Thank goodness for Nikon’s AF fine-tuning.

Nikon AF Fine-Tuning Prosophos

I fine-tuned the focusing on my 58/1.4 lens this evening.

As I suspected, it was off.

I suppose I could be annoyed that it needed a “+15” adjustment, but I’m mostly relieved that it can be corrected easily.

[Edit (November 21):  Upon further testing – in daylight 🙂 – it turns out I need to make a +18 adjustment!]

—Peter.

10 thoughts on “Thank goodness for Nikon’s AF fine-tuning.

  1. andygemmell says:

    Does this mean it was back focusing or front focusing (excuse my ignorance or lack of education on this!)?

  2. Dave Uhlig says:

    Thank you for posting the link! I’m going to give this a shot tomorrow. I was trying to figure it out myself, but I like that Nikon provides a simple and cost-efficient way to figure this out. If you are looking for some autofocus options for your kids events, I’ve picked up the 200-500 5.6 lens. I used this for a soccer tournament last week and having all that focal length, with great autofocus was absolutely incredible for my images. Cool stuff.

    • No problem!

      Truth be told, I didn’t use their method. I just shot around the house at text on containers at various distances and figured out the correct adjustment. Thanks for mentioning the 200-500, I’ve heard it’s nice but I haven’t had a chance to view any sample images.

  3. JimGeo says:

    Hi Peter,
    When I owned Canon DSLRs, I used a software called Reikan FoCal to correct for lens based auto-focusing issues.
    FoCal supports many Canon and Nikon camera and lens models (D810 included); It might be worth checking out.

  4. Mads says:

    Hi Peter, recieved my 35mm 1.4G today! Wow, what a lens! Amazing rendering. It seems mine needs a +7 AF fine tune, haven’t experienced this before with my ofther lenses. Is this normal and should just be corrected and not worry about it. Or should I ideally send my lens and camera to Nikon Service for calibration?
    Excited about my new lens.
    Thanks,
    Mads

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