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TomNJ Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Nov 2006Mon 01-Apr-13 10:05 PM
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"AF Fine Tuning"


Parlin, US
          

I would like to try fine tuning the focus for a specific lens, but the manual for my D7100 does not give a procedure. I assume I would need to use a tripod with a fast shutter speed and a shutter delay to minimize vibrations while doing this. Then take a picture for each of the fine tune settings (from -20 to +20, 41 pictures total) to see which give the sharpest focus. Is this correct? Does the subject distance matter, i.e. fine tune on a subject at the distance I am most likely to shoot with this lens?

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BrianNK Registered since 25th Feb 2013Tue 02-Apr-13 02:07 PM
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#1. "RE: AF Fine Tuning"
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There are a few ways to fine tune your lens/camera...

One of the more popular ways is the 'DotTune' method..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zE50jCUPhM

I'm a big fan of this $30 software package..
http://michaeltapesdesign.com/focustune.html



  

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micro Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2008Wed 03-Apr-13 12:57 AM
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>There are a few ways to fine tune your lens/camera...
>
>One of the more popular ways is the 'DotTune' method..
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zE50jCUPhM
>
>I'm a big fan of this $30 software package..
>http://michaeltapesdesign.com/focustune.html
>

thanks for the dottune link.I'm going to give that a try, Troy

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TomNJ Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Nov 2006Thu 04-Apr-13 04:45 PM
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Parlin, US
          

Thanks Brian! I gave the DotTune method a try and it worked well.

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bhpr Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Mar 2009Thu 04-Apr-13 09:49 PM
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I had the same question and checked out the dot tune method. I think it worked well. Will be checking pics this weekend. Thanks for providing the link

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