Hello All, I need some help desperately. After many years of owning Nikons, I have just purchased a new D600 and I have to say that for the first time I am seriously contemplating my choice! Apart from a raft of other problems, I am experiencing a strange issue with the "List Saved Values" functionality in the AF Fine Tune section.
Scenario: I set up my 24-70 f2.8 lens and list it as number 01 with a fine tune value of +0.6. The camera recognizes the lens no problem and allows me to apply the tuning values.
Should I then change lenses to my 70-200 f2.8, the lens description remains what was the case for the 24-70. Even if I assign another value to the fine tune or the lens number, the description remains the same. It appears that I am unable to add more lenses to the table of twelve which essentially means that when I change lenses over, the associated fine tune settings remain the same. It also appears as though the lens is not recognized by the camera when I change over. However, if I delete the lens in the table / menu, then the new lens is automatically recognized, but I then have the same problem in reverse. I hope this is as clear as mud - LOL!
Does any one know how this feature works? Surely one should be able to change over lenses and the fine tune data should automatically be recognized??? Please help, I have spent a lot of money and I am bitterly disappointed with this camera already.
I only see one lens when I go into "List saved values" but this will not necessarily be the lens that is attached. The menu will reflect the last lens that has been set up. As mentioned, the only way to "see" another lens is to delete the one in the database.
Thanks for taking the time. The actual process as you may know is simple and the likelihood of what you suggest almost impossible as the camera would have to identify the lenses to start with. I think right now the most frustrating thing is that I simply cannot get help anywhere. Nikon's response was simply, "not our problem, must be Tamron" - quite sickening when you consider what the stuff costs. Anyway I still don't have any further resolution to the problem.
The "not our problem, must be Tamron" added a bit of light to the issue. Nikon has not historically supported other manufacturer's lenses so their response is not surprising. Depending on how old your lenses are, Tamron may have firmware upgrades that make the lens more compatible with the newer Nikon bodies.
Your best bet is to check with Tamron on the D600 compatibility issue. You may have to send the lens(s) in for firmware upgrades, etc.
"Red is gray and yellow white, but we decide which is right ....and which is an illusion"
Now that we know your lenses are not Nikkors, the situation is easier to diagnose. Every lens has an identifier number encoded into its chip, to tell the camera what model it is. For Nikkor lenses, these numbers are unique, but that's not always the case with 3rd Party lenses, so your D600 may not be able to distinguish between them. I'd talk to Tamron about possibly updating the lens firmware.
The good news is that your camera is probably fine
Thanks Brian, you're a refreshing sanity check. I will take it up with Tamrom. I guess it was just Nikons attitude that was objectionable. Having only ever owned Nikons, it has been a bit disappointing. Thanks again.
I have seen the same behaviour with non-Nikon lenses. In my case an older Tamron f/2.8 and an older Sigma f/2.8 are perceived to be the same lens by the AF Adjust table. Nikon brand lenses are fine and are recognized uniquely.
So far, I have chosen to avoid the cost of sending the lenses back to the manufacturer for firmware updates.
If only one of your two lenses requires AF Adjustment, one possible workaround would be to turn off the AF Adjust unless it is required for the lens in use. Keeping the AF fine Tune item at the top of My Menu makes this option slightly less inconvenient.
The proper solution of course is to get the lenses updated by the manufacturer.