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    D800E focus Problem

    What is the most practical, most effective method to check for focus problems with a nikon D800E?

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    Re: D800E focus Problem

    Being a bit more specific on your problem would help.
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    Re: D800E focus Problem

    If you are speaking to the focus problem in the early release D800/E bodies ….its in the far left most focus point . You can put a bottle on a table …move the focus point to the left middle sensor and establish AF . Check the result ..its obvious if its off. Nikon has a firmware fix .

    If you are checking for general AF accuracy and want to “tune “ your lenses to the body . Read up on the AF adjustment in the users manual . You can buy a “alignment tool “ that can be helpful …I ve done it so many times I just use whatever is on the table . You do this with the center focus point . I adjust it and then test both near and at 2 meters .

    The alignment tools can be more accurate and if you are doing a bunch of AF lenses …maybe worth it .

    A quick test I use …is throw a hat onto the grass and focus on the emblem ….you can t miss the target and you have the grass to see whether the focus is front or back .
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    Re: D800E focus Problem

    thanks

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    Re: D800E focus Problem

    Dot-Tune: Autofocus Fine Tuning in under 5 minutes - FM Forums

    This method seems to work well if you camera and lens aren't off too badly.
    With best regards, K-H.

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