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#1 Ckdaddi

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:06 PM

Hi folks,

 

I need some help.  All my lenses are factory calibrated to my D3300 body. Prior to this, the focus was slightly off, but now they are now all spot-on.

 

However, I just bought a D7200 and notice the lenses are all a bit off with this body and want to fix it, but not sure the best route.  I see a few choices, but am too inexperienced to know the best move.  Please advise.

 

Choices (I think these are the only ones ...):
 

  1. Live with it as is.....(I do not like this option).
  2. use the built in calibration feature on the D7200 to dial in the lenses. (But, this only works for one focal length. Mine are zoom lenses.  What happens when i take pictures at other focal lengths?)
  3. Send the D7200 and Lenses to factory for calibration (then the D3300 becomes junk, instead of a second body.)
  4. Is it possible for Nikon to set the D7200 to match the D3300, so all my lenses would work the same on Both cameras?  This seems like the best option, but not sure it's a real thing.

Please help.

 

Thanks,

Chris



#2 MrWild

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:24 PM

I do not know about the other options, but when doing a zoom lens say at 200-500 you will record a setting at 200 and one at 500. If they are close to the same number ( most cases) then you are golden just split the difference if there is a large difference then lean more towards the one you use most so for me on the 200 to 500 that would be 500.   Not sure if that helps.. Good luck! 


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#3 wlemmon

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:57 PM

You forgot another option which would be to take the camera and lens to a good camera shop and just have them tune it for you, most shops provide that service at a cost less than it would cost to purchase one of those lens calibration devices.  I’ve tried making the home made just print them out versions with less than stellar results, mostly due to the limits of the printer to print a fine enough set of lines for the calibration to work. 


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#4 Ckdaddi

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:31 PM

Good point on the printer.  I wonder if that might be part of it.







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