AF tunning what actually happens?????

Started Jan 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Leonard Shepherd
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Re: To understand better - or maybe worse
In reply to Horshack, Jan 25, 2014

Horshack wrot

To understand this better, first go to this page and play with the java applet to get a sense on how phase detection works by moving the "lens position" slider around.

To understand better or worse the link is in part less than complete.

The link seems to ignore the AF system, depending on the type of subject, can project detail on the aF sensor which confuses it and causes a wrong reading.

This potential limitation is what the guidance on Page 100 of the D800 instructions, page 72 for the D7100 or in the instructions for many Nikon wide angle lenses deals with.

Very few cameras, tested with sensible AF targets to a good standard, seem to need the amounts of fine tune suggested on this forum and; any new cameras that do are obviously defective and should be exchanged..

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