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| Re: New AF tune technique - looking for testers |
I tried a simplified centering method about a year ago with the dreaded D7000. Although it allowed more accurate assisted manual focus, the AF problems continued. Ultimately if the camera has poor AF reproducibility you'll never get consistently accurately focused shots. Of course it is useful to get the center point as close as possible to where it should be. Ironically if the AF has good reproducibility, it is a snap to obtain calibration with a lens Align or similar target.
Eventually the camera manufacturers should build in an automatic AF calibration function that can be done quickly in the field. I'd rather have that than the useless video.
video also brought us liveview which even many strict stills shooters find far less than useless
Liveview was featured on dslrs way before video.
True, but it was an offshoot of hand-held video cameras. Then the video was added to DSLRs afterward -- no extra charge!