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  1. #11
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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    Quote Originally Posted by todd7500 View Post
    Don,
    Once you have established the correct + or - amount of fine tuning for any given lens, do you need to manually enter that value every time you use that leans?

    To put it another way, you are shooting with one lens, that you have previously "fine" tuned to say... +3, you put on a different lens that that has a known A/F adjustment value of -3, do you need to reset the fine tuning or does the camera recognize the lens(es) and make the appropriate adjustments for you?

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    Once set it stays and it remembers the setting for each lens.

    Once and done.

    Now I do go back every so often and run the tests again. I do think that things can change with use of the lens. Probably not much though.


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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    I dont want to hijack this thread, just like to say thanks for letting us know that there is software to help with fine tuning. I purchased the software mentioned, installed it, ran it on a couple of lenses and made some interesting discoveries. It might be more appropriate for me to start a separate thread.
    D810, several D80s, Nikkor, Tokina, Tamron Lenses. SB 24 and SB800 Speedlights, Ikelite Housing for the D80s, Novatron lights, Etc etc etc, PsCC. Its a slippery slope.

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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    Quote Originally Posted by todd7500 View Post
    I dont want to hijack this thread, just like to say thanks for letting us know that there is software to help with fine tuning. I purchased the software mentioned, installed it, ran it on a couple of lenses and made some interesting discoveries. It might be more appropriate for me to start a separate thread.
    Yes, please do start a new thread about this software.
    Brent: Poway, CA
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    Nikon 18-200mm
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    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    Yes, please do start a new thread about this software.
    We have a thread dedicated to Reiken FoCal, though it dates back to 2015. Personally, I've had both good and bad experiences when using FoCal; I'm a bit on the fence about it these days.
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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    We have a thread dedicated to Reiken FoCal, though it dates back to 2015. Personally, I've had both good and bad experiences when using FoCal; I'm a bit on the fence about it these days.
    Yes, I am familiar with this thread and am also on the fence about this software, but feel that perhaps it has improved in the past 2 years.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  6. #16
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    Don Kuykendall's Avatar

    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    We have a thread dedicated to Reiken FoCal, though it dates back to 2015. Personally, I've had both good and bad experiences when using FoCal; I'm a bit on the fence about it these days.

    The latest version has some nice features to tell you if you are at a good distance from the target. The standard before and still a good place to start is 50 times the focal distance.

    50mm lens times 50 = 2500 MM or 98.4 inches.

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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    One last question regarding this: I don't own or use a tripod so would a solid wood table work in place of a tripod to do the tuning?

  8. #18
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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    Yes. I've done that several times. Just make sure the camera won't slide off between test shots, for instance by putting it on a rubber mat.
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  9. #19
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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    D7200 Fine Tune Feature
    Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
    There are a few options; some require you to purchase equipment and/or software, but others don't.

    One way is detailed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zE50jCUPhM

    Another way is to use a medicine bottle and focus in the middle of the label and use your observation skills to determine which shot is sharpest. You'll need to load the photos from your run through the AF Fine Tune settings on your computer and view them at or nearly at 100% to get the best results, IMO. Some use a larger cylinder, such as a 12 oz beverage can with writing on it, to do the test and focus half-way between the center and the edge of the can. You'll need to have single spot focus seta and I would only do this in AF-S mode.

    I have used several methods and find that if you take your time and pay attention towhead you're doing and record what you see, any of the methods work. My first choice to fine tune my AF on any camera/lens combination is now to use FoCal software because it provides me with other information about my cameras and lenses.

    Good luck in getting your gear setup optimized!

    WM
    I followed the fine tune method as explained this morning and found that my D7200 and the 80-400VR lense had focus from 0 to +20 and 0 to -20 for all values? Is that possible or did I do something incorrect. I shot indoors with my lense at the 400mm distance. Used the chart indicated also.
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    Re: D7200 Fine Tune Feature

    Quote Originally Posted by 06Honda View Post
    I followed the fine tune method as explained this morning and found that my D7200 and the 80-400VR lense had focus from 0 to +20 and 0 to -20 for all values? Is that possible or did I do something incorrect. I shot indoors with my lense at the 400mm distance. Used the chart indicated also.
    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying but the AF Fine Tune menu on all Nikon camera bodies show a range of focus correction from 0 to 20 in both positive and negative directions.

    A slider value of 0 means NO adjustment has been made; the lens is at its default for Auto-focus.

    Moving the focus adjustment into positive numbers, say +5, moves the focus further away from you.

    Moving the focus adjustment into negative numbers, say -5, move the focus closer towards you.

    The maximum you can adjust the focus in either direction is 20 clicks.
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