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An ugly discovery...

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: An ugly discovery...
In reply to Brad99, Jan 4, 2013

Brad99 wrote:

audiobomber wrote:

I don't tolerate any miscalibration. If the lens is not dead on, I send it back for repair or replacement. i've had to do this with a DA 15, FA 35, DA 18-135 and DA*300. I lived with +9 AF Adjust on the 18-135 for almost a year before I sent it in under warranty. I had to pay to have the FA 35 adjusted because the warranty was expired. I returned the first DA*300 and the replacement was off, so I sent it to Pentax for calibration. As a result, none of my lenses need AF Adjust on my K20D. My K-x doesn't have AF Adjust, so this maintenance is important to me.

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Were the lenses any better for this compared to in-cam adjust?

The DA 15 and the first DA*300 were better, because they were too far off to calibrate with AF Adjust. I could have lived with the rest on the K20D, but my K-x was useless with them.

Lots of people have bodies with no AF adjustment. If I ever want to sell a lens, I don't want misfocus to get in the way of the deal.

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