Can't DOT tune Nikon 24~70

Started Feb 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Stevequad Senior Member • Posts: 1,642
Can't DOT tune Nikon 24~70

I have always noticed a little softness with this lens and D800e. It was quite sharp on D300 and D3s, but I was able to live with it, until now. I have had the body since Oct, 2012.

I set up a Bob Atkins focus chart on my garage door, outside, and at 12 feet. 0-0 setting on default and saved value, @ 50mm, afs-s, af-on button got focus, checked live view but it is not that helpful. Moved focus back and forth manually and back to af-on. Seemed ok. Switched to MF on body, Dot stayed on as I went from 0 to +13 then got a little flicker. Started to go to the - side and went all the way to -20, with no dot change. tried changing the default to -20, still no change, then +20 and no change. I tried at several different FL and got same issue. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Or if the body is out of spec. I thought I followed directions.

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