D800 AF Fine Tune: Matters more than D700...

Started Apr 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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D800 AF Fine Tune: Matters more than D700...

I just spent the entire day yesterday fine tuning the AF on the D800 for each of my lenses. Interesting because I had to dial in quite a bit of adjustment for nearly all my lenses. This was not my experience on my D700.

If you don't shoot wide open and you don't make large prints/crops, then you may not notice, but otherwise I found this made a big difference for me.

In the end, here's what I came up with:

14-24mm f/2.8G: -20
24-70mm f/2.8G: -18
70-200mm f/2.6G VRII: -19
24mm f/3.5 PC-E: -14 (Based on the focus confirmation dot & LV)
50mm f/1.4G: -14
85mm f/1.4G: -9
500mm f/4G: +7
500mm f/4G + TC1.4 +20 (Note: this TC has always been an issue)
500mm f/4G + TC1.7 +2

These settings obviously won't work for your combination, but I thought it was interesting that most of my "regular" lenses needed so much adjustment. In a way I'm glad that my D800 body seems to be biased to the negative side since my 500 + 1.4TC combo has always been a problem on my D700 and D300s--It always wanted more than +20, but that was the limit...


Nikon D300S Nikon D700 Nikon D800
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