How To Get The Most out of Nikon’s Auto AF Fine Tune

Auto AF Fine Tune is a relatively new addition to Nikons line of cameras and exists only in the D5/D500 and the D7500 (but will probably find its way to the new D850 and most other upcoming advanced Nikon bodies). On this video wildlife and nature photographer Steve Perry (from backcountrygallery) gives some very useful tips on how to use the Auto AF Fine Tune and how to make the most out of it.

We have already seen a basic video by DP Review a year ago about how to set up Auto AF Fine Tune – however, there seems to be more to this than just two simple clicks. You need to understand what you are doing, you need to pick the right target, you need to shoot in the right conditions and you need to repeat this procedure a number of times to get a precise average that will be your actual Fine Tune number.

It is also suggested that you pick the right target to tune against (Perry has one you can download for free from his site), set it to a distance which is about 30x greater than the focal length of your lens and make sure you are using a sturdy tripod with IS turned off and be very careful when you press the buttons each time you take a measurement.

You can check out many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid.

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