023: Welcome to CES 2023!
12/08/2022: New firmware version is available for EOS C70
12/07/2022: New firmware version 1.7.0 is available for EOS R5