A guide explaining how to calibrate your lenses on the Nikon D500. Easy to follow instructions.
To use the D500’s automatic AF Fine Tune feature, you need to have the camera on a solid tripod and aimed at a target suitable for calibration. This should have strong high contrast edges.
The next step is to fire up Live View and obtain the best focus possible on the target. This is an important step. You can use contrast detect autofocus as a good starting point, but it’s worth moving the focus dial on the lens back and forth a bit at 100% magnification in LiveView in order to ensure you have the best possible focus.
Make sure the centre focus point is selected then hold down the focus mode button and the record start button on the top of the camera, for a couple of seconds. You’ll then see a message on the screen.
When you hit the OK button, the calibration is performed, LiveView will stop and the result is written to the AF Fine Tune setting.
You have to go into the Setup menu and open the AF Fine Tune setting to actually see what value was written which is a bit annoying, but other than that it’s quick and simple to run the procedure once.
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