At Last - Nikon AF Fine Tune Catches Up
Finally Nikon Take Steps To Address AF Fine Tune. New “Little Known” but welcome feature added to Nikon’s D780 AF Fine Tune menu. Nikon have now added the ability to calibrate for both Wide and Telephoto focal lengths in the AF Fine Tune menu on the new Nikon D780. Here at Cameracal we have always puzzled as to Nikon’s lack of judgement with regards there in camera AF FINE TUNE capabilities with regards calibrating lenses to their range of DSLR camera’s. Lack of judgment in the respect that they have only ever allowed for ONE AF FINE TUNE value to added to the camera regardless of whether a prime or a zoom where used. This has meant that is a zoom such an AF-S 24-70mm F2.8 is used it is only possible to calibrate for EITHER the W 24mm end OR T 70mm end NOT both.
Does this really matter?
Has Nikon have finally caught up !!
Buried In The Manual
Considering this new feature has had zero promotion and is buried in the manual, what does this say about Nikon's intention for the future of the feature? Undoubtably they will include it in subsequent new models. What would really be appreciated by Nikon users who have already heavily invested in their brand is to make the feature backwards compatible and launch it in a firmware update across their current range AND where possible past models!