D300 lens AF fine tuning is FANTASTIC!!!!!

Started Nov 27, 2007 | Discussions thread
Adam Shyevitch Regular Member • Posts: 385
Could adjustment be concealing camera issues?

So far, I've adjusted focus for my 50 f/1.4, 35 f/2.0 and 30 f/1.4. All these lenses needed between a +9 to a + 13 adjustment for tack sharp focus at their widest aperture.

While I am happy to get the most out of these lenses with this focus adjustment feature, I'm a bit surprised that such adjustments are necessary on each of the lenses I've tested so far. Does this mean there is a problem with my D300 that I'm compensating for by fine tuning the focus?

I've still got to calibrate my 85 f/1.4 (which I expect will also need a +10 adjustment) and my 18-200 VR, which I hope works right off the bat. If my 18-200 needs major adjustment also (and I consider a +10 adjustment pretty significant), then I may ask for a new camera body.

Adam

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