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Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S by Darrell Young

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AF Fine Tune

(User’s Manual – D300S page 312; D300 page 327)

One thing that really impresses me about the D300(S) is its ability to be fine-tuned in critical areas like metering and autofocus. Previous to the D300(S), if an AF lens had a back focus problem, you just had to tolerate it or send it off to be fixed by Nikon. Now, with the new AF fine tune controls, you can adjust your camera so that the lens focuses where you want it to focus.

Nikon has made provisions for keeping a table of up to 12 lenses that you’ve fine-tuned. It recommends that you only use the fine-tuning system if you know what you are doing, and only when required. The idea behind fine-tuning is that you can push the focus forward or backward in small increments, with up to ...

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