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    who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    In what instances did you find that feature useful?
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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    I found it useful with almost all lenses.
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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    Not just useful: necessary with pretty much every lens I own.
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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    In what instances did you find that feature useful?
    That depends on the lens.
    My D800E originally suffered from the left autofocus problem.
    After servicing it needs smaller corrections for some lenses.
    Here is an interesting method.

    Dot-Tune: Autofocus Fine Tuning in under 5 minutes - FM Forums
    With best regards, K-H.
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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    I use it for all lenses on both bodies.
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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    I guess I'm the odd man out here. I don't use it at all.

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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    never had to use it with any of my lenses on my D800E!

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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    Rather than a feature it is a necessity to deal with variations in optics and manufacture, easy to see if you need it, focus on a point and see if the shot is accurate! If it isn't then you can adjust the point to bring individual lenses in to correct focus. On my 200f2 I needed to adjust on both the D800 and D800E, same with the 50mm but to a lesser extent. It's just a calibration tool, some may need it some won't.

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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    I have had 4 of these bodies, 2 800's and 2 E's. All of them but the last had left a/f issues and needed allot of A/F fine tune adj. and some of them ran out of adjustment. I feel lucky my 800e that I have now is much better. My 50 1.4, 85 1.4, 105 2.8, 200 f2 and 400 2.8 need no adjustment. My 24-70 and 70-200 do need adjustment, i believe no more than +/- 5.
    Now the new 810 is coming out and I'm tempted but dont want to go thru that brain damage again. Any way thats my A/F fine tune story.

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    Re: who uses AF fine tuning on 800/800e?

    Check every lens on both my Nikons, use as necessary. Works as advertised. Would never buy a CanNikon body again w/o it.

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