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

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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"RE: Autofocus fine tuning poll!Please share your experience with autofocus fine tuning by selecting the appropriate choice below."

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Fri 19-Apr-13 02:05 AM | edited Sat 20-Apr-13 07:22 PM by KnightPhoto

Your poll is missing an important element I think:

- I tune all my lenses on all my cameras and have for years now

I don't find the D800 unique in that regard, including a camera that costs twice as much as a D800 (D4).

In truth I don't bother tuning my UWA, but anything fast or anything long, I tune it.

Here's some incomplete record keeping and crib notes I am building up on the topic (a -- symbol means I haven't tuned it yet, 070mm=24-70, 300mm=70-300VR, other values are 70-200 VRII naked and with 1.4/1.7 TCs, 500VR naked and with TCs, sorry the paste didn't come across totally clean):

AF Fine-Tune values
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Tune distances and values - DX & FX
070mm 06' D800E -5 D4 +3 D7000 -7 D700 +5
200mm 16' D800E -10 D4 -10 (was 0 before software?) D7000 -11 D300 -8
280mm 23' D800E -5 D4 +3 or not retested (was +3) D7000 -17 D700 (0) D300 +4
300mm 25' D800E ---- D4 +5 (was +12) D7000 ---- -- --
340mm 29' D800E -5 D4 -6 or not retested (was -6) D7000 -17 D300 (0) but shoulda been +10

500mm (D7000 and D300 values are from before afs-motor replaced)
500mm 41' D800E +3 D4 +2 D7000 -1 (was +6) D700 +8 D300 +8 (D700 should have been zero!)
700mm 57' D800E +6 D4 +7 (was +12) D7000 +14 (was +10) D300 +15
850mm 70' D800E -2 D4 -4 (was -7) D7000 -10 (was -6 GOOD) D300 +12


Best regards, SteveK

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