Stupid question about AF Fine Tune

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OP Supisiche Senior Member • Posts: 1,949
Re: Stupid question about AF Fine Tune

Razor512 wrote:

It is one area where Nikon was especially malicious, they treat AF fine tune as some kind of premium feature when in reality is it literally a function to compensate for poor workmanship and quality control.
It should be in all of their cameras, if they can't get their $6000+ cameras to be perfect out of the box, then they can't realistically expect their $500 cameras to be perfect out of the box, it shouldn't be a a price premium feature to allow the customer to fix Nikon's shortcomings.
It is literally something they have to go out of their way to restrict since the function is in all of their cameras, including the lowest end DSLRs, they just go out of their way to hide the function from the user, and instead require them to mail the camera into a service center and pay $150+ for calibration (which they will often not do if they find it within tolerances, (if not completely bad, they will not go the extra mile to get it as perfect as possible). Sadly it is also hard to get clean copies of newer service software if you want to finetune things yourself.

I see. I downloaded the software out of curiosity. If something goes wrong you can ruin the camera I guess. Very risky.

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