This series shows a reference frame using Live View, along with 3 frames at each of the +2, +4, +6, +8, +10, +12, +14, +16, +18, +20 AF fine focus adjust settings as found in the Nikon D3x.
These tests are with my December 2010 sample lens.
There are multiple flavors of variability in focus:
- Shot-to-shot variation — identical conditions (as here) produce different results each time;
- Distance variation — the same focus adjustment might work well for distance, less well for close up, or vice versa.
- The contrast and color of the subject can influence the accuracy of focus.
This subject was chosen to satisfy the following test requirements:
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