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Right hand side out of focus - D810 with 60mm f2.8

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tomjohnrose

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Hello! This is my first Nikon forum post!

For the past few years, I have been using a D810 with the Nikon 60mm f2.8 macro prime lens, for the purpose of photographing paintings and other artwork, for fine art giclee reproduction.

I shoot tethered to lightoom, using two flash units. However, I have recently noticed that the right hand side of the frame is never in focus, only the left hand side. When I navigate to 1:1, the left side is pin sharp, and the right side just out of focus. Very annoying when you want pin sharp prints! I have been photographing artworks in sections for a while now, to temporarily get around the problem, only using the left hand side of the frame. The camera is 100% square on, and the artwork is 100% square on.

What may be the cause of this? Is there a simple fix?

Thank you in advance!

Tom



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Welcome! :P

A sample shot, Tom?



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Hello,

While a sample shot with EXIF data would definitely help, here a few preliminary considerations:

1/ in order to exclude a problem with the lens:
Do you have a second lens to test with if the issue repeats

2/ Based on a painting and a being a 100% square:
- what are the focus settings? (If anything different, could you try a single focussing point on the right side)
- does it also apply when focussing with the Liveview?
These are to check whether there might be a problem with the focussing system

3/ have you checked that there is no dirt on your sensor?

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chingwe

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I had the exact same problem with the kit lens that came with my D40, turned out that the lens elements were held in place by tape and one side was loose.  Never did get it fixed because I took apart the lens and didn't have the tools needed to calibrate the lens bundles.







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