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Autofocus fine tuning poll! Please share your experi...

Leonard62

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Fri 19-Apr-13 12:01 AM

I have never fine tuned any of my lenses prior to getting the D800. I just figured a couple of my lenses were just poor copies. I also thought that maybe the Auto Focus of my D800 needed adjustment. So with the D800 I started to fine tune some of my worst performers to see if they could be tuned in. There were three lenses in particular that I thought the fine tuning was way off, the AF 135mm f2.0, the AF 85mm f1.4 and the AF 80-200mm f2.8 two ring model. I brought them in just fine. To see whether my D800 AF was off I started to test the same lenses on my D3X. I found the lenses needed nearly the same AF fine tuning. I then started fine tuning most of my lenses on both the D800 and the D3X. I deduced that the AF on both my bodies was fine and some lenses just needed to be tuned. I expanded my fine tuning to include the D700 and D300. I did not use any charts or other accessories but instead used static objects like my little stuffed animals.

Here's what I found so far.

D800
AFS 24mm f1.4_______0
AFS 28mm f1.8_______+10
AF 35mm f2.0________0
AF 50mm f1.4________0
AFS 50mm f1.8_______+10
AF 50mm f1.8_______+8
AFS 17-35mm f2.8____0
AF 24-120mm f3.5/5.6___0
AFS 24-120mm 3.5/5.6___-5
AFS 28-70mm f2.8_____+13
AF 28-105mm________ 0
AF 70-180mm Micro___ 0
AFS 70-200mm f2.8___ +10
AFS 70-200mm +2X___ +5
AFS 70-300mm VR______0
AF 70-300mm_________0
AF 80-200mm f2.8____-10
AF 85mm f1.4__________+15
AF 85mm f1.8__________+5
AF 135mm f2.0 DC_____+10
AF 300mm f4___________0
AFS 300mm f4__________0
AF 80-400mm VR_______0
AF 80-400mm VR + 1.4__0

D3X
AFS 28mm f1.8 0
AF 50mm f1.8 0
AFS 50mm f1.8 0
AF 50mm f1.4 +5
AF 85mm f1.8 0
AF 85mm f1.4 +15
AF 135mm f2.0 DC +15
AFS 70-200mm f2.8 +10
AF 80-200mm f2.8 -10
AF 80-400mm VR 0

D700
AFS 28mm f1.8 +5
AF 85mm f1.4 +5
AF 135mm f2.0 DC +10

D300
AF 80-200mm f2.8 -10
AFS 70-200 f2.8 0
AFS 70-300mm VR 0
AF 135mm f2.0 +10
AF 85mm f1.4 +15
AF 85mm f1.8 0
AF 80-400mm VR 0

Len

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