D850 + 200-500 + TC1.4E III

Nikon D850 Body Only
Nikon AF-S 200-500mm Lens f/5.6E ED VR Australian Warranty, Black (JAA822DA)
Nikon AF-S Tele-Converter TC-14E3 Australian Warranty, Black (JAA925DA)

Pictures taken with and without TC >>

Pictures taken with D750 with 2-5 and TC1.4E III >>

D600 vs D750 Pictures

Autofocus Test (f9)

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Manual – quite a bit sharper so I tried setting Auto Fine Tune to -10

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Comparison

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Auto Fine Tune Setting -10

Auto(fine tune-10)


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Real World

This guy came in from nowhere so I just started shooting.  100% crop shows lack of sharpness, perhaps 1/2000 was too slow or maybe just the f8.
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Great detail from about 30m away, 100% crop still shows some blur.  Next time f10 rather than f8. And I wonder if the focus is a bit too close to the camera – that setting of -10?
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This one is tack sharp even at 100% crop, take a look.  1/1600, f10 – perhaps the f10 is what does it.
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Not so much
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Tack sharp at 100%

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Again I wonder if the -10 fine tune setting is bringing the focus point to close to the camera ?  See how sharp the stump is ?  Maybe -10 works for objects that are closer.
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No problem tracking the bird as it leaves
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The heron flew away in the shadows and still the autofocus seemed to keep up.  Not enough light really.
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Crazy eyes and is that horizontal ending moire patterns?
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Really getting the look here
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No problem holding focus on the bird, although I was having difficulty tracking the bird(s).
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