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Focusing disasters with the D500!
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Hi guys,

             The weather finally cleared so I could test out the D500, first steps of course is calibrating lenses. Things went OK with the Tamron 150-600mm and the Nikon 500mm F4, needing around -2/-3.

 But then things went rapidly downhill with shorter focal lengths.

   The AF35mm F2D was way out and needed -17, the AF50mm F1.8D -14, and on it went till -20 wasn't enough for the AF20mm F2.8D.  Changing the distance produced outrageous changes of focus and I realized that the whole focus system was out of kilter. None of them needed anything more than -3/-4 on the D7100, except the 500mm which needed -8.  Obviously the registration distance and AF sensors distance bore no relation in a linear sense.

 

 I emailed Priceminister stating I would return it for a refund, fortunately I'm well within the 14 days return period!

 

 A great pity because so far both my Nikons haven't put a foot wrong with accurate AF and not even a niggle, I hoped that as the D500 is a pro camera extra care and quality control would have been taken.

 

 BTW. The camera's presentation was perfect and nothing leads me suspect that it was anything other than a brand new camera straight out of the box.

 

 Regrouping and hoping for better luck with the next D500!

 

 

Update:  I've just received an email from Priceminister and am awaiting instructions for the return.

Dave's clichés
  


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Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-14-2016, 05:45 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by toni-a - 10-14-2016, 06:24 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by southerncross - 10-14-2016, 08:00 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-14-2016, 10:16 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-15-2016, 08:36 AM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by toni-a - 10-15-2016, 09:00 AM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by JJ_SO - 10-15-2016, 02:23 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-15-2016, 08:24 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-16-2016, 01:57 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by JJ_SO - 10-16-2016, 02:32 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by toni-a - 10-16-2016, 03:59 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-16-2016, 05:46 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by JJ_SO - 10-16-2016, 06:56 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by thxbb12 - 10-16-2016, 09:54 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by JJ_SO - 10-16-2016, 10:31 PM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-17-2016, 12:25 AM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by JJ_SO - 10-17-2016, 08:24 AM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-17-2016, 09:55 AM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by JJ_SO - 10-17-2016, 10:24 AM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-17-2016, 10:45 AM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-18-2016, 09:57 AM
Focusing disasters with the D500! - by davidmanze - 10-18-2016, 06:42 PM

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