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Autofocus fine tuning poll! Please share your experience with autofocus fine tuning by selecting the appropriate choice below.

johno

St. Louis, US
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johno Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd May 2006
Thu 18-Apr-13 09:45 PM | edited Fri 19-Apr-13 05:33 AM by johno

I've tried my lenses on 3 D800s now, and they focus differently on each camera.

I just got an 85 mm 1.4 G back from repair that I sent in to see if they could zero out a +15 fine tune. They sent it back and said it's in spec. It's frustrating because I specifically asked before sending it in whether they could zero out a variance and they said yes. That didn't happen and the front focus is not hard to determine. I wish Nikon would take customer service seriously.

My D800 is new and seems free of left focus issues. But it front focuses on several lenses. With my 105 VR it is dead on.

I am just about ready to ditch all of my autofocus Nikons and stock up on Zeiss MF lenses. I had a question about my new Zeiss 100 f2 and within 12 hours somebody got back to me by email with very helpful and specific information, and they responded promptly to followup emails. It was disorienting for this Nikon customer.

The point of this thread is to see who has checked their cameras and lenses and find what you learned.

Thank you,

John

Poll result (62 votes)
I have never checked my lenses to see if they would benefit from AF fine tuning.
(24 votes)Vote
My focus is dead on across all lenses so no need to check.
(0 votes)Vote
Some of my lenses needed fine tuning. (please post findings below)
(30 votes)Vote
All of my lenses needed fine tuning. (please post findings below)
(7 votes)Vote
I have always tuned my lenses for years.
(1 votes)Vote
I use all manual focus lenses so I don't have to worry about it.
(0 votes)Vote

  

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