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auto focus adjustment procedure

grnzbra

Springfield, US
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grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011
Mon 19-Nov-12 05:24 PM

Has anyone tried the auto focus adjustment described in this video?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfxz-Z_uEfU
If so, how well did it work?

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pjonesCET

Martinsville, US
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#1. "RE: auto focus adjustment procedure" | In response to Reply # 0

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Tue 20-Nov-12 01:26 AM

I don't know. If you slip and hit the wrong thing you could end up making a paper weight out of your camera.

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JosephK

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#2. "RE: auto focus adjustment procedure" | In response to Reply # 0

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Tue 20-Nov-12 02:34 AM

The only good thing in that video is the knowledge about which screw to adjust.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

grnzbra

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#3. "RE: auto focus adjustment procedure" | In response to Reply # 2

grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011
Tue 20-Nov-12 05:43 PM

>The only good thing in that video is the knowledge about
>which screw to adjust.
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>Joseph K
>Seattle, WA, USA
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>D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
>50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX
>


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JosephK

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#4. "RE: auto focus adjustment procedure" | In response to Reply # 3

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Wed 21-Nov-12 08:30 AM

Absolutely!

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

pjonesCET

Martinsville, US
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#5. "RE: auto focus adjustment procedure" | In response to Reply # 4

pjonesCET Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011
Thu 22-Nov-12 05:23 PM

One bad slip of the wrench and you could forking over another 6-800 Bucks for a new Camera. If it was old like my D3000 not worth more than $50.00 on the open Market. But if you have just spent 6-800 dollars for a new Camera the last year or two. Don't risk it.

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grnzbra

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#6. "RE: auto focus adjustment procedure" | In response to Reply # 5

grnzbra Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Sep 2011
Sun 09-Dec-12 03:08 PM

No, I wouldn't spend 6-800 on another 5100. I'm so pissed off with this camera, I'd break out the plastic and get either a 600 or 800. But I'd buy it at a place that has a liberal return policy like Best Buy. I'd buy it in a Saturday morning and test it all day Saturday, and if it exhibited any sign of focus problem it would be returned immediately, no later than Sunday morning.

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