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Forum: Macro 04-30-2013, 07:06 AM
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CamRanger

Have you tried the new CamRanger for close-up shooting of hornets?

I have used one for macro now for a month and find it superb. I have not used in on a moving target yet.
Forum: Nikon 04-30-2013, 05:54 AM
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Posted By Jorda75078
Rubbing shoulders

I was shooting next to a woman last month who had recently purchased the new Nikon 80-400mm. We were shooting birds at Gatorland (FL). She was raving about the AF speed.

I too would love to see a...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 04-02-2013, 08:54 AM
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Views: 1,657
Posted By Jorda75078
When AF adjustment set point is high but OK

While doing my autofocus fine tuning with all of my lenses last year, I came across a dilemma with my 50mm f/1.8 lens. I found that the AF fine tuning adjustment for it was consistently high on all...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 04-02-2013, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Jorda75078
"Based on your data, your two D800E bodies seemed...

"Based on your data, your two D800E bodies seemed to have a similar AF Fine Tune difference for most lenses. Am I understanding you that the difference is attributed to the body? And if you wanted,...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 04-01-2013, 05:03 PM
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Views: 1,476
Posted By Jorda75078
Is it the lens or camera body that demands AF fine tuning?

While doing AF fine tuning (micro adjustment) last summer, I discovered a pattern. Actually, I discovered two patterns. I found that the AF fine tuning required for a specific lens would be an...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-27-2013, 01:05 PM
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Views: 1,455
Posted By Jorda75078
Replu re testing 70-180mm

"I was curious about how to interpret the test results. The Quality of focus test shows pretty widely ranging results by focus point. Is this typical? And how to you know which focus points are 1,...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-25-2013, 01:16 PM
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Posted By Jorda75078
Testing a newly acquired lens with FoCal ver. 1.8.1

While attending the NANPA Summit in Jacksonville earlier this month, my friend Phil and I met a couple who shared many of our photography interests. It seemed like Walt and Nancy were stalking us; we...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-24-2013, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Jorda75078
AF fine tuning and micro adjustment with FoCal ver. 1.8.1

It has been about nine months since I last ran AF fine tuning with my camera bodies and all of my lenses. During that time, the software that I normally use for this calibration, FoCal, has undergone...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-17-2013, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Jorda75078
Who is not a good candidate to do AF fine tuning?

During the bird and landscape photography courses that I have taught during the past two years, I always mention the need for autofocus fine tuning of camera bodies with lenses to assure yourself...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-16-2013, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Jorda75078
Tips for doing AF fine tuning with software

If you have decided to make the plunge and use software to help you fine tune the autofocus of one or more of your lenses with a camera body, there are a few tips that I can provide that may help you...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-16-2013, 09:32 AM
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Posted By Jorda75078
Thanks Eric. By the way, the two software...

Thanks Eric.

By the way, the two software vendors are continuing to improve their products...adding new features and improving older ones. While watching the FoCal demo from the link in my...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-15-2013, 05:41 AM
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Posted By Jorda75078
FoCal and FocusTune autofocus tuning software systems

If you have been an advocate of fine tuning the autofocus of your lenses with your camera bodies for more than a year, then you know that alternatives for that fine tuning has changed dramatically...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-13-2013, 07:10 AM
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Posted By Jorda75078
Use live view to tell you if optical viewfinder autofocus is tuned properly

Before you go and spend money on autofocus fine tuning test kits or software, you can do a test using your camera’s two focus methods to see if you need to do fine tuning with any of your lenses. It...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-12-2013, 08:34 AM
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Views: 1,014
Posted By Jorda75078
How do you know if you need to do autofocus fine tuning?

Before I bought a 200-400mm lens, I never worried about fine tuning my camera bodies and any of my lenses. The camera manuals described the fine tuning process, but they said I would probably not...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-10-2013, 12:41 PM
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Views: 1,139
Posted By Jorda75078
Looks good to me

Walt, from the images you captured last week at Fort De Soto and the Chas River, I would say that you did a fine job of tuning that lens with your D4. Did you use LensAlign, a manual technique or one...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-09-2013, 04:16 PM
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Views: 1,256
Posted By Jorda75078
Who would want to do autofocus fine tuning (micro adjustment)?

I have been shooting with professional photographers and photo trek leaders when the subject of autofocus came up. While all of them agreed that autofocus is a good thing, especially when shooting...
Forum: Equipment Calibration and Testing 03-08-2013, 01:38 PM
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Views: 1,139
Posted By Jorda75078
Thanks Eric

Thanks for posting the intro Eric. I have been on a photo trek since the NANPA summit, and am just gettin back in the saddle.

Last year I did extensive AF fine tuning with FoCal and some with...
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