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More D800 Focus Trouble

SirPuttsAlot

Poughquag, US
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"RE: More D800 Focus Trouble"

SirPuttsAlot Registered since 26th Sep 2011
Sun 25-Nov-12 12:48 PM

After purchasing a 24-70 f/2.8 my images were no where what I expected. Soft eyes, things seemed out of focus, etc. I purchased FoCal to help with tuning my lenses and after wasting hours on top of hours trying to get my 24-70 tuned, the results were all over the place, so I would recommend skipping it. One time it was -16 then -3 then -11 then +4 then... then... then... then...

Right now, I look at FoCal as the equivalent to any golf swing instruction aid, completely useless at achieving anything except for making my wallet lighter.

In the end, it turns out, I just upped my shutter speed from 1/FL to 1.5 or 2x local length and all of a sudden my images got razor sharp (with Fine Tune disabled) so I was performing Problem Determination on the wrong tool. The problem wasn't the lens, it was the photographer. Even if the problem was my equipment, I have no faith that FoCal would have helped at all.

But that's just my experience with it.

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A general, generic topic More D800 Focus Trouble [View all] , johno Silver Member , Mon 19-Nov-12 12:59 AM
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