Do you test for AF accuracy after purchasing a new lens?

Started Jul 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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KennethKwok Contributing Member • Posts: 998
Do you test for AF accuracy after purchasing a new lens?

I think the general feeling is to enjoy photography.

Think more about how to compose the photo, lighting...

And some actually feel that shooting test charts all day long
is a waste of time.

I also do not shoot test charts. But that's really because I don't
have test charts, and that I do not know how to test AF accuracy.

And later on, I heard that AF fine tune (on D700) is actually a
very powerful tool.
I often find my Nikon 50mm f/1.4G not very sharp. I always attribute
that to my lack of skills, rather than the camera/lens' fault.

When you buy a new lens, do you test for AF accuracy?

 KennethKwok's gear list:KennethKwok's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P7700 Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II +4 more
Nikon D700
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