D500 consistently missing focus?

Started 3 months ago | Questions thread
OP DocShaka New Member • Posts: 8
Re: D500 consistently missing focus? Are you sure 2

OK so updating you all after messing around in the backyard.

I noticed that even stationary objects are not in focus like they should be. My eyes aren't the best but the diopter looks in focus but zooming in on the image was not focused. In fact, seems it was very much missing. I assumed the AF Fine tune did not need adjustment because when I followed a procedure that had me mount a longer lens to a tripod and focus on text in a magazine at whatever angle, the focus seemed dead on. Now out of curiosity I just performed the same AF tune but handheld kinda eyeballing a grill grate for measurement. Well that seemed to do the trick.

I guess my question now is what does that mean for a AF system that has to have AF Fine Tune pegged to one end? Will it have to be changed and adjusted for every lens or does the whole AF system itself need to be retuned? Set it and leave it?

Is there an instance where the viewfinder can be in focus and the image isn't?

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